PSU trustees hope to address alumni concerns

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's embattled Board of Trustees meets Friday for the first time since the chaotic week in November when the school was enveloped in scandal following child sex abuse allegations brought against a retired assistant football coach.

In the frantic first few days after authorities charged Jerry Sandusky, trustees ousted Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and school President Graham Spanier, and pledged to uncover the truth. Their actions have left some anguished alumni and former players questioning the trustees themselves.

After remaining mostly silent the last two months, trustees began to divulge reasons this week why they took such action, hoping to sway skeptics and critics seeking change.

Leadership positions will be up for election at Friday's meeting. Also listed on the agenda is an overview of athletic programs.