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Committee to consider expanding replay in targeting calls (Yahoo Sports)
The NCAA football rules committee will consider allowing replay officials to call targeting penalties that are missed by on-field officials. - Whether to consider a ball carrier that slides or otherwise gives himself up to be a defenseless player, a move that could lead to more targeting calls.
Syracuse dismisses 2 football players for rules violations (Yahoo Sports)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Sophomore defensive ends Qaadir Sheppard and Amir Ealey have been dismissed from the Syracuse football program for a violation of team rules.
Riley announces departure of Nebraska DL coach Hank Hughes (Yahoo Sports)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Hank Hughes is out as Nebraska's defensive line coach.
Big 12 leaders agree to single voice dealing with big issues (Yahoo Sports)
Big 12 presidents and chancellors came to one agreement Friday: While working through the possibility of a football championship game, expansion and a league-wide television network, they are going to defer comments to Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. The four-hour meeting of the Big 12's board of directors came about a week after outspoken Oklahoma President David Boren again publicly raised questions about the state of the league, and a day after the league's athletic directors met. Kansas State President Kirk Schulz, the board chairman, said while there are differing viewpoints among the leaders of the 10 schools, he insisted there are more similarities than differences on their visions for the conference.
TCU vs. Texas game moved to Friday after Thanksgiving (Yahoo Sports)
The Big 12 has moved the TCU-Texas football game to the Friday after Thanksgiving, instead of playing on the holiday. Texas has played on Thanksgiving since 2008 when the annual holiday weekend matchup was with former rival Texas A&M. Texas kept its Thanksgiving time slot even after the Aggies left for the Southeastern Conference, with games against TCU and Texas Tech the past four years.
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No. 14 West Virginia beats No. 15 Baylor 80-69 (Yahoo Sports)
With a little help, West Virginia has scratched its way into sole possession of first place in the tough Big 12. ''We can't get too comfortable,'' West Virginia forward Devin Williams said. Daxter Miles Jr. scored a season-high 20 points and No. 14 West Virginia beat No. 15 Baylor 80-69 on Saturday night.
McClellan, Newton lead No. 17 Miami past Georgia Tech 75-68 (Yahoo Sports)
With Miami clinging to a three-point lead and the shot clock running down, Ja'Quan Newton had no choice except to throw up a towering shot from the corner with a Georgia Tech player right in his face. Sheldon McClellan scored 22 points, but Newton's 3-pointer while falling out of bounds was the shot that carried the 17th-ranked Hurricanes to a 75-68 victory over hard-luck Georgia Tech on Sunday. ''That was the play we run at end of the shot clock,'' coach Jim Larranaga quipped, trying to hold back a smile.
Miller, Purvis lead UConn to 85-67 win over East Carolina (Yahoo Sports)
UConn coach Kevin Ollie has been preaching to his team the benefits of an unselfish offense and a relentless defense. The Huskies are listening. Shonn Miller and Rodney Purvis led five UConn players in double figures with 16 points each and the Huskies beat East Carolina 85-67 on Sunday to pick up their third consecutive win and sixth in their last seven games.
Kansas State upsets top-ranked Oklahoma, 80-69 (Yahoo Sports)
Kansas State coach Bruce Weber was so confident his team would beat top-ranked Oklahoma that he had his team practice what to do when fans stormed the court. Led by Wesley Iwundu and Dean Wade, the Wildcats overcame a slow start to each half and beat the Sooners 80-69 on Saturday night. ''I'm not sure what happened!'' Weber said with a smile.