Saban’s coaching tree casts shadow over SEC Media Days

NCAA college football head coach Nick Saban of Alabama speaks during the ceremony for the acceptance of The Macarthur Bowl trophy which is in front of him during the Southeastern Conference Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/John Amis)

ATLANTA (AP) — There is no escaping Nick Saban’s influence on the Southeastern Conference. His coaching tree was represented on each of the four days of the SEC’s media gathering.

Clemson’s Brownell gets 6-year, $15 million contract

FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, Clemson head coach Brad Brownell directs to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College in the quarterfinal round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, in New York. Brownell has received a new six-year contract that will pay him $15 million through 2024. The school's compensation committee of the board of trustees approved the deal Thursday, July 19, 2018, for Brownell, who reached the round of the 16 in the Tigers' first NCAA Tournament appearance in seven years.
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Considered a recent “hot-seat” candidate, Clemson’s Brad Brownell has the chance to become the longest-serving men’s basketball coach in Tiger history.

UNC: School reports secondary NCAA violations in football

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reported secondary violations to the NCAA within the football program involving multiple players.

SEC coaches don’t want transfer rules to lead to free agency

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops speaks during NCAA college football Southeastern Conference media days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/John Amis)

ATLANTA (AP) — For all their talk about wanting what is best for players, SEC coaches draw the line at new rules pushing college football closer to free agency.

Beilein agrees to extension with automatic rollovers

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Michigan coach John Beilein gestures during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Michigan coach John Beilein has agreed to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. The 65-year-old Beilein has been at Michigan for 11 seasons and took the Wolverines to the national championship game in 2013 and 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach John Beilein has agreed to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.

UNC free of NCAA issues for 1st time under AD Cunningham

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, University of North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham speaks with a fellow board member during a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C. In an interview with The Associated Press, Cunningham said he is focusing on completing a facility project costing more than $100 million.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham has spent nearly his entire tenure dealing with serious NCAA issues, from arriving amid a football investigation to dealing with years of offshoot academic trouble.

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