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NCAA Judgment Day Recap

Not long after President Rodney Erickson ordered the removal of the Joe Paterno statue on Sunday, the NCAA announced a 9 a.m. press conference that is expected to levy “unprecedented” sanctions against Penn State.

Keep checking back here throughout the day for live coverage as news unfolds today.

A live feed of the press conference can be found here.

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5:22 p.m.- The Penn State Letterman’s Club has released a statement to the New York Times that is critical of Mark Emmert and the NCAA. Here’s our update.

3:10 p.m.- ESPN Outside The Lines obtained a letter from former Penn State president Graham Spanier to the Board of Trustees. Within the letter, Spanier refutes several claims made in the Freeh Report.

2:37 p.m.- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has released a statement in response to the NCAA sanctions. Corbett was pleased that no death penalty was issued and said that no tax-payer dollars will be used to pay the $60 million fine.

1:50 p.m.- The Paterno family has released a statement in response to the NCAA sanctions against Penn State. Part of the penalties included vacating 111 of Joe Paterno’s wins.

11:58 a.m.-Newly elected trustee Anthony Lubrano is disappointed that the board was not consulted by president Rodney Erickson before the agreement was signed regarding the NCAA sanctions. Here’s our update including a short statement from Lubrano.

11:38 a.m.- The Big Ten council of presidents and chancellors have released a statement supporting the sanctions handed down by the NCAA and also ruling that Penn State will not receive its share of conference bowl revenue for the next four years. Here’s our update. 

10:30 a.m. – The football team leaves the Lasch Building without comment after a team meeting.

10:15 a.m.- Head coach Bill O’Brien and acting Athletic Director David Joyner have both released statements. Within his statement, O’Brien affirmed his commitment and dedication to Penn State.

10:07 a.m.- Penn State president Rodney Erickson has released a statement in response to the sanctions. Erickson agreed to all of the penalties and signed a document with the NCAA.

10:03 a.m.- Following the announcement of the sanctions, the NCAA released a document regarding transfer rules for Penn State players. Here’s a rundown of them.

9:55 a.m. –NCAA president Mark Emmert just concluded a press conference where he announced crippling sanctions for the Penn State Football program including a $60 million fine, a four year postseason fan, scholarship reductions, and a five year probation period. Here’s our update.

9:02 a.m. – Students react to the announcement at the HUB student union building.

7:55 a.m. – Here’s the link to the live stream of the press conference, which is set to begin at 9 a.m.

6:30 a.m. – According to the NCAA, the 9 a.m. press conference will be live streamed. We’ll have a link to that as soon as it becomes available.

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