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Mizzou officials: We've learned from mistakes
University of Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel acknowledged Friday he knew about a 2008 rape allegation against former running back Derrick Washington, but didn't discipline Washington because police didn't file charges.
Green-Beckham waiver bid for 2014 denied
Dorial Green-Beckham's waiver request to play for Oklahoma this season immediately after his transfer from Missouri has been denied by the NCAA.
Louisville WR Parker injures foot in practice
Louisville says wide receiver Devante Parker injured his left foot during practice and will be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon in Charlotte, North Carolina, soon.
Report: Badgers tab McEvoy as starting QB
The Wisconsin Badgers will start junior Tanner McEvoy at quarterback for next week's season opener against LSU, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Huskies to start Lindquist at QB for opener
Sophomore Jeff Lindquist will be the starting quarterback when the Washington Huskies take the field against Hawaii on Saturday, Aug. 30.
Colleges tapping into beer sales for cash flow
Some cash-strapped athletic departments outside the Power Five conferences have started to use beer sales as an alternative revenue stream -- and more could soon be following suit.
NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision
The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws.
After threats, event cancels Updyke showing
Auburn football fans won't get a shot at Harvey Updyke after all. The organizers of a Sept. 29 charity event in Mobile, Alabama, have pulled the plug on having Updyke appear for a pie throw or dunking booth.
Senators call for investigation into Air Force
Two U.S. senators called for an outside investigation of how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to football coaches.
Vandy goes with Robinette over Rivers at QB
Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has named Patton Robinette as his starting quarterback a week before the Commodores' season opener against Temple.
Kent State to honor Bitsko with helmet decal
Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season.
Voytik named Pitt's starting QB for opener
Chad Voytik will be the starting quarterback for Pitt when opens the season on Aug. 30 against Delaware.
Ohio St. turns to 'meticulous' Barrett at QB
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is focusing on redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett to step into the void left by injured starer Braxton Miller.
Volcano threatens Penn State's Ireland opener
UCF's season opener in Ireland next week against Penn State may be in peril because of a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland.
Clemson RB Brooks (foot) to miss season
Clemson will be without Zac Brooks for the 2014 season after the junior running back suffered a season-ending foot injury during practice Monday night, the school announced Wednesday.

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
Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2014, file photo, Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham takes a water break during NCAA college football practice in Norman, Okla. Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play right now. The school announced the decision Friday night, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately. ''The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request it entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA,'' the university said in a statement released Friday night. ''The University accepts that decision and will continue to provide the appropriate assistance to Dorial, just as it does with other students in helping him grow personally from the many opportunities available to him at OU.'' Green-Beckham transferred to Oklahoma after being dismissed by Missouri in April after several run-ins with the law during his two years at the school. NCAA rules require players to sit out a season when they transfer from one FBS school to another, but Oklahoma requested a waiver to allow Green-Beckham to play this season on the grounds he was ''run-off'' the team at Missouri.


Louisville WR Parker injures foot in practice (Yahoo Sports)
Louisville says wide receiver Devante Parker injured his left foot during practice and will be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon in Charlotte, North Carolina, soon. Parker was injured during practice at Papa John's Stadium on Friday and evaluated by team physicians. He will visit Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte ''in the next couple days for further evaluation and management,'' the release said.
Pinkel, Alden say protocol followed for Washington (Yahoo Sports)

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and athletic director Mike Alden say they followed what they believed to be the school's protocol when former running back Derrick Washington was accused of rape in 2008. He also pleaded guilty in February 2012 to third-degree domestic assault of an ex-girlfriend.


Senators call for AF Academy sex assaults review (Yahoo Sports)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Sen. John Thune of South Dakota asked the Defense Department inspector general and the civilian U.S. Office of Special Counsel on Wednesday to look into claims by a former Air Force criminal investigator, Staff Sgt. Brandon Enos. In a 12-page memo to members of Congress dated May 17, Enos alleged that former academy superintendent Michael Gould barred military investigators from speaking to football coaches about allegations of sexual assault and illegal drug use by players.
College Football Hall of Fame finds high-tech home (Yahoo Sports)

An artist puts the finishing touches on a mural at the College Football Hall of Fame, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Atlanta. The College Football Hall of Fame finally is ready for its grand opening on Saturday following its move from South Bend, Ind. Fundraising issues forced several delays in the project, that had been scheduled to open in 2012. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age. The new high-tech hall opens Saturday in downtown Atlanta, not far from the Georgia Dome, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park and other attractions.


Lindquist to start for No. 25 Huskies at Hawaii (Yahoo Sports)
Sophomore Jeff Lindquist will be the starting quarterback for No. 25 Washington when the Huskies open the season at Hawaii on Aug. 30. Washington coach Chris Petersen announced the decision after practice on Friday. Lindquist and redshirt freshman Troy Williams had been competing for the starting job after expected starter Cyler Miles was suspended for the opener for his involvement in an off-field incident last February. Miles will be eligible to rejoin the team for its home opener on Sept. 6 against FCS power Eastern Washington.
Hardy, Carden chasing records for Pirates' offense (Yahoo Sports)
Justin Hardy and Shane Carden started their East Carolina careers working together on the scout team. Four years later, their connection means everything to the Pirates' pass-heavy attack - and has put both fifth-year seniors within reach of all kinds of records. Carden, meanwhile, could own nearly every ECU career passing record by the end of the year. I've still got to practice like my position might get taken, so I'm not really focused on that right now.'' Carden, who spent two years on the scout team, won the starting job early in the 2012 season and led the Pirates' spread offense ever since with Hardy as his go-to target.
Houston Cougars move into new home (Yahoo Sports)
The Cougars will christen $120 million TDECU Stadium on Aug. 29 against UTSA. The northwest corner is open to offer a clear view of the Houston skyline. During construction, Houston played five home games at Reliant, now NRG Stadium, and two at BBVA Compass Stadium where the MLS Houston Dynamo play. Coach Tony Levine said just having a permanent, on-campus home will give the Cougars a psychological lift.
NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this July 9, 2014, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert scratches his forehead as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing on the NCAA's treatment of athletes. At left is Dr. Richard M. Southall, Associate Professor, Department of Sport and Entertainment Management. The NCAA faces an awkward challenge when it appeals the Ed O'Bannon ruling. Antitrust attorneys believe the governing body's strongest argument may be attacking the monetary cap imposed by the federal judge in her decision _ a cap many schools would need to keep their sports alive. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled Aug. 8 that the NCAA broke the law by restricting schools from providing money beyond current scholarship limits to athletes. A formal appeal has not yet been submitted, but NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy issued a statement Thursday.


Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate (Yahoo Sports)

In this undated photo provided by Kent State University, center Jason Bitsko is congratulated during an BCAA football game. Kent State says Bitsko has died and that police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue. He was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kent State University)

KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season.



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
Big 10
Conference first-looks: A-10

Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News
NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this July 9, 2014, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert scratches his forehead as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing on the NCAA's treatment of athletes. At left is Dr. Richard M. Southall, Associate Professor, Department of Sport and Entertainment Management. The NCAA faces an awkward challenge when it appeals the Ed O'Bannon ruling. Antitrust attorneys believe the governing body's strongest argument may be attacking the monetary cap imposed by the federal judge in her decision _ a cap many schools would need to keep their sports alive. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled Aug. 8 that the NCAA broke the law by restricting schools from providing money beyond current scholarship limits to athletes. A formal appeal has not yet been submitted, but NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy issued a statement Thursday.


Huskies to play series against Ohio State, Arizona (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio State head coach Thad Matta calls out to his team during the first half of a second-round game against the Dayton in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut men's basketball team, looking to bolster its nonconference schedule, has announced deals to play Ohio State and Arizona in a pair of home-and-home series.


Michigan St transfer Forbes granted waiver to play (Yahoo Sports)
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes will not have to sit out this season after transferring from Cleveland State.
AP source: Vols adding Memphis transfer Woodson (Yahoo Sports)
Dominic Woodson is transferring from Memphis to Tennessee, a source close to the situation said. Woodson should be in class at Tennessee's Knoxville campus on Thursday, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Tennessee hasn't announced the move. The source said it remained up in the air whether Woodson would have to sit out the 2014-15 season. Memphis announced last week that Woodson was transferring.
Ex Tulsa basketball player Swilling denied waiver (Yahoo Sports)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The NCAA has denied former Tulsa basketball player Patrick Swilling's request for a progress-toward-degree waiver to play football based on academic eligibility.
Former Hoosiers stars reunite in Indianapolis (Yahoo Sports)
Former Indiana men's basketball stars Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller teamed up one more time for their alma mater Wednesday night. The two college teammates, who have moved on to the NBA, signed autographs, shared laughs and traded stories with about 500 fans who showed up at Lucas Oil Stadium for a late-summer event co-sponsored by the school's alumni association and Varsity Club.
Gaines, Kresse to receive Lapchick Awards (Yahoo Sports)
Naismith Hall of Famer Clarence ''Big House'' Gaines, who won 828 games in 47 years at Winston-Salem State, and John Kresse, who led the College of Charleston to an NAIA championship and four NCAA Division I tournament appearances, have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Lapchick Character Award. The seventh annual award winners were announced Monday. The award is named after the Naismith Hall of Fame coach and is presented by a group that includes Joe Lapchick biographer and former player Gus Alfieri.
Maryland to guarantee athletic scholarships (Yahoo Sports)

Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson pauses during a news conference announcing the 2017 Big Ten Conference men's basketball tournament will be held in Washington, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Washington. Four players have left the Maryland men's basketball program this offseason. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- The University of Maryland says it will start guaranteeing scholarships to students-athletes until they graduate, regardless of injury or on-field performance.


Andrew White III transfers to Nebraska from Kansas (Yahoo Sports)

Kansas guard Andrew White III (3) during the first half of an exhibition NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburg State in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Andrew White III has transferred from Kansas to Nebraska.


Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point (Yahoo Sports)
On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus. The basketball was limited on a day Krzyzewski spent more time addressing the crowd than his players during practice. ''To spend a day here is better than any offensive or defensive drill you could have,'' Krzyzewski said. ''It bonds the team together and that's what today was about.'' The team traveled about 90 minutes by bus Monday morning from New York to the upstate campus where Krzyzewski played under Bob Knight and later returned to coach the Black Knights.

Yahoo Sports - NCAA Women's Hoops News
Lady Vols' Russell expected to sit out this season (The Associated Press)

Tennessee center Mercedes Russell answers questions during an NCAA college basketball news conference Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee is scheduled to play St. John's in a second-round game Monday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Tennessee center Mercedes Russell is expected to miss the entire 2014-15 season to give her time to recover from a history of foot problems. ''Mercedes has a history of orthopedic problems with her feet that our sports medicine staff is working to correct,'' Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick said Thursday in a university release. We look forward to seeing Mercedes back in action next season.'' Warlick had said last month that Russell had undergone offseason surgery on her right foot and that she was ''out kind of indefinitely.'' At the time, Warlick said she was uncertain about Russell's status for the start of the season. She averaged 6.3 points and 5.0 rebounds and had a team-high 40 blocks as a freshman while helping the Lady Vols go 29-6 and reach an NCAA regional semifinal.


McElwain, 2 other CSU coaches get extensions (The Associated Press)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Seventy-two hours after firing athletic director Jack Graham, Colorado State announced that football coach Jim McElwain has signed a new five-year contract through 2019.
US under-18 women win FIBA Americas title (The Associated Press)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A'ja Wilson led the U.S. under-18 women to the FIBA Americas title, scoring 25 points in 21 minutes in a 104-74 victory over Canada on Saturday night.
US under-18 women beat Argentina 97-51 (The Associated Press)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A'ja Wilson led the U.S. under-18 women to the final in the FIBA Americas tournament, scoring 23 points in a 97-51 semifinal victory over Argentina on Saturday night.
Hoosiers hire Moren as women's basketball coach (The Associated Press)
Indiana hired Teri Moren as its new head coach Saturday. Moren spent the last five seasons as Indiana State's head coach and led the Sycamores to their first 20-win season in eight years and played in the WNIT last season. The Seymour native was an Indiana All-Star in high school and a two-year starter at Purdue where she played for coach Lin Dunn. Moren had previously served as head coach at the University of Indianapolis and as an assistant at Butler.
Mourning thanks doctors, kidney donor at hoop Hall (The Associated Press)
Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him. With one of the doctors who performed his kidney transplant in attendance, the former Georgetown and Miami Heat star discussed the disease that threatened his life and almost ended his career. ''I just thought, 'This is much bigger than me.' I had a goal set to win a championship that was denied when I got kidney disease.'' Mourning returned to win the 2006 NBA title with the Heat and complete a career that led him to the Springfield shrine. He was inducted in a class that also included former NBA commissioner David Stern, NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams and six-time NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond.
US under-18 women beat Canada 107-76 (The Associated Press)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Napheesa Collier had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the U.S. women's team beat Canada 107-76 on Friday night in the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship to finish pool play 3-0.


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