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Committee to consider expanding replay in targeting calls (Yahoo Sports)
The NCAA football rules committee will consider allowing replay officials to call targeting penalties that are missed by on-field officials. - Whether to consider a ball carrier that slides or otherwise gives himself up to be a defenseless player, a move that could lead to more targeting calls.
Riley announces departure of Nebraska DL coach Hank Hughes (Yahoo Sports)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Hank Hughes is out as Nebraska's defensive line coach.
Syracuse dismisses 2 football players for rules violations (Yahoo Sports)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Sophomore defensive ends Qaadir Sheppard and Amir Ealey have been dismissed from the Syracuse football program for a violation of team rules.
Prosecutors seek to restore Penn State officials' charges (Yahoo Sports)
Prosecutors said Friday they were asking a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sex abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The attorney general's office said it was making a sealed filing to ask the full Superior Court to overturn last month's decision throwing out several of the more serious allegations against Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley. A three-judge panel ruled that grand jury testimony by Cynthia Baldwin, then the university's general counsel, violated the three men's right to legal representation.
Big 12 leaders agree to single voice dealing with big issues (Yahoo Sports)
Big 12 presidents and chancellors came to one agreement Friday: While working through the possibility of a football championship game, expansion and a league-wide television network, they are going to defer comments to Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. The four-hour meeting of the Big 12's board of directors came about a week after outspoken Oklahoma President David Boren again publicly raised questions about the state of the league, and a day after the league's athletic directors met. Kansas State President Kirk Schulz, the board chairman, said while there are differing viewpoints among the leaders of the 10 schools, he insisted there are more similarities than differences on their visions for the conference.
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Kansas State upsets top-ranked Oklahoma, 80-69 (Yahoo Sports)
Kansas State coach Bruce Weber was so confident his team would beat top-ranked Oklahoma that he had his team practice what to do when fans stormed the court. Led by Wesley Iwundu and Dean Wade, the Wildcats overcame a slow start to each half and beat the Sooners 80-69 on Saturday night. ''I'm not sure what happened!'' Weber said with a smile.
Miller, Purvis lead UConn to 85-67 win over East Carolina (Yahoo Sports)
UConn coach Kevin Ollie has been preaching to his team the benefits of an unselfish offense and a relentless defense. The Huskies are listening. Shonn Miller and Rodney Purvis led five UConn players in double figures with 16 points each and the Huskies beat East Carolina 85-67 on Sunday to pick up their third consecutive win and sixth in their last seven games.
Jok scores 23 to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois, 77-65 (Yahoo Sports)
Just over three minutes into the second half, Iowa's Peter Jok stole the ball from Illinois guard Khalid Lewis and glided to the other end of the court for a two-handed dunk. It was part of a 5-minute span after halftime in which the junior scored seven of the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes' points, pushing their lead to 15 and delivering a blow the Illini wouldn't recover from. Jok finished with 23 points and Iowa (19-4, 10-1 Big Ten) coasted to a 77-65 victory.
Milton, Moore help No. 12 SMU rout South Florida 92-58 (Yahoo Sports)
There were a lot of things Larry Brown could appreciate about the way SMU played against South Florida on Sunday. Especially, the way the 12th-ranked Mustangs shared the ball in rebounding from their second loss of the season with a 92-58 rout of the struggling Bulls. Shake Milton scored 22 points and Nic Moore added 17 to pace a balanced scoring attack for SMU (20-2, 9-2 American Athletic Conference), which shrugged off a three-point road loss to Houston by matching their season high with 14 3-pointers and shooting 60 percent overall.