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Mississippi self-imposes scholarship cuts in football (Yahoo Sports)
Mississippi has self-imposed scholarship reductions in football because of NCAA violations and is still investigating more allegations involving first-round NFL draft pick Laremy Tunsil. The university released its 154-page response Friday to the notice of allegations received in January. The NCAA's long-running investigation began in 2012 after a university probe discovered academic and recruiting misconduct involving the women's basketball program.
Uncertainty leaves Baylor in danger of return to bad ol'days (Yahoo Sports)
Enveloped by uncertainty, Baylor football is facing the possibility of a lost season, NCAA sanctions and the program slipping back toward the losing ways that predated Art Briles' tenure as coach. The university board of regents began the process of firing Briles on Thursday as it released some of the findings of a scathing report that accused the coach and other university leaders of not responding or inappropriately handling allegations of sexual assault. The first task is finding a coach.
Georgia's McGarity apologizes to board for Ludacris contract (Yahoo Sports)
Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity has apologized to the athletic association's board of directors following the disclosure that rapper Ludacris was paid $65,000 to perform at the school's spring football game and also was provided liquor and a box of condoms. McGarity's apology at the board's quarterly meeting on Thursday was first reported by the Athens Banner-Herald. McGarity said more attention should have been given the artist's lengthy hospitality rider.
Former Texas Tech player arrested on felony burglary charge (Yahoo Sports)
Jail records show one of three Texas Tech football players kicked off the team earlier this month has been charged with felony burglary. Records show 20-year-old Robert James Castaneda was arrested Friday on a charge of burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Jail records didn't list attorney information for Castaneda, who has been released on a $5,000 bond.
Briles' daughter calls Baylor case a 'media witch hunt' (Yahoo Sports)
The daughter of outgoing Baylor football coach Art Briles called the circumstances that led to his ouster a ''media witch hunt'' and wrote that her father is a ''man of incredible character'' in a Facebook post.
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Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame pulls out of NBA draft (Yahoo Sports)
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season. Blossomgame announced his decision on campus after returning from a workout with the Phoenix Suns. Blossomgame was not considered a first-round draft choice and, despite playing well at the NBA draft combine earlier this month, thought coming back for a senior season was his best option.
White takes name out of NBA draft pool to return to Huskers (Yahoo Sports)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Andrew White III will return to Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Indiana's Blackmon withdraws from NBA draft on deadline day (Yahoo Sports)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
UNC's Roy Williams recovering from knee replacement surgery (Yahoo Sports)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Roy Williams is recovering from knee replacement surgery.