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Arizona recruit to be first openly gay scholarship player (Yahoo Sports)

Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez during an NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — University of Arizona recruit My-King Johnson is set to become the first active openly gay scholarship player in major-college football history.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 12:15 am

ACC’s Swofford encouraged by bill to repeal NC’s HB2 law (Yahoo Sports)

ACC Commissioner John Swofford answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct., 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he’s encouraged that North Carolina lawmakers have filed bipartisan legislation to repeal a law that limits protections for LGBT people. The ACC and the NCAA pulled sporting events out of the state last fall in response to the so-called bathroom bill, which also requires transgender people to use restrooms in public buildings that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates. The plan to repeal House Bill 2 was filed Wednesday, though some gay rights groups and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper – who prefers a simple repeal – have criticized add-ons to the proposal.

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 5:53 pm

Mayfield arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest (Yahoo Sports)

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass against Auburn during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has been arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Mayfield, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year, was booked into the Washington County Jail after first walking, then running away and being tackled by an officer following an altercation near Fayetteville’s Dickson Street early Saturday, police said. A preliminary police report said an intoxicated Mayfield first told an officer he was trying to break up an altercation, but that he later ”was yelling profanities and causing a scene” while the officer questioned another man.

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 5:51 pm

Jon Reschke leaves Michigan State after regrettable comment (Yahoo Sports)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State linebacker Jon Reschke has left the team.

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 1:00 am

North Texas gives Littrell new contract after 1 season (Yahoo Sports)

North Texas has given football coach Seth Littrell a new contract after one season on the job. The new contract could be worth about $5 million over the length of the deal. North Texas was coming off a one-win season when the former North Carolina offensive coordinator was hired in December 2015.

Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 8:37 pm

UNC hires North Texas’ Mike Ekeler as linebackers coach (Yahoo Sports)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has hired Mike Ekeler from North Texas to coach its linebackers.

Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 7:07 pm

Georgia DT Thompson leaving school, has medical issue (Yahoo Sports)

Georgia star defensive tackle Trenton Thompson is withdrawing from school for spring semester and is dealing with what the school said Thursday is a ”significant” medical issue that led to him being taken by police to an Athens hospital. The school said in a statement that Thompson had ”an adverse reaction to medications prescribed specifically for his medical condition” when he was found walking on a campus road by University of Georgia police at 1:14 a.m. Thursday. Police called for medical assistance, and Thompson was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center.

Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 2:26 am

New York Times – United States

Jerry Sandusky’s Son Charged With Sexually Assaulting Children

Jeffrey S. Sandusky, a son of the former Penn State coach who is a convicted sex abuser, faces multiple sexual offense charges.

Posted on 14 February 2017 @ 12:34 am

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