AP source: Michigan State set to hire Bill Beekman as AD

FILE - In this Feb 16, 2018, file photo, Michigan State University interim President John Engler talks with his interim athletic director Bill Beekman before a Michigan State University Board of Trustees meeting in East Lansing, Mich. person with knowledge of the decision says Michigan State is set to hire Bill Beekman as athletic director. He has been the interim head of the troubled athletic department since early February. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday, July 14, 2018, because no announcement has been made. (Dale G.Young/Detroit News via AP, File)

Michigan State is set to hire Bill Beekman as athletic director, a person with knowledge of the decision said Saturday. Beekman has been the interim head of the troubled athletic department since early February.

Univ. of Louisville removes Papa John’s from stadium name

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2016, file photo, Kentucky players hoists the Governor's Cup in front of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium after they defeated Louisville, 41-38, in an NCAA college football game, in Louisville, Ky. Papa John's, which has featured founder John Schnatter as the face of the company in logos and TV ads, is pulling his image from its marketing after reports he used a racial slur. The fallout from his comments continued Friday, July 14 2018. The University of Louisville said it will remove the Papa John's name from its football stadium, and that it will rename the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise at its business college (Jonathan Palmer/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville is removing Papa John’s from its football stadium’s name after a report the pizza chain’s founder used a racial slur.

Wake counting on 5-star freshman Jaylen Hoard

In this Jan. 20, 2018, photo, High Point Wesleyan's Jaylen Hoard (10) shoots Charlotte Christian defenders Paul Hudson, left, and Seth Bennetton during a high school basketball game in Greensboro, N.C. Several players left Wake Forest early this offseason. Jaylen Hoard came aboard. With four players exiting since the end of the season _ two turning pro, two others transferring _ the highly regarded freshman figures to be the centerpiece of a team trying to reach just its second NCAA Tournament since 2010. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Several players left Wake Forest early this offseason. Jaylen Hoard came aboard.

NC State’s Yow savors Top 25 goal, even amid FBI probe

In this Sept. 7, 2016, photo, North Carolina State athletic director Debbie Yow walks on the court during a tour of the school's renovated Reynolds Coliseum, in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina State has finally the top-25 national status that athletics director Debbie Yow sought to build throughout her eight-year tenure. Yet, in an interview with The Associated Press, Yow is balancing the joy from the best overall sports season in Wolfpack history with the fact the men's basketball program is entangled in a federal corruption investigation into the sport. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State finally owns the Top 25 national status that athletics director Debbie Yow has sought during her eight-year tenure.

Oklahoma’s Manek prepares for bigger role without Young

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma's Brady Manek (35) dunks the ball during an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, in Lubbock, Texas. Manek's strong freshman season got lost in Trae Young's dynamic freshman year. Manek, Oklahoma's No. 3 scorer last season, is preparing for his sophomore season and looks forward to taking on more of the load. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, File)

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brady Manek’s strong freshman season was largely overlooked while the college basketball world was enamored with his Oklahoma teammate Trae Young.

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