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Baylor AD McCaw out, Grobe named coach

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(AP) -- Scrambling to find a coach to lead its football program through a tumultuous time, Baylor hired a man known for turnarounds and integrity.

Former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe will replace Art Briles, Baylor announced Monday. Grobe was named acting coach, with no mention of how long of a contract he will receive.

A little more than an hour after Grobe's hiring was made official, Baylor announced that athletic director Ian McCaw had resigned, severing another tie with the sexual-assault scandal that has tarnished the school's reputation.

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Ex-NC State, BC assistant Horton dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Don Horton, former North Carolina State and Boston College assistant football coach, has died. He was 58.

The funeral home handling Horton's arrangements in Raleigh said he died Saturday. He fought a public battle with Parkinson's disease.

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Ole Miss self-imposes scholarship cuts

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi has self-imposed scholarship reductions in football because of NCAA violations and is still investigating more allegations involving first-round NFL draft pick Laremy Tunsil.

The university released its 154-page response Friday to the notice of allegations received in January. The NCAA's long-running investigation began in 2012 after a university probe discovered academic and recruiting misconduct involving the women's basketball program. Ole Miss later acknowledged the investigation had spread to the football and track and field programs.

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Georgia AD sorry for Ludacris contract

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity has apologized to the athletic association's board of directors following the disclosure that rapper Ludacris was paid $65,000 to perform at the school's spring football game and also was provided liquor and a box of condoms.

McGarity's apology at the board's quarterly meeting on Thursday was first reported by the Athens Banner-Herald.

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Ex-Texas Tech player charged in burglary

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Jail records show one of three Texas Tech football players kicked off the team earlier this month has been charged with felony burglary.

Records show 20-year-old Robert James Castaneda was arrested Friday on a charge of burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

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Daughter: Briles' ouster a 'witch hunt'

(AP) -- The daughter of outgoing Baylor football coach Art Briles called the circumstances that led to his ouster a "media witch hunt" and wrote that her father is a "man of incredible character" in a Facebook post.

Staley Lebby posted Thursday, several hours after the school released the finding of an investigation that showed leaders - including Briles - mishandled allegations of sexual assault and violence, some involving football players.

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Lawyers peg 2018 for Vols Title IX trial

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Lawyers for both sides of the Title IX lawsuit filed against the University of Tennessee over its handling of sexual assault complaints believe it may not be ready to go to trial for another two years.

The two sides estimated the case should be ready for trial by May 15, 2018, in a joint proposed initial case management order filed Thursday. Lawyers for both sides indicated in the filing that they would expect a trial to last about three to four weeks.

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Miami QB Kaaya, Richt bonding quickly

MIAMI (AP) Brad Kaaya says he's off to a flying start with new Miami coach Mark Richt.

And that's very good news for the Hurricanes.

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Arizona Bowl to be played Dec. 30

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl will be played Friday, Dec. 30 at University of Arizona Stadium.

Bowl organizers announced the date Thursday.

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