Big Ten sets sites for title games

Posted: June 06, 2011

Big Ten president and chancellors have voted to keep the conference football championship game in Indianapolis through at least 2015. The inaugural game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium this fall. Commissioner Jim Delany says weather was a factor in keeping the game in Indianapolis rather than rotating with an outdoor venue like Soldier Field. Chicago will rotate conference basketball tournaments with Indianapolis beginning next season.

In other college news:

* Todd McNair, a Temple product and former Southern Cal running backs coach, is suing the NCAA, claiming the organization caused him to lose his job and destroyed his career, according to a report on FoxSports.com. McNair was hit with a "show-cause'' order by the NCAA last summer after an investigation determined he knew or should have known about the benefits provided to former star running back Reggie Bush, who allegedly accepted $300,000 in gifts while at USC. The NCAA also ruled McNair had "provided false and misleading information to the enforcement staff'' and "violated NCAA legislation by signing a document certifying that he had no knowledge of NCAA violations.''

Sport Stops

* Inglorious, the 8-5 favorite, overtook Spooky Kitten in the stretch to capture the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks in Toronto, the most prestigious race for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies.

* Ahman Green, Green Bay's career rushing leader, was cut by the CFL's Montreal Alouettes after he showed up to training camp with a hamstring injury. Green signed with Montreal in March after playing in the UFL last season.

* Lindsey Durlacher, a bronze medalist at the 2006 Greco-Roman world championships in China, died Saturday at his Denver home. He was 36. USA Wrestling announced the death. Details weren't released.

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