The NCAA laid out severe penalties against Penn State University today - in light of a child rape scandal. The school's football team has been banned from post-season play, docked scholarships, fined heavily, and stripped of past victories. Michel Martin discusses the penalties with Sports Illustrated's Pablo Torre.
This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, the NCAA has leveled severe penalties against Penn State for failing to stop former assistant football coach and convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky. We'll have the latest on that story in a few minutes.
Salmonella traced to ground beef processed by Cargill is being recalled from Hannaford grocery stores.
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If you think you've been hearing more about product recalls lately, you have. But if "recall fatigue" is setting in, you need to shake it off for this one: Cargill Beef Solutions is announcing a recall of about 30,000 pounds of fresh ground beef from a Pennsylvania plant because of possible contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis.
Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 10:59 am
Starting a bone marrow registry in Nigeria "became an obsession" for Seun Adebiyi. "I thought that even if I couldn't find a match, I wanted to make it easier for other black patients to find a match."
When Seun Adebiyi, a Nigerian-American lawyer and aspiring Olympic athlete, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in 2009, he quickly found that it was not going to be easy to find treatment.
As he explains it, "my only chance of survival" was a stem cell transplant. These transplants either come from bone marrow or blood, and the best matches usually come from within the same ethnic group.
Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 10:35 am
The 2012 Olympic Games in London are expected to cost £9.3 billion ($14.5 billion).
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The 2012 Summer Olympics in London starts in four days with the carefully choreographed opening ceremony. But a related spectator sport is already well underway: Dissecting the economic impact of the games.
A show we did in February looked at how big an economic boost cities really get from hosting the Superbowl, and much of the same analysis is being applied to this year's games.
The fourth annual Camp ENRGY, a free, five-day event for youth with physical disabilities, is slated for July 23-27 at Middle Tennessee State University.
“The camp’s mission is to promote physical activity in a population that is at risk for sedentary behavior,” said Dr. Sandy Stevens, camp co-director with doctoral student Jenny Hutchens. “Participation in this camp increases the level of activity in these children year-round.”
For the third consecutive year, MTSU can lay claim to multiple winners of allocations from the U.S. Student Fulbright Program, one of the world’s most prestigious scholars’ programs.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Fulbright grants help the country’s most talented scholars promote understanding between the United States and other nations.
Before its removal from outside the school's football stadium on Sunday, a statue of former football coach Joe Paterno was covered. An independent report concluded he was among top university officials who failed to act when they learned that Jerry Sandusky might be sexually abusing young boys.
Saying that the punishment is "warranted by the conspiracy of silence" among Penn State University's top leadership that turned a blind eye to former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of young boys, the NCAA just announced sanctions on the school that include:
-- A $60 million fine. The money will go into an endowment fund to support programs around the nation that assist victims of sexual abuse, NCAA President Mark Emmert said.