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Sandusky's son waives hearing

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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) Jerry Sandusky's adult son won't be in court next week for a hearing on accusations he pressured a teen girl for naked photos and asked her teen sister to perform a sex act.

Jeffrey Sandusky on Friday waived a preliminary hearing on charges that include solicitation of statutory sexual assault and solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. He remained in a county jail near State College, with bail set at $200,000. Defense attorney Lance Marshall wasn't commenting on the case.

The 41-year-old Sandusky is a state prison corrections officer and the adopted son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.


Clemson DT Pagano plans to transfer

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson defensive tackle Scott Pagano is leaving the program.

Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said the 6-foot-3, 295-pound native of Hawaii wants to play his final season closer to his home, probably somewhere on the West Coast. Swinney said Pagano, a part-time starter, told him he had accomplished his goals at Clemson of graduating and winning a national championship.


Former USC assistant Jackson dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) John Jackson, who coached star tailbacks Marcus Allen and Charles White during their Heisman Trophy-winning seasons at Southern California, has died. He was 81.

The university said Friday that Jackson died of complications following intestinal surgery on Thursday in suburban Torrance.


Warrants sought in MSU sex assault case

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Prosecutors say they've received warrant requests from police at Michigan State University in a sexual assault investigation that has led to the suspension of three football players from team activities.

The Ingham County prosecutor's office says it expects police at the East Lansing school to provide more evidence in the case Thursday. Prosecutors anticipate making a decision on charges "in the short-term future."


Baylor's Rhule reveals titles for staff

WACO, Texas (AP) Matt Lubick and Jeff Nixon will serve as co-offensive coordinators for first-year Baylor coach Matt Rhule.

Rhule revealed the titles for his nine assistant coaches Thursday, when he also confirmed that Phil Snow will be defensive coordinator. That is the same role Snow had at Temple the past four seasons under Rhule.


Pushback against delaying 10th assistant

Two top college football administrators oppose delaying until the end of next season the expansion of FBS coaching staffs to 10 members.

Winter is hiring season for assistant coaches in college football. Programs usually have their staffs in place by the start of spring practice. Most teams are winding down spring practice in April.


Liberty to make move to FBS in 2018

(STATS) - Let there be Liberty in the FBS.

Liberty received notification from the NCAA on Thursday that its football program has been approved for reclassification to the FBS. The Flames will play their final FCS season as a member of the Big South this year, compete as a FBS independent in 2018 and be bowl eligible in 2019.


LSU star DE Key taking leave of absence

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU head coach Ed Orgeron says Tigers defensive end and sack leader Arden Key is taking a leave of absence from the football program for unspecified personal reasons.

Orgeron says the decision was made in consultation with the coaching staff and Key's family.


Fleck's 'Row the Boat' OK'd for Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) P.J. Fleck has made the slogan "Row the Boat" a way of life for him and the football programs he leads, a way of honoring his infant son Colt, who died from a heart condition in 2011.

It's not something that he could ever put a price tag on, but Western Michigan did: $50,000.


Ex-PSU officials eye appeal before trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Three former Penn State administrators facing child endangerment charges for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal have asked a judge for permission to pursue an appeal, barely a month before their scheduled trial.

Penn State ex-President Graham Spanier, former Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley filed nearly identical requests this week that asked the trial judge to let them appeal his recent decision keeping in place felony charges of endangering the welfare of children. The filings were unsealed Wednesday.

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