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  1. End of Penn State bowl ban: What it means

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State football has paid its penance, and the NCAA's executive committee on Monday lifted a bowl ban on the program and will return the full complement of 85 scholarships by 2015-16. So what does it all mean? Read on. Penn State is re...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  2. PSU's O'Brien on regained scholarships

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien was an understandably happy man Tuesday when he appeared on the Big Ten coaches' teleconference. O'Brien learned earlier Tuesday about the NCAA's decision to gradually reinstate scholarships that had been removed when...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  3. PSU statements on reduced sanctions

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State issued the following statements Tuesday after the NCAA announced the gradual reinstatement of scholarships to the football program. Athletic director Dave Joyner "I am very happy for Coach [Bill] O'Brien, the football coaches and sta...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  4. O'Brien hopes NCAA can meet PSU halfway

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien reiterated Friday that he understood why the NCAA imposed severe sanctions on the program almost exactly a year ago. But O'Brien also believes Penn State's off-field progress in the past year and a half shouldn't go u...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  5. Big Ten fourth in recruiting rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brady Hoke and Urban Meyer have Michigan and Ohio State recruiting at a nationally elite level. Penn State continues to bring in decorated prospects despite the heavy NCAA sanctions and scholarship reductions imposed on the program. Northwestern's 20...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  6. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. Be sure to follow us on Twitter. And away we go ... Brutus from The Ninth Circle writes: Hey Adam, got a recruiting question for you. I've been watching Penn State's ability to recruit under sanctions and have been ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  7. PSU players take to Twitter for April Fools'

    Adam Rittenberg

    The panic about Penn State players leaving school in the wake of the severe sanctions imposed last summer has largely subsided. But some Lions fans might have had their heart rates spike if they were browsing Twitter late Sunday night. Several pro...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  8. Emmert: PSU penalties likely will remain

    Adam Rittenberg

    NCAA president Mark Emmert appeared earlier Monday on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike in the Morning" show and discussed several topics, including the Penn State case. In recent months, the state of Pennsylvania and the NCAA both have filed lawsuits...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  9. PSU enters spring with good depth, health

    Adam Rittenberg

    When the NCAA leveled severe sanctions against Penn State last summer and made it easy for players to transfer, roster depth became an immediate short-term concern. It almost certainly looked to be a long-term problem. How would Penn State fare wi...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  10. PSU aggressively pursuing game in Ireland

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bowl games are once again part of Bill O'Brien's recruiting pitch at Penn State, and not just bowls taking place after the NCAA sanctions end. O'Brien and others at Penn State are fully committed to scheduling a game in Ireland in the coming seaso...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  11. Recruiting Q&A: PSU's Bill O'Brien

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State has signed larger and more decorated recruiting classes than the 2013 version, and brought in more big names. But the program has never faced NCAA sanctions, including scholarship reductions and postseason probation. Under the circumstance...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  12. Illinois to bolster depth with juco transfers

    Adam Rittenberg

    We can all agree Illinois coach Tim Beckman took the wrong approach in trying to pry players away from Penn State in the wake of last summer's sanctions. Even Beckman, injected with some truth serum, likely would acknowledge the Illini should have...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  13. Meyer, O'Brien finalists for Robinson Award

    Adam Rittenberg

    After guiding their teams to strong seasons under the cloud of NCAA sanctions, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and Penn State coach Bill O'Brien are receiving national recognition. Both Meyer and O'Brien are among nine finalists for the Eddie Robinso...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  14. Delany: B1G is scheduling for playoff era

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State is the nation's only 10-0 team, but the Buckeyes aren't part of the BCS title talk because of NCAA sanctions. What if the sanctions weren't there? Where would Urban Meyer's crew be in the championship chase? The likely answer: on the...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  15. PSU's Allen Robinson seizes opportunity

    Adam Rittenberg

    Allen Robinson's turning point at Penn State might have been the low point for everyone else. The transfers of several key Penn State players both before and after the NCAA leveled sanctions against the program in July was labeled charitably as a ...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  16. Poll: Least likely to go bowling?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's what we know about the Big Ten's bowl picture. Wisconsin (6-2) and Northwestern (6-2) both are bowl-eligible and likely will be going somewhere warm for the holidays. Ohio State and Penn State are staying home because of NCAA sanctions. Mic...

    Blog | October 24, 2012