Report: Penn State off to "very good start" in making key changes

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 30, 2012 3:49 PM

(State College) — The former U.S. senator brought in to monitor changes being made at Penn State says the school is "off to a very good start" in making changes under a deal with the NCAA

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George Mitchell's first quarterly report as Penn State's athletics integrity monitor was released today. He notes there's a looming deadline to complete a set of reforms, including implementation of a college sports code of conduct.

Mitchell is overseeing the school's actions under a compliance agreement made this summer with the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference.

The school agreed to pay $60 million and suffer a four-year ban on postseason play, among other things.

Mitchell says Penn State appears to be making a good faith effort to make the changes.

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