WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Interim Purdue President, Timothy Sands, said he and the Council of Big Ten Presidents support the NCAA sanctions against Penn State Football.
The sanctions include a $60 million fine, which will go to programs aimed at helping sex abuse victims, a ban from bowl games for four years, and scholarships are being cut from 25 to 15 for four years. Also, all wins from 1998 until 2011 have been voided. Meaning, Joe Paterno is no longer the most successful college football coach.
It's all part of the fallout from the case of Jerry Sandusky, who is awaiting sentencing after being found guilty on child molestation charges.
The football team will come to West Lafayette November 3 to take on Purdue. There are mixed reactions around campus about the sanctions.
Former Purdue football coach, Joe Tiller, said the sanctions aren't right.
"I think it's a dark day for college football," Tiller said. "It's a very shallow ruling by the NCAA, and it does, once again, show they want the world to know they're the end all."
Tiller was friends with Paterno, and said what Sandusky did had nothing to do with the team, and the punishment is being taken out on the players.
"The offenses occurred by an ex-employee, and are not football-related," Tiller said.
But not everyone agrees with Tiller.
"I do think the NCAA responded in an appropriate manner," Purdue senior, Jon Moore, said. "I think everyone, Purdue students included, and everyone in the Big 10, should understand the severity of the situation."
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