Former Penn State officials Gary Schultz, Tim Curley granted work release

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Former Penn State officials Gary Schultz, Tim Curley granted work release

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Two former Penn State administrators are eligible for work release while they serve a few months in jail after pleading guilty to child endangerment over their handling of a 2001 complaint about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

A judge on Wednesday gave former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley permission for work release, if their plans meet jail rules.

Judge John Boccabella also is denying a request by former university president Graham Spanier to have his jury conviction for child endangerment thrown out or to get a new trial.

Schultz and Spanier face two months in jail, while Curley was sentenced to three months behind bars. They're scheduled to report to jail July 15.

Sandusky is appealing a 2012 conviction on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

Penn State moves to No. 2 in AP poll thanks to Clemson loss

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Penn State moves to No. 2 in AP poll thanks to Clemson loss

They didn't play this week, but Penn State football still moved up in the AP poll.

Four of last week's top 10 fell Saturday, including No. 2 Clemson. The Tigers were shocked by Syracuse on Saturday, losing 27-24 in the Carrier Dome.

As a result, Penn State, 31-7 winners over Northwestern last Saturday, take Clemson's spot. Alabama remains the only team ahead of the Nittany Lions. The Crimson Tide, who trounced Arkansas, 41-9, Saturday night, is the unanimous No. 1, receiving all 61 first-place votes. Georgia slides up a spot to No. 3, while No. 4 TCU and No. 5 Wisconsin round out the top five. 

Penn State was last ranked as high as No. 2 on Oct. 31, 1999. The Nittany Lions next play 5-1 Michigan, ranked No. 19, Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. 

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Penn State moves up to No. 3 in latest AP poll

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Penn State moves up to No. 3 in latest AP poll

It took a few weeks, but Penn State is finally moving on up in the AP poll.

By virtue of Saturday's 31-7 victory at Northwestern and Oklahoma's stunning loss at home to unranked heavy underdog Iowa State, Penn State has climbed up to No. 3 in the nation.

Penn State had been holding steady at No. 4 for the previous three weeks.

The Nittany Lions are behind only No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson, last season's National Championship Game participants.

Head coach James Franklin's team has a bye this coming week, and the Lions will need all the rest they can get as they'll return for back-to-back titanic matchups, first at home on Oct. 21 vs. No. 16 Michigan and then at The Horseshoe vs. No. 8 Ohio State on Oct. 28.

No. 4 Washington and No. 5 Georgia round out this week's Top 5.

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