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September 8th, 2014
The NCAA has lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban and restoring scholarships. Penn State was halfway through a four-year postseason ban handed down during the summer of 2012. The NCAA rescinded some of the scholarship sanctions last year. In a news release Monday, the NCAA says that in addition to the postseason ban being lifted, Penn State will be allowed to have the full complement of football scholarships in 2015.
Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning had his face run over by Pittsburgh Steelers return-man, Antonio Brown.
Punxsy Chucks senior Luke Shiock wraps up Keystone's Zach Stiglitz in during Friday's 42-0 victory over the Keystone Panthers.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Sports Illustrated's Don Banks gives his reasons to believe and his reasons to worry for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL season.
Thursday was a busy one on the links, as Punxsy's boys' and girls' golf teams were both in action, and the 9th-grade football team also opened its season. For recaps from those events, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Today's sports schedule includes:
â€¢ Boys' Soccer at Indiana Tournament, 1:30 p.m.
â€¢ Varsity Football season opener at Moniteau, 7 p.m.
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.
Pitt Wide Receiver Tyler Boyd among ACC's Top 25 Players To Watch
Dave Foster, former Punxsutawney Athlete, and his team Backcountry CrossFit have just competed in the worldwide Reebok CrossFit Games. The Reebok CrossFit Games is the highest level of competition in the sport of CrossFit, and features the best teams from around the world. After three days of grueling, fitness-related events such as tire-flipping, dead-lifting, a team ocean swim, and marathon runs Foster and his team finished 15th overall. For the full story, plus an interview with Foster, check out Friday's edition of The Punxustawney Spirit.
Punxsyâ€™s Minor League Softball All-Stars were playing in their second winner-take-all championship game on Friday night â€” this time at the Sectional Tournament hosted in Punxsutawney.
And once again, Punxsy ran away from the decisive game a champion, defeating Union City 3-1.
Pictured here are the members of the team carrying their Section 1 championship banner on the traditional victory lap.
With the win, the girls have advanced to the state tournament, which will begin on Thursday in Greensburg.
For more from the game, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
The 2014 Punxsutawney Minor League Softball All-Stars defeated a tough Union City team, 1-0 on Tuesday night. For a full recap of the game, check out Wednesday's edition of The Spirit