April 19, 2014

NCAA College Football Roundup: Texas A&M overcomes suspensions to handle Rice

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After entering the game in the second half, Johnny Manziel threw for three TDs. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / AP) — Texas A&M’s offense was practically unstoppable, with and without Johnny Manziel. That Aggies defense needed all the help it could get against Rice. Johnny Football packed three touchdown passes into less than a half [...]

College Football: NCAA reverses decision, grants MTSU Marine immediate eligibility

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U.S. Marine Steven Rhodes is immediately eligible to play for MTSU. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / AP) — The NCAA didn’t take long to undo its latest PR blunder, announcing on Monday afternoon that a Marine previously deemed ineligible to play football at Middle Tennessee State will be granted immediate eligibility. Steven Rhodes, a Marine [...]

College Sports: NCAA considering proposals to change recruiting

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INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA released a package of proposals Friday that would change the recruiting calendar, lift restrictions on how and how often coaches can contact recruits, and allow athletes to accept more money for participating in non-scholastic events. All the proposals are expected to be voted on Jan. 19 at the NCAA’s annual convention [...]

College Sports: Document details new NCAA enforcement plan

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(Phatforums News / USA Today) — Head coaches in football and basketball will be held directly accountable for NCAA rules violations by members of their coaching staff in radically new legislation that is expected to be adopted Tuesday by the Division 1 Board of Directors, according to a document obtained by USA TODAY Sports. The [...]

Penn State Scandal: Penn State will respond to NCAA’s demand within days

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State said Tuesday it will respond within days to the NCAA’s demand for information as the governing body decides whether the university should face penalties – including a possible shutdown of its storied football program – in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Penn State [...]

College Basketball Roundup: Ohio State falls to Wisconsin 63-60

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jared Berggren scored Wisconsin’s final five points — including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds left — and the 16th-ranked Badgers beat No. 8 Ohio State 63-60 on Sunday. Jordan Taylor had 19 points and Ryan Evans 10 for the Badgers (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten), who made up for an earlier [...]

Wells claims victory in racial lawsuit

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(PhatzRadio / USA Today) — SAVANNAH, Ga. – Robby Wells, the former Savannah State University football coach, said Sunday he has won his lawsuit against the historically black school for firing him because he is white. Wells said he also won a settlement from the school, but would not discuss the amount. Wells and his [...]

NCAA finds major violations in Sooners basketball

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma had about one quarter of its recruiting days this season taken away by the NCAA on Friday as punishment for committing major violations while the men’s basketball program already was on probation. The NCAA Division I infractions committee reduced the Sooners’ recruiting days from 130 to 100 and also put [...]

NCAA CFB: Ohio State coach Tressel resigns

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Head Coach Jim Tressel shows off a football helmet with military camouflage to the media during a press conference before the start of Spring practices at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at The Ohio State University on March 30, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes will wear the helmets just during spring practice to honor [...]