College football roundup: McQueary testifies in Sandusky trial

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Former Penn State football coach Mike McQueary, a key witness in the sexual abuse case against former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky, testified in the Sandusky trial on Tuesday in Bellefonte, Pa., that he witnessed Sandusky behind a prepubescent boy, who was perhaps 10 to 12 years old, in the showers of the Penn State football building with the boy's hands pressed against the wall and the sound of skin-on-skin slapping on Feb. 9, 2001, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported.

"Sandusky was standing right up against the back of the young boy with his arms wrapped around (the boy's) midsection in the closest proximity I think you can be," McQueary said, according to the Patriot-News. "I was extremely alarmed, flustered and shocked."

When asked if he had any doubt of what he'd seen, or who was in that shower, McQueary, whose credibility has been questioned in the months leading up to the trial, stared at Sandusky for a moment, and said: "No doubt at all."

McQueary said his father told him to inform Joe Paterno, then Penn State's head football coach. He called Paterno around 7:30 a.m. the next day, then went to Paterno's home to tell him what he had seen. He said the conversation with Paterno lasted 10-12 minutes.

McQueary testified he got a phone call from athletic director Tim Curley about a week later. He met with Curley and vice president Gary Schultz for about 15 minutes, and Curley later said they would look into it.

Defense attorney attorney Karl Rominger focused on the details of McQueary's account in cross-examination.

McQueary said he got "three distinguishable looks."

---Michigan will honor former President Gerald Ford by bringing his No. 48 jersey out of retirement this season.

Coach Brady Hoke shared the news on a radio appearance on Birmingham, Ala., WJOX-AM.

"We're honoring Desmond Howard now with one of our players who really deserves it, and that's (receiver) Roy Roundtree wearing No. 21," Hoke said. "We're going to do the same with Gerald Ford's jersey this year. We're looking at doing it."

Michigan has five retired numbers that honor a total of seven players.

No player was assigned No. 48 on the Wolverines' preseason roster.

---Offensive lineman Chad Kolumber has decided to transfer from Kansas, according to the Lawrence Journal-World, which notes that several media outlets have reported than Kolumber plans to transfer to Richmond, an FCS (formerly Division I-AA) school. He played in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2011.

--- Former Missouri linebacker Marcus Barton, who was named All-Big-12 in 2006 as a senior, was killed in a single-car crash on Friday, the Houston Chronicle reported. He was 28.

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