OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Prosecutors have dropped a first-degree sexual assault charge against former Creighton point guard Maurice Watson after questions arose about the accuser's story.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine announced Friday that his office had dropped the felony charge, filed earlier this year when a 19-year-old woman accused Watson of assaulting her early Feb. 4 at a party in an Omaha home. Watson has denied that allegation.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) For the second time in 10 years, Nebraska has ousted an athletic director during a football season that was failing to meet expectations.
The school's top administrators said the Cornhuskers' embarrassing loss to Northern Illinois last weekend wasn't the sole reason for firing of Shawn Eichorst on Thursday. But the loss that dropped the Cornhuskers to 1-2 for the second time in three years under coach Mike Riley certainly was the tipping point.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) The men's basketball team at Pacific has been punished by the NCAA for academic and recruiting violations under former coach Ron Verlin.
The NCAA said Wednesday that Verlin failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance when he violated academic misconduct and recruiting rules to get prospects eligible. He also failed to monitor his coaches and violated NCAA ethics rules when he encouraged others to give false information during the investigation.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Assault charges against suspended South Carolina guard Rykym Felder have been dismissed.
Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said Felder's charges were dropped by the city prosecutor. Felder had been charged with third-degree assault and battery stemming from a bar fight. It was Felder's second arrest since joining the Gamecocks.