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NCAA has stay granted in O'Bannon case; payments delayed (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. A court has granted the NCAA's request for a stay in the O'Bannon case, delaying the implementation of possible payments to athletes for use of their names, images and likenesses until an appeals court has made a ruling. The NCAA says in a statement it is pleased with the decision of the 9th Circuit Court. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

The NCAA was given a respite Friday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court delayed the implementation of possible payments to athletes for the use of their names, images and likenesses. The stay in the Ed O'Bannon case allows schools to withhold payments of roughly $5,000 in deferred money to football and basketball players, which were expected to begin Saturday as part of the landmark ruling handed down by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken last summer. ''We are pleased that the 9th Circuit today granted the NCAA's motion for stay,'' NCAA chief legal counsel Donald Remy said in a statement.


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Football Polls - Week Pre-Season (Jul. 30 - Aug. 29)
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Ohio State
  • 2. TCU
  • 3. Alabama
  • 4. Baylor
  • 5. Oregon
  • 6. Michigan State
  • 7. Auburn
  • 8. Florida State
  • 9. Georgia
  • 10. USC

Big Ten touts plan for tougher schedules as playoff push (Yahoo Sports)

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany speaks to the media during the NCAA college Big Ten Football Media Day Friday, July 31, 2015 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

The College Football Playoff has turned strength of schedule into a constant talking point, with each conference claiming its road to the postseason is most daunting. Hoping to set themselves apart when playoff selection time comes around, Big Ten teams plan to play at least one nonconference game against a Power Five opponent and eliminate FCS schools from their schedules starting in 2016 when the league goes to a nine-game conference slate. Commissioner Jim Delany touted the league's ''1910'' scheduling model on Friday at Big Ten media days: one Power Five nonconference game, nine conference games, one conference championship game, zero games outside Bowl Subdivision.


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Beckman dodges question about mistreatment allegations (Yahoo Sports)

Illinois head coach Tim Beckman speaks to the media during the Big Ten Football Media Day Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Illinois coach Tim Beckman brushed off questions about alleged mistreatment of players in his first appearance with reporters since May. ''We focused right now on the 2015 football team,'' Beckman said Thursday at the Big Ten's football media days. Beckman, entering his fourth Illinois season, has been under fire after offseason allegations by some former players of mistreatment, charges from others that they were forced to play hurt, and claims of physical confrontations with two players.


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Pac-12 commish: No expansion plans, but bright future ahead (Yahoo Sports)

Larry Scott, Pac-12 Commissioner, speaks during Pac-12 Football Media Days, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott envisions fierce competition, Heisman Trophy challengers and national championship bids for his loaded football conference in the next few years. Granted, Andersen is a native Westerner who got to be closer to home, but the Pac-12's spotlight is undeniably attractive.


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Ohio State suspends Bosa, Marshall, 2 others for opener (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2014, file photo, Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) is congratulated by teammates after recovering a fumble and running it back for a touchdown during the first half of the Big Ten Conference championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis. Ohio State has suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for its opening game at Virginia Tech. In a statement released about an hour before Big Ten media days began Thursday, July 30, 2015, the Buckeyes said the players violated department of athletics policy. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

The Buckeyes suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for their opening game at Virginia Tech because of unspecified violation of athletic department policies. ''Violation of team policies,'' Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Thursday at Big Ten media days. Meyer did say the violations had nothing to do with players breaking any laws.


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Men's Basketball RPI
  • Team RPI
  • 1. Duke
  • 2. Wisconsin
  • 3. Kentucky
  • 4. Arizona
  • 5. Kansas
  • 6. Villanova
  • 7. Virginia
  • 8. Gonzaga
  • 9. North Carolina
  • 10. Notre Dame
  • Conference RPI
  • 1. Big 12
  • 2. ACC
  • 3. Big East
  • 4. Big Ten
  • 5. Pac 12
  • 6. SEC
  • 7. Atlantic 10
  • 8. American Athletic
  • 9. Missouri Valley
  • 10. Independent

NCAA: Southern Miss, Tyndall committed multiple violations (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 file photo, Tennessee head coach Donnie Tyndall in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pikeville in Knoxville, Tenn. The NCAA says Southern Mississippi's men's basketball program and former coach Donnie Tyndall have committed multiple violations, including arranging fraudulent academic credit, impermissible financial aid and obstructing the governing body's investigation, Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

The NCAA has outlined serious rules violations committed at Southern Mississippi, finding multiple infractions by the men's basketball program during former coach Donnie Tyndall's tenure. The charges, which include arranging fraudulent academic credit, impermissible financial aid and obstructing the governing body's investigation, were outlined in a notice of allegations released by the university on Friday. There were seven alleged Level I violations - which are judged the most serious by the NCAA - in the 43-page notice.


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Men's Basketball Polls - Week Final (Apr. 7)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Kentucky
  • 2. Villanova
  • 3. Wisconsin
  • 4. Duke
  • 5. Arizona
  • 6. Virginia
  • 7. Gonzaga
  • 8. Notre Dame
  • 9. Iowa State
  • 10. Kansas
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Duke
  • 2. Wisconsin
  • 3. Kentucky
  • 4. Arizona
  • 5. Notre Dame
  • 6. Gonzaga
  • 7. Michigan State
  • 8. Virginia
  • 9. Villanova
  • 10. Louisville

ESPN, Missouri Valley Conference agree on 10-year extension (Yahoo Sports)

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- ESPN and the Missouri Valley Conference have agreed to a 10-year extension on their media rights deal that increases coverage of the league through the 2023-24 academic year.

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3 Arkansas basketball players arrested on forgery complaint (Yahoo Sports)

Arkansas guard Anton Beard moves the ball during a scrimmage at practice for an NCAA college basketball second-round game, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla. Arkansas is to play Wofford on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Police have arrested three University of Arkansas basketball players, alleging they used counterfeit money to buy merchandise at three locations near campus.


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Michigan State AD to head NCAA basketball committee in 2016 (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this April 26, 2014, file photo, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis introduces members of the 2013 Big Ten Championship and 2014 Rose Bowl Championship team during halftime of an NCAA college spring football scrimmage in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis will be the vice chairman of the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee this season and lead the selection of the field of 68 for the 2016-17 season. The NCAA named Hollis to the position on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis will be the vice chairman of the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee this season and lead the selection of the field of 68 for the 2016-17 season.


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