A Pennsylvania court on Wednesday rejected the NCAA’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit over the association’s $60-million fine against Pennsylvania State University for its role in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. The lawsuit, filed by state Sen. Jake Corman, a Republican who represents State College, Pa., and Robert M. McCord, the state’s treasurer, objects to letting the NCAA decide how to spend the money, and asks the court to order that the fine installments be paid into a state endowment.
The NCAA had argued that the suit should be dismissed because the university is not a party to the suit, and because it said the two officials lacked legal standing to sue. In June a federal judge dismissed Gov. Tom Corbett’s separate antitrust lawsuit that challenged the NCAA’s penalties against Penn State.