PHOTOS: Joe Paterno to retire as Penn State football coach
Penn State football was all but dismantled by an NCAA ruling that imposed a mountain of fines and penalties on the university football program and wiped away 111 of coach Joe Paterno’s victories — all of his wins from 1998 to 2011, the period during which, according to the Freeh report, the coach helped cover up allegations of child sexual abuse.
July 23, 2012Ed Ray, left, NCAA Executive Committee chair and Oregon State University president, answers questions about the penalties against Penn State during a news conference in Indianapolis, as NCAA President Mark Emmert stands by. The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998 to 2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Michael Conroy/AP