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Indiana buys out USF football series

The USF football team's two-game home-and-home series with Big Ten foe Indiana is off.

USF confirmed the Hoosiers have exercised their buyout option on the series, which was slated to begin in 2015 in Tampa and conclude the following year in Bloomington. The buyout will cost IU $500,000, USF athletic department spokesman Brian Siegrist said.

The news arrives the same day FIU announced it agreed to a home-and-home series with the Hoosiers the same years. The Panthers travel to Bloomington on Sept. 12, 2015 — the same day the Bulls were to host IU.

vols reportedly have coach: Tennessee was turned down by Louisiana Tech's Mike White for its coaching vacancy, then reportedly quickly agreed to a deal with Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall. Cuonzo Martin left for California last week. Tyndall also was the Morehead State coach. Also, Tennessee State named Dana Ford coach. Ford spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Illinois State, and was a Tennessee State assistant from 2009-11.

Football: Minot State hired Tyler Hughes as coach. He replaces Todd Hoffner, who returned to his former job at Minnesota State-Mankato after being wrongly fired. Hughes leaves Southern Virginia, where he was hired in March after spending a year at Ohio State as an assistant under Urban Meyer.

Whistleblower out: Mary Willingham, a former learning specialist for athletes who exposed a long-standing academic fraud scandal at North Carolina, said she will resign at the end of the semester. Willingham made the decision after an hour-long, closed-door meeting with UNC Chancellor Carol Folt. Willingham has been an adviser and instructor since leaving the athletes' tutoring program four years ago. She did not provide details. Jay Smith, a history professor at UNC who is collaborating with Willingham on a book about the scandal, said Folt berated Willingham for her comments about the scandal.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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