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Breaking: NCAA Announces Penn State Is Immediately Eligible For Postseason, Bowl Games

It's been a tough week for the Big Ten, but the conference got some very big news Monday afternoon. The NCAA has announced that Penn State, which had been placed under a four-year bowl ban by the organization after the Jerry Sandusky scandal, is now immediately eligible for the postseason. In short, the NCAA cut the penalty in half - the Nittany Lions have not played in a bowl game since the announcement in 2012.

The NCAA has also announced that Penn State will have a full set of scholarships for the 2015-2016 season.

">September 8, 2014

">September 8, 2014

">@bigtenconf restores #PennState eligibility for #B1G Championship Football Game immediately.

— Kevin Gehl (@KevinGehlWLNS) September 8, 2014

The bowl ban and scholarship reductions were not the only penalties levied against Penn State - the school was fined $60 million and it had to forfeit wins from 1998-2011. But they were the penalties that affected the current players, who had nothing to do with the scandal, the most. 

What do you think of the NCAA's decision? And is Penn State now a player in the College Football Playoff conversation?