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Father of Louisville WR dies of virus

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Louisville says the father of junior wide receiver Corey Reed Jr. died Wednesday morning from coronavirus in an Atlanta hospital. Corey Reed Sr. was 43.


Washington St. DB Beekman found dead

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) A Washington State football player was found dead in his apartment by an officer who responded to a call for help involving "breathing problems," Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said Wednesday.

Jenkins said there were no signs of foul play and that the Whitman County coroner will determine the cause of death for 22-year-old Bryce Beekman, the senior defensive back who was found Tuesday afternoon.


Judge favors dismissing suit against MSU

DETROIT (AP) A federal judge has recommended that a former Michigan State football staff member's claims against former Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio, former athletic director Mark Hollis and former school President Lou Anna Simon should be dismissed.

Curtis Blackwell filed a lawsuit in November 2018 claiming his employment agreement was violated when he was disciplined while the school addressed sexual assault allegations against three players in 2017. Dantonio, Hollis and Simon were named as defendants in the suit. Two MSU police detectives were also named as defendants.


SEC not ruling out some spring practices

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Army name Sullivan recruiting director

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Army has named Mike Sullivan as director of recruiting for football.

Sullivan, a 1989 graduate of West Point, returns to the academy after coaching several years in the NFL and winning two Super Bowls with the New York Giants.


Letter of intent signings suspended

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Indiana promotes Dolson to AD

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana will promote longtime athletic department administrator Scott Dolson to the top job of athletic director.

School President Michael A. McRobbie made the announcement Tuesday.


OU to unveil Mayfield statue next month

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma will unveil a statue of 2017 Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield at its spring game April 18.

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said the statue will be unveiled inside Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium before being placed in the Heisman Park outside the stadium.


Indiana QB Ramsey transferring to NW

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey is transferring to Northwestern.

Ramsey tweeted Monday he is "beyond excited for the next chapter" and thanked Indiana for "allowing me to live out my dream of playing college football." He also said he is grateful to Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald and "can't wait to get started."


Tennessee DB Davis shot in leg

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee defensive back Brandon Davis is recovering after being shot in the leg in an incident being investigated by Knoxville police.

An incident report says someone alerted a Knoxville police officer at 12:32 a.m. Saturday that Davis had been shot. The 20-year-old sophomore from New Orleans was being helped by several people and had an apparent gunshot wound in his left upper leg.

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