NCAA President Mark Emmert is happy so far with the steps Penn State has taken in the wake of July’s sanctions:
“What’s not getting attention is the athletic-integrity agreement that Penn State signed and is taking very seriously. We have Sen. George Mitchell involved in overseeing it, and there is no question of his credentials. That’s the part that is going to create serious change in the Penn State culture.”
The athletic integrity agreement and athletic integrity monitor have moved forward with a speed equal to the sanctions. The sanctioning process might not have been much of a negotiation, but Penn State is not digging its heals in on the integrity pieces.