Big Ten Conference Could Consider Expelling Penn State Over Scandal

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The league is also mulling a proposal to give James E. Delany, its commissioner, more power to punish wayward programs, including firing coaches himself.

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The league is also mulling a proposal to give James E. Delany, its commissioner, more power to punish wayward programs, including firing coaches himself.

In considering a punishment for Pennsylvania State University over the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the NCAA has said it will not rule out benching the entire Nittany Lions football program. But the Big Ten could hand down an even harsher penalty—booting the university out of the conference.

The league's presidents