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Ex-PSU prez guilty of child endangerment

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno.

The jury found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint against the retired assistant football coach but acquitted him of conspiracy and a second child endangerment count.

Spanier, 68, showed no emotion when the verdict was read after 13 hours of deliberations. He could get up to five years in prison. His lawyer said he will appeal.

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2nd ex-Baylor player sex assault arrest

WACO, Texas (AP) A second former Baylor football player has been arrested on charges that include sexual assault.

The U.S. Marshal's Service confirms that 23-year-old Shamycheal "Myke" Chatman was arrested Thursday in Houston.

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Rutgers opens spring with QB competition

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Despite playing five quarterbacks last season and having the starter of the last five games returning, Rutgers is entering its spring practice not settled on a No. 1 for this year.

While coach Chris Ash acknowledged Giovanni Rescigno as the incumbent, he said the spot would need to be earned.

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Ethics panel probes job for Edsall's son

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A state ethics office is questioning whether the son of University of Connecticut football coach Randy Edsall should be hired as the team's assistant coach.

Emails and letters provided to the Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/2nfJHjZ ) show an advisory board to the Office of State Ethics is questioning whether it was permissible for the elder Edsall to negotiate a job for his son Corey under the state ethics code. UConn is working to finalize a one-year, $95,000 contract with Corey Edsall so he can work on his father's staff.

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Minnesota to probe assault investigation

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) The University of Minnesota has ordered a review of how it handled allegations of sexual assault involving football players last fall.

Board of Regents chairman Dean Johnson announced at the board's meeting in Duluth on Friday that the university's chief auditor will manage the review.

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Scandal cost UNC $5.6M from 2015-17

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina estimates it has amassed more than $5.6 million in attorneys' fees and other costs between mid-2015 and January tied to its multi-year academic scandal.

The school released updated figures Friday as it responds to public records requests. The total included an array of related issues, from the ongoing NCAA case that has led to five serious charges against the school to lawsuits filed by former athletes and the cost of dealing with more records requests.

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Baylor remains transparent with NCAA

NEW YORK (AP) Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades says the school will continue to be transparent with the NCAA as the association investigates whether any of its rules were broken while former coach Art Briles was running the football program.

Rhoades was at Madison Square Garden on Friday night for Baylor's NCAA Tournament men's basketball game against South Carolina.

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Ex-Baylor DE's rape conviction reversed

DALLAS (AP) An appeals court overturned the conviction of a former Baylor football player whose sexual assault case helped ignite a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school.

The Texas 10th Court of Appeals said in a ruling Wednesday that text messages between the accuser and friend should not have been excluded from the testimony in Sam Ukwuachu's 2015 trial in Waco. The court ordered that a new trial be held for the former standout defensive end for the Bears.

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NCAA could keep title games out of N.C.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn't changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time.

In a statement Thursday, exactly one year to the day after the law was passed, the sports organization said its committees will begin picking championship sites for 2018-22 and will announce those decisions April 18. The statement also noted that "once the sites are selected by the committee, those decisions are final."

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Ex-'Bama WR sues Lane Kiffin for fraud

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) Former Alabama receiver Antonio "A.C." Carter has filed a fraud suit against Florida Atlantic, coach Lane Kiffin and the state of Florida.

The lawsuit accuses Kiffin and the school of offering him a job to get him to help sign a "coveted prospect," and then going back on repeated assurances that the job was his.

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