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UCLA's Mora On 2014 Season
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Sources: Penn St. to tab Barbour as new AD
Former Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour will be named Penn State's athletic director, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy and Josh Moyer.
Sources: Longhorns kick four more off team
Texas football coach Charlie Strong has kicked at least six players off the team, in addition to suspending the two Longhorns players Thursday after they were arrested for sexual assault.
Longhorns WRs charged with sexual assault
Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.
TCU's Fields surrenders to assault warrant
TCU defensive end Devonte Fields has surrendered to authorities on a misdemeanor assault warrant.
Auburn's Marshall pays pot possession fines
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation.
Washington QB Miles suspended for opener
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the team's season opener against Hawaii, according to a school spokesman.
Bowling Green gets former Baylor WR Rhodes
Former Baylor wide receiver Robbie Rhodes is transferring to Bowling Green, his father told ESPN.com.
Mack Brown joins ABC as studio analyst
Former Texas coach Mack Brown will serve as a studio analyst for college football games on ABC.
Ohio St. fires band director in harassment probe
Ohio State fired its band director on Thursday following a two-month investigation into sexual harassment of students, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Ex-FSU, NFL LB Humphrey arrested for assault
Former Florida State and NFL linebacker Deon Humphrey has been arrested in an assault on his girlfriend.
UNC inviting athletes back to finish degrees
North Carolina is inviting former scholarship athletes who left before completing coursework to return and earn their degrees.
Stoops bashes Saban's 'consolation' remark
Bob Stoops responded to Alabama coach Nick Saban's comments about the Sugar Bowl being a "consolation game" as quickly and decisively as the Sooners' did in last season's 45-31 upset of the Tide.
NCAA's top cop: Cheaters 'will be found out'
Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.
NCAA infractions chair: Reasons for inactivity
The chairman of the NCAA's infractions committee says a number of factors could be the cause for the lack of activity by the group that prompted Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby to call the enforcement program "broken."
C-USA chief: 'Second 5' will still be relevant
Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky knows at least one thing won't change with autonomy for the five power conferences to make their own bylaws.

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
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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
2 Texas football players charged with sex assault (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this March 30, 2013 file photo, University of Texas football player Kendall Sanders (2) carries the ball during the team's spring football game in Austin, Texas. A University of Texas police spokeswoman says two Longhorns football players have been charged with felony sexual assault and their arrests are pending. Spokeswoman Cindy Posey says the players charged Thursday, July 24, 2014, are wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. Wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were later released on personal recognizance bonds. According to an arrest affidavit, Sanders and Meander texted each other during earlier interviews with police to ''get their story straight'' and Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography tied to the alleged assault on June 21. ''It's been made clear to everyone on our team that treating women with respect is one of our core values, and I'm extremely disappointed that two young men in our program have been accused of not doing that.'' The sexual assault charges carry prison terms of two to 20 years.


TCU's Fields surrenders to misdemeanor warrant (Yahoo Sports)
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- TCU defensive end Devonte Fields has surrendered to authorities on a misdemeanor assault warrant.
Auburn's Marshall pays citations in Georgia (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2013 file photo, Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Auburn, Ala. Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation. Reynolds, Georgia police chief Lonnie Holder said Thursday, July 24, 2014, that Marshall's mother, Shalina Cliett, paid the $1,100 in fines. (AP Photo/Jay Sailors, File)

REYNOLDS, Ga. (AP) -- Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation.


Huskies QB Cyler Miles suspended for opener (Yahoo Sports)
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles was suspended for the Huskies' season opener against Hawaii for his role in two on-campus assaults following the Seattle Seahawks' win over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Coach Chris Petersen said at Pac-12 media days Thursday that Miles will miss the Aug. 30 game. Wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow, who has since left the team, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and one count of mischief. Miles, a sophomore, will be one of three quarterbacks competing to replace Keith Price.
Sooners ready to move past Sugar Bowl win (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2014 file photo, Oklahoma holds up the Sugar Bowl trophy after defeating Alabama 45-31 in the NCAA college football matchup in New Orleans. It now seems like forever since Oklahoma defeated Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The hype around the program has been building ever since. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)

Oklahoma got a lot of attention with its upset victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. As good as it was for the program, the Sooners are looking forward. The Big 12 favorites begin practice Aug. 5 in preparation for the Aug. 30 opener against Louisiana Tech. ''They've been getting stroked for a long time about Alabama,'' co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said Thursday.


Spurrier: Gamecocks 'close' to being title team (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - This Jan. 1, 2014 file photo shows South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier thanking fans for their support after winning 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Orlando, Fla. Spurrier starts his 10th season with the Gamecocks with higher expectations than ever before. His team was picked to win the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division and the cagey Spurrier thinks it might be his best chance to claim another league crown. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

South Carolina's Steve Spurrier always considered the Gamecocks were a long-term project, even if some on the outside of the program saw it was just a quick lay-over for the national championship coach. Last week, the Gamecocks were picked to win the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division and give Spurrier a shot at the title he covets most - an SEC championship. ''Somebody told me there's only three teams in America to finish in the top 10 the last three years and we're one of them.'' The Gamecocks finished a program-best fourth in the country in last year's final AP Top 25. The Gamecocks lost NFL No. 1 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney and the quarterback Spurrier keeps calling the best in South Carolina history in Connor Shaw.


Stanford not slighted by 2nd-place Pac-12 pick (Yahoo Sports)

UCLA head coach Jim Mora takes questions at the 2014 Pac-12 NCAA college football media days at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)

Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place. They were picked to finish second behind Oregon in the Pac-12 North Division yet again. Yet Stanford coach David Shaw doesn't perceive any slight in the preseason conference media poll. I might pick Oregon, too.


Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe (Yahoo Sports)
Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a ''sexualized'' culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts. Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012, and served in lesser capacities for a decade before that. Ohio State President Michael Drake, on the job just three weeks, said in an Associated Press interview that he was ''profoundly disappointed and shocked'' by the findings of a two-month investigation that began before his arrival.
Mack Brown to serve as ABC studio analyst (Yahoo Sports)
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- - Former Texas coach Mack Brown will serve as a studio analyst for college football games on ABC.
NCAA enforcement director defends investigators (Yahoo Sports)

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby takes the stage to speak at the opening of the NCAA college Big 12 Conference football media days in Dallas, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. Two days after Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called the NCAA enforcement system overwhelmed and ''broken,'' the NCAA's top cop fired back by defending his staff's work and acknowledging the impossible mission of policing more than 1,200 schools. The people who violate the rules will be found out and we will report them back to the committee on infractions.'' Duncan took over the enforcement division on an interim basis in March 2013 when the department was embroiled in its own embarrassing scandal. An internal investigation found the NCAA improperly collected evidence against the University of Miami, which led to the ouster of Julie Roe Lach.



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.
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Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News
NCAA enforcement director defends investigators (Yahoo Sports)

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby takes the stage to speak at the opening of the NCAA college Big 12 Conference football media days in Dallas, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. Two days after Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called the NCAA enforcement system overwhelmed and ''broken,'' the NCAA's top cop fired back by defending his staff's work and acknowledging the impossible mission of policing more than 1,200 schools. The people who violate the rules will be found out and we will report them back to the committee on infractions.'' Duncan took over the enforcement division on an interim basis in March 2013 when the department was embroiled in its own embarrassing scandal. An internal investigation found the NCAA improperly collected evidence against the University of Miami, which led to the ouster of Julie Roe Lach.


Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change (Yahoo Sports)

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks at the opening of the NCAA college Big 12 Conference football media days in Dallas, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. ''There's a lot of change coming.'' During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the ''strange environment'' that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools.


Thumb surgery set for Creighton's Austin Chatman (Yahoo Sports)

Creighton's Austin Chatman (1) drives past Creighton's Isaiah Zierden (21) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Creighton point guard Austin Chatman will have surgery to repair a ligament in his right thumb and is expected to be fully recovered before the season.


Wake Forest adds Greek forward Mitoglou to roster (Yahoo Sports)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Wake Forest has added Greek forward Konstantinos Mitoglou to its basketball roster.
Florida's Walker suffers season-ending knee injury (Yahoo Sports)

Florida guard/forward DeVon Walker (25) prepares to shoot a free throw during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Gainesville, Fla. Florida won the game 84-65. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida guard DeVon Walker is expected to miss next season because of a knee injury.


NCAA sets vote on modified governance proposal (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this April 6, 2014 file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference in Arlington, Texas. The NCAA's board of directors is scheduled to discuss and endorse a 57-page overhaul plan that would hand far more power to five major conferences to decide how to treat and perhaps satisfy their athletes.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

The biggest conferences in college sports may finally get exactly what they want - autonomy over some of today's most contentious issues. After years of consternation and months of debate, the NCAA announced Friday that its board of directors will vote Aug. 7 on a formal proposal to give schools in the highest-profile conferences more influence over the college rules. The proposal also would give athletic directors and student-athletes bigger roles in the legislative process. ''The Division I membership overall and the steering committee in particular worked hard to create a structure that will allow the division to operate more simply and inclusively,'' NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement released Friday.


Oklahoma AD to chair hoops committee in 2015-16 (Yahoo Sports)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione will chair the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee for the 2015-16 school year.
Pinson could bolster Tar Heels' perimeter defense (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this April 2, 2014, file photo, McDonald's East All-American Theo Pinson, left, saves the ball from going out-of-bounds as McDonald's West All-American Kelly Oubre defends during the second half of the McDonald's All-American boy's basketball game in Chicago. The 6-foot-6 Pinson arrived in Chapel Hill this summer and will help fill the Tar Heels' need for guard depth. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Theo Pinson knows how to guarantee himself a significant role as a freshman at North Carolina - play defense. The 6-foot-6 swingman arrived this summer to help fill the Tar Heels' need for backcourt depth and bolster UNC's defense on the perimeter, where opponents blistered the Tar Heels in last season's final two games. ''You just have to worry about making the right play and playing defense at all times,'' Pinson said. ''That's Basketball 101, basically.'' Pinson joins fellow McDonald's All-Americans Joel Berry at point guard and swingman Justin Jackson in a touted recruiting class.


Top NCAA hoops official retiring after 2015 season (Yahoo Sports)
John Adams started refereeing basketball games for grocery money. On Thursday, the 65-year-old Adams said he will retire following April's national championship game. ''Since I've been out of the military I've only had six jobs,'' said Adams, who served in the Indiana and New York Air National Guard from 1971-77. ''I told the first (NCAA) committee I worked for that I felt like I was living the dream, and I told the committee yesterday that I was still living the dream.
Memphis adds Keelon Lawson to coaching staff (Yahoo Sports)

Memphis head coach Josh Pastner calls a play in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Memphis has added former high school coach Keelon Lawson as an assistant coach on Josh Pastner's staff. Lawson is the father of 2015 recruit K.J. Lawson and 2016 prospect Dedric Lawson. Lawson had coached Hamilton High School in Memphis since 2003. The 247Sports Composite, which measures rankings of all the major recruiting services, rates K.J. Lawson as the No. 43 prospect in his class and rates Dedric Lawson as the No. 7 prospect in the 2016 class.



Yahoo Sports - NCAA Women's Hoops News
Indiana women's basketball coach resigns (The Associated Press)

Indiana’s head coach Curt Miller encourages his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the WNIT, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Brookings, S.D. (AP Photo/Eric Landwehr)

Curt Miller spent two seasons rebuilding the Indiana women's basketball team. On Friday, Miller surprised many by resigning as the Hoosiers coach because of health and family reasons. The 55-year-old Pennsylvania native did suffer a mild stroke during a game in January 2012 when he was coaching Bowling Green. Miller and Glass both met with players on the team Friday, and Glass appointed Miller's top assistant, Curtis Lloyd, the interim head coach until the school finds a replacement.


Lady Vols coach wants a stronger finishing touch (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this March 9, 2014 file photo, Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick yells from the bench in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in the finals of the Southeastern Conference women's tournament in Duluth, Ga. Warlick wants a tougher team in the belief that will prevent the Lady Vols from peaking too early again as they chase their first Final Four appearance since their 2008 national championship.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Holly Warlick believes Tennessee's bid to return to national title contention is more a mental hurdle than a physical test. The Lady Vols were rolling going into last season's NCAA tournament. The momentum carried only so far and Tennessee lost in a regional semifinal. ''I think our team needs to have a little bit more togetherness,'' the Tennessee coach told The Associated Press.


Gail Goestenkors quits WNBA job, enters hoops hall (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2011, file photo, Texas women's basketball coach Gail Goestenkors directs her team against Texas A&M during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Austin, Texas. Goestenkors was selected for the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas, File)

This was a roller-coaster weekend for Gail Goestenkors. On the day she resigned as an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, it was announced she would enter the women's basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. ''I thought the timing was absolutely perfect if there is such a thing,'' said Goestenkors, who built Duke into a national power, guiding the Blue Devils to four Final Four appearances and seven straight seasons with at least 30 wins. ''It epitomizes the business of women's basketball.


Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2008, file photo, USA player Lisa Leslie holds up the fourth of her gold medals after receiving gold for beating Australia in the women's basketball gold medal game at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday, July 19, 2014, She is joined by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors, longtime Oregon high school coach Brad Smith and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic, File

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday. She is joined by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors, longtime Oregon high school coach Brad Smith and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011.


Trial date moved in ex-Lady Vols officials' suit (The Associated Press)

Tennessee guard Ariel Massengale (5) is helped from the court by assistant coach Dean Lockwood, right, and trainer Jenny Moshak in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 82-72 to clinch its 17th Southeastern Conference regular-season title outright. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The trial date for a lawsuit filed by former Tennessee associate director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Vols strength coaches against the university has been moved to June 23, 2015.


Lady Vols' Massengale eager for comeback (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, Tennessee guard Ariel Massengale (5) is assisted by head coach Holly Warlick after getting injured in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn. Massengale missed the final 16 games of the 2013-14 season because of a head injury. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

Tennessee is preparing to welcome back a senior point guard while monitoring the status of an ailing post player. Ariel Massengale is looking forward to returning for her senior season after missing the final 16 games of the 2013-14 season with a head injury. Massengale, who also underwent offseason surgery on her right knee, says she's hoping to be 100 percent by the start of the school year next month. While Massengale awaits her return, sophomore center Mercedes Russell is recovering from offseason surgery to her right foot.


UCLA's Holiday retires due to head injuries (The Associated Press)

Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd, right, and UCLA guard Lauren Holiday battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA guard Lauren Holiday is ending her college basketball career after just 12 games over two seasons because of repeated head injuries.




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