The Bruins received some really good news Tuesday as forward Nathan Horton has been medically cleared for contact.
”By all accounts, from our medical staff, he’ll be ready to play when it comes time to play,” Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said.
Horton is one of the Bruins’ top offensive weapons and physical presences on the ice. He missed most of the 2011-2012 season with a concussion, but had 32 points (17 goals, 15 assists) in 46 games last season.
The NCAA certainly came down hard on Penn St. University football Monday and it was justified to do so.
A four-year bowl ban, $60 million in fines, scholarship reductions and vacating 111 wins does not outweigh the evil acts committed by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, but outside of giving the program the death penalty, the actions were appropriate.
It was indeed the football culture around the campus that led to the most powerful men in the university, most notably former head football coach, the late Joe Paterno, the most powerful man on campus regardless of his title, to cover up the incidents of child molestation committed by Sandusky on school and football team facilities and the program needs to pay.
Paterno and the campus leaders put the school’s reputation and Paterno’s personal reputation over the well being of the victims and they did so for a decade.
Sure these sanctions hurt a lot of innocent people at the school including the football players and student body, it may not be fair to them but it was not the NCAA that put Penn St. in this spot it was the school itself.
-Compiled by Nick Curcuru