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UConn and Syracuse agree to renew football rivalry (Yahoo Sports)
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Former Big East rivals UConn and Syracuse have announced an agreement to play a home-and-home football series.
Liberty Bowl set for Jan. 2 this season (Yahoo Sports)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Liberty Bowl is moving to January this season.
Wisconsin's Alvarez: Abolish so-called 20-hour rule (Yahoo Sports)
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said it's time to abolish the so-called 20-hour rule designed to limit how much time students spend on athletics instead of academics per week. Let's not make ridiculous rules that you can't follow.'' Alvarez will get no argument from Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, who called the rule a ''misnomer'' based on the amount of time athletes devote to their sport and said it needs a new label. ''The most important thing is there be a discussion about how prepared the student is, how the school accommodates preparedness and how it all works,'' Delany said.
Rolle defends Winston, says Bowden wrong to criticize QB (Yahoo Sports)
Former Florida State star Myron Rolle says Bobby Bowden was wrong to say Seminoles supporters believe Jameis Winston was an embarrassment to the school. Rolle won a Rhodes Scholarship while playing for Bowden at Florida State and has known Winston since the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was in high school. The 85-year-old Bowden said last week during an interview on ''The Paul Finebaum Show'' that he thought it is ''consensus among Florida State fans and boosters that (Winston) was an embarrassment in a lot of ways to the university.'' Rolle said Tuesday he doubts his former coach meant any harm, but Bowden was off-base.
Fired Weis still highest paid Notre Dame coach on payroll (Yahoo Sports)
Charlie Weis remained the highest paid coach on Notre Dame's payroll despite being fired by the university following the 2009 season, earning nearly twice as much as Brian Kelly, the man who replaced him as football coach. The university paid Weis, who was fired as coach at Kansas last September, $2,054,744, according to figures included in Notre Dame's most recent IRS documents for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014.
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UC Davis basketball coach Jim Les signs extension (Yahoo Sports)
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) -- UC Davis basketball coach Jim Les has signed a contract extension through the 2020-21 season.
UNC receives NCAA notice of allegations in academic case (Yahoo Sports)
North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA connected to the school's academic fraud scandal. In a statement Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham said UNC is reviewing the ''lengthy'' notice and will release it publicly ''as soon as possible'' after redactions to comply with privacy laws. ''We take these allegations very seriously, and we will carefully evaluate them to respond within the NCAA's 90-day deadline,'' they said.
Indiana Mr. Basketball Swanigan commits to Purdue (Yahoo Sports)
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Caleb Swanigan of Fort Wayne, the reigning Indiana Mr. Basketball, plans to play for Purdue next season.
Duke, Kentucky basketball teams earn top marks in classroom (Yahoo Sports)
Kentucky's men's basketball team was nearly as perfect in the classroom in 2013-14 as it was on the basketball court last season. On Wednesday, the school often criticized for embracing one-and-done players was singled out by the NCAA for public recognition after finishing among the top 10 percent of men's basketball teams academically. The Wildcats and Duke, which won its fifth national championship in April, both made the list.