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Maryland Minute 9.9.14 - Penn State bowl ban lifted immediately, scholarships restored in 2015

What's worse than James Franklin at PSU? James Franklin with a full 85 scholarships to work with at PSU.

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Big Ten Football

The biggest news yesterday in college sports was the announcement that Penn State will have their scholarships restored next season and that their bowl ban will be lifted immediately. Here's the full breakdown.

NCAA says Penn State can play in 2014 postseason and have full scholarships in 2015 -

The Nittany Lions have had scholarship and postseason sanctions reversed, but some sanctions are still in play. Details inside. I'm sure this will make a lot of people unhappy and will definitely have a negative impact on Maryland's recruiting in 2015, since the Nittany Lions will be back to 85 scholarships. 
So how did the students celebrate this announcement?

Penn State Students Celebrate Lifted Sanctions, Chant Joe Paterno's Name
By gathering and chanting Jo-Pa's name, of course!

Sunday Morning Coming Down: Week 2 - Off Tackle Empire
A B1G wrap-up of a weekend that most in the conference would like to forget.

2014 bowl and Playoff projections, Week 3: Oregon and Auburn rise -
We had this in here yesterday, but with Penn State's bowl ban being lifted, Jason Kirk add them into a bow previously held by Michigan, who then takes Maryland's spot in the Pinstripe, and they get pumped to the Heart of Texas Bowl.

The Big Ten's disastrous weekend as a movie review -
Hilarious stuff from our friend Adam Jacobi, who treats the conference's weekend as a disaster movie.

Maryland football

Brandon Ross' fumbling may cost him Terps' starting RB job -
Brandon Ross had a fumble during Maryland's season-opening win against James Madison and then lost two fumbles during the first half of the Terps' win at South Florida on Saturday.

Terps Return Home to Face Border Rival WVU Saturday - Maryland Terrapins Athletics - University of Maryland Terps Official Athletic Site
Who is ready for the Border Battle?!?

B1G Basketball

Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 9/9 - 2 new offers, Esa Ahmad to visit - Land-Grant Holy Land

2015 PF Esa Ahmad, who recently visited Maryland, will be visiting Ohio State soon. Some think he could pull the trigger and commit to the hometown Buckeyes this weekend.

Maryland: Nonconference Schedule Breakdown - BT Powerhouse
BTPowerhouse's Christopher Novak thinks Maryland's non-conference schedule in basketball leaves a lot to be desired. But given the team they have and need to get several new guys into the rotation, I disagree. I think this is the perfect balance of some lesser opponents for them to work out their rotation, mixed with some quality opponents to check their barometer as a team along the way.