Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is now allowed to have contact with university trustees and potential witnesses against him in his trial.
Penn State has completed about 75 percent of the 119 recommendations to strengthen university policies from the former FBI director who led the school’s investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Two Pennsylvania congressmen want the NCAA to restore football scholarships taken away from Penn State as part of sanctions for the child sex abuse scandal involving retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
A young man who testified at the child sex abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky last summer is suing him, his charity and the university.
A spokesman for the organization said Thursday it won’t spend the money before a third-party administrator is appointed, and until then the money is being held in an independent account it doesn’t control.
Penn State lawyers are asking a judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit from Mike McQueary.
Jerry Sandusky is expected to appear inside a central Pennsylvania courtroom for a hearing about whether his lawyers had enough time to prepare for trial.
Spanier’s lawyers filed a motion Monday that said the restriction in a Dec. 31 Dauphin County court order is impractical and may be unconstitutional if prosecutors can’t show he is likely to try to intimidate witnesses.
This is a critical offseason for Penn State, even if the Nittany Lions don’t have a bowl from which to build on for the first time in eight seasons.
Judge Thomas Gavin’s ruling comes after a hearing Friday at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.
Defense attorney Joe Amendola on Tuesday asked Judge John Cleland for two more weeks, saying lead appeals lawyer Norris Gelman had a heart attack and open-heart surgery.
The Corrections Department announced Wednesday that Sandusky was transferred to Greene State Prison after being evaluated at a facility outside Harrisburg.
Ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Penn State University’s long-term rating to Aa2 from Aa1 because of the expected financial costs from pending lawsuits related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.
Penn State wants a judge to put Mike McQueary’s lawsuit against the university on hold.
A 22-year-old man claims in a new lawsuit that Jerry Sandusky fondled him at a summer camp on the Penn State University campus in 2005.