Penn State to regain scholarships over the next few years
By Raleigh Harbin
Penn State will begin getting its scholarships back over the course of the next couple seasons, according to ESPN.com. The Nittany Lions under head coach Tim O’Brien posted an 8-4 overall record, with a 6-2 Big Ten record in the 2012 season, after long time head coach Joe Paterno was fired, then passed away following the child molestation scandal. Now, Penn State will try to rebuild its program, as the number of scholarships it receives will increase through 2015, culminating at 80 total scholarships that year, then after that Penn State could be working with the full 85 scholarships. The decision by the NCAA to begin granting State the scholarships has caused outrage amongst those in opposition to Penn State, many of whom believe the Penn State football program should have received the death penalty after covering up the heinous sex crimes committed by Jerry Sandusky over the course of years that he worked in the program. It is a shame what happened to those kids, and as a result many members of the media are making a ruckus about their opposition to the granting of scholarships back into the program. While there’s no doubt that the crimes are sickening, unacceptable, and any other term used to describe heinous and terrible, it wasn’t the football team that committed these crimes, and the punishment it received was more than fitting of the crimes that no one will ever be able to make up for, and no one will ever be able to help the victims fully recover from.