With the new playoff system implemented, we explained which bowls Penn State can possibly go to.
With the NCAA's lifting of Penn State's sanctions today, Penn State is once again eligible for bowl games, and able to give out the full amount of scholarships normally allowed by FBS, starting in 2015. This whole situation can be a bit confusing, so here's a breakdown of what specifically has changed.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany has weighed in on the NCAA's decision to reduce Penn State's sanctions to USA Today Sports. In the statement, Delany outlined much of what the conference already announced earlier today, and weighed in on the reasoning behind Penn State's sanction adjustment. Delany did however state that the reduction isn't an assessment of the original penalty. Delany's full statement can be seen below:
Scott Paterno, son of Joe Paterno, has commented on today's NCAA elimination of the bowl ban. He did not comment on his family's ongoing lawsuit against the NCAA.
The NCAA sanctions met their abrupt and (almost) total end today, in what is sure to be a day that goes down in Penn State history as one of its best. It's a day for celebration for sure -- a celebration of a partially righted wrong, like a wrongfully convicted prisoner going free.
With the announcement of bowl eligibility restored and all 85 scholarships returned for next season, fans, students, alumni and everyone in between are reacting on Twitter.
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