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Indiana suspends punt returner before Michigan State game Akron at Buffalo postponed by winter storm UC Board of Regents delays decision on UCLA move to Big Ten

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BLOOMINGTON, Indiana. Punt returner Connor Delp from Indiana has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities, the school announced.

The reason for the punishment was not named. Delp was also suspended from all team activities in November 2021.

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The announcement came two days before Indiana heads to Michigan, where rivals are vying for the Old Brass spittoon.

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Delp played high school football at Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana, a southern suburb of Indianapolis.

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He made the team as a rookie in 2021 but did not play as a freshman. Delp made his college debut in September against Western Kentucky and landed six hits for 27 yards as a substitute for an injured player. DJ Matthews Jr

AMHERST, New York. The University at Buffalo game against Akron has been postponed due to a lake-effect blizzard hitting western New York, the Mid-American Conference announced.

Officials are considering rescheduling the game depending on travel conditions. The National Weather Service issued a lake-effect storm warning and two to four feet of snow is expected across the region.

With two games remaining, Buffalo (5-5, 4-2) is third in the Eastern Division and one win short of qualifying for the cup. Akron (1-9, 0-5) – last in the East.

Buffalo also announced that the storm had caused the women’s basketball home game against Princeton to be cancelled. The Tigers (3-1) opened the season in 24th and fell out of the rankings this week.

SAN FRANCISCO — The UCLA Board of Regents has scheduled a special meeting for Dec. 14 in Los Angeles to make a final decision on UCLA’s planned move to the Big Ten conference.

The Regents set the date during a meeting in San Francisco on Thursday, the second public session to discuss the move.

On June 30, UCLA announced it was leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten in 2024, a decision that quickly drew the ire of Gov. Gavin Newsom.

In 1991, campus chancellors received authority from the Office of the President of the University of California to negotiate their own contracts, including intercollegiate athletic agreements. But the Regents heard during an August meeting that they retain the right to review decisions affecting the UCLA system, meaning they can confirm, reverse, or refrain from implementing a UCLA decision.

The University of Southern California is also moving into the Big Ten, but it is a private institution and not part of the UC system.

UCLA chancellor Gene Block and athletic director Martin Jarmond on Thursday received questions from the regents about the benefits of the move and their concerns.

Block said the university’s sports budget will add at least $10 million for additional nutrition, academic and psychological support for athletes, and more charter flights to reduce travel time. An August report said eight of UCLA’s 23 sports — baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, softball, gymnastics and women’s volleyball — will have an additional travel impact.

A report released by the Regents for this week’s gathering says UCLA will receive $60 million to $70 million in additional revenue from a new media rights deal starting next year. Even with the additional costs, the Bruins will still reap a significant windfall compared to the $34.3 million in media rights and conference distribution they received in 2020, according to the report.

Pac-12 is also in talks for a new media rights deal, but it’s not expected to come close to what the Big Ten are getting.

The move would also largely wipe out the $102.8 million deficit in the athletic department. UCLA received a loan to cover losses, which the athletic department is required to repay with interest.

Initial responses to a survey commissioned by the Regents indicated that many participating UCLA athletes supported the move. Of the 111 athletes who responded, 35% said joining the Big Ten would be a good idea, compared to 7% who thought it was a bad idea. More than a third of respondents (38%) said they needed more information, and 20% did not express their opinion.

Some 600 surveys have been sent out, and the Regents hope to have more returned by next month’s meeting.

The Regents may require UCLA to pay Cal a fee to get out of Pac-12, or to share the television revenue they will receive from the move. UCLA and Cal have been playing football with each other since 1923.


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