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Penn State immediately bowl eligible

Penn State is now eligible to compete in a bowl game in 2014. (Source:WOIO) Penn State is now eligible to compete in a bowl game in 2014. (Source:WOIO)

Penn State is now eligible to compete in a bowl game in 2014.

The NCAA has restored the programs postseason eligibility. Penn State was penalized with a four-year postseason ban in 2012. Along with the Ban, the college was also fined $60 million, and lost 40 scholarships.

"Due to Penn State University's significant progress toward ensuring its athletics department functions with integrity, the NCAA Executive Committee today eliminated the school's postseason ban, effective immediately, and will return the full complement of football scholarships in 2015-16," the NCAA announced in an official release.

NCAA will now allow Pennsylvania control the $60 million dollar fine Penn State is paying over.

Penn State started the season 2-0 after victories against UCF and Akron. Big Ten play begins SAturday when the Nittany Lions take on Rutgers.

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