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Vandy QB Robinette gives up football to focus on med school (Yahoo Sports)
Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has decided to end his football career early to concentrate on medical school. Robinette plans to enter the Vanderbilt School of Medicine this summer to study orthopedics. He said Friday it would have been too difficult to balance his time playing quarterback for a Southeastern Conference program while also attending medical school. ''I don't know if that would even be possible, especially here at Vanderbilt,'' Robinette said at a news conference.
Ex-Vandy coach to replace Manning on playoff committee (Yahoo Sports)
Archie Manning is leaving the College Football Playoff selection committee and will be replaced by former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson. ''I was honored when I was chosen to be on the College Football Playoff Selection Committee,'' Manning said in a statement from the College Football Playoff.
Florida without QB Harris, WR Powell at spring practice (Yahoo Sports)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida is without two key offensive playmakers during spring practice.
Golden, Kaaya ready to see how Miami looks in spring game (Yahoo Sports)
Brad Kaaya prefers to say his football seasons start in January, which illustrates how much value he puts into things like offseason workouts and spring practice. So to him, Saturday's Miami spring game is more than some glorified workout with fans watching. ''I can see where it would have helped me last year,'' Kaaya said when asked about the value of Miami's spring season. ''Just to be able to be in this offense, because every year a new team is born.
Man guilty in killing of assistant Missouri Southern coach (Yahoo Sports)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- The man accused of fatally shooting a Missouri Southern assistant football coach has been convicted of first-degree murder.
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Freshman-led Duke in another regional final, beat Utah 63-57 (Yahoo Sports)
Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are one win away from getting back to the NCAA Final Four, this time with a talented group of freshmen. Justise Winslow, the freshman from Houston playing at home the day after his 19th birthday, had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the South Regional's top-seeded Blue Devils in their 63-57 Sweet 16 victory over revived Utah on Friday night. Duke (32-4) is going to its 20th regional final, the 14th under Coach K for the most by any active coach. The last Final Four appearance was in 2010, when the Blue Devils also went through Houston on way to their fourth national title.
Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999 (Yahoo Sports)
Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga's big man got to star in the show in prime time on Friday night, scoring 18 points with nine rebounds to lead the second-seeded Bulldogs to a 74-62 win over No. 11 seed UCLA in the Houston Regional semifinals. The victory puts Gonzaga (35-2) in the Elite Eight for the second time, its first regional final since 1999. The Bulldogs will play top-seeded Duke on Sunday.
Louisville beats NC State 75-65; on to Elite 8 (Yahoo Sports)
Montrezl Harrell is not ready for the end of his college career at Louisville just yet. Anton Gill helped make sure it continues at least one more game. Harrell scored 24 points, Gill keyed a late-game surge with seven points off the bench, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. Everything just gelled at the right time.'' Louisville (27-8), the fourth seed in the East and seeking to make its third Final Four in four years, will play either No. 3 seed Oklahoma or seventh-seeded Michigan State in the East final on Sunday.
St. John's basketball coach Steve Lavin out after 5 seasons (Yahoo Sports)
St. John's split with basketball coach Steve Lavin on Friday after five seasons, announcing the decision a week following the Red Storm's loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The school said it ''mutually agreed to part ways'' with Lavin. Lavin and the Red Storm reached the NCAAs in his first and last seasons. ''Coach Lavin returned high expectations to our men's basketball program and represented St. John's in a positive way,'' said athletic director Chris Monasch.