Author: Paternos backed bio book

The author of a new biography of Joe Paterno says the late Penn State coach and his family never tried to limit his access to them after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Joe Posnanski told the Associated Press on Tuesday the Paternos wanted their story to be told and trusted him to do it fairly.

"The one thing they were so good about, they never, from Joe all the way down, they never tried to influence the book," Posnanski said. "They never said, 'Hey, leave this out or don't put this in.' Or this might be misconstrued or whatever. They were, every one of them, (saying) tell the truth the best you see it."

Paterno was released Tuesday.

"(Paterno's children) believed that if the truth came out that people would see their father for what he was," said Posnanski, who has worked for the Kansas City Star and Sports Illustrated. "So I reached for that."

ILLINOIS: Linebacker Henry Dickinson is out for the season with fractures in his leg and ankle.

MARYLAND: Defensive end Andre Monroe needs knee surgery and is out for the season.

NORTH CAROLINA: NFL star Julius Peppers donated $250,000 to a scholarship fund that supports African-American students at his alma mater. The donation came almost a week after the posting of his transcript on a UNC website showed that Peppers, who played at North Carolina from 1999 through 2001, was barely academically eligible throughout his time there.

NOTRE DAME: Cornerback Lo Wood is out for the season with an Achilles tendon injury

STANFORD: Junior Josh Nunes was named starting quarterback, beating out sophomore Brett Nottingham.

JURISPRUDENCE: Former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Corwin Brown received a suspended four-year sentence for striking his wife and holding her hostage during a police standoff.

BASKETBALL: Xavier expelled forward Dez Wells for a "serious violation" of the school's code of student conduct. Wells started 32 games as a freshman last season and averaged 9.8 points a game. … Tennessee freshman guard Derek Reese will miss about six months after surgery on a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

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