At 11:04 this morning, PSU Trustee Barbara Doran posted on Facebook, "The NCAA has modified the sanctions relating to the number of football scholarships allowed: Official announcement out soon with specifics."
Soon after, twitter was abound with tweets about the sanctions being lifted, and speculation of how many scholarships would be returned to PSU.
The NCAA then came out with a full statement showing how they will be walking back the scholarships removed from the Nittany Lions' football program. The NCAA States, "Due to Penn State University’s continued progress toward ensuring athletics integrity, the NCAA Executive Committee is gradually restoring football scholarships the university lost because of sanctions more than a year ago."
The NCAA's statement also said, "...the existing postseason ban, $60 million fine to help fund child abuse programs and other sanctions outlined in the consent decree will remain in effect. However, the group may consider additional mitigation of the postseason ban in the future depending upon Penn State’s continued progress."
This gives Penn State fans hope for a bowl game in the very near future, and now gives head Coach Bill O'Brien a chance to recruit more players.
Penn State has been successful with the limited scholarships, and fans are even more pumped now.