Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Tuesday that he plans to sue the NCAA in federal court over stiff sanctions imposed against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.
The Republican governor scheduled a Wednesday news conference on the Penn State campus in State College to announce the filing in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg.
A person associated with the university and knowledgeable about the matter, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the lawsuit had not been filed, told The Associated Press that it is an antitrust action.
The NCAA sanctions, which were agreed to by the university in July, included a $60 million fine that would be used nationally to finance child abuse prevention grants. The sanctions also included a four-year bowl game ban for the university's marquee football program, reduced football scholarships and the forfeiture of 112 wins.
State and congressional lawmakers from Pennsylvania have objected to using the Penn State fine to finance activities in other states.
Sandusky, 68, was convicted in June on charges he sexually abused 10 boys, some on Penn State's campus. He's serving a 30- to 60-year state prison term.
A person with knowledge of the deal says American League Cy Young Award winner David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a one-year contract worth just over $10 million, avoiding arbitration.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet made a formal announcement.
Price earned $4.35 million last season, when he went 20-5 with an American League-low 2.56 ERA.
The NHL and the union's main negotiating teams met for 30 minutes in New York before ending talks for the evening. The league made a counter offer to the players' proposal, and the union will review it. The sides likely will meet again on Wednesday.
A senior at Mission Hills High in San Marcos, Rooks is just under 7 feet tall and weighs 270 pounds. He is listed as a three-star prospect by Scout.com.
Staff writer Jeff Faraudo contributed to this report.