Penn State Football: Roar Restored?

Penn State football took on a number of NCAA Sanctions in 2012 season.

The Nittany Lions were banned from the postseason for four years, docked 20 scholarships each year for four years, forced to vacate all wins from 1998 to 2011 and fined heavily. The postseason ban, scholarships and wins would be restored years later.

The team has not had a losing season since 2004 despite losing scholarships and postseason opportunities. Since James Franklin took over the team, Penn State has put together a Big Ten Championship and back-to-back 11-win seasons.

We take a historical look at Penn State’s path since Jerry Sandusky and the child abuse scandal rocked Happy Valley. More importantly, we try to find out how Penn State remained relevant (and at times dominant) in the college football scene through all the limitations.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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