Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:23 AM
Updated: Jul 24, 2012 10:23 AM
Source: Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference now boasts college football's winningest coach, but says the focus should remain on the sex abuse victims and their families in the Penn State scandal.
The league sent out a statement Monday after the NCAA vacated 111 of Joe Paterno's 409 wins at Penn State.
That leaves Bobby Bowden's 377 wins as tops in major college football and the late Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson as the leader at all levels.
The SWAC statement says Robinson's 408 victories "came through many years of hard work and mentoring generations of student-athletes."
Commissioner Duer Sharp says he hopes every NCAA institution will take steps to make sure there's no repeat of what happened at any school.
Paterno set the record less than two weeks before his firing.