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NCAA enforcement director defends work

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.

Two days after Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called the NCAA enforcement system overwhelmed and "broken," the NCAA's top cop fired back by defending his staff's work and acknowledging the impossible mission of policing more than 1,200 schools.

Yes, sometimes, teams or schools might get away with breaking the rules for a while, Duncan said, but eventually most are caught.

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Big 12 commish warns of big NCAA changes

DALLAS (AP) Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

"You're going to hate it going forward," Bowlsby said. "There's a lot of change coming."

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Creighton's Chatman faces thumb surgery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Creighton point guard Austin Chatman will have surgery to repair a ligament in his right thumb and is expected to be fully recovered before the season.

The school said Tuesday that Chatman would wear a cast for two months.

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Wake Forest adds Greek F Mitoglou

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added Greek forward Konstantinos Mitoglou to its basketball roster.

Coach Danny Manning announced Mitoglou's addition Tuesday and called him "a skilled big man who is just scratching the surface of his potential."

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Injured Florida G Walker done for season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida guard DeVon Walker is expected to miss next season because of a knee injury.

A junior from Winter Haven, Walker tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Friday.

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NCAA vote on more power for big schools

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The biggest conferences in college sports may finally get exactly what they want - autonomy over some of today's most contentious issues.

After years of consternation and months of debate, the NCAA announced Friday that its board of directors will vote Aug. 7 on a formal proposal to give schools in the highest-profile conferences more influence over the college rules. The proposal also would give athletic directors and student-athletes bigger roles in the legislative process.

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Oklahoma AD to chair hoops committee

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione will chair the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee for the 2015-16 school year.

The NCAA said Friday that Castiglione will be vice chair this year. He will work with Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes, who begins his term as chair Sept. 1.

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Freshman Pinson set to help UNC defense

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Theo Pinson knows how to guarantee himself a significant role as a freshman at North Carolina - play defense.

The 6-foot-6 swingman arrived this summer to help fill the Tar Heels' need for backcourt depth and bolster UNC's defense on the perimeter, where opponents blistered the Tar Heels in last season's final two games.

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NCAA head of refs retiring after season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) John Adams started refereeing basketball games for grocery money.

He's leaving the sport as the head of college basketball officiating. On Thursday, the 65-year-old Adams said he will retire following April's national championship game. Adams took the job in 2008-09 and said it was the "perfect time" to leave following a championship in his hometown.

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Memphis adds dad of 2 recruits as asst.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis has added former high school coach Keelon Lawson as an assistant coach on Josh Pastner's staff.

Lawson is the father of 2015 recruit K.J. Lawson and 2016 prospect Dedric Lawson. The hire was announced Wednesday in a school release.

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