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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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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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