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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2012, file photo, Baylor's Matt Ritchey (45) stands on the field by a Big 12 Conference logo during an NCAA college football game against TCU in Waco, Texas. Big 12 revenue increased to $38.8 million per school for 2018-19, or a total of $388 million. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he anticipates those numbers reaching the mid-$40 million range per school before the current broadcast rights deal expires in 2024-25. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
May 31, 2019 - 11:57 am
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Another year of increasing revenue in the Big 12 is only part of the reason league leaders believe they are well-positioned for the future. For them, flexibility as a 10-team conference is a pretty close second to money. "Our model has agility," said West Virginia President...
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In this April 9, 2019, photo, Stanford catcher Maverick Handley prepares to bat against San Francisco during an NCAA college baseball game in San Francisco. Handley is preparing to get drafted in June, and he has quite a fallback plan: going to medical school one day to become an orthopedic surgeon. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 30, 2019 - 1:38 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Last summer in the Cape Cod League, when most everybody else focused on baseball and nothing more, Maverick Handley carved out extra time to work toward his pre-med path and future after sports. Observe a surgery in his spare time? Absolutely. Handley is a junior catcher at...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 18, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Ravens lineman and math scholar John Urschel teaches a STEM lesson at Dundalk High School in Baltimore. Urschel is loving life after the NFL. It's been nearly two years since the offensive guard retired after just three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Canadian left millions of dollars on the table to pursue his two loves _ mathematics and time with his 16-month-old daughter, Joanna. (Steve Ruark/AP Images for Texas Instruments, File)
May 30, 2019 - 11:39 am
John Urschel is loving life after the NFL. It's been nearly two years since the offensive guard retired after just three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Canadian left millions of dollars on the table to pursue his two loves — mathematics and time with his 16-month-old...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 10, 2018, file photo, then-Marshall guard Phil Bledsoe (32) and the Marshall bench react to a 3-point shot against Western Kentucky during the second half of the NCAA Conference USA basketball championship game in Frisco, Texas. Confusion over the new rule allowing college basketball players to sign with agents has led to uncertainty for Bledsoe, now at Division II Glenville State in West Virginia. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
May 29, 2019 - 12:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The new NCAA rule designed to help players explore their NBA draft potential by allowing them to sign with an agent and still return to school surprisingly doesn't apply to all college players. It was a stunning revelation for Phil Bledsoe from tiny Division II Glenville State...
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May 29, 2019 - 9:04 am
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho men's basketball coach has been placed on administrative leave following a consultant's report that college officials say found potential NCAA violations. University athletics department spokesman Mike Walsh told reporters Tuesday that Don Verlin was...
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In this April 13, 2019, photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws during the Michigan's annual spring NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. A string of recent high-profile transfers gave the college football world the impression it was getting easier for players to switch schools and compete right away. Patterson to Michigan, Justin Field to Ohio State and Tate Martell to Miami seemed to usher in a new era of free agency, but waiver approvals are still far from a sure thing. That is prompting athletes, coaches and others to complain about a process that can be somewhat mysterious. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 29, 2019 - 6:40 am
A string of recent high-profile transfers gave the college football world the impression it was getting easier for players to switch schools and compete right away. The reality is much different, with the percentage of waiver approvals dropping during 2018-2019 — even as the NCAA changed rules to...
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Oakland Raiders guard Richie Incognito (64) warms up during an official team activity at the NFL football team's headquarters in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 28, 2019 - 1:51 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Throughout the draft process, Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden stressed the importance of character when looking for players who could help turn the franchise around. When it comes to veterans, the Raiders have been much more willing to take...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles walks the field before the NCAA college football team's game against Lamar in Waco, Texas. Briles, the former Baylor football coach fired three years ago after an investigation found the school had mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct and violence, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon Superintendent says its board of trustees has approved a two-year contract with Briles, who was 65-37 in eight seasons with Baylor. Before coaching in college, Briles had a successful 20-year career as a high school coach in Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
May 24, 2019 - 5:28 pm
Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough announced Friday the board of trustees had approved a two-year...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo, Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, right, points to teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech in Lawrence, Kan. De Sousa will be eligible to play next season after the NCAA's reinstatement committee agreed Friday with an appeal filed by the school. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
May 24, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa finally got some good news from the NCAA on Friday. His education and career had been in limbo after the organization ruled in February that De Sousa was ineligible this past season and next season. But after the school appealed what it considered overly harsh...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Braden Galloway celebrates a touchdown during their spring NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA panel rejected the school's appeal of their drug suspension. Clemson athletic spokesman Jeff Kallin said the school learned of the NCAA's decision on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
May 24, 2019 - 9:40 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA panel rejected the school's appeal of their drug suspension. Clemson athletic spokesman Jeff Kallin said Friday that the school learned of the NCAA decision on Wednesday...
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