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ACC's Swofford encouraged by bill to repeal NC's HB2 law (Yahoo Sports)
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.
Arizona recruit to be first openly gay scholarship player (Yahoo Sports)
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.
Mayfield arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest (Yahoo Sports)
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.
Nebraska receivers coach gets 30 days in jail for 3rd DUI (Yahoo Sports)
Nebraska receivers coach Keith Williams was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail, three years' probation and fined $1,000 after pleading no contest to third-offense drunken driving. Williams is to report to jail March 3, but a Lancaster County judge said Williams could apply for house arrest. Prosecutors requested that Williams go to jail because he never did time for previous DUI convictions.
Mississippi self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban (Yahoo Sports)
Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years. Ole Miss officials said Wednesday that the university has received an amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that includes eight new football violations, including six that are Level I, which the governing body deems the most serious.
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Oakland clinches Horizon crown in win over Milwaukee (Yahoo Sports)
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Sherron Dorsey-Walker sank a career-high eight 3-pointers for a career best 28 points and Oakland clinched the Horizon League regular season championship with an 86-75 win over Milwaukee in the season finale on Sunday.
Creighton point guard turns himself into authorities (Yahoo Sports)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Creighton guard Maurice Watson Jr. has turned himself into Omaha authorities in response to an arrest warrant.
No. 7 Louisville rebounds with 88-68 win over Syracuse (Yahoo Sports)
Extra practice to improve free throw shooting yielded payoffs in other areas for Donovan Mitchell and Ray Spalding. Mitchell made six 3-pointers for 25 points, Spalding added 18 points with 11 rebounds and No. 7 Louisville shot 57 percent to pull away for an 88-68 victory over Syracuse on Sunday. Seeking a second-place tie with Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Cardinals rode a 14-4 run entering the break for a 15-point lead that grew to 23 early in the second half.
B.J. Taylor sparks UCF to 53-49 win over No. 15 Cincinnati (Yahoo Sports)
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- B.J. Taylor scored 27 points and 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall had seven points and four blocked shots to help UCF pull off a 53-49 upset over No. 15 Cincinnati on Sunday.