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Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change (Yahoo Sports)
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. ''There's a lot of change coming.'' During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the ''strange environment'' that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools.
Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days (Yahoo Sports)
Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus. Workers were reinforcing the excavated 56-by-41-foot crater and making the site safe for crews, said Mike Miller, district superintendent for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. ''We're still shooting to have this done, at least the repair to the main by Friday.'' UCLA officials said six facilities were damaged in Tuesday's flooding. Rich Mylin, associate director of events and facilities, led a tour Wednesday of affected areas for Department of Water and Power workers in hard hats, and they snapped photos and took notes.
Todd Mayo leaves Marquette to go pro (Yahoo Sports)
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette guard Todd Mayo has decided to leave the program to pursue a professional basketball career.
Grant Hill to donate $1.25M to Duke (Yahoo Sports)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife are giving $1.25 million to the school.
Providence transfer Fortune added to Buffs roster (Yahoo Sports)
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle has signed Providence College transfer Josh Fortune to a financial aid agreement and will add the junior to the 2014-15 roster.