Why Is Pennsylvania’s Governor Suing the NCAA?
By Naureen Khan
With his approval ratings languishing in the 30s and the Penn State scandal one of the major albatrosses hanging around his neck ahead of his re-election campaign, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s decision to file a federal lawsuit contesting the NCAA sanctions is viewed by his detractors as a last ditch attempt to rehabilitate his image in a state where the university still holds considerable cultural currency.
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