Football Scholarships Will Gradually Return 9/25/13
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Penn State will gradually get back football scholarships taken away over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. In making the announcement, the NCAA credited the university with making significant improvements to its athletic program.
Five scholarships will be restored next year and more will be phased in until the school reaches normal totals in 2016-17, college sports' governing body said. The NCAA said the decision was based on the recommendation of former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who has been serving as Penn State's athletics integrity monitor.