Board of Trustees Not Consulted in NCAA Decision

Anthony Lubrano is pissed. And he has every right to be.

Lubrano told the Harrisburg Patriot-News that the Board of Trustees was not consulted about the agreement of sanctions with the NCAA.  Penn State President Rodney Erickson signed the agreement, but according to Lubrano, it was a unilateral decision from his office — an office that is supposed to report to the Board of Trustees in an official capacity.

“I am very disappointed … because I am going to be held accountable that I wasn’t part of the process that led to the agreement,” Lubrano told the Patriot News.

Indeed, if Erickson essentially signed over a $60 million check to the NCAA without consulting the Board of Trustees, the entire Penn State community should be upset.

I — like most — were stunned to learn that Erickson would agree to such harsh punishments, and to do so without informing the governing body of the University is simply egregious. If you ask me, it’s about time the Penn State administration starts sticking up for students and alumni instead of crumbling to wannabe “heroes” like NCAA President Mark Emmert.

I guess those $7 million worth of Public Relations expenditures are going to good use.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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