Penn State University has announced that this year it will donate its proceeds from the Big Ten bowl revenue to charities working to prevent sexual abuse. This comes in the aftermath of the Jerry Sundusky sexual abuse scandal.

According to an Associated Press article by Genaro Armas and Maryclaire Dale in The Times Leader:

Penn State University officials… plan to donate $1.5 million in bowl proceeds to a pair of sex-crime advocacy organizations in the wake of shocking sex-abuse allegations levied against the school’s once-revered assistant football coach.

University President Rod Erickson promised the donation Thursday morning, a day after he and other administrators faced pointed questions at a student-organized town hall forum. The money will come from Penn State’s share of Big Ten bowl revenue and go to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Why is the school even participating in the finals tournament this season?

Daniel Luzer

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