July 23, 2012 |
The Big Ten Conference issued its own penalties Monday to Penn State, banning the school's football team from appearing in the Big Ten championship game for four years and stating the school won't receive any conference bowl revenue during that same span. That revenue is estimated to total about $13 million, bringing the grand total Penn State has been fined to $73 million. Earlier Monday, the NCAA announced its own sanctions against Penn State, which included a $60-million fine. The Big Ten stated that Penn State's share of bowl revenue will be donated to a fund for the protection of children. The league also publicly censured Penn State for its failure to act in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
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September 23, 2011 |
The Obama administration is poised to spare school districts from potentially harsh penalties for low-performing campuses if states agree to broad reforms favored by the federal government, including the linking of teacher evaluations to student test scores. The plan, outlined by senior administration officials Thursday, would relieve school districts from the requirements of the decade-old No Child Left Behind Act, which requires nearly all students to be academically "proficient" by 2014.
August 17, 2011 |
The chairman of the NCAA committee on infractions said last year the case against USC was, literally, a "three-feet. " That's how high the paperwork would stack, he said, if you started a pile on the floor. The chairman said the NCAA was going to make an example out of USC in the hope it would serve as a warning to other schools. USC football was slammed with a two-year bowl ban and the loss of 30 scholarships as the result of violations involving star running back Reggie Bush.
March 5, 2010 |
Reporting from Tucson A mystery novel helps him churn the elliptical machine two to three nowhere miles a day, every day. It is then, usually in the afternoons, that Kevin O'Neill escapes into narratives of crime, sex and murder. "I see too much real-life stuff," the USC basketball coach said. "I'd rather read fiction." Recently, Dean Koontz's "Breathless" helped dissipate the miles. Other days, it's some work by James Patterson, Michael Connelly, Patricia Cornwell or Nelson DeMille.
January 16, 2008
California is paying a heavy price for its get-tough-on-crime attitude, with an underfunded and overcrowded prison system, the nation's worst recidivism rate and a rotten international image as the state with the highest death row population. But of all the inequities of a dysfunctional penal system and harsh state laws, few can touch our predilection for discarding the lives of children who commit crimes before they're old enough to fully understand the consequences of their actions.
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February 1, 2007 |
Three white women beaten by a black mob in Long Beach told a court they were physically and emotionally devastated and asked the judge to give "the harshest punishment possible" to nine minors convicted last week for the Halloween attack. The trio -- Loren Hyman, 21, and Laura Schneider and Michelle Smith, both 19 -- sobbed through much of their statements, saying they did nothing to provoke the beating and have been scared to leave their homes ever since.