Case against two Penn State officials will go to trial

Penn State aide testifies

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — An assistant football coach at Penn State testified Friday that he believes he saw former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molesting a boy on campus and that he fully conveyed what he had seen to two Penn State administrators.

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Penn State assistant Mike McQueary testified that he told two school officials, who are accused of lying, that he saw ex-assistant Jerry Sandusky molesting a boy.    JOE HERMITT/ASSOCIATED PRESS
JOE HERMITT/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Penn State assistant Mike McQueary testified that he told two school officials, who are accused of lying, that he saw ex-assistant Jerry Sandusky molesting a boy.

Mike McQueary, speaking for the first time in public about the 2002 encounter in a Penn State locker room, said he believes that Sandusky was attacking the child with his hands around the boy’s waist but said he wasn’t 100 percent sure it was intercourse.

McQueary took the stand Friday morning in a Pennsylvania courtroom during a preliminary hearing for university officials Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, who are accused of lying to a grand jury about what McQueary told them.

At the conclusion of the hearing, District Judge William C. Wenner ruled that prosecutors have enough evidence to send their cases to trial.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Two-sport star Bruce Ellington will miss one more basketball game to join the football team at the Capital One Bowl.

The school said Friday that Ellington would not play Dec. 31 when the basketball team takes on USC Upstate at Colonial Life Arena.

BOSTON COLLEGE: Career rushing leader Montel Harris can play for the Eagles next season after receiving a medical hardship waiver.

Harris missed the first three games of last season then suffered a season-ending knee injury in his second game back against Wake Forest. In the fourth quarter of that game, Harris broke Derrick Knight’s school record of 3,725 yards with a 26-yard run. Harris finished the year with 3,735 yards.

IOWA STATE: The university announced a 10-year, $20 million contract with Paul Rhoads, hoping to keep the promising young coach with the Cyclones for years to come.

Rhoads is completing his third year as coach of the Cyclones. The school said the total value of the new contract was $20 million.

West Virginia: The university on Friday asked a Rhode Island judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Big East conference over the university’s bid to make a quick exit for the Big 12.

A lawyer for the university argued that the Rhode Island court lacks jurisdiction in the case and that a lawsuit the university filed in West Virginia is already proceeding.

“West Virginia University is an arm of the state of West Virginia,” said Thomas Holt, a Boston-based attorney representing the university. “There is no jurisdiction of the court over West Virginia University at this time.”

TEMPLE: Bernard Pierce can’t say whether today’s New Mexico Bowl against Wyoming will be his final college game before he makes a bid for the NFL.

Either way, Temple’s junior running back is determined to make the game a special one.

“It’s not about me,” said Pierce, who totaled 1,381 yards and a school-record 25 touchdowns this season. “It’s about the team. I don’t have to impress anybody. A win is a win no matter how many points or how you win. It’s just a win.”


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