New Alabama AD Byrne talks Saban, coach firing, new rules (Yahoo Sports)
Greg Byrne has had an eventful first three months as Alabama's athletic director. Byrne made a seemingly tough decision in firing a baseball coach after one season and a no-brainer, too: striking a new deal with football coach Nick Saban. Byrne is preparing for his first Southeastern Conference spring meetings since taking over at Alabama on March 1.
ESPN signs Chip Kelly as college football studio analyst (Yahoo Sports)
Chip Kelly is getting back into the college football business, this time without a headset. The former Oregon coach is joining ESPN as a studio analyst next season. ESPN announced Friday it has signed him to a multiyear deal.
Neb WR Stanley Morgan Jr. arrested on pot charge in Florida (Yahoo Sports)
Nebraska receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. was arrested in Florida on suspicion of felony possession of marijuana this month, but a prosecutor reduced the charge to a misdemeanor. Omaha television station KETV reported Friday (http://bit.ly/2r6JS56 ) that Morgan was arrested May 6 in Port Orange, Florida. According to a police report obtained by the station, Morgan was found to have 21.4 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop.
Minnesota athletic official suspended in sex harassment case (Yahoo Sports)
A University of Minnesota athletics administrator accused of sexual harassment will be suspended without pay for two weeks and demoted to resolve the latest black eye for the department. The university on Thursday released findings of an internal investigation of Randy Handel, the associate athletic director of development, after a female subordinate said he repeatedly hugged, touched and made inappropriate comments to her. Handel, a Wisconsin native, joined Minnesota in 2010 as a major gift development officer and was paid $145,000 in 2015.