STATE COLLEGE, PA — Joe Paterno could soon regain his title as the winningest coach in major college football history.
The 112 Penn State victories that the NCAA voided — 111 of them Paterno’s — when it sanctioned Penn State University following the Jerry Sandusky scandal are likely being restored as part of a proposed settlement with the NCAA. Penn State’s board of trustees unanimously approved it, and now the NCAA and a judge will have to accept the settlement.
The settlement is part of a lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania state Sen. Jake Corman. The suit began as a way to force the $60 million fine money the NCAA levied on Penn State to stay within the state of Pennsylvania, but it became a way to give Penn State supporters a place to legally challenge the validity of the sanctions.
Among them, the most controversial, was the loss of Paterno’s…