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Harbaugh aids car crash victims

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Jim Harbaugh took a break from rescuing Michigan's football team to come to the aid of two people hurt in a traffic accident.

According to WDIV-TV (http://bit.ly/1DRxcNn ), the Wolverines' new head coach and sports staff member James Minick were driving on Interstate 94 in Ann Arbor on Tuesday when they saw a Jeep Cherokee spin, crash and overturn on the slippery roadway.

The station says Harbaugh and Minick helped a 73-year-old woman get out of the vehicle and used their coats to keep her warm until an emergency crew arrived.

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Georgia to have open QB competition

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Brice Ramsey's edge in Georgia's quarterback competition this spring may not be as big as some believed.

Coach Mark Richt said Wednesday he'll give Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Jacob Park equal chances to win the job when spring practice begins March 17.

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Riley installing new offense at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Tommy Armstrong Jr. remains Nebraska's No. 1 quarterback heading into coach Mike Riley's first spring practice with the Cornhuskers.

Besides that, the offense is going to look much different as Riley and coordinator Danny Langsdorf begin installing a pro-style system.

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Spartans' Kings arrested for drunkenness

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. has another arrest for drunkenness.

East Lansing court records say the 21-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was arrested Saturday on charges that include being drunk and disorderly and interfering with police. He was arraigned Monday.

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Colleges' hiring practices get low grade

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A diversity report released Wednesday on college sports has issued its lowest grade for racial and gender hiring practices in its nearly two-decade history.

The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport says NCAA member schools are hiring fewer women and minorities for sports jobs, while the scores for hiring women in particular have dipped significantly during the past two years.

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Injuries force BYU to use ex-QB Stewart

PROVO, Utah (AP) Christian Stewart was bored finishing out his final semester of school when the phone rang this week. The former BYU quarterback had his eyes on his future job and his mind on his fiancee when Stewart's old position coach asked him about suiting up again.

The Cougars were extremely short-handed at quarterback for spring practices due to injuries when Jason Beck had the idea of bringing Stewart back. He started eight games in 2014 after Taysom Hill broke his leg in the fifth game of the season, so Stewart was only months removed from his playing career. Beck called to gauge Stewart's interest then checked with the other coaches and the school's compliance staff. The phone rang again and Beck told Stewart to come in.

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NCAA eyes new academic misconduct rules

(AP) -- A group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student athletes.

Ohio University President Rod McDavis, the chairman of the NCAA's Committee of Academics, says the group plans to have a proposal ready by the end of June.

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NCAA lifts Idaho's postseason ban

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Idaho says the NCAA has lifted the football team's postseason ban imposed for failing to meet academic standards for the 2009 through 2012 seasons.

The school said in a statement Monday that efforts by coach Paul Petrino, who took over in December 2012, resulted in grade-point averages of 2.55 in his four semesters as head coach. The ban started in the 2014 season.

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CBS hires Neuheisel to be studio analyst

NEW YORK (AP) CBS has hired former UCLA coach and Pac-12 Network analyst Rick Neuheisel to be a studio analyst on its Saturday college football pregame show.

The network announced Tuesday that Neuheisel, who had been working as an analyst for the Pac-12 Network, will appear on "College Football Today," which airs Saturday afternoons before the network's weekly Southeastern Conference game.

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Andersen opens practice at Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Coach Gary Andersen opened spring practice at Oregon State with questions swirling around his new team, including how the Beavers hope to replace prolific quarterback Sean Mannion.

Andersen got his first live look at his players on the field on Tuesday. Practice this year is unusual because it will be interrupted for two weeks for finals and spring break. The spring game is set for April 18.

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