As part of the NCAA’s sanctions against Penn State, the Nittany Lions will not be able to play in a bowl game for the next four years.
Normally, teams that play the University of Hawaii on their schedule as a non-conference game are allowed to play 13 games.
“It’s normally a part of the penalties in a major infractions case when a postseason ban is issued. It’s not in the consent decree, so still an open question of whether the NCAA would allow it as a 13th game. My bet is no.”
Keep in mind that is one person’s opinion. Alabama was able to play Hawaii in 2002 and ’03 while serving a bowl ban. So was USC in ’10. So the possibility is still there for Penn State.
(Hat tip: Altoona Mirror)