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Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change (Yahoo Sports)
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. ''There's a lot of change coming.'' During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the ''strange environment'' that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools.
Thumb surgery set for Creighton's Austin Chatman (Yahoo Sports)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Creighton point guard Austin Chatman will have surgery to repair a ligament in his right thumb and is expected to be fully recovered before the season.
NCAA enforcement director defends investigators (Yahoo Sports)
Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. Two days after Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called the NCAA enforcement system overwhelmed and ''broken,'' the NCAA's top cop fired back by defending his staff's work and acknowledging the impossible mission of policing more than 1,200 schools. The people who violate the rules will be found out and we will report them back to the committee on infractions.'' Duncan took over the enforcement division on an interim basis in March 2013 when the department was embroiled in its own embarrassing scandal. An internal investigation found the NCAA improperly collected evidence against the University of Miami, which led to the ouster of Julie Roe Lach.
UAB grants Frazier release from scholarship (Yahoo Sports)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- UAB has granted All-Conference USA point guard Chad Frazier a release from his scholarship.
Vols' Lopez to miss 2014-15 season with torn ACL (Yahoo Sports)
Tennessee guard Brandon Lopez has a torn right anterior cruciate ligament that will prevent him from playing in the 2014-15 season. The 6-foot-1 walk-on from Knoxville, Tennessee, had appeared in 31 games over the past three seasons. Lopez was the lone pure point guard on Tennessee's roster.