Penn State changes their uniform and puts names on the back. Also former players will be appealing loss of games in NCAA sanctions.
PSU new Uniforms
Since Bill O'Brien took over at Penn State, he's tried to distance his team from those of former coach Joe Paterno. And Tuesday, the program took another step in doing that by making a bold statement with a slight jersey change.
The university announced that Penn State, which has one of the most iconic uniforms in all of college football, would wear blue ribbons on their uniforms to support victims of child abuse in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the university and the State College community.
The team also, for the first time, will add the names of the Nittany Lions to the back of their jerseys to acknowledge the players who decided to stick with Penn State despite NCAA sanctions that have placed the program on scholarship restrictions and a four-year bowl ban.
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Former Players file Appeal with NCAA
A group of former Penn State players, led by former quarterback Michael Robinson, has notified the NCAA that it intends to appeal the harsh sanctions placed upon the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Paul V. Kelly, an attorney for former Nittany Lions quarterback Michael Robinson and seven others who played for Penn State at some point during the 14 seasons in which the NCAA vacated victories, sent an intent to appeal letter to the NCAA dated Aug. 7.
A Penn State trustee has sent a similar letter to the NCAA, though the governing body for college sports has said the sanctions are not subject to appeal.
The group is challenging the consent decree Penn State President Rodney Erickson signed when the school accepted the penalties last month, as well as the findings in the Freeh report, which the NCAA used instead of doing its own investigation.
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