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Oklahoma CB Thomas arrested for assault

This Thursday, June 30, 2016 photo provided by the Cleveland County, Okla., Sheriff's Office, shows Jordan Thomas. Thomas was arrested early Thursday on charges of assault and battery, public intoxication and interference with a police officer. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Oklahoma cornerback Jordan Thomas was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of public intoxication, assault and battery, and interference with official process.

According to police in Norman, Oklahoma, Thomas was picked up at 1:49 a.m. A Cleveland County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said the 20-year-old Thomas was booked into jail at 2:45 a.m. and released at 11:13 a.m.

A school spokesman said Oklahoma is "aware of it and will monitor the situation and react accordingly."


NCAA clears up bowl-selection process

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA has cleared up its bowl-selection process, assuring that no eligible teams with .500 records are passed over for postseason play in favor of more well-known schools with fewer than six wins.

The new rule, which was implemented by the NCAA's Division I Council on Wednesday, will be put in place for the upcoming season and says bowl-eligible teams with 6-6 records must be selected for bowl games before any 5-7 teams are considered.


BYU ready for Power 5, won't play Sunday

PROVO, Utah (AP) BYU is eager to leave independence behind and join a Power 5 conference but it won't change its longstanding policy of not playing on Sundays, athletic director Tom Holmoe said Thursday.

The Mormon school has a written policy against competition on Sunday because of religious reasons, which could require scheduling concessions if BYU moves to one of the big conferences.


NCAA wants to question Sandusky accusers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) The NCAA wants to question two men who claim they were sexually abused in the 1970s by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The NCAA says it needs that information to defend itself from a defamation lawsuit filed by the family of Joe Paterno, the team's late head coach.


FSU gets rings for beating state rivals

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State players have received their Peach Bowl rings, not to mark losing that game to Houston but in celebration of winning the mythical Sunshine State title.

The Seminoles defeated Miami, Florida and South Florida last season and were presented the rings last week.


QB Boykin charged from Alamo Bowl arrest

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been charged with assault over an incident that led to a suspension for his final college game in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio last season.

Bexar County court records show Boykin, who signed with Seattle after going undrafted in April, is set for arraignment Aug. 1. That's two days after the Seahawks open training camp in Renton, Washington.


3 more women join lawsuit against Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) Three more women have joined a federal lawsuit against Baylor University accusing the school of doing nothing to help them after they reported being sexually assaulted on or near campus.

The former Baylor students are identified only as Jane Doe. On Tuesday, they joined a lawsuit filed by three other women on June 15. They claim sexual assaults dating from 2005 to 2014.


Ex-Vols pay tribute to Fulmer at roast

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer issued a reminder to his former players and colleagues Saturday before they gathered to roast him at a charity event.

"I did warn them that my children and grandchildren are here and my wife is here," Fulmer quipped. "As long as we don't get into those things (from) back when I was a player too much, we'll be all right."


Baylor officially parts ways with Briles

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor and Art Briles have mutually agreed to part ways, almost a month after the release of a scathing report over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints against football players which led school regents to suspend the coach "with intent to terminate."

A statement released by the university Friday night said Baylor and Briles "agreed to terminate their employment relationship." The move was effective immediately.


Ex-CMU RB dies in accidental shooting

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) Zurlon Tipton, a former Indianapolis Colts running back, has died after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership in suburban Detroit. He was 26.

St. John Hospital spokesman Brian Taylor confirmed Tipton's death Tuesday. Police say he was handling a duffel bag when a gun in the bag fired as he dropped off his car in Roseville.

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