Friday September 12th, 2014

The American Football Coaches Association announced Friday that Penn State is eligible to receive votes in the Amway Coaches Poll.

On Monday, the NCAA announced it had lifted sanctions imposed as punishment for the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The governing body restored the Nittany Lions' postseason eligibility and said they could return to a standard 85 scholarships in 2015. The Big Ten also ruled that Penn State is eligible to compete in its 2014 conference championship game. 

The 112 victories vacated as part of the sanctions will not be restored.

ELLIS: NCAA gets it right by dropping Penn State sanctions

The school had been eligible to receive votes in the Associated Press Poll (it received 35 votes this week), but not the Coaches Poll.

Penn State, currently 2-0 with wins over Central Florida and Akron, plays at Rutgers on Saturday. The next Coaches Poll will be released on Sunday.

STAPLES: Sizing up NCAA's decision to reduce Penn State's sanctions

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