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PSU trustee: No detailed review of Freeh report

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The head of Penn State's Board of Trustees said Friday the board isn't planning a detailed review of the school's internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. Former FBI director and federal judge Louis Freeh led the school's investigation. He and his team of investigators concluded that the late football coach Joe Paterno and three school officials concealed allegations against Sandusky, Paterno's assistant and onetime heir apparent, conclusions Paterno's family and the officials deny.

Bomb threats evacuate Texas, N. Dakota campuses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of people streamed off university campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday after phoned-in bomb threats prompted evacuations and officials warned students and faculty to get away as quickly as possible. No bombs were found on either campus by early afternoon and it was not clear whether the threats were related. The University of Texas received a call about 8:35 a.m. from a man claiming to be with al-Qaida who said he had placed bombs all over the 50,000-student Austin campus, according to University of Texas spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon. He claimed the bombs would go off in 90 minutes and all buildings were evacuated at 9:50 a.m. as a precaution, Weldon said.

AP Source: UConn coach Jim Calhoun retiring

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Calhoun has spent more than half his life as a head basketball coach, never venturing far from the New England area where he was born. Between coaching stints at Northeastern and Connecticut, he racked up 873 wins — 625 of them coming at his beloved UConn, where he ran the men's program for 26 years and won three national titles.

Injured Tulane player still stable after surgery

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It's still too early to know the long-term effects of the Tulane safety's spinal injury, the school's athletic director said Monday. Devon Walker was in stable condition Monday, recovering in an intensive-care unit after Sunday's three-hour surgery to stabilize his spine at St. Francis Hospital in south Tulsa. He was injured in a head-to-head collision with a teammate during Saturday's game at Tulsa.

Tulane player stable after surgery on spine

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Loved ones and teammates of a Tulane University football player who fractured his spine while making a tackle will face an agonizing wait to learn how serious the injury is and whether it will leave him paralyzed. Senior safety Devon Walker was in stable condition and recovering in an intensive-care unit after a three-hour surgery to stabilize his spine at St. Francis Hospital, said Dr. Greg Stewart, Tulane's director of sports medicine.

Doctor: Surgery stabilizes Tulane player’s spine

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane football player Devon Walker's fractured spine was stabilized in a three-hour surgery Sunday, though it's too soon to tell whether he will be paralyzed from the injury he suffered while making a tackle, the team's doctor said. Dr. Greg Stewart, Tulane University's director of sports medicine, said Walker was in stable condition and was expected to stay in the intensive care until of St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa for the next few days.

Doctor: Unclear if Tulane player is paralyzed

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It's too soon to tell if Tulane safety Devon Walker will be paralyzed as the result of a spinal fracture he suffered while making a tackle, and the full extent of his injury may not be known for days, the team's doctor said Sunday. Dr. Greg Stewart, Tulane University's director of sports medicine, said Walker remained in stable condition in the intensive care until of St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. Physicians there will plan to do surgery on Walker in the coming days, he said.

Tulane safety remains stable after spine fracture

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane safety Devon Walker remained in stable condition Sunday and will soon need surgery to repair the spine fracture he suffered while making a tackle during a game against Tulsa, officials said. Roger Dunaway, assistant athletic director for Tulane University in New Orleans, said Sunday that Walker's parents had arrived at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa on Saturday night.

Tulane safety fractures spine in game in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Doctors say they will need to operate soon on Tulane safety Devon Walker, who is in stable condition after fracturing his spine in an apparent head-to-head collision with a teammate during a weekend game in Tulsa. Tulane University's athletics program said specialists treating Walker at a Tulsa hospital placed him in traction after Saturday's injury and are treating him for a lot of swelling to the neck.

Tulane safety fractures spine in game at Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane safety Devon Walker fractured his spine in a head-to-head collision with a teammate during a game in Tulsa, the team doctor said Saturday. Dr. Buddy Savoie said during a postgame news conference that Walker is in stable condition and will need spinal surgery in the "the next day or two."

Tulane safety Devon Walker hurt in game at Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane safety Devon Walker fractured his spine in a head-to-head collision with a teammate during a game in Tulsa, the team doctor said Saturday. Dr. Buddy Savoie said during a postgame news conference that Walker is in stable condition and will need spinal surgery in the "the next day or two."

Fan dies after fall from upper level of Ga. Dome

ATLANTA (AP) — A 20-year-old man from Tennessee who plunged about 35 feet from the upper level of the Georgia Dome and struck another fan during the Tennessee-North Carolina State game has died, authorities said Saturday. The man fell on another fan seated in the mezzanine area during the game Friday evening, The Georgia World Congress Center Authority, which operates the downtown football stadium, said in a statement.

Isaac promises drought relief, lousy holiday

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When drought made Fourth of July fireworks a fire hazard, organizers in Chesterfield, Mo., decided to try again Labor Day weekend. Go figure: Now rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac has forced them to cancel again. The storm is expected to drop several inches of rain over parts of the Midwest this weekend, and residents are preparing for a soggy holiday with mixed emotions. People in drought-stricken areas have been begging, pleading and praying for rain. But did it have to ruin the end-of-summer party?

Area roundup: Monterola earns 2nd nod

Eastern Washington’s Keisa Monterola was named Big Sky Conference Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday after winning the pole vault at last Saturday’s UW Indoor Preview by clearing 13 feet, 7 3/4 inches. Monterola has won the honor twice this indoor season.

NCAA board delays expense allowance

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division I Board of Directors still believes scholarship limits should be expanded. It just wants time to work out the details.

NCAA puts $2,000 stipend on hold

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA is putting its $2,000 stipend on hold. The governing body said Thursday the number of schools seeking an override had reached 125 – the necessary number to suspend the rule until it can be reconsidered by the Division I Board of Directors at January’s NCAA convention.

Jerry Sandusky to face accusers at preliminary hearing Tuesday

The case against Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of sex abuse, moves into a criminal courtroom Tuesday, when as many as 10 men could testify publicly for the first time about what prosecutors allege was years of child abuse. The preliminary hearing on criminal charges against Sandusky will last at least a day in front of a judge who gets to rule on whether there is enough evidence for the former coach to stand trial on child abuse charges.

Sandusky jailed on new child sex abuse charges

Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was jailed Wednesday after new child sex abuse charges were filed against him based on the claims of new two accusers, including one who says he screamed in vain for help while Sandusky attacked him in a basement bedroom.