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Tennessee enters new era with beginning of Nike contract (Yahoo Sports)
Tennessee is opening its doors to the Nike swoosh while bidding farewell to the Lady Vols nickname and logo in all but one sport. Nike took over as Tennessee's main apparel provider Wednesday as part of an eight-year contract worth about $35 million in money and gear. Tennessee had been an Adidas school since 1997.
Third Utah State player released from hospital after crash (Yahoo Sports)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Another player has been released from the hospital following a car accident that hospitalized four Utah State football players and a former softball player.
Duke's Tomlinson, UVa's Brian voted ACC athletes of year (Yahoo Sports)
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Duke football player Laken Tomlinson and Virginia women's soccer player Morgan Brian are the Atlantic Coast Conference's male and female athletes of the year.
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall gets 3-year extension (Yahoo Sports)
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has been rewarded with a three-year contract extension after guiding the Terrapins to consecutive winning seasons and back-to-back bowl bids. Edsall also receives an increase of $71,000 in each of the final two seasons of his original contract. After taking over for Ralph Freidgen in 2011, Edsall went 2-10 and 4-8 in his first two seasons at Maryland.
Auburn-Oregon set for 2019 opener, 9 years after BCS meeting (Yahoo Sports)
Auburn and Oregon will open the 2019 season at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, nine seasons after meeting in the BCS national championship game. It is part of a series of Labor Day weekend season openers at the home of the NFL's Cowboys. Auburn beat Oregon 22-19 in the BCS title game in Glendale, Arizona, to end the 2010 season.
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Former coach Henson out of hospital, starting chemotherapy (Yahoo Sports)
Former Illinois and New Mexico State basketball coach Lou Henson has been released from a Texas hospital and is scheduled to soon begin chemotherapy treatments, according to his wife. Henson's wife, Mary Henson, told The News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/1eP7cLp ) on Friday that the 83-year-old retired coach is staying with family in Houston.
Calipari: Confederate flag 'offends,' should be removed (Yahoo Sports)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari believes Confederate flags should be taken down.
Krzyzewski, Kyvallos to receive Lapchick Award (Yahoo Sports)
Mike Krzyzewski, who has led Duke to five national championships and is the only Division I men's coach with 1,000 victories, and women's basketball pioneer Lucille Kyvallos of Queens College have won the Lapchick Character Award for 2015. The award is named for the Naismith Hall of Fame coach and is presented by a group that includes Joe Lapchick biographer and former player Gus Alfieri.
New coaches, talented freshmen to add intrigue to SEC hoops (Yahoo Sports)
Donovan left for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder in April after leading Florida to two national titles and four Final Four appearances in his 19-year tenure. Donovan was replaced by Louisiana Tech's Michael White, one of four new coaches in the league. The other newcomers are Tennessee's Rick Barnes, Mississippi State's Ben Howland and Alabama's Avery Johnson.