Why in the hell is Penn State preparing for a football game Saturday?

Believe me, I’m a big college football fan. No other sort of nutcase would spend his Saturday afternoons in the fall watching Northwestern—a team as imperfect as they come—alternate between last-minute failures and astounding upsets, with the occasional blowout loss thrown in to mix things up…. And I’ve actually enjoyed all of them.

But you know what? Football is a game. If I needed a reminder, it came in the form of a news break during the Wildcats’ thrilling win over Nebraska last weekend. That’s when I first heard about the arrest of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for the alleged sexual assaults of eight boys over a 15-year period.