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NCAA to restore Penn State football scholarships

In this March 30, 2012 file photo, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell acknowledges the crowd after speaking at a campaign stop for President Obama at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) by Mark ScolforoAssociated Press Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State will gradually get back football scholarships taken away over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, the NCAA announced Tuesday, crediting the university for making significant improvements to its athletics programs. Five scholarships will be restored next year and more will be phased in until the school reaches normal totals in 2016-17, college sports’ governing body said. The NCAA said the decision was based on the recommendation of former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who has been serving as Penn State’s athletics integrity monitor.

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Top 25 Rdp: Buckeyes roll over FAMU in B10 tuneup

Ohio State wide receiver Evan Spencer, right, tries to escape the grasp of Florida A&M cornerback Patrick Aiken during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kenny Guiton again starred in place of the injured Braxton Miller, setting a school record with six touchdown passes — all in the first half — to lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 76-0 victory against Florida A&M on Saturday. It was the most lopsided Ohio State win since 1935.

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Le’Veon Bell ready to make impact in crowded Steelers’ backfield

Pittsburgh Steelers second round draft pick running back Le’Veon Bell takes part in a drill during NFL football practice, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will Graves PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell wants the ball in his hands. Always. First down. Fourth down. First quarter or overtime. The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back figures the best chance for his team to be successful is with the ball tucked under his right arm and his legs churning upfield.