Penn State to respond to NCAA demand within days

5:30 PM, Jul 17, 2012   |    comments
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State says it will respond within days to the NCAA's demand for information as the governing body decides whether the university should face penalties after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson said Tuesday he doesn't want to "jump to conclusions" about possible sanctions after the head of the NCAA declared no penalty was off the table, including a shutdown of the university's football program.

The NCAA is investigating whether Penn State lost "institutional control" over its athletic program.

The probe had been on hold while former FBI Director Louis Freeh conducted an investigation on behalf of the school.

Freeh's report says late coach Joe Paterno and three top officials buried allegations against Sandusky more than a decade ago to protect the university's image. Paterno's family denies that.

The Associated Press

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