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Baylor reviewing report on sex assaults

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Baylor University and its president faced mounting pressure Tuesday over how the school has handled reports of rape and assault by football players, and the Texas university said its governing board was still considering the results of an internal investigation into the matter.

Asked about reports that the board of regents had voted to fire school President Ken Starr, university spokeswoman Lori Fogleman said in an email, "Ken Starr is president and chancellor of Baylor University." Fogelman did not elaborate.

In a separate statement issued by the university, Baylor said its board has not finished reviewing the report by Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton "and we anticipate further communication will come after the board completes its deliberations." The statement said the private university wouldn't comment on the reports about Starr, which cited unnamed sources. HornsDigest.com was the first to report that the board had decided to fire Starr.

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Report: Michigan RB run over by forklift

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan running back Drake Johnson was run over by a forklift in a bizarre accident last month at the Wolverines' indoor track building, according to reports Tuesday.

The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News, citing information obtained from public-records requests, said the forklift driver felt a bump and thought he'd run over a starting block. He then realized he'd run over Johnson, who was on the floor stretching.

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Pac-12 agrees to reduce night games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Pac-12 CEO Group has approved provisions to reduce night football games, add fines for court and field storming, and begin eSports competitions in 2016-17.

The changes were announced Tuesday.

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UCLA-Under Armour deal: 15 years, $280M

NEW YORK (AP) UCLA and Under Armour have agreed to an athletic shoe and apparel deal that will pay the school a record $280 million over 15 years.

Under Armour posted an announcement on Twitter welcoming UCLA to the Baltimore-based company and the school announced later that it had agreed to the largest apparel deal in the history of the NCAA.

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Pitt RB Conner says he is cancer-free

PITTSBURGH (AP) James Conner's spring - much like that of former Pittsburgh teammate Tyler Boyd- included a phone call that changed his life.

Only this one had nothing to do with the NFL draft.

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Auburn DB Irvin to transfer

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn defensive back Tim Irvin is transferring to another school.

Irvin announced his decision on Twitter on Tuesday, saying: "It was a great journey but it will be better for me to pursue my journey elsewhere." An Auburn spokesman confirmed that Irvin is leaving.

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Washington names Cohen athletic director

SEATTLE (AP) For the second time in the past 10 years, Washington chose continuity at the top of its athletic department over bringing in a new face from outside the school.

Washington named Jennifer Cohen as its new athletic director Tuesday after she served as the interim athletic director following Scott Woodward's departure for Texas A&M. University President Ana Mari Cauce announced Cohen's appointment as the 15th athletic director in school history and second female athletic director in the past 25 years. Barbara Hedges served in the position from 1991-2004.

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Satellite camps on SEC talks agenda

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Southeastern Conference coaches and athletic directors will convene next week with familiar topics on the agenda, including football recruiting in general and satellite camps in particular, along with strengthening men's basketball across the league.

The much-publicized issue of camps clearly isn't dead, though the NCAA Division I Board of Directors in April scrapped a proposal from the SEC and ACC to ban them. The board also gave the Division I Council until Sept. 1 to make initial recommendations on the entire college football recruiting model, satellite camps included.

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North Texas AD Villarreal stepping down

DENTON, Texas (AP) North Texas athletic director Rick Villarreal is stepping down after 16 years, a tenure marked by persistent instability in the football program despite the building of a new stadium.

Villarreal said Monday the resignation was a "mutual agreement" with school President Neal Smatresk, who plans to hire an interim athletic director before deciding how to proceed with a search for a permanent replacement.

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Suit to make Brown, Texas reps testify?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A former University of Texas track coach's sex and race discrimination lawsuit has new life, and her lawyers are still pursuing long-sought testimony from former football coach Mack Brown and prominent current and former administrators as they dig into one of college sports' highest-profile athletic departments.

Former women's track coach Bev Kearney sued the school for at least $1 million in damages in 2013 after she was ousted over a romantic relationship with one of her sprinters a decade earlier.

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