NCAA to face state’s lawsuit over Penn State sanctions

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

PA, United States (4E Sports) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett plans to sue the NCAA over its sanctions against Penn State University.

Corbett did not detail the nature of the lawsuit, but said he will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. ET in State College.

Last July, the NCAA fined Penn State University $60 million fund an endowment with a mission of fighting child sex abuse and supporting victims. It also stripped 14 seasons of football victories from late head coach Joe Paterno.

Pennsylvania’s U.S. House delegation wants the NCAA to spend all of the $60 million in Pennsylvania and objects to plans of spending only 25% of those funds within the state.

Paterno had been the all-time leader in major college football victories for a coach, with 409 wins. The NCAA’s decision strikes 111 of those from his record, beginning in 1998 — a move that posthumously bumps him from the top of the list.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson said the university accepted the decision and would not appeal.

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