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North Carolina's Fedora gets contract extension through 2022

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(TSX / STATS) -- North Carolina coach Larry Fedora is under contract at the school through the 2022 season after his extension was formally approved by the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees on Thursday.

Fedora's income will rise to slightly over $3 million for the final three years of the contract. His compensation package will be slightly below $2.3 million in 2017.

"We are pleased that the Board of Trustees has approved the terms of Coach Fedora's contract, which will allow him to continue our football program's success into the next decade," North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement. "Under his leadership, our student-athletes are succeeding in the classroom, contributing positively to our community -- and competing for championships.


Former Kentucky, Baylor coach Morriss reveals Alzheimer's battle

(TSX / STATS) -- Former Kentucky and Baylor head coach Guy Morriss revealed he is battling Alzheimer's disease, WKYT-TV in Lexington reported.

Morriss, who also played 15 NFL seasons as an offensive lineman, said he was diagnosed last fall. He said he was having trouble doing minor tasks.


Ex-Tide coach Stallings recovering from stroke

(TSX / STATS) -- College Football Hall of Famer Gene Stallings, who coached Alabama to the 1992 national championship, said he is recovering from a stroke in his hometown of Paris, Texas.

Stallings, 82, told Alabama reporters on a conference call that he suffered the stroke on Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., prior to a banquet in which Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was the featured speaker. Swinney played at Alabama during Stallings' tenure as coach from 1990-96.


Florida WR Callaway cited for marijuana possession

(TSX / STATS) -- Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway has been cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession, according to Alachua County court records.

Callaway, 20, was a passenger in a black Mercedes SUV when Gainesville Police Department officers stopped the vehicle for a seatbelt violation on Saturday morning. According to the police report, officers smelled marijuana in the car driven by Kendrick Williams, 40, and found seven grams of the drug in Callaway's pocket during the search.


Lawsuit: Baylor football players recorded gang rapes

(TSX / STATS) -- Baylor University was named in a federal lawsuit alleging football players routinely recorded gang rapes and conducted dog fights during hazing parties.

A former Baylor volleyball player filed the lawsuit on Tuesday.


WR Giles announces he will transfer to LSU

(TSX / STATS) -- Former Texas Tech wide receiver Jonathan Giles has decided to transfer to LSU, he announced on his Twitter feed.

Giles caught 69 passes for 1,158 yards and 13 touchdown passes last season as a sophomore. He will sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer regulations and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.


Report: FAU coach Kiffin offers scholarship to 7th-grader

(TSX / STATS) -- First-year Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin is looking to the future, as he offered a scholarship to seventh-grader Kaden Martin, the 13-year-old son of USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Kaden Martin would be in the recruiting class of 2022.


North Carolina officially adds former LSU QB Harris

(TSX / STATS) -- North Carolina officially added former LSU quarterback Brandon Harris on Friday when the graduate transfer signed a scholarship agreement with the school.

Harris recently completed his graduation requirements at LSU and is eligible for the 2017 season.


Tebow agrees to contract extension with ESPN

(TSX / STATS) -- Tim Tebow, currently a minor league baseball player in the New York Mets' farm system, reached a multiyear contract extension with ESPN on Monday to continue as a college football analyst on the SEC Network.

The network announced Tebow will keep working as a studio commentator on SEC Network's traveling pregame show "SEC Nation." The former Heisman Trophy winner and BCS National Championship-winning quarterback also will continue his role in ESPN's College Football Playoff programming, providing personal championship perspective and analysis.


Neck injury ends career of Arkansas RB Williams

(TSX / STATS) -- Arkansas running back Rawleigh Williams III, who rushed for 1,360 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, announced Monday he is giving up football after suffering a second neck injury.

Williams' latest neck injury came during the Razorbacks' final spring scrimmage last month. He was carted off the field and taken to the hospital.