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Arkansas freshman TE O'Grady arrested on DWI charge (Yahoo Sports)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas tight end C.J. O'Grady was arrested by Fayetteville police Friday and charged with driving while intoxicated and being a minor in possession of alcohol.
A return to Boise roots for Washington coach Chris Petersen (Yahoo Sports)
This is where Chris Petersen decided to put down roots. Petersen's roots spread. ''I just kind of always have been one of those guys that, wherever I was going, I was thinking I'm staying for a long time,'' said Petersen, who returns to Boise next Friday night as he starts his second season as coach of the Washington Huskies.
LSU's Cameron treated for cancer, continuing job (Yahoo Sports)
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said Friday that has been treated successfully for prostate cancer and plans to maintain his regular coaching duties this season. Cameron has been the offensive coordinator at LSU for the past two seasons and has also spent numerous seasons coaching in the NFL with several clubs, most recently with the Baltimore Ravens. It was an early positive prognosis and it turned out to be that,'' Cameron said.
Starr urges independent probe of Ukwuachu sex assault case (Yahoo Sports)
Baylor University President Ken Starr is proposing an independent investigation of the athletic department's handling of the sexual assault complaint against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu. Starr proposed the hiring of outside counsel after reviewing the results of the internal inquiry of sexual assault case, for which Ukwuachu was convicted and sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of probation. In a university statement Friday, Starr also proposes creating a new position at the athletic department to monitor the behavior of the university athletes and report directly to Starr, not the athletic department.
Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener (Yahoo Sports)
A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries. Beckman's firing follows the unexpected resignations this month of the top two officials on campus, revelations that they'd used private emails accounts to avoid public scrutiny of school business, and a pair of lawsuits in which former women's basketball and women's soccer players claim they were mistreated by coaches. Thomas said Friday that he received some preliminary results of the investigation earlier this week, and despite timing he called ''unfortunate,'' saw enough to fire Beckman just before his fourth season started.
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Madison Jones dismissed from Wake men's basketball team (Yahoo Sports)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Wake Forest has dismissed guard Madison Jones from the men's basketball team for violating an undisclosed athletic department policy.
Villanova names USC's Mark Jackson athletic director (Yahoo Sports)
Villanova has hired USC's Mark Jackson to succeed Vince Nicastro as the program's athletic director. Jackson was senior associate AD and chief innovation officer at USC. Nicastro left after 15 years to become the associate director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at the Villanova's law school.
Winona State investigating complaint against ex-coach Leaf (Yahoo Sports)
Winona State University officials are investigating a complaint lodged against former men's basketball coach Mike Leaf. The university released a statement Friday noting Leaf, 54, was placed on administrative leave June 22, the day after the university received a complaint about Leaf. Leaf was still on leave when he notified the university June 26 he would be resigning effective June 30.
East Tennessee State adds transfers Deuce Bello, Tevin Glass (Yahoo Sports)
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- East Tennessee State has added a pair of transfers by bringing in Deuce Bello from Missouri and Tevin Glass from Wichita State.