Ohio State announces donations from Penn State bowl money
The Big Ten took Penn State's share of bowl revenues and split it among the league's other 11 schools for children's charities.
It likely won't make anyone in Happy Valley much happier about the bevy of sanctions levelled against the Nittany Lions by both the NCAA and the Big Ten in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. But some of the money withheld by Jim Delany's league is at least going to good causes.
Ohio State announced Monday that it will donate $181,000 to two local child-advocacy organizations, the Associated Press reported. The money is Ohio State's share of $2.3 million in Big Ten bowl revenue that would have been distributed to Penn State.
As part of its sanctions package against the Nittany Lions, the conference instead divided that revenue among the league's other 11 schools for it to be allocated to local children's charities. Ohio State donated the money to the Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Family Safety and Healing and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County.
The bowl revenue penalties were just one of several added by the Big Ten to the NCAA's already unprecedented sanctions, penalties which included making the Nittany Lions ineligible for the Big Ten title game for the same period of four years during which Penn State may not appear in a bowl game.
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