Gophers coach Kill leaves hospital
Roundup: Big 12 future rests with Sooners, says Mizzou leader
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has been released from the hospital, five days after he was stricken with a seizure on the sideline at the end of a Gophers game.
Team physician Dr. Pat Smith said in a statement distributed by the university that Kill was discharged during the lunch hour Thursday and went home to rest.
Smith says Kill "is in good spirits and eager to get back to work" without restrictions, free to return to work "when he feels up to it."
The doctor would not confirm whether Kill will be at TCF Bank Stadium to coach Minnesota's game on Saturday against Miami of Ohio. Smith says that decision is up to the coach.
Gophers coaches and players won't be available for comment until after the game.
Mizzou leader: Big 12 future rests with Sooners
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton says the Big 12's fate largely rests with Oklahoma.
Deaton told The Associated Press that he and other university leaders "are working every day to hold the Big 12 together" but the next move is largely dependent on the Sooners. Oklahoma president David Boren said earlier this month that the school was in contact with multiple conferences and expected to decide soon whether to remain in the Big 12.
The conference lost Nebraska (Big Ten) and Colorado (Pac-12) during the summer.
The Missouri chancellor is president of the Big 12's board of directors. He says Missouri is well-positioned to land on its feet should the Big 12 disintegrate, though he declined to name specific destinations.
Water damage at College Football Hall of Fame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Police are blaming the theft of a water sprinkler fitting for an estimated $100,000 in flooding damage to the basement of the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind.
Police say about 2 inches of water covered the basement floor when workers arrived Monday. Cleanup work is continuing from damage to drywall, carpet and insulation.
Hall director Lisa Klunder told the South Bend Tribune the flooding caused minor damage to some items in its collection.
Police Capt. Phil Trent said the stolen brass fitting would yield about $5 if sold at a scrap metal yard.
The hall's main floor remained open to the public as normal despite the damage. The building also had flooding on its main floor in June when someone smashed an outdoor water pipe.
Report: Texas Associate AD Bryant fired
AUSTIN, Texas -- Cleve Bryant, Texas' associate athletics director for football operations and a former assistant under Longhorns football coach Mack Brown, was fired earlier this year after an internal investigation determined he sexually harassed a female administrative assistant over a two-year period, according to documents obtained by ESPN.
A University of Texas investigator determined that Bryant made repeated unwanted sexual advances toward the woman and "the harassment was likely both verbal and physical."
ESPN's Outside the Lines program obtained documents from the university's investigation, which was prompted by a sexual harassment complaint filed by a football department staffer who graduated from Texas a few years ago.
She told investigators that Bryant pulled down her dress and fondled her breast after she asked about receiving a raise; that he repeatedly told her or sent text messages that he wanted to kiss her; and that he kissed her neck after blocking a doorway once, documents said. Two other women who work in the office allege that Bryant inappropriately kissed them in the past.
Bryant, a former head football coach at Ohio University, was on Brown's coaching staff at North Carolina and then went with him to Texas in 1998. Bryant coached wide receivers at Texas under then-coach John Mackovic from 1992-94 before going to North Carolina.
Bryant, who is married, denied all of the allegations, according to the documents. He declined to comment Thursday, said his attorney, Tom Nesbitt.
Bryant appealed his March firing, but the university declined to comment on the status of the appeal. Bryant also had overseen game-day operations, team travel and recruiting weekends.
The woman's complaint filed nearly a year ago against Texas has since been settled, according to her attorney Gloria Allred, who declined to reveal the amount. Allred said her client is not pursuing a criminal complaint against the university and no longer works there.