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UConn AD preparing pitch, waiting to hear from Big 12 (Yahoo Sports)
UConn's new athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference. The Big 12's school presidents on Tuesday moved closer to expansion, directing Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating schools interested in joining. UConn's David Benedict, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press on Friday, acknowledged the Huskies are interested in being evaluated.
University of Florida linebacker stops sexual assault (Yahoo Sports)
Police say a University of Florida football player helped stop the rape of an unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a bar. Cristian Garcia told First Coast News (http://fcnews.tv/29Qzrvb ) he was taking out the trash Thursday morning from the bar where he works security when he noticed a couple having sex. ''I turned around and pulled the guy by the shoulder and said 'Get off.' That pretty much ended the situation then,'' Garcia told The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/2aiEiER ).
At Miami, Mark Richt hopes legends can invigorate program (Yahoo Sports)
Mark Richt outstretched his arms, leaned back and fell off the 10-meter diving platform at Miami's aquatics complex as those who were at a recent Hurricanes' recruiting event cheered wildly. For Miami's sake, Richt better have bigger splashes coming. A top priority for Richt since leaving Georgia after 15 seasons and returning to Coral Gables has been inviting many Miami legends back to campus, hoping they can help inspire a program that has been mediocre for years.
Troubled Florida quarterback Treon Harris to transfer (Yahoo Sports)
Florida quarterback Treon Harris has decided to transfer, looking for a fresh start after two tumultuous seasons in Gainesville. The Gators confirmed Monday that Harris has been granted his release from scholarship.
Iowa football player mistaken for robber, held at gunpoint (Yahoo Sports)
A University of Iowa football player says he was playing ''Pokemon Go'' in a public park when he was mistaken for a suspected bank robber, surrounded by police and searched at gunpoint. Faith Ekakitie writes on Facebook that he feared for his life Wednesday in Iowa City.
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Attorney: NCAA missed deadline to respond in Tyndall case (Yahoo Sports)
An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said the NCAA's Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach's appeal in the case. Don Jackson said in a motion that because the NCAA missed its Tuesday deadline, any response from the committee should be denied. It also requests that all previous penalties against Tyndall be dropped.
Iowa forward Dale Jones gets 6th year of eligibility (Yahoo Sports)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa power forward Dale Jones has been granted an extra year of eligibility.
Alabama AD completes cancer treatment, cleared to go home (Yahoo Sports)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Alabama athletic director Bill Battle says he has completed treatment for cancer.
Beehive Classic features Utah, BYU, Utah State, Weber State (Yahoo Sports)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The University of Utah, BYU, Utah State and Weber State will play in a December basketball tournament called the Beehive Classic starting this season and running through 2019. The event will be held at the home of the Utah Jazz.