>>Ole Miss Football Self-Imposes One-Year Bowl Ban
(Oxford, MS) — Ole Miss football is self-imposing a one-year postseason ban for 21 rules violations by current or former members of the coaching staff. The school received a new NCAA notice of allegations that added eight more violations. Multiple outlets report the Rebels will also forfeit their postseason revenue of more than seven-million-dollars.
>>Butler Downs Villanova
(Villanova, PA) — Butler has the defending national champ’s number. The 22nd-ranked Bulldogs used a second-half surge to sink second-ranked Villanova, 74-66. Two of Villanova’s three losses this season have been at the hands of Butler. The Wildcats’ 48-game winning streak at The Pavilion also came to an end.
>>Syracuse Sinks Duke On Gillon’s Buzzer-Beater
(Syracuse, NY) — John Gillon banked home a deep three at the buzzer to give Syracuse a thrilling 78-75 win over 11th-ranked Duke. The Orange rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to improve to 17-and-12. The Blue Devils dropped to 22-and-6, their first loss since “Coach K’s” return.
>>NBA Trade Deadline Today
(Undated) — It’s trade deadline day in the NBA. Teams have until 3 p.m. Eastern to complete deals. Names rumored to be available include Indiana’s Paul George, Detroit’s Andre Drummond, New York’s Derrick Rose and Chicago’s Jimmy Butler.
>>Daytona Duels Take Place Tonight
(Daytona, FL) — Daytona Speedweeks gets into high gear this evening. The first of two Can-Am Duels for the Daytona 500 gets underway at 6 p.m. tonight. The second duel is set for approximately 8 p.m. The duels will set the rest of the field for Sunday’s “Great American Race.” Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned spot on the front row last Sunday.
>>Illinois At Nebraska Sunday
(Lincoln, NE) — Illinois is off until Sunday when the Fighting Illini play at Nebraska. Illinois has won back-to-back games over Iowa and Northwestern to run its record to 16-and-12 overall and 6-and-9 in the Big Ten. The Huskers are 12-and-14 on the year and are at home tonight against Michigan State.
>>Cubs, White Sox Open Exhibition Play Saturday
(Undated) — The Cubs and White Sox open up Cactus League play on Saturday. The Cubs begin their exhibition schedule against the A’s. The White Sox open Cactus League action against the Dodgers.