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Penn State to answer NCAA info request

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Posted: Jul 18, 2012 9:57 AM
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State says it will respond within days to the NCAA's demand for information regarding the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

The NCAA is looking into whether the university should face penalties.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson says he doesn't want to "jump to conclusions" about possible sanctions. In a broadcast interview Monday, NCAA president Mark Emmert indicated no penalty was off the table, including a shutdown of the university's football program.

The NCAA is investigating whether Penn State lost "institutional control" over its athletic program.

The probe had been on hold while former FBI Director Louis Freeh conducted an investigation on behalf of the school.

His report asserted that late football coach Joe Paterno and three top officials buried allegations against Sandusky, the retired defensive coordinator, to protect the university's image.

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