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Source: Ex-judge to conduct Winston hearing
Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situation confirmed.
Sources: Syracuse to face NCAA Oct. 30-31
Syracuse's men's basketball and football programs are under NCAA investigation for allegations, including providing extra benefits and academic issues, that date back at least 10 years, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Michigan to drop price of student tickets in '15
Athletic director Dave Brandon continued his quest to make amends with the Michigan student body Thursday by announcing a significant drop in student football ticket prices for the 2015 season.
No. 18 East Carolina holds off upstart UConn
Carden helps No. 18 ECU beat UConn, 31-21
Miami steamrolls fumble-prone Virginia Tech
Duke Johnson ran for 249 yards and scored two touchdowns, and Miami took advantage of Virginia Tech's fumbles on three straight second-half drives in a 30-6 victory Thursday night.
Judge questions $75M concussion settlement
A federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed concerns Thursday about some terms and the scope of the $75 million deal that encompasses all athletes going back decades.
Chancellor: UNC fraud 'compounded by inaction'
An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout.
WVU QB calls dad's heart attack 'emotional'
West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett says it was 'emotional' dealing with father's heart attack.
A&M replaces Ore. with Clemson for 2018-19
Texas A&M has replaced Oregon with Clemson as a high-profile home-and-home opponent for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, the schools announced Thursday night.
Georgia applies for Gurley to be reinstated
The University of Georgia will apply to the NCAA on Wednesday for running back Todd Gurley to be reinstated.
Harris replaces Driskel as Gators starting QB
Embattled coach Will Muschamp on Wednesday named true freshman Treon Harris the starter at quarterback for the Florida Gators.
Northwestern CB White quits due to health
Northwestern cornerback Dwight White has decided to stop playing football.
OK State sues Texas OC Wickline for $600K
Oklahoma State has sued Texas co-offensive coordinator Joe Wickline for breach of contract, alleging he misled his former employer about his new position at Texas, and the school is seeking more than $593,000 in damages.
O'Bannon lawyers want $50M from NCAA
The bill has come in for former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon's successful court challenge of the NCAA -- and it's a whopper.
Committee member: CFP picture will clear up
Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee told ESPN.com on Tuesday that he expects the top four teams to become "more and more clear" as the season progresses.

SI.com - NCAA Football
O'Bannon v. NCAA: Do Division I schools make or lose money on sports?
Do schools make money on sports? That question kicked off the last week of O'Bannon v. NCAA.
Penn. AG: 'Lack of urgency' in Sandusky inquiry
Looking at how Emmert's testimony played
SI.com's Andy Staples breaks down the first day of testimony from NCAA president Mark Emmert in the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial.
Eastern Michigan installing gray turf at stadium
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl now sponsored by Bitcoin
Attention College #Football Fans! We are officially the Bitcoin St.Petersburg Bowl! #btcbowl @BitPay http://t.co/Od8ZNgVMlV— Bitcoin Bowl (@BitcoinBowl) June 18, 2014
The real reason the Big Ten added Maryland and Rutgers -- survival
Why did the Big Ten add Maryland and Rutgers? It's more than about TV money. It's about survival.
Penn State AD Joyner announces plan to retire
Marking His Territory
James Franklin has led a recruiting surge at Penn State. How? By landing the top talent in the region.
Ex-Vandy LB Garnham cross-examined in case
Ten most anticipated nonconference games entering the 2014 season
An early glimpse at the 10 most anticipated nonconference games heading into the 2014 season.

Yahoo Sports - NCAA Football News
Carden helps No. 18 ECU beat UConn, 31-21 (Yahoo Sports)

East Carolina's Shane Carden (5) prepares to pass during an NCAA college football game against Connecticut, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/The Daily Reflector, Aileen Devlin)

Coach Ruffin McNeill doesn't care about impressing the committee that will decide if No. 18 East Carolina deserves a major bowl berth. The Pirates needed a strong fourth quarter - and another huge performance from Shane Carden - to pull away from the pesky Huskies, 31-21. Carden threw for a season-high 445 yards - his seventh career 400-yard performance - on 38-of-64 passing, and Breon Allen ran for two touchdowns. They helped the Pirates (6-1, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) sidestep a major upset bid by four-touchdown-underdog UConn (1-6, 0-4) in East Carolina's first prime-time, weeknight showcase game in its new league.


Miami manhandles Virginia Tech, 30-6 (Yahoo Sports)

Miami wide receiver Braxton Berrios (83) reaches for a pass in the end zone as Virginia Tech cornerback Chuck Clark (19) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The pass was incomplete. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia Tech didn't face Duke Johnson when it played Miami last season. The Hokies would be happy to never see him again, either. Johnson ran for 249 yards and scored two touchdowns, and Miami raced to a 24-0 halftime lead, then took the ball away on the Hokies' first three possessions after halftime to prevent a comeback in a 30-6 victory Thursday night. ''I thought that was one of the better running backs, maybe the best that we've ever tried to tackle,'' Hokies coach Frank Beamer said about Johnson, who had 29 times.


Clemson, Texas A&M to play 2 games (Yahoo Sports)
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson and Texas A&M have agreed to a two-game series in 2018 and 2019.
With 1 kidney, Northwestern's White stops playing (Yahoo Sports)
Northwestern cornerback Dwight White has decided to stop playing football. White tells the Chicago Tribune he found out in June after experiencing abdominal pain that he was born with one kidney.
WVU expels 3 students for post-game misconduct (Yahoo Sports)

West Virginia's Shaquille Riddick (4) and K.J. Dillon (9) celebrate their win with fans following an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. West Virginia won 41-27. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia University says it has expelled three students in what police called riots following the Mountaineers' win over Baylor.


Judge questions $75M NCAA concussion settlement (Yahoo Sports)
The federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed serious concerns Thursday about some terms and the vast scope of the $75 million deal that currently encompasses all college athletes going back decades. Facing NCAA and plaintiffs' attorneys who crafted the deal, U.S. District Judge John Lee wondered why sports like rifle teams, golf and swimming would be covered by the proposed agreement along with football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. ''I'm going to assume there aren't a lot of risks of concussions in rifling,'' Lee said during a hearing on a motion to give the deal preliminary approval.
New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort (Yahoo Sports)
Claims that New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. The track is the only venue in the state that has said it will take bets under a law signed by Gov. Chris Christie last Friday that allows sports betting at racetracks and casinos. The NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA filed a reply later Thursday, and U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp will decide whether oral argument is necessary.
9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal (Yahoo Sports)

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

At least nine university employees were fired or under disciplinary review, and the question now becomes what, if anything, the NCAA will do next. Athletic director Bubba Cunningham wouldn't speculate on any possible sanctions. ''We'll work with the NCAA and work through the report with them as part of our ongoing investigation,'' Cunningham said. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein found.


No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement (Yahoo Sports)

Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) breaks through the Vanderbilt line in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Athens, Ga.. Georgia won 44-17. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.


Florida to start QB Treon Harris against Georgia (Yahoo Sports)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- With his job on the line, Florida coach Will Muschamp is turning to freshman quarterback Treon Harris.

SI.com - NCAA Basketball
NBA draft: Picking boom or bust prospects
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger and David Gardner discuss three players in the 2014 NBA draft and whether or not they will be a "boom or bust" prospect.
Cincinnati, Cronin agree to new seven-year deal
CINCINNATI (AP) - The University of Cincinnati has signed men's basketball coach Mick Cronin to a new seven-year contract.
'Finch' returns to offer candid evaluations on 54 NBA draft prospects
Can Jabari Parker defend? What about Andrew Wiggins' effort level? Six scouts offer their brutally honest evaluations of 54 NBA draft prospects.
Ex-Baylor C Austin has career-ending condition
Who will Cleveland take: Wiggins or Parker?
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger and David Gardner debate who the Cleveland Cavaliers should select with the #1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker?
O'Bannon v. NCAA: Emmert, Delany take stand
After injury, how far will Kansas' Embiid fall?
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger and David Gardner discuss the recent injury to Joel Embiid and how much it will impact where he is selected in the 2014 NBA draft.
NBA draft position rankings: SF
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Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News
Arizona near-unanimous pick by media to win Pac-12 (Yahoo Sports)

Arizona head coach Sean Miller, right, laughs as he speaks next to forward Brandon Ashley during NCAA college basketball Pac-12 media day in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Just about everybody agrees - except for one person, apparently - that Arizona is the overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-12 again this season. The Wildcats are the near-unanimous choice to win the conference, receiving 31 of 32 first-place votes in the preseason media poll released Thursday. Utah was picked second and Colorado third. UCLA, which was chosen fourth, received the other first-place vote.


Judge questions $75M NCAA concussion settlement (Yahoo Sports)
The federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed serious concerns Thursday about some terms and the vast scope of the $75 million deal that currently encompasses all college athletes going back decades. Facing NCAA and plaintiffs' attorneys who crafted the deal, U.S. District Judge John Lee wondered why sports like rifle teams, golf and swimming would be covered by the proposed agreement along with football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. ''I'm going to assume there aren't a lot of risks of concussions in rifling,'' Lee said during a hearing on a motion to give the deal preliminary approval.
Iowa St G Hallice Cooke set for hip surgeries (Yahoo Sports)
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State guard Hallice Cooke is having surgery to repair cartilage tears in both hips and will be out 6-8 months.
New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort (Yahoo Sports)
Claims that New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. The track is the only venue in the state that has said it will take bets under a law signed by Gov. Chris Christie last Friday that allows sports betting at racetracks and casinos. The NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA filed a reply later Thursday, and U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp will decide whether oral argument is necessary.
Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud (Yahoo Sports)
An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout. More than 3,100 students - about half of them athletes - benefited from sham classes and artificially high grades in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies department (AFAM) in Chapel Hill. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein indicates that the bogus classes ended in 2011. The NCAA, which has reopened its investigation into academic misconduct, could also have concerns of lack of institutional control.
No SEC Surprise: Kentucky, Florida picked 1-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Kentucky head coach John Calipari listens to a question during a news conference at the Southeastern Conference men's NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Southeastern Conference's Final Four teams were picked to finish 1-2 in the league again this season with star-filled Kentucky chosen just ahead of defending champion Florida.


Villanova unanimous choice to win Big East title (Yahoo Sports)

Villanova head coach Jay Wright calls out to his team during the second half of a third-round game against Connecticut in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Connecticut won the game 77-65. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Villanova coach Jay Wright is happy to just be talking about basketball this year and not conference realignment.


9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal (Yahoo Sports)

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

At least nine university employees were fired or under disciplinary review, and the question now becomes what, if anything, the NCAA will do next. Athletic director Bubba Cunningham wouldn't speculate on any possible sanctions. ''We'll work with the NCAA and work through the report with them as part of our ongoing investigation,'' Cunningham said. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein found.


Former Illini coaches speak at McClain's funeral (Yahoo Sports)
It seems no one knew that former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain had lung cancer until just before he died last week. ''None,'' Terry McClain said at the funeral Wednesday, shaking his head in disbelief. McClain's death at 60 surprised the basketball community in the state of Illinois, where McClain also attained legendary status as a high school coach in Peoria, and beyond. A crowd of more than 1,000 gathered at the service in Champaign, including the Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams, who played on Illinois' 2005 Final Four team.
NY court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim for slander (Yahoo Sports)

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim reacts during the first half of a third-round game against the Dayton in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's highest court on Tuesday reinstated the slander lawsuit filed by two former Syracuse University ball boys against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim.



Yahoo Sports - NCAA Women's Hoops News
Irish the favorite to win ACC women's hoops title (The Associated Press)

Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd (32) collides into Connecticut guard Moriah Jefferson (4) during the first half of the championship game in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- The Atlantic Coast Conference looks a lot different in women's basketball these days - especially at the top.


Stanford picked to win Pac-12 regular-season crown (The Associated Press)

Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer calls a play against Connecticut during the second half of the semifinal game in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer's Stanford team has been picked to win a 15th consecutive Pac-12 regular-season women's basketball championship.


DePaul unanimous pick for Big East women's title (The Associated Press)

DePaul coach Doug Bruno addresses players during practice in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, March 28, 2014. DePaul will play Texas A&M in an NCAA women's college basketball tournament regional semifinal on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

NEW YORK (AP) -- DePaul is the unanimous choice by the coaches to win the Big East championship.


South Carolina women's hoop team picked to win SEC (The Associated Press)

Tennessee's Isabelle Harrison answers a question during a news conference at the Southeastern Conference women's basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows the work it took to reach the top of the Southeastern Conference. She understands it'll be an even greater challenge for the defending SEC champs to stay there.


Judge grants motion to strike Summitt reference (The Associated Press)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A judge has ruled that former Tennessee director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Vols strength coaches must remove a reference to former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt from their complaint in a lawsuit against the university.
Maryland women picked to win Big Ten (The Associated Press)

Minnesota's Rachel Banham during an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Maryland has moved to the Big Ten Conference and the expectations remain high on the heels of a Final Four appearance.


UConn women start run at 10th national title (The Associated Press)

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma speaks to fans during a rally aon campus celebrating his team's NCAA title, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- UConn opened practice Wednesday with a lot of new faces, but the same old goal of winning a national title.




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