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SEC generates NCAA-record $455M revenue

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DESTIN, Fla. (AP) The powerful Southeastern Conference is now the NCAA's richest league.

Thanks to the successful debut of the SEC Network, the conference generated an NCAA-record $455.8 million in revenue in 2014-15. The league's revenue was $309.6 million last year.

The SEC will distribute $31.2 million to each of its 14 schools, a figure that does not include $19 million in bowl revenue.


SEC commish Slive resigns 2 months early

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is handing over the reins to Greg Sankey sooner than expected.

Slive announced Friday at the end of the league's spring meetings that Sankey will take over on Monday. His retirement was initially expected to take place after his contract expired on July 31.


Big 12 makes conference-record $252M

IRVING, Texas (AP) Big 12 schools will split up a record $252 million in revenue, the ninth year in a row of increases.

The revenue total for the 10 schools, up from $220 million last year, was revealed Friday at the end of the conference's spring meetings.


Stanford, SJSU Super Bowl practice sites

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The two Super Bowl teams will practice for next year's game in the Bay Area on the campuses of Stanford and San Jose State.

Stanford said Friday that the NFC champion will practice on its campus, as well as using the field house, weight room and conference rooms to prepare for the game on Feb. 7, 2016, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.


SEC adopts misconduct rule for transfers

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) The Southeastern Conference has adopted a rule prohibiting its schools from enrolling student-athletes with "serious misconduct" issues at previous colleges.

Call it the Jonathan Taylor statute.


Hardy going from Irish to Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) Former Notre Dame safety Eilar Hardy will play his one remaining year of college eligibility at Bowling Green.

Hardy, who played in 15 games the last two years for the Fighting Irish, had asked for and been granted his release from Notre Dame after last season. He had said he was transferring to Bowling Green, but the decision wasn't officially announced until Thursday.


Suspended ASU recruit pleads guilty

PHOENIX (AP) A suspended Arizona State football recruit accused of domestic violence has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say 21-year-old Davon Durant changed his plea to guilty on Thursday and that other charges against Durant will be dismissed when he is sentenced. The other charges include aggravated assault.


Rutgers drops player arrested for theft

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers University in New Jersey has dismissed a football player from the team who was arrested on a robbery charge last weekend in Florida.

Coach Kyle Flood announced the dismissal of Darian Dailey in a news release Thursday.


Indiana reconciles with 10 who boycotted

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana says it has reconciled with and welcomed back 10 football players who boycotted the last three games in 1969 because the coaching staff would not adequately address their concerns about unequal treatment on the basis of race.

The university announced the reconciliation Thursday and said the so-called "IU 10" played an important role "in drawing attention to, and thereby improving, race relations at Indiana University during a tumultuous era in American history."


Big 12 approves field-rushing sanctions

IRVING, Texas (AP) Big 12 Conference schools could now face fines, and even the loss of future home games, for failing to keep fans from storming courts or rushing fields after games.

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the measure passed Wednesday gives him a broad authority to deal with such violations.

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