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Scott Stricklin is leaving his alma mater, Mississippi State, for one of the top jobs in college sports. Florida hired Stricklin as its new athletic director Monday, according to a person familiar with the search. Stricklin replaces Jeremy Foley, one of the most tenured sports executives in the country.
Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 11:38 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — This year’s Puerto Rico Tipoff will move to Orlando, Florida, due to concerns about Zika virus on the island.
Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 9:54 pm
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has no issue with players protesting during the national anthem long as it’s done in a respectful way. Athletes across the country have staged a variety of pregame protests after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem in protest of police violence against African-Americans and minorities. ”Very much believe in the idea of freedom of speech and individuals’ right to express themselves,” Scott said.
Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 2:48 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota center Reggie Lynch has undergone surgery on his left knee.
Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 1:03 am
Presidents and chancellors of the Southern Conference say they need more information before deciding whether league championships played in North Carolina should be relocated because of a state law that limits protections for LGBT people. The officials Thursday discussed the four championships scheduled to be played in North Carolina in 2016-17. The NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference both withdrew championships from the state earlier this month because of the state’s HB2 law.
Posted on 22 September 2016 @ 10:10 pm
Georgia Tech moved quickly to land a new athletic director, appointing former Yellow Jackets football player Todd Stansbury on Thursday to take over a program that has struggled to make its mark in the crowded Atlanta market. Stansbury served for the past year as Oregon State’s athletic director, and he previously ran programs at Central Florida and East Tennessee State. Some two decades after he left the school where he played linebacker in the early 1980s, graduated with a degree in industrial management and served for seven years as an assistant AD under Homer Rice, Stansbury finally fulfilled that dream.
Posted on 22 September 2016 @ 4:15 pm
A 16-team tournament featuring some of college basketball’s elite teams will be staged next year in Portland to honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight before his 80th birthday. The PK80, or more formally the Phil Knight Invitational, will be played at Portland’s Moda Center and Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 23-26, 2017. Participating teams include Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portland, Portland State, Stanford and Texas.
Posted on 21 September 2016 @ 11:39 pm
NCAA Daily – United States
LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and a touchdown before he was carted off the field with a dislocated elbow, dampening No. 9 Oregons 43-15 victory over California on Thursday night. The nations leading rusher went down early in the fourth quarter and trainers stabilized his arm in a sleeve as fans chanted his name.
LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and a touchdown before he was carted off the field after injuring his right arm, dampening No. 9 Oregons 43-15 victory over California on Thursday night. The nations leading rusher went down early in the fourth quarter and trainers stabilized his arm in a sleeve as fans chanted his name.
St. Johns coach Steve Lavin has had successful surgery to treat prostate cancer. The 47-year-old Lavin underwent the surgery Thursday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. According to Lavins physicians, the surgery went as planned and there were no complications. Lavin is expected to return to his full-time coaching responsibilities after a recovery period.
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun says he has more talent this season than he had on the team that won the national championship in April. Calhoun made the comment before a dinner at which the 2010-11 Huskies received their national championship rings. The coach said having a more talented team doesnt mean they are going to win another title, but he thinks they can.
Mike Krzyzewski is bringing Duke to Madison Square Garden twice this upcoming season, according to the schedule announced Thursday. The Blue Devils will face Michigan State, and Kentucky will play Kansas in the second game of the Champions Classic on Nov. 15. Duke will return to take on Washington on Dec.
Colorado coach Jon Embree has suspended five defensive players indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules. The suspended players include defensive backs Josh Moten, Ayodeji Olatoye, Parker Orms and Paul Vigo, along with linebacker Liloa Nobriga. Orms was the only starter among the group, but didnt play last weekend due to a leg injury.
Leaders of the Big 12 Conference cleared the way Thursday to add TCU, a move that would bring in a rising program and potentially shore up a league that seemed ready to fall apart just a few weeks ago. The Big 12s presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to authorize negotiations with the Horned Frogs, who play in Fort Worth, Texas, and boast the defending Rose Bowl champion.