With crushing NCAA penalties imposed Monday upon Penn State football,
attention now turns to the University of Montana, struggling with a sexual assault
crisis of its own and under NCAA scrutiny for the past six months.
“The school should be on the watch,” Michael McCann, director of the Sports Law Institute
at Vermont Law School, said Monday. “The Penn State sanction is a warning to the school.”
Likewise David Ridpath, an assistant professor of sports management at Ohio University,
said sanctions against Penn State portend some action against Montana.
“The NCAA just can’t look only at Penn State if they take this leap,” said Ridpath,
author of “Tainted Glory: Marshall University, the NCAA, and One Man’s Fight for Justice.”