Penn State Wins Restored

Penn State Wins Restored

Penn State and NCAA Reach Agreement on Paterno’s Wins

The NCAA and Penn State has reached a settlement in case that could see the team’s vacated wins restored. The school originally agreed to a deal with the NCAA that vacated 112 wins from 1998-2001, instituted a ban on postseason play, reduced the number of scholarships for the football team, and forced the school to pay a $60 million fine in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal. This deal was agreed to in order to avoid the so called “death penalty” that would have shut down the schools’ football program for a number a years. New evidence has showed that the NCAA was less than truthful about the chances of Penn State receiving the death penalty.

With the reinstatement of the wins former head coach Joe Paterno is once again the winningest coach in college football history. Paterno’s record for his 46 year career will be 409-136-3. The school’s bowl ban was lifted prior to the 2014 season and they will receive all scholarships this coming fall.

The new agreement stems from a lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania state Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and state Treasuer Rob McCord seeking to ensure that all of the $60 million fine was spent on programs inside the state of Pennsylvania and not nationwide.