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Judge denies new Sandusky trial request

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Jerry Sandusky lost a bid Wednesday for a new trial and a second chance to convince a jury he is innocent of the child sexual abuse charges that landed him in state prison to serve a lengthy sentence.

Judge John Foradora denied Sandusky's requests for a new trial or for dismissal of charges.

The former Penn State assistant football coach's lawyers said they were disappointed and planned to appeal the decision to Superior Court.


Florida DE Sherit to miss rest of season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida defensive end Jordan Sherit had season-ending hip surgery, the latest setback for coach Jim McElwain's team.

Sherit injured his hip in the second half of a home loss to Texas A&M last Saturday and was eventually carted off the field.


Fraud suit against Kiffin dismissed

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) A judge has dismissed a fraud suit filed against Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin.

Shelby County Circuit Judge Lara Alvis dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning it can't be refiled. The decision was entered on Oct. 10, according to online court documents.


Morgan, Irish defense take on No. 11 USC

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Nyles Morgan smiled at the question

He knows the Notre Dame defense is playing better this season.


Nebraska's Riley: 'Just coach the team'

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) With a new athletic director on the way and Nebraska having an open date this week, the future of embattled coach Mike Riley has been the hottest topic in the state and among Cornhusker fans everywhere.

Riley joked after practice Wednesday night that he wanted to borrow the sign that hangs over the desk of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, the one that says "Just coach the team."


East Carolina, BYU add 2 games to series

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) East Carolina and BYU have added two more games to their football series.

ECU officials said Thursday that the Pirates will visit BYU in 2022 and the Cougars will return the trip in 2024. The teams are playing on Saturday in Greenville to complete their initial two-game series.


Upsets, injuries throw ACC out of whack

Clemson has fallen, and Miami is on the rise.

Upsets, last-minute victories and injuries have made it a free-for-all race for the Atlantic Coast Conference crown, and there are some unexpected contenders in the mix.


Penn State defense succeeds by swarming

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) James Franklin's whistle is the last one Penn State players hear at practice, and sometimes the coach will hesitate before he blows plays dead.

He's waiting for a satisfactory number of white helmets to charge the ball carrier. It doesn't usually take long for him to see what he wants - eight, maybe nine defenders all converging on the football.


Cut D-III player passes on reinstatement

READING, Pa. (AP) A football player who was offered reinstatement after being cut from the team at Division III Albright College in Pennsylvania says he will not rejoin the team.

Sophomore Gyree Durante tells The Reading Eagle some players lost trust in him, and he does not think it would be good for him to be back on the team.


Darnold, No. 11 USC seek more success

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California hopes a comeback from a 21-7 halftime deficit against Utah was all it needed to get its offense on track.

The Trojans' rally for a 28-27 victory last week featured quarterback Sam Darnold improvising and scrambling, running back Ronald Jones II scoring a touchdown for his 13th straight game and the offensive line standing up to a stout Utes defensive front.

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