July 23, 2012
Penn State sophomore Laura Lovins reacts while watching NCAA president Mark Emmert announce sanctions on television in the HUB on the university’s main campus in State College, Pa.
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A potential exodus of star athletes. No hope of playing in the postseason. More than a decade of accomplishments erased from the record books. And Joe Paterno’s legacy in shreds. Penn State football, a longtime powerhouse that was once one of the cleanest, most admired programs in college sports, escaped the so-called death penalty from the NCAA on Monday but was dealt a heavy blow that will cripple it for years to come.