NCAA lifts sanctions against Penn State

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2013, file photo, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a post-sentencing hearing in Bellefonte, Pa. A new accuser is suing Sandusky, Penn State and a charity the former assistant coach founded, saying he was sexually abused about six years ago. The Centre Daily Times reported Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014,that the case was filed in Philadelphia last month by Williamsport, Pa., attorney Bret Southard. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2013, file photo, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a post-sentencing hearing in Bellefonte, Pa. A new accuser is suing Sandusky, Penn State and a charity the former assistant coach founded, saying he was sexually abused about six years ago. The Centre Daily Times reported Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014,that the case was filed in Philadelphia last month by Williamsport, Pa., attorney Bret Southard. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa (AP) – The NCAA has lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban and restoring scholarships.

Penn State was halfway through a four-year postseason ban handed down during the summer of 2012. The NCAA rescinded some of the scholarship sanctions last year.

In a news release Monday, the NCAA says that in addition to the postseason ban being lifted, Penn State will be allowed to have the full complement of football scholarships in 2015.

The school still must pay a $60 million fine, 112 wins under Joe Paterno remain forfeited and the school will remain under monitoring.

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