ATONEMENT

Penn State to Give $1.5M to Charity

Looking to repair the damage in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex-abuse scandal and the firing of football coach Joe Paterno, Penn State promised Thursday that it will donate $1.5 million in bowl-game proceeds to sex-crime advocacy organizations. University president Rod Erickson and other administrators appeared at a town-hall forum organized by students and faced tough questions from the audience. Penn State finished the season 9-3 and ranked in the top 25 of college teams, and will likely head to the Insight Bowl. But there is still talk that the team could be barred from the postseason. If the school accepts a bowl invitation, Erickson said the proceeds will go to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.