The money Penn State would have made from Big Ten bowl revenues after the 2013 season will be distributed evenly among the 12 Big Ten schools for the second straight year so that each can donate to child support efforts in their local communities.
A total of $2.75 million will be divided into 12 sums of $229,367, an increase of about $41,000 per school from last year. Penn State will split the funds between the Stewards of Children and the Children’s Advocacy Center this year, the same two organizations that received funds last time around.
With George Mitchell’s continued votes of confidence in Penn State’s compliance, this might be the last year this will be required. Even if the Big Ten sanctions were lifted along with the NCAA’s, it remains to be seen if Penn State wouldn’t continue to donate its share of the bowl revenue to this positive cause.