The NCAA announced today that it will gradually start restoring some of the football scholarships it took away from Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Beginning next season, the Nittany Lions will get an additional five scholarships back per year, allowing the program to return to its full initial allotment of 25 by 2015 and its full overall allotment of 85 by 2016. The rest of the punishment—a postseason ban through 2016, a $60 million fine, vacating all victories from 1998-2011—will remain in effect, though the bowl ban could be lifted sometime sooner, too.
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