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Penn State Adding Names, Ribbons to Football Jerseys

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Ronald Martinez, Getty Images

More news coming out of State College, Pa. as players names are being added to Penn State’s football jerseys for the upcoming season. Along with those changes the university announced blue ribbons would be added to the jerseys to show support for victims of child abuse.

School officials said adding the names was a way to recognize the ”resolve and dedication” of the players, as the team faces a four-year bowl ban and loss of scholarships under the penalties handed down by the NCAA last month over the school’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal.

The changes will take effect with the Sept. 1 season opener at home against Ohio University.

”We want our fans to know and recognize these young men,” said coach Bill O’Brien. ”They have stuck together during tough times, and I commend them for the leadership they have shown.”

Sandusky, 68, awaits sentencing on 45 criminal counts.

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