Ethics panel questions job for UConn football coach's son (Yahoo Sports)
A state ethics office is questioning whether the son of University of Connecticut football coach Randy Edsall should be hired as the team's assistant coach. Emails and letters provided to the Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/2nfJHjZ ) show an advisory board to the Office of State Ethics is questioning whether it was permissible for the elder Edsall to negotiate a job for his son Corey under the state ethics code. UConn is working to finalize a one-year, $95,000 contract with Corey Edsall so he can work on his father's staff.
Rutgers opens spring with QB competition (Yahoo Sports)
Despite playing five quarterbacks last season and having the starter of the last five games returning, Rutgers is entering its spring practice not settled on a No. 1 for this year. While coach Chris Ash acknowledged Giovanni Rescigno as the incumbent, he said the spot would need to be earned. With Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig transferring, the five-man competition is down to three with redshirt junior Rescigno competing against redshirt senior Zach Allen and sophomore Tylin Oden.
Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandal (Yahoo Sports)
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. The jury found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint against the retired assistant football coach but acquitted him of conspiracy and a second child endangerment count.
Baylor AD Rhoades says school has been transparent with NCAA (Yahoo Sports)
Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades says the school will continue to be transparent with the NCAA as the association investigates whether any of its rules were broken while former coach Art Briles was running the football program. Rhoades was at Madison Square Garden on Friday night for Baylor's NCAA Tournament men's basketball game against South Carolina. Rhoades was hired after Briles was fired following an investigation that found widespread mishandling of sexual assault allegations by the school, including some made against members of the football team.