I've also included the sanctions levied against USC, Southern Methodist and Ohio State. Not for comparison, but just for information. I also include links to my previous blog posts on Penn State for perspective on how I feel.
My initial thoughts where I recall a local sports scandal that Penn State reminded me of.
My Final Words on Penn State's terrible coverup and what we can learn from false gods and protecting monsters
A summary of USC's sanctions from 2010
A summary of the SMU death penalty
Ohio State's sanctions from last winter
(Postscript: This is by no means a support of the NCAA as a whole. They are a corrupt, broken system bent on making money on the backs of young men and women while unfairly compensating them. It's merely a tip of the hat while knowing that they have potential to cause more harm with today's decision because these are uncharted waters.)