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Kansas to move forward with $300M stadium renovation plan (Yahoo Sports)
Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger says plans to renovate Memorial Stadium and build and indoor training facility are moving forward and will cost around $300 million. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2sUNiZx ) reports that Zenger made the announcement Wednesday night at a meet-and-greet event for the football team at a Kansas City, Missouri, bar. Kansas football coach David Beaty says fans ''deserve a really, really nice stadium.'' He's trying to turn around a program that ended with a 2-10 record last season.
WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. leaves Huskers, may return in 2018 (Yahoo Sports)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska freshman receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. won't play for the Cornhuskers this fall.
Jury considering ex-Vanderbilt football player's rape case (Yahoo Sports)
A jury will continue deliberations Friday morning in the trial of a third former Vanderbilt University football player charged in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student. Jurors spent more than five hours trying to reach a verdict in Brandon Banks' case Thursday. Prosecutors have leaned on graphic photos and videos of the assault, some shot by Banks and others by his teammates.
Style vs safety: Do too many football helmets pose a risk? (Yahoo Sports)
Oregon football players used three helmets last season - green, black and white - that were mixed and matched with myriad uniform combinations. Now, the NCAA wants to determine whether style is coming at the expense of safety. ''The notion is that let's do as much research and data collection as we can to be able to start answering those questions as to whether one helmet or more helmets is the best way to go in terms of short and long-term safety,'' said Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson, who leads the NCAA football competition committee that reports to oversight.
Jury finds former Vanderbilt football player guilty of rape (Yahoo Sports)
A jury on Friday convicted a former Vanderbilt University football player charged along with three of his teammates in the 2013 gang rape of an unconscious female student. After about 15 hours of deliberation over two days, the jury found Brandon Banks guilty of one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery. ''He's shocked but understands that this is only the first part of this process, there's a lot more to do from here on,'' Banks' lawyer, Mark Scruggs, told The Tennessean after the verdict.
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The five best college players who were not selected in this year's NBA draft (Yahoo Sports)
The list includes an All-American forward and two point guards known for their knack for sinking clutch late-game jump shots.
The Vertical's first-round draft analysis (Yahoo Sports)
A breakdown of every player taken in the first 30 picks of Thursday's NBA draft.
John Calipari's USA U-19 roster will feature plenty of Kentucky connections (Yahoo Sports)
The Kentucky coach will coach two Wildcats players and four potential recruits at the U-19 World Championships in Egypt next month.
Rick Pitino's letter to boosters hints at how Louisville will craft its last-gasp appeal (Yahoo Sports)
The fate of Louisville’s 2013 national title rests on its bid to overturn the penalties handed down by the NCAA last Thursday.