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South Carolina reports 22 NCAA, SEC infractions in past year (Yahoo Sports)

South Carolina's athletic department reported 23 violations of NCAA or Southeastern Conference rules in the past year, nine involving the football team. South Carolina released its infractions report this week from an open records request by The Associated Press. The violation of SEC guidelines was when a football quality control coordinator used a headset while in the press box to talk with coaches on the field.

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Football Polls - Pre-Season (Aug. 4 - Sep. 3)
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Alabama
  • 2. Clemson
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Florida State
  • 5. Ohio State
  • 6. LSU
  • 7. Stanford
  • 8. Michigan
  • 9. Notre Dame
  • 10. Tennessee

Utah partially reinstates Butler-Byrd after guilty plea (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, Utah's Cory Butler-Byrd celebrates after scoring against California during an NCAA college football game in Salt Lake City. Suspended Utah receiver Butler-Byrd has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief after authorities say he damaged a university police patrol car and building last month. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Butler-Byrd's guilty plea is part of a deal with prosecutors that allows the senior to have his record cleared if he has no additional criminal charges in the next year, undergoes mental health counseling and pays about $1,700 in restitution. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah has partially reinstated suspended receiver Cory Butler-Byrd a day after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief for damaging a police car and building last month.


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NCAA grants NC State QB Finley extra year of eligibility (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley has received an additional season of eligibility by the NCAA. N.C. State announced the NCAA's decision Tuesday, making Finley a redshirt sophomore this season. Finley redshirted at Boise State in 2013 and played in just three games for the Broncos last season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury.

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No. 23 Baylor trying to win, "keep everybody out of trouble" (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this July 19, 2016, file photo, Baylor defensive back Ryan Reid speaks to reporters during Big 12 college football media days in Dallas. Senior cornerback Ryan Reid now keeps up with teammates off the field. Much of that is trying to build chemistry after a tumultuous offseason, but Reid and other team leaders are also trying to keep everyone out of trouble while focusing on a season that can't start soon enough. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Baylor senior cornerback Ryan Reid sometimes texts teammates out of the blue to ask what they're doing. After a fraught offseason when the 23rd-ranked Bears lost their head coach, the outreach is part of an effort to build chemistry - and prevent more missteps off the field. Seth Russell, a senior quarterback who was the top-rated FBS passer before a season-ending neck injury last October, said the Bears are looking forward to talking football and winning games while trying to build a culture of high character.


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Notre Dame's Butler charged; accused of tackling officer (Yahoo Sports)

This photo released by the St. Joseph County Jail shows Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler. Butler was jailed Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, after a police officer said the player punched and slammed him to the ground outside a bar, Officers had to use a stun gun to subdue Butler in the altercation outside the Linebacker Lounge in South Bend, according to a probable cause affidavit. ( St. Joseph County Jail via AP)

A Notre Dame cornerback accused of tackling a police officer and punching him in the side and stomach during an altercation outside a bar was charged Tuesday with felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official. Devin Butler was arrested Saturday and released on a $1,000 bond, but St. Joseph County Prosecutor Kenneth P. Cotter requested more time to investigate the case and determine what charges were appropriate. Indiana State Police said a trooper stopped a car for speeding and detected the odor of marijuana and with the help of a drug-sniffing dog, he found the marijuana and a handgun in the car.


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Men's Basketball Polls - Week Final (Apr. 5)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Kansas
  • 2. Michigan State
  • 3. North Carolina
  • 4. Virginia
  • 5. Oregon
  • 6. Villanova
  • 7. Oklahoma
  • 8. West Virginia
  • 9. Xavier
  • 10. Miami (FL)
  • 10. Kentucky
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Villanova
  • 2. North Carolina
  • 3. Kansas
  • 4. Oklahoma
  • 5. Virginia
  • 6. Oregon
  • 7. Michigan State
  • 8. Miami (FL)
  • 9. Indiana
  • 10. Syracuse

Georgetown-Syracuse December game to honor Pearl Washington (Yahoo Sports)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse will honor the late Dwayne ''Pearl'' Washington when the Orange resumes its basketball rivalry with Georgetown at the Carrier Dome in December.

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Hamilton signs with Texas Tech after 3 seasons at DePaul (Yahoo Sports)

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Tommy Hamilton IV has signed a national letter of intent with Texas Tech after playing 92 games the past three seasons in his hometown for DePaul.

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Judge drops NCAA from lawsuit filed by ex-UNC athletes (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt, center, addresses the media following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C. From left are, Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator, University President Tom Ross and Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham at right. UNC publicly released a copy of its response to five NCAA charges, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, the latest procedural step in a case likely to last into 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

A federal judge has granted the NCAA's motion to dismiss the governing body from a lawsuit filed by two former North Carolina athletes seeking to hold it at least partly responsible for the school's long-running academic fraud scandal. In a ruling signed Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Loretta C. Biggs stated attorneys for former women's basketball player Rashanda McCants and ex-football player Devon Ramsay hadn't proven that the NCAA had a legal obligation to ensure the soundness of classes offered at UNC under state law. McCants and Ramsay filed their lawsuit in January 2015 months naming the NCAA and UNC as defendants, arguing that neither had done enough to ensure athletes receive a quality education while citing the scandal on the Chapel Hill campus as a result.


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Marist replaces Albany on Duke's basketball schedule (Yahoo Sports)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke has filled the hole in its men's basketball schedule.

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