I agree. But the potential for abuse of an early signing period is way too high
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I don't think the wins are being returned. I think it's possible our bowl ban is lifted.
I'm still befuddled. A signed LOI is binding on both parties. Not sure where exploitation comes from.
As I noted, the pressure to get kids to sign before they're really ready.
I think an early signing period around this time of year would be fine. It gets kids signed who just want to enjoy their senior year without being bothered by tons of coaches. And the late period in Feb would be for those not quite ready to decide and the late bloomers who have big senior seasons.
December 22nd: TBD @ PPL Center in Allentown
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Ė The Penn State menís basketball team begins a two-game off-campus series with Drexel by taking on the Dragons Saturday, Dec. 20 at the soon-to-open PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the teams announced Thursday in conjunction with the arena.
That was impressive to Andre Spight, one of the best guards at the junior college level.
"It means everything to me," Spight said. "I'm playing for a scholarship so I don't have to pay for school. It feels really good, man."
Arizona State, Creighton, San Diego State, Tennessee, Oregon and Penn State are involved with the South Plains College guard.
At least 98 was handled by the police and DA. Only a nut would think Joe had power over them.
I agree but not everyone would feel that way. They'd still want Joe Paterno to push and do more, or at the very least not retain Sandusky. Hindsight drives a lot of the public opinion. (Assuming Joe had knowledge of the 98 incident for this hypothetical), Joe still would've been the guy who kept an accused child molester/rapist (at the very least a creepy old dude that showers with little boys) on his staff. So, I think it's incredibly wishful thinking that people would've been rational about this when we have seen rationality go entirely out the window when this incident broke. There's a great quote from Euripides I believe, it goes something like "Talking sense to a fool leads to a fool calling you foolish." People aren't rational, it should be assumed that people are stupid until proven otherwise. Regardless, Paterno would've went down I think (in my hypothetical scenario anyway), no matter if 2001 goes all the way and Sandusky is convicted.
Now, the only benefit to Joe in 2001 would've been the lack of social media driving public opinion and public opinion wouldn't have been so identifiable because the connections weren't there. So, maybe it wouldn't have been as big of a deal but who knows to be honest.
Added: In other words, they should have informed Reykovitz of the precise allegation in writing, and maintained the record.