NU powderpuff game pits seniors against juniors
The annual powderpuff gridiron battle between seniors and juniors takes place at 6:30 p.m. today at Hooper Stadium on the Nevada Union campus. Fans are encouraged to wear their team’s colors — seniors will be wearing lime green, silver and black, while juniors will don pink, gold and white. Activities get started at 6:15 p.m., and the cost is $2 per person.
— The Union staff
McQueary files defamation suit against Penn State
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A former Penn State graduate assistant who complained he saw former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showering with a young boy on campus in 2001 and testified at his sex abuse trial this summer sued the university on Tuesday for what he says is defamation and misrepresentation.
Mike McQueary’s whistle-blower lawsuit claims his treatment by the university since Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges in November has caused him distress, anxiety, humiliation and embarrassment. It seeks millions of dollars in damages.
Penn State spokesman Dave La Torre declined to comment on Tuesday, and McQueary’s lawyer Elliot Strokoff did not return a phone message.
The lawsuit discloses that shortly after Sandusky was charged, the university’s then-president, Graham Spanier, met with athletic department staff inside the football stadium and expressed his support for athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz, who had been charged with perjury and failure to properly report suspected child abuse in the Sandusky case. Spanier also issued a public statement with the same message.
Curley, now on leave, and Schultz, who has retired, have repeatedly denied the charges against them and await trial.
Leagues say NJ sports betting law is hypocritical
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The major professional sports leagues and the NCAA say New Jersey’s proposed sports betting law is hypocritical because it prohibits gambling on New Jersey college games yet allows it on all other college and pro contests.
The NCAA, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League are collectively suing to block New Jersey’s sports betting law from taking effect; the state says it could take bets as soon as December.
In their response to New Jersey’s efforts to have the case dismissed, the leagues note New Jersey says sports betting won’t harm the pro or college leagues. Yet the leagues say the state forbids gambling involving New Jersey college teams or any college game played in New Jersey.
— Associated Press