Board of Trustees Meeting Scheduled for Sunday to Discuss NCAA Consent Agreement
The Penn State Board of Trustees will hold a special phone conference Sunday evening at 5 p.m. to discuss the consent decree with the NCAA accepting the sanctions, a board source confirmed to Onward State earlier today.
Penn State confirmed the meeting, which the public can listen to online or by phone. WPSU.org/live will carry a stream of the meeting, or people can call in to a phone number listed on that website (with the access code #1855 — who said the Board of Trustees wasn’t witty?).
Much controversy has been made about President Rodney Erickson’s decision to sign the consent degree with the NCAA, which accepts unprecedented and crippling sanctions against the Penn State football program. Several Board of Trustees members have been outspoken in their opposition to Erickson’s agreement, and multiple parties have filed appeals against the NCAA on Penn State’s behalf.
It is unknown whether or not a vote will take place, but the decision to hold another meeting of this sort is an interesting one. The Board held a closed meeting two weeks ago to discuss the sanctions and President Erickson, and they released a statement accepting the sanctions even though no formal vote was taken.
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