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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State will gradually get back football scholarships taken away over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, the NCAA announced Tuesday, crediting the university for making significant improvements to its athletics programs. Five scholarships will be restored next year and more will be phased in until the school reaches normal totals in […]
Big Ten statement: Park Ridge, Ill. – Earlier today the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) held a teleconference to announce a modification to the sanctions set forth in the Consent Decree that the NCAA entered into with Penn State on July 23, 2012. The NCAA’s decision to modify the Consent Decree was based strongly on […]
From UI Athletic Communications: The University of Iowa and Penn State University announced Friday that the two schools will meet in a nonconference wrestling dual on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Mat inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes and Nittany Lions have met every year since 1982, but their annual meeting was […]
AROUND THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE Ohio State enters the season with the nation’s longest active winning streak at 12 games. It’s the longest winning streak for a Big Ten team since Iowa won 13 straight over the 2008 and 2009 seasons. The Buckeyes’ junior quarterback, Braxton Miller, has a chance to become the second player […]
Last season, no Big Ten offense ranked among the top 25 nationally in yards per game. And none cracked the top 20 when it came to scoring. But that figures to change with talented playmakers returning than the league has seen in awhile. We picked one player from each team that could provide the most […]
CHICAGO (AP) — Bill O’Brien had to learn on the fly last season. Recruiting, academics, marketing responsibilities, it was all on-the-job training for the Penn State coach. O’Brien says he learned a lot. It remains to be seen if it leads to more victories for the Nittany Lions. Still, this July trip to Chicago for […]
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Bill O’Brien is getting a nearly $1 million raise after his “tremendous job” in his debut season as Penn State’s football coach. His contract when he arrived in January 2012 called for a base salary of $950,000. That’s going up to $1.9 million starting July 1, the school said Thursday. Counting […]
A team-by-team look at how conference realignment affected scheduling.
The Hawkeyes moved up a spot after handing Penn State its first loss.