Interesting article and comments. I've posted about the relationship between the 14 state-owned universities and the 4 state-related universities before. Take a look at the comments - most taxpayers still do not understand this relationship.
Also, as a result of the changes to PA's Right to Know Laws, the financial statements for Penn State are public record for the first time (despite billions of dollars in state subsidies). http://www.scribd.com/full/16134763?access_key=key-1mkep44zfcrcimzsk0rs