The NCAA has ended Penn State's postseason ban, effective immediately, and returned the school's full complement of football scholarships in 2015-16.

Penn State accepted the postseason ban and the temporary loss of some football scholarships in a consent decree with the NCAA after the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal.

The decision was made Monday by the NCAA Executive Committee, which endorsed the recommendations of George Mitchell, the athletics oversight monitor for the university, in his latest report.

"Penn State's commitment to the integrity of its athletics department and its progress toward meeting the requirements of the Consent Decree are clear," Northern Arizona president Rita Hartung Cheng, who chaired the meeting, said in a statement.

"We thank Senator Mitchell for his meticulous and exhaustive work over the past two years. Mitchell's efforts and the dedication of Penn State officials made today's decisions possible."

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