NCAA FOOTBALL: FSU’s QB under investigation
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is under investigation in an alleged sexual assault reported nearly a nearly a year ago.
The university and Winston’s attorney confirmed Wednesday that the Tallahassee Police Department is conducting an investigation.
Tallahassee Police Department officials refused to answer any questions, although they did release a heavily redacted two-page incident report. The report does not mention Winston by name, but it says the incident took place between 1:30 and 2 a.m. last Dec. 7.
It describes the suspect in the sexual assault case as being between 5-foot-9 and 5-11. Winston is listed by Florida State at 6-4.
Timothy Jansen, a Tallahassee attorney, said Winston hasn’t been interviewed by police. Jansen said that at one point he had believed the matter had been resolved.
• UNDATED (AP) — Baylor coach Art Briles has a new 10-year contract with the fourth-ranked Bears, the team he has taken from perennial Big 12 loser to the conference’s lone remaining undefeated team.
Two charged in agents probe
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A sports agent’s employee and a former college football player are charged with violating North Carolina’s agent law, making them the fourth and fifth people facing criminal charges for providing benefits to Tar Heels football players in 2010.
Willie James Barley Jr. and Michael Wayne Johnson Jr. are charged with facilitating Georgia-based agent Terry Watson’s efforts to sign Robert Quinn and Greg Little — both now in the NFL — in violation of the law.
Florida officials back Muschamp
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials are coming to coach Will Muschamp’s defense.
President Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley voiced strong support for Muschamp, telling the school’s website they are fully committed to keeping Muschamp around to fix the team’s problems.
The Gators (4-5) have their second four-game losing streak in Muschamp’s three seasons and are facing the possibility of missing a bowl game for the first time since 1990.
Muschamp is 22-13 at Florida, including 13-10 in Southeastern Conference play. The latest loss came against Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Sabres fire coach, hire former one
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres fired coach Ron Rolston and hired former coach Ted Nolan to replace him.
Sabres owner Terry Pegula also announced Wednesday that he fired general manager Darcy Regier and hired Pat LaFontaine as president of hockey operations.
The Sabres are off to a 4-15-1 start, the worst in franchise history.
Buffalo edged Los Angeles 3-2 in a shootout Tuesday night to avoid tying the worst home start in NHL history.
Louisville to pay AAC exit fee
NEW YORK (AP) — Louisville has agreed to pay the American Athletic Conference an $11 million exit fee so the Cardinals can join the Atlantic Coast Conference next year, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.