Ethics panel questions job for UConn football coach's son
A state ethics office is questioning whether the son of University of Connecticut football coach Randy Edsall should be hired as the team's assistant coach. Emails and letters provided to the Hartford Courant ( ) show an advisory board to the Office of State Ethics is questioning whether it was permissible for the elder Edsall to negotiate a job for his son Corey under the state ethics code. UConn is working to finalize a one-year, $95,000 contract with Corey Edsall so he can work on his father's staff.
March 25, 2017

Pittsburgh freshman Manigault, sophomore Clark transferring
Freshman forward Corey Manigault and sophomore guard Crisshawn Clark are transferring from Pittsburgh. The players announced the move shortly after the Panthers finished a disappointing 16-17 season in coach Kevin Stallings' first year. Manigault appeared in 18 games, averaging less than a point and a rebound per contest.
March 14, 2017

Georgia QB and punter Ramsey, DB Wilkerson to transfer
Brice Ramsey, who never rose to the top of Georgia's depth chart at quarterback but finished the 2016 season as the team's starting punter, is transferring. Georgia said Tuesday Ramsey and defensive back Reggie Wilkerson will complete their degrees in May and then transfer for their final seasons of eligibility. Wilkerson played in five games in 2016
March 14, 2017

North Texas hires McCasland after his 20 wins at Arkansas State
North Texas hired Grant McCasland as its new basketball coach Monday after he won 20 games in his only season at Arkansas State. McCasland replaces Tony Benford, who was fired after he failed to have a winning season in five years. The Mean Green were 8-22 this season and missed the Conference USA Tournament after going 2-16 in league play
March 13, 2017

Penn State reveals plans to renovate iconic Beaver Stadium
Penn State plans to overhaul 23 athletic facilities, including its football stadium, though renovations to the program's iconic facility won't begin for at least five years. Once completed, the 106,572-seat, nearly six-decade-old Beaver Stadium could include a brick facade and see its capacity decrease to 100,000 to improve fan comfort and increase its ability to host events in such sports as professional hockey and soccer. ''This is an aspirational plan,'' Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said Monday in a public meeting where concept art of the stadium and other facilities was revealed
March 13, 2017

Fired Missouri coach to get $650,000 in severance package
Missouri's fired men's basketball coach Kim Anderson will receive $650,000 as part of a severance package. Under the agreement released to media outlets Thursday, when the Tigers' season ended in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, Anderson will receive $450,000 for ''liquidated damages'' and $200,000 ''for meeting or exceeding the academic accomplishment and social responsibilities'' spelled out by the school's athletics department administrators. Anderson also is entitled to $300,000 that Missouri deposited into an annuity account, amounting to $100,000 for each of the three seasons he coached the Tigers, who with Thursday night's loss to Mississippi finished 8-24.
March 10, 2017

Washington star freshman Markelle Fultz declares for draft
Washington freshman guard Markelle Fultz has declared for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five picks. Fultz made the expected decision on Friday, ending a rocky season with the Huskies in which he led the Pac-12 Conference in scoring but missed six games because of a knee injury. Fultz was a star when he was on the floor, displaying a mix of skills never before seen at that level at Washington.
March 10, 2017

Wilson, Lewis, Pingeton honored by SEC
A'ja Wilson of South Carolina repeated as player of the year, Alabama freshman Jordan Lewis took the newcomer award and Missouri's Robin Pingeton claimed the coaching honor on The Associated Press All-Southeastern women's basketball team announced Wednesday.
March 8, 2017