Life After Paterno & Sandusky: Penn State To Implement 114 Reforms

After the Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky disgraced the university with charges that he sexually molested several young boys (for several years), the university also came under scrutiny of its administration officials for having not come forward to authorities about the incident.

Head football coach Joe Paterno, revered by all who thought they knew him, was also involved in the cover up. Paterno died before he could be charged, however, two assistants of the university's president former president Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz, were charged Nov. 1 by Pennsylviania State Attorney General Linda Kelly with being part of a conspiracy to "actively conceal the truth" about Sandusky's crimes.

They face charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, endangering the welfare of children and criminal conspiracy.

Spanier has denied the charges, saying they are politically motivated. He recently was arraigned and released on bail at a brief court appearance Wednesday after his bail was set at $125,000.

After all the legal ramblings and accusations of its troubled men of authority, the university has decided to make a few changes. One hundred and fourteen changes, to be exact.

Speaking last week at the National Press Club, current Penn State president Rodney Erickson, who will retire at the end of 2014, said he plans to implement changes so that a repeat of the Sandusky fiasco doesn't happen. He did not specifically address what changes are in store.

The 167 year old institution of higher learning, and the nation, were left in awe of the events and scandal surrounding its beloved football dynasty, even though scorns of students came out in support.

After a formal investigation Jerry Sandusky was sent to prison where he is now serving a sentence of 30-60 years.

Child welfare activists wonder how many young children could have been saved if only someone at the University had just spoken out.