Penn State removed the statue of Joe Paterno from outside its football stadium this morning, but it faces far more substantial penalties tomorrow morning. According to multiple sources, the NCAA will come down very hard on the football program and athletics department at Penn State in sanctions that will be announced tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. These include a possible multi-year bowl ban, a significant reduction in football scholarships, and a fine anywhere between $30 million and $60 million. Since the release of the Freeh Report that revealed a culture of secrecy and denial in the Penn State administration earler this month, Nittany Lions fans have been fearing the so-called "death penalty" for the football program, in which the Penn State gridiron department would be shuttered for a period of time. The death penalty is now said to be preferable to the rumored sanctions against the program.

[via CBS Sports]