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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Gov. Tom Corbett will learn within the next few weeks whether his federal lawsuit against the NCAA over the penalties handed down against Penn State will be allowed to continue, following a nearly two-hour hearing Monday in Harrisburg.
Corbett sued the NCAA in January, claiming the $60 million fine and other penalties levied against Penn State over its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal violated federal antitrust rules.
Scott Ballenger, representing the NCAA, said the actions it took against Penn State are not likely to harm to the overall market for higher education or even the market for top-caliber football players, arguing antitrust law did not apply and that if anything, the Penn State sanctions were imposed to improve the competitiveness of college sports.