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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is set for its annual spring meetings in Florida. Commissioner Greg Sankey discussed with the AP likely topics including potential availability lists with sports betting legalized in some SEC states; NCAA transfer waivers; and the potential for student athletes to eventually be compensated for their names, images and likenesses.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has picked former basketball standout Keith Carter to be its interim athletic director. Carter takes over for Ross Bjork, who was named Texas A&M's athletic director. The 42-year-old Carter has worked in the school's athletic department since 2009 and has been one of its main fundraisers. He was a four-year starter for the Ole Miss basketball team and helped lead the program to Southeastern Conference Western Division titles in 1997 and 1998.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Pac-12 champion UCLA is the No. 1 national seed for the NCAA baseball tournament. The Bruins won each of its series for the first time in program history and carry a 10-game winning streak into the tournament. Vanderbilt is the No. 2 seed after sweeping the SEC regular-season and tournament titles. Behind UCLA and Vanderbilt are Georgia Tech, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Louisville and Texas Tech. The tournament opens with regional play Friday.
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