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Oklahoma CB Jordan Thomas arrested after night out in Norman (Yahoo Sports)
Oklahoma cornerback Jordan Thomas was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of public intoxication, assault and battery, and interference with official process.
Healthy BYU QB Taysom Hill back and eyeing the starting job (Yahoo Sports)
The last 10 months have been trying for Taysom Hill. The senior BYU quarterback suffered a season-ending foot injury in the 2015 opener that took much longer to heal than he hoped. There was a decision to be made about where to play his final year after coach Bronco Mendenhall took the Virginia job.
Seattle QB, TCU-ex Boykin takes plea over Alamo Bowl fracas (Yahoo Sports)
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has pleaded no contest to resisting arrest over an incident that led to his suspension for his final college game at the Alamo Bowl.
BYU ready to join Power 5 conference, but won't play Sundays (Yahoo Sports)
BYU is eager to leave independence behind and join a Power 5 conference but it won't change its longstanding policy of not playing on Sundays, athletic director Tom Holmoe said Thursday. The Mormon school has a written policy against competition on Sunday because of religious reasons, which could require scheduling concessions if BYU moves to one of the big conferences. ''I really would love to see our football play at that level, be playing in a P5 conference,'' Holmoe said.
NCAA implements bowl-selection rule favoring 6-6 teams (Yahoo Sports)
The NCAA has cleared up its bowl-selection process, assuring that no eligible teams with .500 records are passed over for postseason play in favor of more well-known schools with fewer than six wins. The new rule, which was implemented by the NCAA's Division I Council on Wednesday, will be put in place for the upcoming season and says bowl-eligible teams with 6-6 records must be selected for bowl games before any 5-7 teams are considered. The NCAA's football oversight committee first made the recommendation for the new rule to the council, following a season that saw only 77 teams eligible for the 80 bowl slots.
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Hawaii to play in Pearl Harbor basketball invitational (Yahoo Sports)
The University of Hawaii men's basketball team will play in the Fox Sports Pearl Harbor Invitational in December, part of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The university said in a statement Tuesday that Hawaii will join California, Princeton, and Seton Hall in the two-day tournament beginning Dec. 6 at Bloch Arena in Pearl Harbor. The tournament, which will be televised live, is the first of two major tournaments Hawaii will participate in this season.
Nebraska's Andrew White will get release so he can transfer (Yahoo Sports)
Andrew White, the second-leading scorer for Nebraska last season, plans to play his final season at another school as a graduate transfer. Coach Tim Miles said Sunday that White requested a release and will be given one. White, who sat out the 2014-15 season after transferring from Kansas, averaged 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in his only season with the Cornhuskers.
Four conferences form officiating alliance (Yahoo Sports)
The Big East and the Atlantic Coast Conference have formed a men's basketball officiating alliance, which also includes the Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association, which have previously collaborated with the ACC. The alliance, which was announced Tuesday, begins immediately and will enable the four conferences to work together on all officiating matters and will serve to enhance training, development, recruitment, retention and feedback for its basketball officials. John Cahill, the Big East's Supervisor of Officials, and Bryan Kersey, the ACC's Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officiating, both former NCAA referees, will manage officiating operations for the alliance.
Tyndall files appeal, seeks to reverse show-cause penalty (Yahoo Sports)
Donnie Tyndall has filed an appeal to reverse the 10-year show cause penalty he received from the NCAA in April for violations that occurred while he was coaching Southern Mississippi. Tyndall confirmed Wednesday he was seeking a ''full overturning or reversal'' of the penalty and that he would take the case to court if the appeal isn't granted. The NCAA said in April it gave Tyndall the show-cause penalty for orchestrating academic fraud designed to land recruits as well as other misconduct that included trying to cover up payments to athletes and potential evidence.