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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Darin Erstad has resigned as Nebraska's baseball coach, saying he wants to spend more time with his family. Erstad's announcement came a day after the Cornhuskers were eliminated from the NCAA Oklahoma City regional with a 16-1 loss to Connecticut. Athletic director Bill Moos said Erstad had earned the right to lead the program into the future but he understood Erstad's reason for resigning.
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.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jesse Franklin had four hits and three RBIs to help Michigan beat Creighton 17-6 in the Corvallis regional. No. 3 seed Michigan wasn't about to squander a 12-run lead.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa and Iowa State have extended their annual football rivalry two more seasons through 2025. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones announced Monday that Iowa State will play in Iowa City in 2024, and the Hawkeyes will visit Ames the following year. Iowa and Iowa State have played each other since 1894, and have done so every year since 1977.
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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