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NCAA Selects George Mitchell To Monitor Penn State

With the sanctions place on Penn State for the school leadership's involvement in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the school will also need to maintain certain integrity standards in their athletic department. On Wednesday, the NCAA announced that former United States Senator George Mitchell will be the one to monitor the university.

The NCAA today selected former U.S. Senator George Mitchell as the independent Athletics Integrity Monitor at Penn State.

Mitchell's five-year appointment begins immediately.

As Athletics Integrity Monitor, Mitchell will evaluate Penn State's compliance with NCAA sanctions and the Athletics Integrity Agreement it will execute with the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference.

Mitchell will file quarterly "progress reports" on Penn State for the NCAA, Penn State Board of Trustees, and the Big Ten Conference. Mitchell led the investigation into the use of performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball and helped investigate improper betting involving the Olympics.

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