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MSU extends Dantonio 1 year through 2023

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio's contract has been extended one year through the 2023 season.

Dantonio has had a six-year rollover deal, so an extension like this is routine. But it comes as Michigan State's football and basketball programs face questions following an ESPN report last month detailing various allegations. Dantonio defended himself after the report, saying he's always worked with the proper authorities when dealing with sexual assault cases.

Dantonio finished his 11th season as Michigan State's coach. The school announced his extension Friday. It is effective from Jan. 15, 2023, through Jan. 14, 2024.

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K-State DC retires amid staff shakeup

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State defensive coordinator Tom Hayes is retiring after more than four decades in coaching, including stints with nine different Division I schools and two NFL franchises.

Wildcats coach Bill Snyder announced Hayes' decision in a statement Friday.

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Duke makes Albert, Guerrieri co-DCs

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke has promoted assistants Ben Albert and Matt Guerrieri to co-defensive coordinator positions and added Lanier Goethie as an assistant coach.

Coach David Cutcliffe announced a series of staff moves Friday.

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Ark. St. sues Miami for canceled game

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Arkansas State has sued Miami and is seeking $650,000 in damages for failing to reschedule the football game in Jonesboro that was canceled in September because of concerns about Hurricane Irma.

The lawsuit was filed in Craighead County District Court late Friday afternoon, and Arkansas State says Miami has "refused to timely and reasonably reschedule the game in years in which it has openings."

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Attendance down 1,409 fans per game

Buoyed by turnaround season, Purdue bucked a trend in college football by increasing attendance by more 13,000 fans per game in 2017 - and, in the process, banked an extra $2.5 million in revenue compared to 2016.

Attendance at the FBS level was down overall last season by 1,409 fans per game, according to NCAA stats . CBS Sports reported it was the largest year-to-year decrease since 1983.

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Ole Miss appeals NCAA punishment

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi filed its appeal Thursday of the NCAA committee on infractions' decision to ban the football program from the postseason in 2018, limit unofficial recruiting visits and cite the school for lack institutional control in a case involving 21 violations.

The NCAA committee handed down its decision in December after a lengthy investigation.

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UNM's Davie to start suspension Saturday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico coach Bob Davie will begin serving a 30-day school suspension Saturday, following multiple investigations into treatment of players and interfering with possible criminal or misconduct cases involving members of the team.

New Mexico President Chaouki Abdallah said in a statement Thursday that Davie's unpaid suspension will end March 18. Athletic director Eddie Nunez will determine coaching assignments while Davie is suspended.

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ND president rips denial of wins appeal

Notre Dame's president ripped the NCAA's decision to deny the school's appeal to restore 21 vacated football victories from an academic misconduct violation, saying the association "perverted" the notion that universities determine how they police academics.

The NCAA denied Notre Dame's appeal Tuesday, wiping off the books all 12 wins from the Fighting Irish's 2012 national championship game run under coach Brian Kelly.

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NCAA might tie transfer rights to grades

The NCAA is considering allowing athletes who are doing well in the classroom to transfer with immediate eligibility and permitting incoming freshmen to back out of a national letter of intent if there is a head coaching change.

The NCAA's Division I transfer working group concluded two days of meetings on Tuesday in Indianapolis. Justin Sell, the group chairman and athletic director at South Dakota State, said the group examined data on how transferring impacts academics as it develops concepts for rule reforms that could be presented to coaches, administrators and student-athletes for feedback.

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Gillespie out as Tennessee RBs coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Robert Gillespie is no longer part of Tennessee's coaching staff after serving as running backs coach for the last five seasons.

Athletic director Phillip Fulmer confirmed Gillespie's exit Wednesday while speaking to the Big Orange Tip Off Club and indicated the decision was made by new head coach Jeremy Pruitt. Volquest first reported Gillespie's departure.

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