Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Colleges

Notre Dame talks to Orange Bowl

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame says it has had talks with the ACC about the Orange Bowl.

Last week the ACC signed a 12-year deal with the annual Miami bowl game. That contract starts in 2014, when the postseason format changes to a four-team playoff.

The deal gives ACC members access to the Orange Bowl in years the game does not host a national semifinal.

Notre Dame is interested in a deal that would give the Fighting Irish an automatic landing spot in seasons in which they are good enough to play in a top-tier game but do not make the playoff.

School spokesman John Heisler said in a statement that athletic director Jack Swarbrick has had discussions with ACC officials that and university presidents have been consulted.

Former Stanford star Sauer dies at 35

STANFORD, Calif. — Peter Sauer, a former captain at Stanford who helped lead the Cardinal to the 1998 Final Four, died Sunday night. He was 35.

The school said Monday that Sauer died in White Plains, N.Y., while playing in an recreational league game. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward from Pittsburgh was part of a team that reached four straight NCAA Tournaments under former coach Mike Montgomery. Stanford's coaching staff said Sauer was shooting free throws after a game, collapsed and hit his head.

"Peter Sauer was one of the most popular players I have ever coached," said Montgomery, now coaching at Stanford's rival, California. "He played on a Final Four team and was an integral part of the success of that group."

MONTGOMERY DEAL: Montgomery agreed to a two-year extension to remain at Cal through the 2015-16 season. Nine months ago Montgomery, 65, disclosed he had bladder cancer then had surgery that left him cancer-free. Last season he led the Golden Bears (24-10) to the NCAA Tournament, where Cal lost to USF in the first round.

SCHEDULING: The first game in Washington's renovated Husky Stadium will be Aug. 31, 2013, a week earlier than scheduled. The Huskies will face Boise State to open Husky Stadium after its $250 million renovation.

OHIO STATE: The Columbus Dispatch reported that linebacker Storm Klein, kicked off the football team last week after domestic charges were filed against him, confronted the mother of his child. The woman said in the police report that Klein "violently and purposely grabbed" her.

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