STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Football success at Penn state will be defined by something other than winning titles or going to a bowl game this season.
It's a matter of necessity after the NCAA's strict sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal included a four-year postseason ban.
The Nittany Lions vow that they're still out to win every game.
But coach Bill O'Brien said at the team's media day Thursday there are other goals in mind like playing for an anguished university community that has rallied behind players; and bringing more awareness to the problem of child abuse.
Linebacker and senior leader Mike Mauti said that while he doesn't believe in moral victories, at the end of the year, the team isn't going to be judged on just wins and losses.
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