CHICAGO — The Big Ten’s punishment for Penn State was relatively light in comparison to that levied by the NCAA. The biggest sanction the league handed down was the loss of bowl revenue for four years, which will amount to about a $13 million fine.
But commissioner Jim Delany said the league was prepared to dole out more severe punishment if the NCAA sanctions hadn’t been as harsh as they were. And even though some wonder about the right of the NCAA and the Big Ten to issue such punishments without a hearing, Delany has no qualms about what happened.
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