Lawyers for the NCAA, Gov. Corbett, and other state officials think they can settle within the next month a lawsuit over the $60 million in penalties Penn State is paying for its mishandling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual- abuse scandal.
In a joint motion filed Wednesday in federal court in Harrisburg, the sides said another month would give them a "meaningful opportunity" to resolve the lawsuit.
However, nine members of the university's board of trustees have recommended a meeting Aug. 22 to decide on an official negotiating position for Penn State in the matter.
In a letter to board chairman Keith Masser, the nine said the board was "generally uninformed about these important negotiations" and had "not sanctioned, nor even discussed, an official negotiating posture for the university. . . . We ask that neither university nor board personnel conduct any further conversations with the NCAA until our direction has been discussed . . . and the entire Penn State community knows what we are doing."