UConn admitted that the men's basketball program committed several NCAA violations and has self-imposed a two-year period of probation on its athletics program and reduced the number of scholarships from 13 to 12 for the next two academic years, the university announced on a statement. In addition, reductions to the number of coaches allowed to make telephone contacts with prospective student-athletes and "recruiting person days" have also been self-imposed. Andy Katz weighs in on Connecticut's NCAA violations.
The idea was sparked by the Major League Baseball Players' Union after it received an increased number of complaints from players this season about umpires, according to ESPN's Amy Nelson. Pat Courtney, MLB spokesman, declined to talk about specifics of the meeting, which ESPN.com confirmed was scheduled after obtaining an email that detailed meeting logistics. "We are not confirming any details about the meeting," he said Friday. Mutiple players have told ESPN.com tensions have increased between players and umpires. They also are concerned about a lack of transparency when umpires are evaluated.
Metro Nashville police confirm Albert Haynesworth's brother, Lance McCoy, was killed Thursday night in a motorcycle accident on Gallatin Pike.
McCoy, 23, was traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck a Nissan Altima and was killed about 9 p.m., said police spokeswoman Kristin Mumford. He was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Medical Center. McCoy, who was living Madison, is one of three sons of Linda Haynesworth. He is the youngest of three. There was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement, police said.