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AP source: Florida hires Stricklin as athletic director (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin congratulates Dominique Dillingham following the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Starkville, Miss. A person familiar with the search says Florida has hired Stricklin as its new athletic director. Stricklin replaces Jeremy Foley, one of the most tenured sports executives in the country. Foley is retiring Saturday after 40 years with the Gators, including the last 25 in charge of Florida's athletic program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Florida has an announcement and introductory news conference planned for Tuesday, Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle, File)

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

Puerto Rico Tipoff moves to Orlando due to Zika concerns (Yahoo Sports)

Xavier head coach Chris Mack watches during practice ahead of a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 17, 2016, in St. Louis. Xavier plays Weber State on Friday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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 Scott has no issue with pregame protests (Yahoo Sports)

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott speaks at the Pac-12 NCAA college football media day in Los Angeles Thursday, July 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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

Minnesota’s Reggie Lynch has minor surgery on left knee (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota center Reggie Lynch has undergone surgery on his left knee.

Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 1:03 am

SoCon officials delay decision on moving championships (Yahoo Sports)

Chattanooga head coach Matt McCall celebtrates with his team after winning the championship game of the NCAA men's Southern Conference basketball tournament against East Tennessee State University in Asheville, N.C., Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Earp)

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

Todd Stansbury returns to Georgia Tech as athletic director (Yahoo Sports)

Todd Stansbury speaks during a news conference where he was introduced as Georgia Tech's new athletic director, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Atlanta. Stansbury had served as Oregon State's athletic director since June 2015 and is a former Georgia Tech football player and 1984 alumnus. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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

Sixteen-team PK80 tournament set for next year in Portland (Yahoo Sports)

FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2014, file photo, Nike's Phil Knight acknowledges the crowd on Uncle Phil Appreciation Night at Matthew Knight Arena during Oregon's NCAA college basketball game against Southern California in Eugene, Ore. Nike said Thursday, June 30, 2016, that its' co-founder and chairman has retired from its board. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, File)

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

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RB James dislocates elbow in Oregon win

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.

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RB James injures right arm in Oregon win

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.

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Lavin undergoes prostate cancer surgery

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.

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Calhoun: UConn talent better for 2011-12

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.

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Duke set to visit MSG twice this season

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.

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Colorado suspends 5 defensive players

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.

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Big 12 moves to add Big East-bound TCU

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.

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