For example, the limit is 25 new scholarships per year to a total of 85 scholarships.If the limits are waived in 2012-13 to accommodate one Penn State student-athlete who wishes to transfer to a particular school already at the limits, in 2013-14 the school will be limited to 24 new scholarships and 84 total scholarships.
The normal scholarship limit for major college football programs is 85.But in the case of Penn State, the NCAA used the Freeh report -- commissioned by the school's board of trustees -- instead of its own investigation."We cannot look to NCAA history to determine how to handle circumstances so disturbing, shocking and disappointing," Emmert said in the statement."As the individuals charged with governing college sports, we have a responsibility to act.Penn State finished last season 1-3 with Tom Bradley as coach after Paterno was fired in November, days after Sandusky was charged.Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will now hold the top spot in the NCAA record book with 377 major-college wins. Vacated wins are not the same as forfeits -- they don't count as losses or wins for either school."I didn't want it to happen like this," Bowden told The Associated Press.