Exactly one year ago today, Mark Emmert announced unprecedented sanctions against Penn State.
One year later, those penalties are still being debated -- as is the NCAA's inconsistent punishments. ESPN took a closer look at the enforcement issues the NCAA is facing with cases such as Penn State's.
Mark Emmert recently sat down with "Outside the Lines" for an interview, where he said he wouldn't have changed anything about PSU's sanctions. He also said any reduction in sanctions would be up to the executive committee.
Mike Fish and Dana O'Neil write that Emmert is at a crossroads right now, and not just because of the Penn State decision -- although the writers refer to that moment as "Emmert's Waterloo moment." Said one longtime administrator: "It's been one misstep after another."
Speaking of inconsistencies, the NCAA ignored one case of sexual abuse at a Division III college a year before the Jerry Sandusky case. Writes Fish: "NCAA officials could say they were appalled and even shocked by what transpired at Penn State. Not so much when it came to Concordia and its former coach."
The Big Ten bloggers posted a poll today that asks whether the NCAA should modify sanctions against Penn State. Currently, the majority believe the sanctions should be changed.