It breaks two ways in my mind.
Either the worst case:
What I am calling Boston scenario where rumors of the 2nd Mile being a pedophile syndicate are true.
It was just the act of an isolated questionably dirty man with PSU mishandling it, which would be the best case going forward.
If the Boston scenario happens then we will likely be forced to follow the University of Chicago model but with a few exceptions. Basketball and Hockey could be saved by joining with the Basketball only teams in the Big East and Hockey wresting and volleyball could be saved by staying in the Big 10. But if football is to be played again in central PA it would have to be under the auspices of the NFL as a co-op or something of that nature not under PSU control. Otherwise dynamite the stadium and the Lasch building. Again that is if it comes true that the larger State College community set up allowed an organization to cover as many as 200 pedophiles and football was its shield. This is the worst case scenario that I have seen reported rumored on talk radio. Problem is in Boston the worst case scenario actually happened. I can only hope its not going to be true this time. We would basically become the UMass Amherst of PA. Not bad after about 10 years actually once the stench leaves the place.
Otherwise if it is, as we hope, just Sandusky playing all of us or even was innocent, then we are certainly in for a few rough years in all sports and as a school. I know of a friend who was ready to turn in a Grad app who now won’t even consider PSU even though I made it clear that in one year it will be a clean house run by academics only. I am still a fan of joining the ACC perhaps as a cleanse and to allow the Big 10 to scrub Joe off of various trophies and awards. But otherwise I think the break up of the Big East will allow Chambers to have limited success anyway. Before this happened I thought he might have no problem getting us into a consistently top 25 force with perhaps a final 4 berth. I still think he will actually be more successful than our past 20 years which would not be hard and might be well received. The problem now is that he might just leave for greener pastures rather than ride this place straight to the top.
Either way Bball should be able to muddle along at a slightly better success rate then the last 20 years which were exceptionally bad for a school of this size and caliber.
This is literally the only silver lining I see other that the clean out of the non transparent admin.