Penn State controversy

The

governing body of U.S. college sports fined Penn State University $60

million and voided its football victories for the past 14 seasons in an

unprecedented rebuke for the school's failure to stop coach Jerry

Sandusky's sexual abuse of children.

NCAA President Mark Emmert gestures during a news conference in Indianapolis, Monday, July 23, 2012. The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Andrew Hanselman, left, of Bucks County, Pa., and Maddy Pryor, a senior, from Neptune, N.J., react as they listen to a television in the HUB on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa., as the NCAA sanctions against the Penn State University football program are announced Monday, July 23, 2012. The NCAA slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties Monday, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Andrew Hanselman, left, of Bucks County, Pa., and Maddy Pryor, a senior, from Neptune, N.J., react as they listen to a television in the HUB on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa., as the NCAA sanctions against the Penn State University football program are announced Monday, July 23, 2012. The NCAA slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties Monday, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Susan DelPonte, center, of State College, Pa., reacts to a television in the HUB on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa., as the NCAA sanctions against the Penn State University football program are announced Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Susan DelPonte, center, of State College, Pa., reacts to a television in the HUB on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa., as the NCAA sanctions against the Penn State University football program are announced Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Penn State students, employees, and faculty reacts as they listen to a television in the HUB on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa., as the NCAA sanctions against the Penn State University football program are announced Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Penn State students, employees, and faculty reacts as they listen to a television in the HUB on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa., as the NCAA sanctions against the Penn State University football program are announced Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2008 file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno listens to a question during his weekly news conference in State College, Pa. Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity, allowing Sandusky to prey on other youngsters, according to a scathing internal report issued Thursday, July 12, 2012 on the scandal. (AP Photo/Pat Little)

FILE - In these combo from Nov. 7, 2011 file photos, former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz, left, and former athletic director Tim Curley, right, enter a district judges office for an arraignment in Harrisburg Pa. Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who led a Penn State-funded investigation into the university's handling of molestation allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, is scheduled to release his highly anticipated report Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Brad Bower, left, Matt Rourke, File)

FILE - In these combo from Nov. 7, 2011 file photos, former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz, left, and former athletic director Tim Curley, right, enter a district judges office for an arraignment in Harrisburg Pa. Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who led a Penn State-funded investigation into the university's handling of molestation allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, is scheduled to release his highly anticipated report Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Brad Bower, left, Matt Rourke, File)

FILE - In this file photo combo, at left, in an Oct. 8, 2011 file photo, Penn State president Graham Spanier walks on the field before an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. At right, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in custody after being found guilty of multiple charges of child sexual abuse in Bellefonte, Pa., Friday, June 22, 2012. For more than two decades, colleges and universities have been required to publicly share details of campus crimes and report murders, rapes, robberies, arson and other serious offenses to the federal government. That requirement was apparently unheeded by former Penn State president Spanier, other top officials and the larger ranks of university employees responsible for student safety, the recently released investigation into Sandusky's sex-abuse scandal concluded. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

FILE - In this file photo combo, at left, in an Oct. 8, 2011 file photo, Penn State president Graham Spanier walks on the field before an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. At right, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in custody after being found guilty of multiple charges of child sexual abuse in Bellefonte, Pa., Friday, June 22, 2012. For more than two decades, colleges and universities have been required to publicly share details of campus crimes and report murders, rapes, robberies, arson and other serious offenses to the federal government. That requirement was apparently unheeded by former Penn State president Spanier, other top officials and the larger ranks of university employees responsible for student safety, the recently released investigation into Sandusky's sex-abuse scandal concluded. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

People visit the Joe Paterno statue early Sunday July 22, 2012. in State College, Pa. The famed statue of Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday morning, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. (AP Photo/John Beale)

A young boy places a yellow rose at the foot of a statue of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., Thursday, July 12, 2012. After an eight-month inquiry, former FBI director Louis Freeh's firm produced a 267-page report that concluded that Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegations against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for more than a decade for fear of bad publicity, allowing Sandusky to prey on other youngsters. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno walks off the field after warmups before an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. NCAA president Mark Emmert says he isn't ruling out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. In a PBS interview Monday night, July 16, 2012, he said he doesn't want to "take anything off the table" if the NCAA determines penalties against Penn State are warranted. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno walks off the field after warmups before an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. NCAA president Mark Emmert says he isn't ruling out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. In a PBS interview Monday night, July 16, 2012, he said he doesn't want to "take anything off the table" if the NCAA determines penalties against Penn State are warranted. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching, File)

Penn State University President Rodney Erickson speaks during a board of trustees meeting at the school's Worthington Scranton campus, Friday, July 13, 2012, in Dunmore, Pa. Penn State’s board of trustees promised a “more active, structured and robust oversight role” in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal to make sure the school never again permits a sex predator to roam free on its campus, the school’s chairwoman said Friday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

FILE - In this file photo taken July 13, 2012, Penn State University board of trustee member Steve Garban take a tour before a meeting at the school's Worthington Scranton campus in Dunmore, Pa. The former chairman of the board has resigned, the first board member to do so in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The board said Garban announced his resignation Thursday, July 19. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)