Fumble! Just after Penn State University President Graham Spanier said the school will need to do some serious restructuring to recover from state funding cuts, Joe Paterno’s son tainted Spanier’s argument a bit. Scott Paterno, son of legendary PSU football coach Joe Paterno, said the university’s entire state subsidy should eliminated. Rut roh.
Capitol Ideas reports the younger Paterno called PSU out for its $4 billion budget, saying the school is only looking at modest percentage cut. It’s timed nicely with Corbett’s finger-wag today. He took to the airwaves in Pittsburgh, criticizing PSU for doubling tuition while receiving $3.5 billion in state aid.
Athletics, the young Paterno notes, is self-funded.