The woman whose photo was used as the ‘‘face’’ of the Twitter account of Manti Te’o’s supposed girlfriend says the man allegedly behind the hoax confessed and apologized to her. Diane O’Meara told NBC’s ‘‘Today’’ show Tuesday that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo used pictures of her without her knowledge in creating a fake woman called Lennay Kekua. Te’o asserts he was tricked into an online romance with Kekua and, until last week, did not understand he was being hoaxed. O’Meara, 23, went to high school in California with Tuiasosopo, but she says they’re not close. He called to apologize Jan. 16, the day Deadspin.com broke the hoax story, she said. Te’o is scheduled to appear with his parents on Katie Couric’s talk show Thursday . . . A young man who testified at a child sex abuse trial last summer that former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky tickled and grabbed him in a campus shower in 1998, sued him, his charity, and the university. The man, previously described as Victim 6 in court papers, filed the federal lawsuit in Philadelphia as John Doe 6, claiming Sandusky’s behavior was ‘‘ratified’’ by The Second Mile charity and Penn State and that the organizations acted with reckless indifference to his rights . . . Wide receiver Klysmann Afonso (Medford), running back Nick Valles (Danvers), and defensive back DuVaughn Beckford (Nantucket) are among the newcomers to the UMass squad after choosing spring enrollment. Beckford transferred after two years at Assumption.