Penn State, McCord, Corman, NCAA hearing Wednesday

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Two elected officials suing the NCAA over the use of its $60 million fine from Penn State over how it handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal are seeking court-ordered mediation. State Sen. Jake Corman, a Republican who represents State College, and Democratic state Treasurer Rob McCord made the request to Commonwealth Court on Thursday. They’re trying to keep the fine money in Pennsylvania.

penn stateMcCord issued a statement saying he was hoping for a “reasonable settlement” that will more quickly help Pennsylvanians who have been victims of child abuse. Penn State agreed to the penalties a year ago, along with a temporary loss of football scholarships and a four-year ban on post-season play. A court hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled for Wednesday. An NCAA spokeswoman declined comment.