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Penn State AD Curley won't be renewed

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State will not renew the contract of athletic director Tim Curley, who has been on leave since being charged last year with perjury and failing to report a child sex abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky.

The school told Curley his contract would not renewed when it expires in June, university spokesman Dave La Torre said in a statement.

Curley and retired vice president Gary Schultz are scheduled to stand trial in January. Both have denied the allegations.

Sandusky, a former assistant, is serving a minimum 30-year prison sentence for molesting 10 boys, including some on campus.

The school has paid about $2 million for the legal defense of Curley, Schultz and former president Graham Spanier. La Torre said that won't change.

Martine Charles, a spokeswoman for Curley's attorney, Caroline Roberto, said, "We are prohibited from commenting on personnel issues."

MATHIEU VIOLATION?: Sports Illustrated reported that former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu might have violated NCAA rules by promoting a night club while he was still on the team. The magazine said Mathieu appeared in a video made by a group of his friends in which he promotes a party March 10 in Baton Rouge.

RIGHT RULE: Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of NCAA football officials, said the decision to uphold the ruling for the last play of Saturday's Stanford-Notre Dame game was correct. Field officials ruled Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor's progress was stopped before he reached the ball across for what would have been a tying touchdown on fourth down in overtime. Notre Dame won 20-13 after replay upheld the ruling.

JURISPRUDENCE: A Lubbock County (Texas) prosecutor said part of the reason a felony burglary case against Texas Tech linebacker Daniel Cobb was dropped is because he agreed to a protective order. Prosecutor Sunshine Stanek said the alleged victim requested the order. … Mike Lucas, an offensive lineman for No. 25 Ohio, was arrested after police say he and four other men attacked a freshman on a bench. Lucas, 19, was charged with felonious assault and has a hearing Oct. 25.

MINNESOTA: Coach Jerry Kill was back after his latest seizure and said he's "going full speed" after the episode over the weekend. Kill also said quarterback MarQueis Gray (sprained left ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game at Wisconsin. Finally, the school confirmed that it will pay an $800,000 buyout to cancel two games against North Carolina, on the road in 2013 and at home in 2014.

NOTRE DAME: Quarterback Everett Golson (concussion) did not pass all his cognitive tests and can't practice until at least today.

TEXAS A&M: Defensive back Steven Campbell left the team because of lingering problems from a concussion this season.

BASKETBALL: Connecticut plans to break ground in the spring on a training center after raising $24 million toward construction of the building.

Penn State AD Curley won't be renewed 10/16/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:51pm]

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