Indiana hires Archie Miller as new coach

Fred Glass wanted to hire a proven winner for Indiana's next coach. The athletic director didn't have to wait long -- or travel far to find what he was looking for. On Saturday, less than 24 hours after UCLA coach Steve Alford pulled his name out of the sweepstakes, Glass announced he had hired Archie Miller from Dayton.

Ethics panel questions job for UConn football coach's son

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A state ethics office is questioning whether the son of University of Connecticut football coach Randy Edsall should be hired as the team's assistant coach. Emails and letters provided to the Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/2nfJHjZ ) show an advisory board to the Office of State Ethics is questioning whether it was permissible for the elder Edsall to negotiate a job for his son Corey under the state ethics code.

Baylor AD Rhoades says school has been transparent with NCAA

NEW YORK (AP) -- Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades says the school will continue to be transparent with the NCAA as the association investigates whether any of its rules were broken while former coach Art Briles was running the football program. Rhoades was at Madison Square Garden on Friday night for Baylor's NCAA Tournament men's basketball game against South Carolina.

Gonzaga and Xavier ready for Final Four breakthrough

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Gonzaga coach Mark Few did not like the question but answered it anyway. His Zags had just held off West Virginia to reach the Elite Eight and he was asked if he felt like the monkey was off his back. Few gave a long answer about no one believing there was a monkey there in the first place.

Oklahoma State promotes assistant Boynton to head coach

Oklahoma State promoted assistant Mike Boynton to head coach less than a week after Brad Underwood left for Illinois. Oklahoma State announced the decision in a news release on Friday. Boynton, 35, helped engineer Oklahoma State's run to the NCAA Tournament this season. He was an assistant for Underwood for three years at Stephen F. Austin and helped the Lumberjacks win 89 games.

UCLA coach Cori Close spent time learning from UConn

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- UCLA coach Cori Close came to UConn in the spring a few years ago to learn from Geno Auriemma and his staff. She had such a great experience that she returned three more times, including once with her staff. "They are interested in growing the game, not just growing UConn," Close said. "I'm a big believer that you have to learn from the best, and I've gone back four times.

The Latest: Freeh says conviction confirms earlier findings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the conviction of former Penn State president Graham Spanier (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The former FBI director who conducted a report on Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal says the conviction of a former president "completely confirms" his findings. Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment but acquitted of conspiracy and a second count of child endangerment.

Cal promotes Wyking Jones to head basketball coach

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- California promoted longtime college assistant Wyking Jones to head basketball coach Friday in place of the departed Cuonzo Martin. Jones was an assistant under Martin the past two seasons and served as interim coach after Martin left to take the job at Missouri last week.

Update on the latest sports

NCAA TOURNAMENT-MEN Elite Eight to be narrowed to Final Four UNDATED (AP) -- Four teams battle today for a spot in the NCAA Tournament's Final Four. Gonzaga takes on Xavier in the West Regional final in San Jose, California, and Oregon faces Kansas in the Midwest Regional in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno.

Iowa State gives Steve Prohm extension and raise.

AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State has given coach Steve Prohm a contract extension and a raise. The Cyclones announced Friday that Prohm's deal will now run through 2022 with an annual compensation of $2 million. Prohm was set to make $1.6 million next season and top out at $1.75 million in 2021 under his previous deal. Iowa State also extended women's coach Bill Fennelly through 2022, though the terms of his deal remain unchanged.

Cleveland State hires former Georgia coach Dennis Felton

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dennis Felton's coaching connections span the country, from college to the NBA. Cleveland State is counting on them to turn things around. Felton, who guided both Western Kentucky and Georgia to NCAA Tournament appearances, was hired as Cleveland State's coach Friday. He succeeds Gary Waters, who retired after 11 seasons at the school and the Vikings now at the bottom of the Horizon League.

Latest North Carolina, South Carolina sports

LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA NCAA set to pick title sites, could leave North Carolina out RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn't changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time.

Thursday's Sports in Brief

NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett's 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half.

Chizik's Choice: Family over football after 2 years away

Gene Chizik was walking out to practice last August when he noticed the overstuffed cars being unloaded by wide-eyed teenagers and their parents. The freshmen were moving into the dorms at the University of North Carolina. That's when it hit him: His twin daughters would be doing the same thing at Auburn soon and he would not be there. "It was tough," Chizik said.

BC-AP Sports Digest

The supervisor is Dennis Waszak, followed by Fred Lief at 9 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com . For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EDT. TOP STORIES BKC--NCAA-NEXT CINDERELLA? KANSAS CITY, Mo.

NCAA dismisses Louisville's response in sex scandal case

The NCAA is standing by its allegations against the Louisville men's basketball program and Rick Pitino, saying the coach failed to notice "red flags" in activities by a former staffer who an escort says hired dancers for sex parties with recruits and players. "If Pitino saw no red flags in connection with (Andre) McGee's interactions with then prospective and current student-athletes," the NCAA wrote, "it was because he was not looking for them.

Update on the latest sports

NCAA TOURNAMENT Musketeers stun Wildcats to join Ducks, Zags, Jayhawks in Elite 8 UNDATED (AP) -- Last night's NCAA regional semifinals consisted of three close games and a blowout. Xavier, Gonzaga and Oregon managed to win their NCAA Tournament games by a combined six points, while Kansas enjoyed a 32-point blowout over Purdue. Xavier pulled off the biggest stunner as the 11th-seeded Musketeers held on to beat No.

BC-BKC--AP Top 100 and Awards,ADVISORY

Editors: The Associated Press for the first time plans to rank the top men's college basketball teams of all-time, as tabulated from more than 1,100 weekly polls taken over the past 68 years. The Top 100 will be based on key criteria including total poll appearances. It will be released at noon Eastern on March 29 and posted on AP's college basketball site: http://collegebasketball.ap.org .

Georgetown fires John Thompson III after another losing year

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Thompson III was fired as Georgetown's basketball coach Thursday after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship. Thompson said in a statement released by agent David Falk that he was "honored" to have been the Hoyas' coach and proud of what his players have "accomplished on the court and how they are thriving since leaving Georgetown.