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Dismissal of charges against ex-Penn St. officials to stand (Yahoo Sports)
Prosecutors said Friday they will not appeal a ruling that threw out some of the most serious criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators related to their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Instead, it will prepare for trial on the remaining counts against the school's former president Graham Spanier, vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley. Solicitor General Bruce Castor, making legal decisions while Attorney General Kathleen Kane's law license is suspended, wrote in a memo that he was ''extremely conflicted'' and disagreed with the Superior Court's decision in January throwing out charges of perjury, obstruction and conspiracy.
Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis resigns (Yahoo Sports)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis has resigned.
Iowa rehires Kirk Ferentz's son-in-law for staff position (Yahoo Sports)
Iowa has rehired the son-in-law of football coach Kirk Ferentz to a staff position, three years after he departed following questions about nepotism. This time, Tyler Barnes will have more responsibilities and a salary more than twice as big. Iowa announced Friday that Barnes would be the team's recruiting director, in charge of identifying prospects and helping coordinate recruiting trips and visits.
1st-round picks boost OSU's cachet on recruiting trail (Yahoo Sports)
Thursday night was good for Ohio State, not only for five of its former players who soon will be rich, but also for its coaches who are trying to sell the program to elite recruits. Ohio State tied a previous school record with a quintet of players selected in the first round. The Buckeyes also had five players chosen in the opening round of the 2006 draft.
Ducks give fans a glimpse of QBs in spring game (Yahoo Sports)
Oregon quarterback Dakota Prukop had two main goals this spring in Eugene. The graduate transfer from Montana State wanted to build relationships and control the offense. Prukop made his first Autzen Stadium appearance as a Duck, giving fans a glimpse of how the quarterback competition is shaping up now that fellow graduate transfer Vernon Adams has moved on.
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Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long granted hardship waiver (Yahoo Sports)
Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long has been granted a hardship waiver by the Big 12, making him eligible to play as expected in 2016-17. Mitrou-Long, who averaged 12 points a game in 2015-16, ended his season at the eight-game point so he'd be eligible for the hardship waiver. Mitrou-Long's return will bolster one of the nation's deepest backcourts.
Hofstra, Mihalich agree to extension (Yahoo Sports)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Joe Mihalich has signed a contract extension with Hofstra through the 2020-21 season.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender dies at 49 (Yahoo Sports)
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. The school announced Saturday that Davender died Thursday night after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. Davender ranked 11th in Kentucky scoring with 1,637 points and eighth with 436 assists while playing with the Wildcats from 1984-88.
CIAA will stay in North Carolina despite state's LGBT law (Yahoo Sports)
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite the state's controversial new LGBT law. The CIAA said in a statement Thursday that it will instead partner with the NCAA to educate its members on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues as it does on other issues, like graduation rates and concussion management. The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/1NZnZ9s ) reports that the CIAA, the oldest African-American sports conference in the U.S., has hosted its annual basketball tournament in Charlotte since 2006 and announced it was moving its headquarters to Charlotte from Virginia in 2015.