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Alabama: AD Bill Battle to undergo cancer treatments (Yahoo Sports)
Alabama athletic director Bill Battle is set to undergo a series of treatments for cancer, which he has been battling for more than two years. The university announced in a statement Tuesday that Battle will undergo a stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma at Emory University's The Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center at the Winship Cancer Institute. The statement said the condition is not considered life threatening and that Battle was diagnosed during a regularly scheduled executive physical in the spring of 2014.
Big 12 asks Baylor for 'full accounting' of investigation (Yahoo Sports)
The Big 12 is asking Baylor for a full accounting of the investigation into how sexual assault allegations were handled at the school, including information that has not been released publicly. The conference released a statement Wednesday saying Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had sent a letter to Baylor interim President David Garland ''once again'' requesting all documents associated with the investigation by the law firm of Pepper Hamilton. The Big 12 is requesting written materials as well as any information that was conveyed orally to Baylor leadership and its board of regents along with pertinent internal documents.
Woman gives talk to Riley's Cornhuskers about sexual assault (Yahoo Sports)
A woman who said she was raped by two Oregon State football players and two other men in 1998 while Mike Riley was the head coach of the Beavers spoke Wednesday to Riley's Nebraska team about her experience. ''As part of our ongoing educational efforts, I invited Brenda Tracy to Lincoln, to share her experiences with the young men in our program,'' Riley said in a statement. The Associated Press generally doesn't identify sexual assault victims, but Tracy has spoken publicly to draw attention to her situation.
Alabama assistants get new deals; Pruitt earning $1 million (Yahoo Sports)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- New Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will make $1 million annually under his three-year deal.
Lawyer says he told Penn State official to report Sandusky (Yahoo Sports)
Penn State's former top lawyer said in a deposition made public Thursday he advised the university's vice president in 2001 to notify a state agency of a complaint from an assistant football coach about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy in a team locker room. Former university general counsel Wendell Courtney also said in the deposition three weeks ago that no one from Penn State has ever asked him for details regarding his Feb. 11, 2001, phone discussion with then-vice president Gary Schultz or the research he did that day on reporting suspected child abuse. Excerpts from the deposition were attached to a filing by lawyers for former assistant coach Mike McQueary in opposing the university's effort to delay McQueary's whistleblower and defamation lawsuit against Penn State.
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UNC AD: School will respond to NCAA charges by July deadline (Yahoo Sports)
North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham is hopeful the school is finally near the end of its long-running academic fraud scandal. The school is a month away from its 90-day deadline to respond to the NCAA's latest Notice of Allegations (NOA), which outlined five serious charges that include lack of institutional control. In an interview with The Associated Press, Cunningham said UNC will meet that deadline - there had previously been an eight-month hiccup in the process - in a case that hung over a strong 2015-16 sports season.
NC State adds forward Ted Kapita to recruiting class (Yahoo Sports)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State has added another player to its men's basketball roster.
Richmond hoping Europe trip helps build unity with newcomers (Yahoo Sports)
Richmond basketball coach Chris Mooney considers his incoming class the best group of players he's brought in in a dozen years, and he believes the summer will be instrumental in the Spiders' success next season. The freshmen - guards Nick Sherod and De'Monte Buckingham and forward Grant Golden - will accompany the Spiders on the trip. The newcomers will be more important for the Spiders this season than is usually the case.
Florida State's Hamilton pleased with offseason progress (Yahoo Sports)
Leonard Hamilton had an idea that one of his talented freshmen from last season might be headed to the NBA draft after only one season at Florida State. Hamilton considers himself fortunate though that it was just one. While Malik Beasley will be at the draft in Brooklyn, New York, waiting for his name to be called, his former teammates have been participating at Hamilton's summer basketball camp while trying to prepare for the upcoming season.