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Texas G Walker banned for assault charge

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas guard Martez Walker was suspended indefinitely from all team activities Friday after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend in a campus dormitory.

According to campus police, Travis County Emergency Medical Services was called to the dorm Wednesday night, where the victim reported Walker slapped her and punched her four times in the left side.

According to Walker's arrest affidavit, Tanecia Gardner said Walker became angry because she went to happy hour with a male supervisor from her job. She also suggested her relationship with Walker has a history of physical violence.


Illini starting PG Abrams out for season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, coach Jon Groce confirmed Thursday.

Abrams tore the ACL in his right knee during preseason practice. Surgery hasn't yet been scheduled on the senior.


G Mykhailiuk at Kansas after World Cup

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) In the course of a week, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk went from playing against some of his biggest heroes on the U.S. team at the World Cup to figuring out where all his classes were on the hilly, tree-filled campus at Kansas.

Talk about a whirlwind for the 17-year-old shooting guard from the Ukraine.


Ball boys want Boeheim suit reinstated

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Two former Syracuse University ball boys urged the state's highest court Tuesday to reinstate their slander lawsuit against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim.

Bobby Davis and Mike Lang claim Boeheim slandered them in 2011 by calling them liars out for money when they accused his longtime assistant coach Bernie Fine of molesting them as children.


Wake adds NFL WR Crabtree's brother

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added the younger brother of NFL receiver Michael Crabtree to its basketball team.

Coach Danny Manning on Tuesday said freshman forward Cornelius Hudson has enrolled in school and is on the roster.


Wojcik, Charleston reach settlement

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Attorneys for fired College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik say a settlement has been reached with the school.

Attorneys Ronnie Richter and Eric Bland said in a statement Tuesday an agreement was completed. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. College of Charleston spokesman Mike Robertson declined to discuss details of the agreement.


Buffalo AD White gets 5-year extension

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) University at Buffalo athletic director Danny White has agreed to a five-year contract extension that runs through 2019.

The school announced the deal Wednesday, a little over two years after White took over running the Mid-American Conference member.


Marquette tabs Ball State's Scholl as AD

MILWAUKEE (AP) Ball State athletic director Bill Scholl is joining Marquette University as its new athletic director, Marquette president Michael Lovell announced Tuesday.

Scholl, 57, will start at Marquette in mid-October. The university has been without a permanent athletic director since Larry Williams left in December after holding the job for less than two years. Men's basketball coach Buzz Williams left for Virginia Tech four months later.


Austin Peay G Smith suspended 14 games

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Austin Peay point guard Damarius Smith has been suspended for the first half of the 2014-15 season over what the school is describing as a violation of athletic department policy.

Smith will miss all 14 of Austin Peay's nonconference games, though he will be able to practice with the team during his suspension. The 6-foot-2 senior from Clarksville is scheduled to return in time for the Governors' Ohio Valley Conference opener Jan. 8 at Jacksonville State.


Miami president Shalala to retire in '15

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) University of Miami President Donna Shalala plans to step down in 2015, ending a tenure in which she raised the school's profile while guiding the athletic department through a controversial move to the Atlantic Coast Conference and a scandal involving a rogue former booster.

Shalala, 73, told the school's board of trustees of her decision Monday. She took over at Miami in 2001 after serving eight years as Health and Human Services Secretary under President Bill Clinton, with whom she remains close.

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