DA declines to prosecute arrested Alabama players

MONROE, La. (AP) The district attorney’s office has decided not to prosecute Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson and reserve defensive back Laurence ”Hootie” Jones on drug and weapons charges, with the district attorney saying he didn’t want to ‘…

MONROE, La. (AP) The district attorney’s office has decided not to prosecute Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson and reserve defensive back Laurence ”Hootie” Jones on drug and weapons charges, with the district attorney saying he didn’t want to ”ruin the lives” of the two football players.

Oklahoma QB Mayfield regains his lost year of eligibility

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Big 12 has adopted a rule change that now gives Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield his lost year of eligibility, meaning he will be eligible to play for the Sooners in 2017.

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Big 12 has adopted a rule change that now gives Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield his lost year of eligibility, meaning he will be eligible to play for the Sooners in 2017.

Penn State president decries new Joe Paterno allegations

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) The president of Penn State is decrying new allegations that former coach Joe Paterno was told that Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a child as early as 1976 and that two assistant coaches witnessed the abuse of other children.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) The president of Penn State is decrying new allegations that former coach Joe Paterno was told that Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a child as early as 1976 and that two assistant coaches witnessed the abuse of other children.

Ex-South Carolina RB Lattimore moving on without football

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Three years ago, South Carolina’s record-setting running back Marcus Lattimore waited anxiously during the NFL draft to see which – if any – team would take a former first-round talent with two seriously damaged knees.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Three years ago, South Carolina’s record-setting running back Marcus Lattimore waited anxiously during the NFL draft to see which – if any – team would take a former first-round talent with two seriously damaged knees.

Whittingham signs extension with Utah through 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham has received a two-year year extension to keep him with the university through 2020. Athletic director Chris Hill announced the deal late Friday afternoon.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham has received a two-year year extension to keep him with the university through 2020. Athletic director Chris Hill announced the deal late Friday afternoon.

UConn names interim athletic director, search committee

STORRS, Conn. (AP) University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst has named her chief of staff as interim athletic director and appointed a search committee to find a permanent replacement for Warde Manuel.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst has named her chief of staff as interim athletic director and appointed a search committee to find a permanent replacement for Warde Manuel.

Former NFL safety Sash diagnosed with CTE

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Former NFL and Iowa safety Tyler Sash, who died last year at age 27, has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Former NFL and Iowa safety Tyler Sash, who died last year at age 27, has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Ex-prosecutor, football star on trial in wife’s 2006 death

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) A former football captain for the University of Illinois goes on trial this week in the 2006 death of his first wife.

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) A former football captain for the University of Illinois goes on trial this week in the 2006 death of his first wife.