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Ole Miss self-imposes bowl ban for 2017

FILE - This Dec. 16, 2016 file photo shows Mississippi NCAA college head football coach Hugh freeze speaking during a news conference at the Manning Center in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years. (Bruce Newman/Oxford Eagle via AP)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years.

Ole Miss officials said Wednesday that the university has received an amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that includes eight new football violations, including six that are Level I, which the governing body deems the most serious.

The school says the NCAA's new charges include cash payments and other improper benefits to recruits from boosters - in one case up to $15,600 - and involve previous staff members who are no longer with the program.


Nebraska assistant gets 30 days in jail

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska receivers coach Keith Williams was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail, three years' probation and fined $1,000 after pleading no contest to third-offense drunken driving.

Williams is to report to jail March 3, but a Lancaster County judge said Williams could apply for house arrest. Prosecutors requested that Williams go to jail because he never did time for previous DUI convictions. Williams' driver's license also has been revoked for five years, but he can apply for an ignition interlock after 45 days.


Lubick named co-OC at Washington

SEATTLE (AP) Matt Lubick has returned to the Pac-12 at Washington, the assistant coach's fourth job in three months after brief stops at two other Power Five conference teams since the end of last season.

Washington coach Chris Petersen on Wednesday announced the addition of Lubick to his staff as wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator.


Harbaugh adds Lempa as defensive analyst

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Jim Harbaugh has added Kevin Lempa as a senior defensive analyst on his Michigan football staff.

Lempa said Wednesday he is fired up to work with Wolverines defensive coordinator Don Brown again.


Little Rock seeks more Arkansas games

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation giving Arkansas' Parks and Tourism Department control of War Memorial Stadium and renewed his call for the Arkansas Razorbacks to play football there each year.

The Razorbacks will play one game at Little Rock's 54,000-seat stadium this year and next, but the school said Wednesday there is no timeline for a discussion or decision on games after 2018. The school has said it makes more money at its on-campus 72,000-seat stadium.


Tuberville may run for Alabama governor

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering running for Alabama governor in 2018.

The 62-year-old Arkansas native tells the Associated Press that he's discussing his options with potential backers. Tuberville says he's awaiting poll results that will gauge public support.


Clemson associate AD death being probed

EASLEY, S.C. (AP) Authorities are investigating the death of an associate athletics director at Clemson University.

Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said the body of 60-year-old Bert Henderson was found on Tuesday morning near his Easley home.


Boston College AD Bates stepping down

BOSTON (AP) Boston College athletic director Brad Bates is stepping down to work as a consultant.

Bates will be a vice president at Collegiate Sports Associates in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which works in executive search and consulting for college athletics.


Duke dismisses DLs Boyce, Price

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke has kicked sophomore defensive linemen Brandon Boyce and Marquies Price off the Blue Devils' football team.

Coach David Cutcliffe said Tuesday that they were dismissed for failing to meet program standards, but did not provide any details.


Vandy swaps duties for asst. with cancer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is switching up the job responsibilities for assistant Osia Lewis while he fights liver cancer.

Lewis has been coaching outside linebackers for the Commodores. Mason announced Tuesday that Lewis now will be chief consultant to the head coach and senior defensive assistant. Vanderbilt will announce a full-time replacement linebackers coach later.