NCAA restores post season eligibility and scholarships

Endorsing the recommendations made in the latest progress report by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, the NCAA has immediately restored Penn State’s postseason eligibility and restored its scholarships to a full 85 beginning in 2015-16.

The Nittany Lions received a four-year postseason ban in 2012 as part of unprecedented and wide-ranging NCAA sanctions against the program for its role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Some of the sanctions were reduced last September — following another positive Mitchell report — including gradual restoration of scholarships.

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