ESPN was asking the question just now, “Is there a reason to cheer for Penn State?” My answer would be unequivocally that at game time yes, there is. The Penn State football program, and to some extent the university, was tainted by the behavior of its coaches, but the game itself is about the players. They were not and are not a part of the crime that was perpetrated upon the innocent, and they should not be deprived of the support of their peers and the voice of the crowd. Cheer on.
Unless they’re playing LSU or Alabama, of course.