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Periodically, Penn State will take a look back at news appearing in the Intercom, the University's faculty and staff newspaper, which has now transitioned into Penn State Today. As the 1977 football season approached, tickets remained for three of Penn State's home games, so the following advertisement was placed to fill the seats.

Periodically, Penn State will take a look back at news appearing in the Intercom, the University's faculty and staff newspaper, which has now transitioned into Penn State Today. As the 1977 football season approached, tickets remained for three of Penn State's home games, so the following advertisement was placed to fill the seats.

It has recently been announced that the NCAA's sanctions against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky have been reduced. This is give back most of Penn State's scholarships. This is a step in the right direction for Penn State and who knows maybe soon enough they will get their bowl eligibility back. I find this interesting because this very well could change my Penn State football experience as a current student.

NCAA slowly restores Penn St. scholarships

It has recently been announced that the NCAA's sanctions against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky have been reduced. This is give back most of Penn State's scholarships. This is a step in the right direction for Penn State and who knows maybe soon enough they will get their bowl eligibility back. I find this interesting because this very well could change my Penn State football experience as a current student.

Penn State's Jesse James picks up big yardage after a catch during the Lions 24-21 overtime win at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State's Jesse James picks up big yardage after a catch during the Lions 24-21 overtime win at Beaver Stadium.

On Tuesday morning the NCAA announced some shocking news, Penn State's scholarship reductions were going to be gradually lifted.   According to the NCAA, Penn State has done enough in terms of showing they'll never let a situation like this happen and that internally they've fixed the issues they agreed to fix in the Athletic Integrity Agreement.

How NCAA Reducing Penn State Sanctions Impacts Future of Nittany Lions Program

On Tuesday morning the NCAA announced some shocking news, Penn State's scholarship reductions were going to be gradually lifted. According to the NCAA, Penn State has done enough in terms of showing they'll never let a situation like this happen and that internally they've fixed the issues they agreed to fix in the Athletic Integrity Agreement.

34 #PennState Nittany Lions above a 3.0 GPA, 15 earned Dean's List recognition by posting a 3.5 GPA or higher this past semester.

34 #PennState Nittany Lions above a 3.0 GPA, 15 earned Dean's List recognition by posting a 3.5 GPA or higher this past semester.

Penn State Football vs Nebraska 2011. My family and I were at this game. I will tell you the silence that came upon Beaver Stadium in this moment was breathtaking. My grandma and I got goose bumps and had tears in our eyes. What an amazing moment.

Penn State Football vs Nebraska 2011. My family and I were at this game. I will tell you the silence that came upon Beaver Stadium in this moment was breathtaking. My grandma and I got goose bumps and had tears in our eyes. What an amazing moment.

PENN STATE – FOOTBALL 2014 – Penn State football began to write its latest chapter on Monday when the Nittany Lions opened up training camp for the first time under new head coach James Franklin.

PENN STATE – FOOTBALL 2014 – Penn State football began to write its latest chapter on Monday when the Nittany Lions opened up training camp for the first time under new head coach James Franklin.

Christian Hackenberg's first semester of quarterback school ends with A on final exam | PennLive.com

Christian Hackenberg's first semester of quarterback school ends with A on final exam

Christian Hackenberg's first semester of quarterback school ends with A on final exam | PennLive.com

PENN STATE – FOOTBALL 2014 – Remember when Penn State's offseasons used to be quiet? Franklin has generated noise -- joyful noise for Nittany Nation, not so much for other fan bases -- since his opening news conference in January. He has made bold statements about dominating regional recruiting and backed it up so far, compiling a top-5 class for 2015.

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PENN STATE – FOOTBALL 2014 – Remember when Penn State's offseasons used to be quiet? Franklin has generated noise -- joyful noise for Nittany Nation, not so much for other fan bases -- since his opening news conference in January. He has made bold statements about dominating regional recruiting and backed it up so far, compiling a top-5 class for 2015.

Dressed in fatigues for military appreciation day, the Penn State Nittany Lion amps up the crowd before the Saturday, November 16, 2013 Penn State football game against Purdue at Beaver Stadium. ABBY DREY — CDT photo

Dressed in fatigues for military appreciation day, the Penn State Nittany Lion amps up the crowd before the Saturday, November 16, 2013 Penn State football game against Purdue at Beaver Stadium. ABBY DREY — CDT photo

PENN STATE – FOOTBALL 2014 – The 2014 Penn State Football Lift for Life in State College, Pa. Saturday, July 12. Offensive team players Eugene Lewis, Christian Hackenberg and Cole Chiappialle compete in the tug-o-war against the defense.

PENN STATE – FOOTBALL 2014 – The 2014 Penn State Football Lift for Life in State College, Pa. Saturday, July 12. Offensive team players Eugene Lewis, Christian Hackenberg and Cole Chiappialle compete in the tug-o-war against the defense.

James Franklin poses with his daughters Addy, 5 and Shola, 6 after he was officially introduced as the new Penn State football coach during a news conference at Beaver Stadium. Franklin replaces Bill O'Brien who left for the Houston Texans on December 31, 2013. Joe Hermitt, PennLive

James Franklin poses with his daughters Addy, 5 and Shola, 6 after he was officially introduced as the new Penn State football coach during a news conference at Beaver Stadium. Franklin replaces Bill O'Brien who left for the Houston Texans on December 31, 2013. Joe Hermitt, PennLive

Christian Hackenberg's first semester of quarterback school ends with A on final exam | PennLive.com

Christian Hackenberg's first semester of quarterback school ends with A on final exam

Christian Hackenberg's first semester of quarterback school ends with A on final exam | PennLive.com

PENN STATE – Penn State coach James Franklin speaks during a news conference. (Photo: AP)

James Franklin, Penn State pore over football blueprint

PENN STATE – Penn State coach James Franklin speaks during a news conference. (Photo: AP)

Penn State running back Zach Zwinak and quarterback Christian Hackenberg talk during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium. Penn State beat Kent State, 34-0.

Penn State running back Zach Zwinak and quarterback Christian Hackenberg talk during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium. Penn State beat Kent State, 34-0.

PENN STATE – FOOTBALL 2013 – Penn State vs Ohio State on October 26, 2013. Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg throws the ball during the first quarter at Ohio Stadium. Joe Hermitt, PennLive.com

PENN STATE – FOOTBALL 2013 – Penn State vs Ohio State on October 26, 2013. Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg throws the ball during the first quarter at Ohio Stadium. Joe Hermitt, PennLive.com