South Carolina's athletic department has reported 11 secondary NCAA violations in the last six months, including two in the program of the new women's basketball coach,
The school said yesterday that a women's basketball coach improperly text-messaged a prospect and that a coach incorrectly publicized an informal scrimmage. The coach's name wasn't included in the report. All the violations are considered low-level infractions.
Staley, who coached at Temple for eight seasons, was hired in May.
No. 11 Texas Christian defeated previously unbeaten and ninth-ranked Boise State, 17-16, in the Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
The Horned Frogs (11-2) rolled up 472 yards, the most allowed all season by Boise State (12-1).
broke former San Diego State star
Western Athletic Conference record for rushing touchdowns when he ran 20 yards for a score in the first quarter - his 58th career TD.
Alabama's turnaround to a No. 1 ranking most of the season earned
the Associated Press' coach of the year award in college football.
In the voting, by college football writers, Saban drew 32 of 62 possible votes. He outdistanced Texas Tech's
(six), Georgia Tech's
(five), Penn State's
(three), and Ball State's
(two). Five coaches got one vote apiece.
Saban, whose team will face Utah in the Sugar Bowl, shared the award with Louisiana State in 2003.
Notre Dame offensive coordinator
, 44, was hired as the head football coach at Miami of Ohio, which was 2-10 this season.
, who resigned last month. The RedHawks were 17-31 in his four seasons.
Haywood becomes the sixth black coach among the 119 Bowl Subdivision schools.
Fresh off its first bowl win in 10 years, Arizona plans to extend coach
' contract by three years, through 2013. Details of the deal had yet to be worked out.
The Wildcats were 8-5. They defeated 17th-ranked Brigham Young, 31-21, in the Las Vegas Bowl.
, a member of the all-Big East first team, will return to Syracuse for his senior season. . . . The NCAA granted a sixth year of eligibility to Texas wide receiver
, an AP third-team all-American who missed the 2004 and 2005 seasons with knee and hamstring injuries.
Detroit Red Wings goalie
(groin) was able to practice hard during the morning skate yesterday and won't have to go on the long-term injured-reserve list.
Columbus activated defenseman
(high ankle sprain) from the injured-reserve list.
Former Tennessee basketball star
capped a banner year by winning the AP's female athlete of the year award.
Parker led the Vols to a second straight national championship, was the first pick in the WNBA draft, and won the league's MVP and rookie of the year honors. She also helped the United States win a fourth straight Olympic gold medal.
Parker received 36 votes from members of the AP, edging golfer
, who had won the award the last two years. Rounding out the top five were gymnast
, and gymnast