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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
PSU Board meeting to see if Consent Decree Invalid

This could be prove huge: Penn State Board of Trustees is meeting to discuss if President Erickson lacked the legal authority to sign the consent decree with the NCAA without first getting its approval. As I discussed yesterday, the invalidation of the consent decree strategy may be the best one for those who believe Penn State should fight the penalty.

Update 7/26: The Board met into the evening, but declined to vote on whether to rescind the consent decree. The board was apparently deterred by the possibility of a worse sanction from the NCAA if it fights it. Of course, the decision not to fight traces back to an on-going discussion on this blog about the NCAA not having to provide its members due process because of the Supreme Court's decision in NCAA v. Tarkanian.


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