NCAA report on Oregon football due today

ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Raymond Graber , of Jenkintown Window Cleaning, climbs off the top of 2001 Market St. yesterday as he prepares to clean. He better keep cool today, as a heat advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Raymond Graber , of Jenkintown Window Cleaning, climbs off the top of 2001 Market St. yesterday as he prepares to clean. He better keep cool today, as a heat advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Posted: June 26, 2013

THE OREGON DUCKS are about to hear the NCAA's decision on possible recruiting violations in the football program.

The NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions will release a public report on the findings of its investigation and any possible sanctions against Oregon today.

The NCAA has been looking into payments Oregon made to recruiting services, including $25,000 to Willie Lyles and Houston-based Complete Scouting Services in 2011. Lyles had a connection with an Oregon recruit.

In April, Oregon released documents acknowledging at least one major NCAA violation in connection with recruiting. It also proposed a self-imposed 2-year probation with the loss of one scholarship in each of the next 3 years.

While acknowledging violations from 2008-11, Oregon's report did not find any unethical conduct or lack of institutional control, typically one of the most severe charges the NCAA can bring after an investigation of rules violations.

The case headed to the infractions committee after Oregon and the NCAA failed to reach an agreement on the matter.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly, the Ducks' head coach from 2009 through last season, was reportedly among those who appeared before the infractions committee in April.

In other college news:

* Penn State's basketball program is adding 6-3 guard Allen Roberts, a transfer from Miami (Ohio). A graduate transfer with 1 year of eligibility left, the former Redhawk can play this fall. Roberts averaged 12.3 points per game in 2012-13. Penn State also announced the return of Andrew Jones as a grad assistant. Jones was a key contributor on the 2011 Penn State team that went to the NCAA Tournament.

* The University of Kansas has agreed to a 7-year deal with ESPN to carry at least 70 live events on the ESPN3 platform, including regular-season football and men's and women's basketball games.

Pro Football * 

A Massachusetts court said it has sealed documents related to the killing of semipro football player Odin Lloyd, found dead a mile from the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

* Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will not be charged in connection with an alleged bar fight last month.

Sport Stops * 

Olympic gold medalists Nathan Adrian and Missy Franklin won the two biggest races, the men's and women's 100-meter freestyle, at the U.S. national championships in Indianapolis.

* Less than 3 months before the IOC vote, Tokyo received the most praise in a technical assessment of the three cities bidding for the 2020 Olympics. The other two are Istanbul and Madrid.

* Spain's judiciary is investigating a support network that allegedly helped Lance Armstrong with doping while he trained in the country from 1999 to 2005.

Frank Stranahan, the premier amateur of his era who contended for majors and was the first notable player to make fitness a regimen in golf, has died in Florida. He was 90.

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