Quarterback Everett Golson, who had three seasons of eligibility remaining, is no longer enrolled at Notre Dame.
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enrolled at Notre Dame
Quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at Notre Dame.
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University spokesman Dennis Brown said Saturday night Golson, who had three seasons of eligibility left, was not a Notre Dame student as of Friday. Brown said he couldn’t comment on why because of federal privacy laws.
Two sources told the Chicago Tribune an academic violation is the reason Golson is no longer enrolled.
Starter Golson helped lead the Fighting Irish to an undefeated regular season and the BCS National Championship Game, which it lost to Alabama 42-14.
Senior Tommy Rees, who has 4,413 career passing yards, is a potential replacement.
Syracuse, Duke to play
for NCAA men’s title
Derek Maltz scored with 19.2 seconds left to give Syracuse a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over Denver in the NCAA men’s semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The Orange (16-3) will play Duke (15-5) for the championship Monday. The Blue Devils beat Cornell 16-14 in the first semifinal before a crowd of 28,444.
Denver (14-5) entered the fourth quarter with a 7-4 lead but couldn’t hold off Syracuse. Luke Cometti of the Orange scored the tying goal with 59 seconds left.
Cornell’s Rob Pannell had five goals and two assists and became the NCAA Division I career scoring leader with 354 career points, surpassing ex-Duke player Matt Danowski.
Jordan Wolf scored four goals for Duke.
Mixed martial arts
Velasquez stops Silva
Cain Velasquez knocked down Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva with a combination and finished him on the ground 1:21 into the first round, briskly defending his heavyweight title at UFC 160 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Silva said referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the bout too quickly and alleged Velasquez hit him with “several illegal blows to the back of the neck.”
Velasquez (12-1) also stopped Silva (18-5) in the first round at UFC 146 last year.
Earlier on the card, former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos stopped Mark Hunt with a spinning kick to the head with 42 seconds left in the third round.
Nibali has Giro lead
Italian Vincenzo Nibali of the Astana team nearly wrapped up the Giro d’Italia title with a dominating solo performance to win the penultimate stage, leaving behind rivals under a blizzard of snow on the final climb.
Nibali covered 131 miles from Silandro to Tre Cime di Lavaredo in 5 hours, 27 minutes, 41 seconds. The Giro ends on flat ground in Brescia on Sunday with a 122-mile stage starting in Riese Pio X.
Colombian Rigoberto Uran of the Sky Procycling team is second, 4:43 behind Nibali.
Zirbel, Small triumph
Tom Zirbel and Carmen Small won national time-trial titles at the USA Cycling Pro Championships.
Zirbel, from Boulder, Colo., covered the 19-mile course in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 38 minutes, 16 seconds.
Small, from Durango, Colo., took the women’s event in 42:37.
Track and field
Gay, Rudisha prevail
American Tyson Gay won the 100 meters and Olympic gold medalist David Rudisha of Kenya took the 800 at the Adidas Grand Prix meet on a wet afternoon in New York.
Gay won in 10.02 seconds. Rudisha’s time was 1:45.14.
• Prosecutors in South Africa say the police investigation into Oscar Pistorius‘ killing of his girlfriend won’t be completed until August.
South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority also said the double-amputee Olympian sprinter’s appearance in a Pretoria court June 4 will be for about 10 minutes. The appearance will be Pistorius’ first since he was granted bail Feb. 22.
Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder after shooting Reeva Steenkamp dead at his home Feb. 14.
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