The National Collegiate Athletic Association has nothing to do with school's history department. But if there was a history department with enough power to harbor a child rapist, block and squash a police investigation of a child rapist over a decade, allowed the child rapist to continue to use their facilities, and turn a blind eye as the child rapist used a children's charity as his base of operations, then yeah, I would be in favor of shutting down that history department.
As it goes, the NCAA will have to step in eventually, once the Big Ten kicks them out of the conference and Penn State cannot find teams willing to fill their schedule, because the student athletes will need to transfer without penalty.
They controlled the police, silenced the victims, possibly got away with murdering a DA, and all in the name of Football. They occupy their own little city. This is their religion. It is a cult. Joe Paterno is no different than Warren Jeffs.