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UW guard Suggs will redshirt

Men’s basketball: Washington guard Scott Suggs (pictured above) will redshirt this season after missing the first seven games with a foot injury.

Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar made the announcement Friday in a conference call ahead of UW’s game today with No. 7 Duke at Madison Square Garden.

Suggs suffered a broken bone in his right foot in early October before practices began. He had surgery and was targeting the game against Duke as his possible return.

Suggs averaged 7.4 points and was third in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage during his junior season. Suggs was one of two scholarship seniors on the Huskies’ roster this season.

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Penn State drops Paterno licensing

College football: Penn State will no longer license the name, likeness or image of former coach Joe Paterno.

A school spokeswoman said the university sent notices this week to licensees that Paterno’s daughter, Mary Kay Hort, will now handle the licensing program for JVP Properties. Penn State previously assisted with licensing.

Penn State said the decision to sever ties was mutual and referred further questions to Hort. She did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

School trustees fired Paterno last month in the aftermath of shocking child sex-abuse charges against retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who maintains his innocence. Paterno isn’t a target of the investigation.

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Board approves BSU expansion

College football: The Idaho State Board of Education gave Boise State permission to add more than 3,000 new bleacher seats to Bronco Stadium and begin work on a new $22 million complex for the football program.

The board approved both measures at its meeting Thursday.

Boise State officials are in the process of the biggest expansion of Bronco Stadium in more than a decade as the team prepares to join the Big East Conference in 2013.

As part of the change in leagues, athletic officials made clear the need to improve facilities and generate more revenue to keep the team competitive and keep head coach Chris Petersen and his coaching staff.

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