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Kansas cornerback Short withdraws from school (Yahoo Sports)
Junior cornerback Kevin Short has withdrawn from Kansas due to person reasons, though coach Charlie Weis left open the door Tuesday to his possible return next season. Weis refused to discuss the reasons for Short's departure.
Gophers lose starting DT Scott Ekpe to knee injury (Yahoo Sports)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota defensive tackle Scott Ekpe may miss the rest of the season because of a significant injury to his right knee.
Tennessee OT Gilliam out for year with torn ACL (Yahoo Sports)
Tennessee offensive tackle Jacob Gilliam will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament Sunday during a 38-7 victory over Utah State. Gilliam, a fifth-year senior and former walk-on from Knoxville, had been placed on scholarship after spring practice and had opened the year as Tennessee's starting left tackle. His injury creates more adversity for an offensive line that already was replacing all of last year's starters, including Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick Ja'Wuan James. ''I feel for him,'' Tennessee coach Butch Jones said while announcing the severity of the injury at his Tuesday news conference.
Big week for the Big Ten (Yahoo Sports)
The Big Ten has been fighting a perception for the last few years that it has fallen a step behind the rest of the major college football world, and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was armed with a quick rebuttal when the question came up again Tuesday. As Dantonio's seventh-ranked Spartans prepare for a showdown with No. 3 Oregon on Saturday in a week that also includes Michigan visiting No. 16 Notre Dame and eighth-ranked Ohio State hosting Virginia Tech, the coach was asked if the Big Ten needs marquee wins to fight that perception. ''We won the Rose Bowl last year,'' Dantonio said, ''so what are you talking about?
AP source: ASU extends both basketball coaches (Yahoo Sports)
Arizona State has agreed to contract extensions for men's basketball coach Herb Sendek and women's coach Charli Turner Thorne, a person familiar with the deals told The Associated Press. Turner Thorne's extension would go through 2017-18. Both deals will need to be approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. Sendek, 51, led the Sun Devils to a 21-12 record last season and back into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009.
Huskies to play series against Ohio State, Arizona (Yahoo Sports)
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut men's basketball team, looking to bolster its nonconference schedule, has announced deals to play Ohio State and Arizona in a pair of home-and-home series.
NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision (Yahoo Sports)
The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled Aug. 8 that the NCAA broke the law by restricting schools from providing money beyond current scholarship limits to athletes. A formal appeal has not yet been submitted, but NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy issued a statement Thursday.