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Ole Miss appeals NCAA punishment, citing abuse of discretion

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi filed its appeal Thursday of the NCAA committee on infractions’ decision to ban the football program from the postseason in 2018, limit unofficial recruiting visits and cite the school for lack institutional control in a case involving 21 violations. The NCAA committee handed down its decision in December after a lengthy investigation. The school said the ...

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Samford to face competitive 2018 schedule

(STATS) – Samford announced its 11-game 2018 schedule on Wednesday. The Bulldogs hope to end it with a Southern Conference championship. Coach Chris Hatcher’s squad is coming off an 8-4 season in which it earned an at-large bid to the FCS playoffs. Samford will host five games, beginning with Shorter on Aug. 30. The Bulldogs also will be home for ...

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Jets promote QB coach Jeremy Bates to offensive coordinator

Jeremy Bates is getting another chance at running an NFL offense. The New York Jets promoted the quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator Wednesday, replacing the fired John Morton. The team also hired Rick Dennison as offensive line coach/run game coordinator and Steve Jackson as assistant defensive backs coach. Bates also will continue his duties as quarterbacks coach. Article continues below ...

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Battle for San Diego State mascot continues

A month ago, an announcement was made that interim San Diego State president Sally Roush would make a final decision on the university mascot’s name by the end of May. Roush’s decision is expected to take a major issue off the plate for new SDSU President Adela de la Torre, who is scheduled to take over complete duties of the university in ...

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NCAA denies Notre Dame appeal of vacated wins from 2011-12

Notre Dame’s president ripped the NCAA’s decision to deny the school’s appeal to restore 21 vacated football victories from an academic misconduct violation, saying the association ”perverted” the notion that universities determine how they police academics. The NCAA denied Notre Dame’s appeal Tuesday, wiping off the books all 12 wins from the Fighting Irish’s 2012 national championship game run under ...

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