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  • Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach, has been charged with sexually abusing boys. The school's president sent out a note with talking points for donors. (Associated Press)

    Penn State memos show fears on funding

    Penn State's board of trustees and president focused on repairing the school's tarnished image and braced for financial backlash in the immediate aftermath of the child sex-abuse scandal that erupted two months ago, going so far as to recommend reminding any outraged donors that they wouldn't get their money back, according to internal memos obtained by the Associated Press.


  • AP: Lawyers: Records show Fine accuser is lying

    A county district attorney has given federal investigators records that may call into question the story of one of three men who have accused ex-Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexually abusing them when they were boys.


  • **FILE** Syracuse basketball assistant coach Bernie Fine watches a college basketball game against Manhattan in the NIT Season Tip-Off in Syracuse, N.Y., on Nov. 14, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Lawyers: Records show Fine accuser is lying

    A county district attorney has given federal investigators records that may call into question the story of one of three men who have accused ex-Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexually abusing them when they were boys.


  • DA: Syracuse statute of limitations has passed

    A county district attorney who has sharply criticized police and Syracuse University for their handling of sex-abuse allegations against an assistant basketball coach said Wednesday that he cannot bring charges but found that two men who accused him of sexual abuse are credible.


  • Penn State President Rodney Erickson speaks at a town hall forum organized by students at the university's main campus, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/John Beale)

    Penn State's exemption in state law limits probe

    Transparency has been the pledge of Penn State President Rodney Erickson in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, from a universitywide email Nov. 10 to last week's on-campus town hall meeting.


  • Syracuse chancellor: Boeheim's our coach

    Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor gave men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim a vote of confidence Tuesday amid an investigation of child molestation allegations against his former longtime assistant coach.


  • Scandal puts PSU football discipline in spotlight

    A Penn State administrator responsible for overseeing student discipline said former coach Joe Paterno did not have the authority to change his office's decisions when football players were sanctioned.


  • Ex-PSU officer questioned player treatment

    A former Penn State official charged with enforcing discipline at the school said Tuesday that Joe Paterno's players got in trouble more often than other students, and got special treatment compared to non-athletes.


  • Scandal leaves Paterno's reputation in tatters

    A half-century in the making, Joe Paterno's impeccable reputation was shattered in a matter of days.


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