Pasadena, CA – Two traditional powerhouse were knocked down and now are back to compete in 103rd Rose Bowl Game on January 2.
The USC Trojans from the PAC-12 will face off against the BIG TEN Penn State Nittany Lions for the Roses.
The NCAA hit both of these programs hard for different offensives, and they both withstood that knockout blow like a champ.
Penn State was hit with a $60 Million Sanction, a four-year football postseason ban and had to vacated all wins dating back to 1998.
They lost 10 scholarships initially, then 20 total scholarships each year for four years during the probation that was to last 2012-2017
USC penalties included the loss of 30 football scholarships over three years and vacating 14 victories in which Bush played from December 2004 through the 2005 season.
Based on good behavior the Penn State Bowl ban was lifted and scholarship were returned for 2015-2016 season after three years.
“It feels good, something positive which is exactly what team needed,” said Maddie DePascale Penn State Jr. major in Communication Sciences and Disorders “the season been stressfully but very rewarding.”
Now USC had to serve they full sentence from NCAA before regaining form resenting the PAC-12 in the Rose Bowl.
“I have a great love for the University of Southern California, and I very much regret the turn that this matter has taken, not only for USC, but for the fans and players, ” Bush said in a statement.
One of these teams will be able to add a Rose Bowl victory to their record and continue on the Road to Redemption.