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CHARLOTTE, N.C. | ACC commissioner John Swofford agrees that Jim Boeheim should have been ejected after storming onto the court to protest a charging call, but the Syracuse coach won't be disciplined by the league.

While noting that the charge was a "judgment call," Swofford wouldn't say whether referee Tony Greene got it right when he whistled C.J. Fair late in the Orange's 66-60 loss Saturday night at Duke.

"We don't second-guess judgment calls that officials give. They have to make them all of the time," Swofford said Monday. "That's probably the toughest call in basketball to make, even with the way it's changed."

The decision to eject Boeheim was handled correctly, he said, adding, "I think Jim would agree with that."

"A little drama is not all bad in the whole scheme of things," Swofford said with a laugh. "We've had a lot of drama throughout the history of this league ... And Syracuse adds tremendously to our league."

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Iowa coach outlaws Twitter

IOWA CITY, Iowa | Iowa coach Fran McCaffery instructed the Hawkeyes to shut down their Twitter accounts for the rest of the season after senior Zach McCabe exchanged barbs with detractors on the social media service.

McCabe air-balled a 3-pointer that could have tied the game with 16 seconds left against Wisconsin on Saturday. The 20th-ranked Hawkeyes went on to lose 79-74.

McCaffery says his overall impressions of social media are negative and that he'd prefer his players keep their focus on upcoming games.

CIAA tournaments could be on move

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | CIAA commissioner Jacqie Carpenter hopes to have a decision on the future site of the basketball tournaments by late March.

The weeklong men's and women's tournaments tip off today in Charlotte, where they've been held since 2006, but the contract between the conference and city expires this year.

Hampton is among the cities expected to bid.

The tournaments are the NCAA's third-largest in terms of attendance and economic impact.

IN OTHER NEWS

East Carolina extended the contract of men's coach Jeff Lebo two years, through the 2020-21 season.

high school football

14-year-old says he's playing at lsu

SAN ANTONIO | A 14-year-old quarterback from South Texas has committed to play football at LSU.

Eighth-grader Zadock Dinkelmann orally committed last weekend. He's the nephew of Ty and Koy Detmer. Ty Detmer won the 1990 Heisman at BYU and Koy Detmer was an All-Big 12 player at Colorado.

The 6-foot-4 Dinkelmann, who plays for a junior high in Somerset, announced his choice six months before he can play in high school. He's at least the third junior high student from Texas to commit this school year.

pro football

Miami players' rep: fallout overblown

DAVIE, Fla. | The players' union rep from the Miami Dolphins says the fallout from their bullying scandal is overblown because every NFL team has a similar locker-room culture.

Long snapper John Denney said Monday that he hadn't read the investigative report, but behavior among players was no different last year than when his NFL career began in 2005.

"I would be comfortable in saying if you put an investigation on any of the 32 teams in the NFL, you're going to come out with the exact same results."

 

 

 

February 25, 2014

 

 
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