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Spelman College chooses fitness over athletics

ATLANTA (AP) — Sports began on American college campuses as a way for students to blow off steam and be healthy. Over the last century and a half, athletics have …


Spelman College in Ga. ditches athletics program

ATLANTA (AP) — Sports began on American college campuses as a way for students to blow off steam and be healthy. Over the last century and a half, athletics have …


Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The “conspiracy of silence” that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university …


Sandusky moved from county jail to state prison

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky became a state prison inmate Tuesday with his transfer out of the Centre County jail, his home since he was convicted in June …


Sandusky accuser tells of abuse ordeal in new book

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A young man whose sexual-abuse claims triggered the investigation of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says in his new book Sandusky’s wife once …


Victim who got Sandusky case going recalls ordeal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For nearly a year, the young man whose claims of abuse triggered the molestation investigation into Jerry Sandusky was known publicly as “Victim 1.” On Friday, …


Sandusky filing says trial violated his rights

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky launched his effort to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions with a set of motions that said there wasn’t enough evidence against him and …


Sandusky filing says trial violated his rights

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky is launching an effort to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions with a set of motions that say there wasn’t enough evidence to convict …


Texas AG intervenes in cheerleader banner dispute

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Wednesday he will defend high school cheerleaders who want to use Bible verses on banners at football games. Abbott has …


Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player leaves jail

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams avoided more time behind bars Friday when a judge gave him a suspended sentence in a sexual assault case in …


Williams to be freed, receives suspended sentence

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams was set to be released from jail after a judge gave him a suspended sentence Friday in a sexual assault …


Sandusky headed to prison, but scandal persists

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Headed to prison for the rest of his life, Jerry Sandusky leaves behind a trail of human and legal wreckage that could take years to clear …


Sandusky gets at least 30 years, denies wrongdoing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — In what sounded at times like a locker room pep talk, Jerry Sandusky rambled in his red prison suit about being the underdog in the fourth …


Sandusky gets least 30 years, denies wrongdoing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — In what sounded at times like a locker room pep talk, Jerry Sandusky rambled in his red prison suit about being the underdog in the fourth …


Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky, maintaining his innocence, was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — in the child sexual abuse …


Sandusky arrives at Pa. courthouse for sentencing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a central Pennsylvania courthouse for his sentencing on child sex abuse charges. A smiling Sandusky, …


Sandusky professes innocence, vows to fight

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky professed his innocence and vowed to continue fighting his child molestation conviction in a recorded statement broadcast on the eve of his sentencing Tuesday, …


Sandusky to learn sentence in child sex abuse case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky will learn what penalty a judge considers appropriate for the 45 counts of child sexual abuse for which the former Penn State assistant football …


Sandusky, victims plan to speak at sentencing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky and at least some of his victims plan to address the judge at his sentencing, a proceeding that may last less than two hours, …


AG says victims will speak at Sandusky sentencing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say as many as half a dozen of Jerry Sandusky’s molestation victims will be heard at his sentencing hearing. On Tuesday, a judge will sentence …


Sandusky runs risk of sexual assault in prison

Because of who he is and what he’s done, Jerry Sandusky could be in particular danger of sexual assault when he is sent off to prison this week. With thousands …


Lawyer certain Sandusky will speak at sentencing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer said Monday “it’s as certain as certain can be” that the former Penn State assistant football coach will address the judge and assert …


What Jerry Sandusky can expect in Pa. prison

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky will walk into state prison with little more than a watch and wedding band. He’ll be able to work a 30-hour week to make …


McQueary files defamation suit against Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State graduate assistant who complained he saw former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showering with a young boy on campus and testified at …


Penn St. officials lose pretrial motion on perjury

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two weeks before former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to be sentenced on child molestation charges, a county judge determined that perjury …


Sandusky to be sentenced Oct. 9 in sex-abuse case

There’s little doubt that Jerry Sandusky faces a long prison sentence. In a few weeks, he’ll find out how just how long. A judge announced Monday he will sentence Sandusky …


Commissioner scoffs at talk of Big East’s demise

Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco said his league remains “the nation’s best” basketball conference and dismissed talk of the league’s demise. “Is the Big East dead? That’s utter nonsense,” Aresco …


Whitworth men’s soccer remains undefeated

Will Wren scored a pair of first-half goals to lead the Whitworth Pirates (4-0-1, 1-0) to a 2-0 victory over the visiting Linfield Wildcats (2-2, 0-1) in a Northwest Conference …


PSU trustees promise close look at Freeh changes

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State trustees on Friday promised to move forward with a detailed evaluation of changes recommended by former FBI director Louis Freeh in response to …


PSU trustee: No detailed review of Freeh report

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The head of Penn State’s Board of Trustees said Friday the board isn’t planning a detailed review of the school’s internal investigation into the Jerry …