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SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles selected Oregon State switch-hitting catcher Adley Rutschman with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft. The announcement at MLB Network studios marked the second time the Orioles led off the draft. They took LSU pitcher Ben McDonald in 1989.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M's incoming athletic director says he's been admiring the passion of Aggie fans for more than 20 years. Ross Bjork will begin work on July 8 after he wraps things up in his current job as Mississippi's athletic director. Bjork says he first visited College Station in 1998, and he remembers the way the old press box at Kyle Field shook as fans locked arms and swayed during the Aggie War Hymn.

UNDATED (AP) — Josh Heupel, who was the Heisman Trophy runner-up for Oklahoma in 2000, and former North Carolina pass-rushing star Julius Peppers are among 12 players making their first appearance of the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. Other first-time candidates include C.J. Spiller of Clemson, Chris Samuels of Alabama and James Laurinaitis of Ohio State. The 2020 class will be announced in January.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Arkansas and Memphis have agreed on a three-game football series that will begin in 2025. Arkansas will play at Memphis during the 2025 season. Memphis will visit Arkansas in 2026 and 2028.Memphis officials say their school will receive $1 million for making the extra trip to Arkansas in 2028.

UNDATED (AP) — Michigan's hiring of Juwan Howard continues a recent trend of college programs hiring former NBA players. Howard had no previous college coaching experience before being named John Beilein's replacement. Vanderbilt hired Jerry Stackhouse in April. Memphis made a surprise move by hiring Penny Hardaway two years ago. Patrick Ewing is entering his third season at his alma mater, Georgetown.

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