STATE COLLEGE (AP) - Penn State has approved a new policy that limits the use of athletic facilities to players and athletic department personnel during normal operating hours.
The new policy also limits recreational facilities for use by someone with a valid university identification card, with access confined only to those times designated for public use.
An ad-ministrator overseeing campus police said in a statement Wednesday that the policy was a piece of an overall plan in part to provide the "safest environment possible to our constituents."
The change was announced on the eve of the release of findings of the school's internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Sandusky was convicted last month of 45 criminal counts in connection with allegations involving 10 boys, some in university athletic facilities.
A team led by former federal judge and FBI ex-director Louis Freeh interviewed hundreds of people to learn how the university responded to warning signs that its once-revered former assistant football coach - a man who helped Paterno win two national titles for a university that touted "success with honor" - was a serial child molester.
By contrast, the Freeh report, to be released online at 9 a.m. today, will focus on Penn State and what it did - or didn't do - to protect children.