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NCAA investigating W.Va. football

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — NCAA investigators met with West Virginia officials regarding possible rules violations within the football program.

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Athletics spokesman Michael Fragale said Tuesday that the university is cooperating with the NCAA. He declined to say what prompted the investigators' visit or when it took place.

Bill Stewart became the West Virginia coach in 2007, taking over for Rich Rodriguez, who left for Michigan after that season. Under Rodriguez, the Wolverines are being investigated by the NCAA for five potentially major rules violations. Rodriguez declined to comment on the West Virginia investigation.

Wyoming: Coach Dave Christensen received a one-year contract extension for 2014.

Basketball

Clemson: Brad Brownell, 41, took over as coach and replaces Oliver Purnell, who left for DePaul. Mississippi State's Rick Stansbury, 50, interviewed for the job but wanted to stay in Starkville. In return, Stansbury received a four-year extension.

Tennessee: Sophomore forward Emmanuel Negedu, 21, who suffered sudden cardiac arrest before the season, will not play again with the team after athletic officials decided not to clear him.

Wake Forest: Colorado's Jeff Bzdelik, 57, will take over as coach, the Associated Press reported. Bzdelik, 36-58 in three seasons with the Buffaloes, will replace the fired Dino Gaudio.

Going pro: Ekpe Udoh (EHP'-ay YOO'-doh) will bypass his senior season at Baylor and enter the NBA draft. The 6-foot-10 power forward will hire an agent. Others declaring: DePaul junior forward Mac Koshwal (not eligible to return); New Mexico junior guard Darington Hobson (won't hire an agent but has until May 8 to return to school).

Hurleys together: Former Duke star Bobby Hurley will join the staff of brother Dan Hurley at Wagner. Bobby Hurley, 38, is the NCAA career assist leader and led the Blue Devils to national titles in 1991 and 1992.

Recruiting: The NCAA's Legislative Council said coaches can have "recruiting discussions" on campus. The NCAA's Board of Directors, which meets this month, must approve the change.

Baseball

FSU stops Florida: Florida State freshman right-hander Scott Sitz worked a career-high six innings and senior Stephen Cardullo had a pair of doubles as the Seminoles edged Florida 3-2 in front of 6,526, the eighth-largest crowd in FSU history. The Seminoles (26-7) have claimed three of four games against the Gators (23-9). FSU outhit UF 11-5, the Gators matching their season low. UF's Preston Tucker, a former Plant standout, increased his hitting streak to seven games with a fourth-inning single.

NCAA investigating W.Va. football 04/13/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 11:55pm]
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