UCF PLACE-KICKER GIVES UP ELIGIBILITY FOR YOUTUBE VIDEOS
FLA.» UCF kicker Donald De ORLANDO,
La Haye made the decision to give up football rather than give up making advertising money from videos on YouTube that he produced.
The university released a statement Monday saying De La Haye did not accept the conditions of a waiver received from the NCAA and has been ruled ineligible to compete. The statement said UCF officials petitioned the NCAA on De La Haye’s behalf and got the governing body to allow De La Haye to continue to make money from videos that did not depict him as a student-athlete. But the YouTube videos that depict him as a student-athlete would have to broadcast on a nonmonetized account.
UCF spokesman Andy Seeley said he is uncertain what part of the agreement De La Haye did not agree with. De La Haye, who is from Port St. Lucie, Fla., could not be reached for comment.
The university began investigating in the spring whether or not the videos, and the fact De La Haye made money from them, were an NCAA violation. NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes from making money off of their images.
De La Haye, a marketing major, made several videos, some depicting his everyday routine and some that dealt with his experiences on the football team. Some videos had more than 50,000 views, though it is unclear how much De La Haye made.
UAB football back in action.
The UAB Blazers suited up, worked out and showered in their new football building.
UAB faces Alabama A&M on Sept. 2 at Legion Field, some 32 months after UAB shut down football, bowling and rifle citing lack of financial resources. The programs were resuscitated after an outpouring of support that generated $40 million over a 15-month span.
Utah safety Hansen out.
Utah starting safety Chase Hansen is out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury.
Coach Kyle Whittingham hopes the 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior will be ready for the season opener against North Dakota on Aug. 31.
Utah does not typically detail injuries unless they are season-ending.
IAAF won’t lift track suspension.
LONDON» The IAAF is not ready to lift Russia’s suspension from track and field competitions as the country fails to fully accept the findings of an investigation into its state-sponsored doping scheme.
A meeting of the international track and field federation’s member associations in London on Thursday will be asked to maintain the ban on Russia that was imposed in 2015 after World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren exposed how failed drug tests were covered up.
NBA to host NBL in preseason.
Three NBA teams will host opponents from Australia’s National Basketball League for preseason games in October.
The Utah Jazz, which features Aussies Joe Ingles and Dante Exum, will host the Sydney Kings on Oct. 2. Ingles was chosen NBL rookie of the year after playing with the Melbourne South Dragons in 2006-07. Exum was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 draft.
MVP Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Melbourne United on Oct. 8, and the Phoenix Suns welcome the Brisbane Bullets on Oct. 13.
This will be the first time NBL teams travel to the United States to play NBA teams.
Rory McIlroy fired his caddie of nine years and will use his best friend at the Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship. … John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets is getting a one-year contract extension after a season in which he was the NHL’s coach of the year. — The Associated Press