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Purdue University Athletics Department officials say it’s too soon to tell whether the school will adopt its own policy in the wake of NCAA officials making it legal for college athletes to accept money and hire agents.

Athletics Media Relations Director Tom Schott says for now, the school will follow general guidelines released Thursday morning by the Big Ten Conference.

That statement says months of dialogue between the conference and its member schools are likely ahead before any Big Ten-specific plans are announced.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated from its original form to include an interview with the lawyer for the accusers.

Purdue University officials and the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office do not plan any further sanctions against four football players accused of sexual assault following an off-campus party earlier this semester.

Purdue Vice President for Strategic Communications Julie Rosa declined a taped interview but issued a statement Wednesday saying the players had been suspended from the team and the investigation was ongoing.

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Despite a successful test of Tippecanoe County’s voting equipment Thursday, the county Election Board is dealing with another issue concerning misprinted ballots.

Unlike in last year’s election, when nearly 100 voters were given ballots with the incorrect races on them, this year’s error concerns the names of the candidates.

More than a quarter of the names on the ballot either feature a misspelling or a name listed in a way different from how the candidate filed it.

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Purdue athletics officials say the reason they chose to upgrade the school’s football training facility before fixing Ross-Ade Stadium is two-fold -- the program needs better players to succeed and it was the only one of those two projects the department could afford in full.

The bulk of the $60 million set to be spent on the Mollenkopf  training facility will come from Purdue’s portion of the Big Ten Network television contract.