MADISON (WKOW) -- UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez and UW-Madison Interim Chancellor David Ward released a statement on the sanctions imposed by the NCAA on Penn State University:
"This is obviously an extraordinarily serious and sad situation. We believe that the sanctions announced earlier today by the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference are appropriate, given the gravity of the circumstances.
"We remain hopeful that the pain and suffering endured by the victims in this case will not go unheeded. We must find ways to learn from the mistakes of the past, and we must never lose sight of our shared institutional responsibility to act with openness and integrity."