Penn State has a long standing reputation of being a moral compass in college athletics. Head coach Joe Paterno has always focused on trying to recruit kids who will go to class and get an education on top of being pretty good athletes.

It's what has made Penn State stand out over quite a few other noteworthy programs during his 46 year tenure.

I imagine I'm not the only Penn State alumni who is completely shocked to hear the news that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was indicted on felony sex crime charges.

According to the Patriot-News, Sandusky is facing 40 counts of various crimes. A two year grand jury investigation resulted in the indictment. The alleged charges range from 1996-2005. Makes you wonder if Sandusky's autobiography, "Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story", had more of a hidden meaning to the title.