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Okla. St. F Coger died of enlarged heart

In this February 20, 2016 photo, provided by Cape Fear Community College, Tyrek Coger, right, poses with Athletic Director/Men's Basketball Head Coach Ryan Mantlo, left, in Wilmington, N.C. Coger, who transferred to Oklahoma State University, died after collapsing during a team workout Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Sillwater, Okla. (Will Page/Cape Fear Community College via AP)

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, officials said Friday.

While the temperature was 99 degrees, it wasn't known if the weather played a role in Coger's death. The 22-year-old forward, who had recently transferred to OSU, did not appear to struggle during Thursday's workout at Boone Pickens Stadium, school spokesman Gary Shutt said at a news conference.

Coger sat down after the drills and the team noticed later he was having issues and called 911 about 5 p.m.; he was pronounced dead at a hospital at 6:23 p.m., Shutt said.


UConn AD waiting to hear from Big 12

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn's new athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference.

The Big 12's school presidents on Tuesday moved closer to expansion, directing Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating schools interested in joining.


NCAA to survey host cities on bias laws

The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sports events.

The NCAA board of governors' decision comes a day after the NBA announced it would pull its All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of its objections to a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.


1-week extension on UNC reply to charges

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina will wait another week before responding to five NCAA charges.

The school issued a statement Friday saying UNC and others involved in the case had requested an extension to Monday's response deadline. The statement said UNC will respond to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations (NOA) on Aug. 1, then publicly release a copy a day later after a review and possible redactions to comply with privacy laws.


George Washington investigating Lonergan

WASHINGTON (AP) George Washington University says it is bringing in outside counsel as part of an investigation into allegations against men's basketball coach Mike Lonergan.

The school says in a statement released by a spokesman Thursday night that it is "undertaking a Title IX review" but that "some of the reported allegations go beyond the scope of Title IX."


ACC extends ESPN deal, to launch network

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Atlantic Coast Conference finally is getting its own TV channel.

Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the ACC Network will launch in August 2019 as part of an extended media deal with ESPN that now runs through the 2035-36 season.


Alabama AD completes cancer treatment

ATLANTA (AP) Alabama athletic director Bill Battle says he has completed treatment for cancer.

Battle said Thursday in a statement released through the university that he expects to return to work soon on a limited basis.


Beehive Classic features 4 Utah schools

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The University of Utah, BYU, Utah State and Weber State will play in a December basketball tournament called the Beehive Classic starting this season and running through 2019. The event will be held at the home of the Utah Jazz.

Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, the ownership branch of the Jazz and Vivint Smart Home Arena, announced the tournament Thursday.


Iowa's Jones gets 6th yr. of eligibility

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa power forward Dale Jones has been granted an extra year of eligibility.

Jones tore a ligament in his right knee for the second time in three years in December after playing just six games. He was averaging 5.5 rebounds and three rebounds for the Hawkeyes.


NCAA missed deadline on Tyndall appeal

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said the NCAA's Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach's appeal in the case.

Don Jackson said in a motion that because the NCAA missed its Tuesday deadline, any response from the committee should be denied. It also requests that all previous penalties against Tyndall be dropped.

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