Kansas hoops hit with violations
The NCAA is preparing to issue a notice of allegations that details multiple major violations in the Kansas men’s basketball program, according to reports Friday.
The notice will come after a summer of speculation following a top NCAA official saying the organization would make findings against schools involved in a pay-forplay recruiting scheme investigated by the FBI.
On June 12, Stan Wilcox, the NCAA’s VP of regulatory affairs, said at least six schools would receive a notice of allegations for Level 1 violations this summer.
NC State on July 10 received a notice of allegations that included two Level 1 violations.
Level 1 violations carry some of the most severe punishment, including postseason bans and loss of scholarships.
College football: Houston senior QB D’Eriq King set the FBS record for the most consecutive games with both a passing and rushing TD, making it 15 straight in the Cougars’ 38-31 loss to Tulane on Thursday night in New Orleans. King had two TD passes and ran for another in the game to break a tie with former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow . ... Former Ohio State RB Howard “Hopalong” Cassady, who won the Heisman in 1955 and was a two-time consensus All-American, died Friday. He was 85. Cassady played 10 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Lions, and was a scout and coach in the Yankees organization.
Golf: Former Masters champ Danny Willett of England shot a 7-under 65 to grab a share of the lead with Spain’s Jon Rahm (67) at the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England, when secondround play was suspended due to darkness. Willet and Rahm reached 11-under 133, two clear of three players . ... Byeong Hun An of South Korea shot a second-straight 6under 66 to take a two-stroke lead at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss., when second-round play was suspended due to darkness.
NBA: The league’s board of governors was unanimous in its approval of a plan to stiffen potential penalties for tampering with players and employees under contract with other clubs, hoping for increased compliance in existing league rules. Fines of up to $10 million are now possible in the most egregious situations, along with forfeiture of draft picks, suspensions of executives and voiding of contracts when rule breaking is found . ... The Hawks announced that 42-year-old G Vince Carter, the league’s oldest player, will return for a record 22nd season. The eight-time All-Star averaged 17.5 minutes, 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 76 games last season for the Hawks.
NHL: D Dan Girardi retired. Girardi, 35, appeared in 927 games in 13 seasons with the Rangers (11) and Lightning (2), finishing with 56 goals and 264 points and a plus-78 rating.