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NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision (Yahoo Sports)
The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled Aug. 8 that the NCAA broke the law by restricting schools from providing money beyond current scholarship limits to athletes. A formal appeal has not yet been submitted, but NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy issued a statement Thursday.
Kent State starting center dies at 21 (Yahoo Sports)
Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday. Brimfield Police arrived on the scene within three minutes of the call. Bitsko was in his fourth year with the Golden Flashes. He started all 12 games in 2013, and received an award during this year's spring game for ''exemplifying hard work and dedication.'' ''Kent State University and the entire Kent community mourns his passing,'' said Joel Nielsen, the school's athletic director.
Ex Tulsa basketball player Swilling denied waiver (Yahoo Sports)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The NCAA has denied former Tulsa basketball player Patrick Swilling's request for a progress-toward-degree waiver to play football based on academic eligibility.
Wes Lunt named starting QB at Illinois (Yahoo Sports)
After outdueling his two competitors, Wes Lunt will be Illinois' starting quarterback. Illini fans have been anticipating Lunt would lead Illinois this season since he transferred from Oklahoma State almost a year and a half ago, even with coach Tim Beckman insisting the starting spot could go to Lunt, senior Reilly O'Toole or sophomore Aaron Bailey.
Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point (Yahoo Sports)
On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus. The basketball was limited on a day Krzyzewski spent more time addressing the crowd than his players during practice. ''To spend a day here is better than any offensive or defensive drill you could have,'' Krzyzewski said. ''It bonds the team together and that's what today was about.'' The team traveled about 90 minutes by bus Monday morning from New York to the upstate campus where Krzyzewski played under Bob Knight and later returned to coach the Black Knights.
Andrew White III transfers to Nebraska from Kansas (Yahoo Sports)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Andrew White III has transferred from Kansas to Nebraska.
Maryland to guarantee athletic scholarships (Yahoo Sports)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- The University of Maryland says it will start guaranteeing scholarships to students-athletes until they graduate, regardless of injury or on-field performance.