Press Conference Today 10 am Central–Pa Files Suit Against NCAA

Gov. Tom Corbett will announce and discuss the state of Pennsylvania‘s antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA over the sanctions it levied against Penn State at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Nittany Lion Inn, according to multiple reports.

On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated confirmed the state is filing an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA, though no more details were divulged.

By Tuesday night, it had been confirmed by Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel that Corbett will hold a press conference Wednesday morning. Local television station WJAC-TV confirmed Penn State’s Board of Trustees will meet via telephone conference prior to the press conference in order to be briefed on the lawsuit.


Penn State spokesman Dave La Torre said on Tuesday that Penn State has no involvement in the suit.

Penn State’s sanctions, which were handed down on July 23 during an announcement by NCAA President Mark Emmert, include a four-year postseason ban, a loss of scholarships and a $60 million fine that will go toward victim relief programs. Additionally, all wins by the football team under former coach Joe Paterno between 1998-2011 were wiped from the record books.


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