As Penn State continues to deal with the fallout of the Freeh Report, news came out today that the school could potentially lose its seat in the Big Ten Athletic Conference. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the conference's powers-that-be are beginning what will most likely be a lengthy discussion on their future with the Nittany Lions.
Big Ten officials are still in the early stages of debating how to handle fallout from the scandal. Among other ideas, the league’s presidents and chancellors could consider removing Penn State from the conference, one Big Ten leader told The Chronicle.
There is still a possibility that Penn State's football program could receive the death penalty, according to NCAA president Mark Emmert. If Penn State was to lose its football program due to said death penalty, or the program was expelled by the Big Ten, the conference would have some scheduling issues. Either way, it seems highly unlikely a decision from the Big Ten will come any time soon -- college football conferences have a tendency to drag their feet on major decisions.