1. NCAA CHIEF SAYS PENN STATE'S RESPONSE, NOT JERRY SANDUSKY'S CRIMES, LED TO STIFF PENALTIES
NCAA president Mark Emmert tells The Associated Press that the landmark penalties, including a four-year bowl ban and strict scholarship cuts, weren't based on the ex-football assistant's child-sex crimes but on "whether or not the university handled the allegations and the information that it received appropriately."
2. MINOR-LEAGUE HOCKEY TEAM IN WILLIAMSPORT BEGINS HOME SEASON UNDER THE STARS
But Wednesday night's game by the Outlaws won't be the last outdoor game for the Federal Hockey League Team. Instead, the team plans to play all of its home games on an outdoor rink at a minor-league baseball stadium.
3. COLLEGE BOARD SAYS PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOLS ARE 4th HIGHEST IN NATION FOR IN-STATE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY TUITION CHARGES
And part of the reason for that is that in-state students who attend Penn State University's main campus pay the highest tuition and fees in the country at more than $17,200.
4. VIGIL HELD, $30,000 REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION ABOUT BABY GIRL ABDUCTED AFTER GRANDMA'S DEATH
Investigators believe 10-month-old Saanvi Venna (SAHN'-vee VEHN'-ah) was taken sometime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday from the King of Prussia apartment where the body of 61-year-old Satyavathi Venna (saht-yah-VAH'-thee VEHN'-ah) was found.
5. WEST VIRGINIA WOMAN IN PSYCH UNIT AFTER POLICE SAY SHE TRIED TO SMOTHER INFANT SON AT PITTSBURGH HOSPITAL
Twenty-two-year-old Rachel Nelson, of Costa, W.Va., is charged with aggravated assault and other crimes for the incident last week at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. The incident was revealed when city police filed charges against her Wednesday.