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USF: TRANSFER RUDD TO SIGN

Small forward Victor Rudd, a 6-foot-8 transfer from Arizona State, will sign with USF today.

"I felt like it was the best fit for me," said Rudd, who visited USF's campus last week. "They play up-and-down basketball, which I love, and they'll let me play the 3 (small forward). I like that I'll be playing in the best conference in college basketball."

Rudd, 19, chose the Bulls over Marquette, St. John's, Miami and San Diego State, and he will sit out the 2010-11 season then have three years of eligibility.

EX-COACH ARRESTED: Former Seton Hall men's basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez, 47, fired in March for on- and offcourt antics, was charged with shoplifting a satchel at a mall. He reported to Millburn, N.J., police headquarters Monday and was arrested and charged with shoplifting and criminal mischief. He was released without bail and plans to plead not guilty, attorney Gerald Krovatin said.

GEORGIA: Frank Crumley was named interim athletic director. He was the top assistant to Damon Evans, who resigned after a DUI arrest last week.

USC: The football team, banned from bowls for two years and facing scholarship restrictions, lost two players. Top recruit Seantrel Henderson, an offensive tackle from St. Paul, Minn., was released from his letter of intent. Coach Lane Kiffin said he will have no penalties or restrictions. Junior defensive end Malik Jackson will transfer to Tennessee and be eligible to play this year.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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