Buffalo Wild Wings Bowlto feature Pac-12, Big 12
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Pac-12 and Big 12 conferences have a new six-year deal with the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
Beginning after the 2014 regular season, the bowl will match the sixth selection from the Pac-12 against the fifth pick from the Big 12, after selections by the College Football Playoff.
The deal means a return to the game for the Pac-12 after an eight-year absence. The Big 12 has been affiliated with the game since 2006.
This year's game is scheduled for Dec. 28 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., and will feature teams from the Big Ten and Big 12.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Clemson and Miami are the preseason favorites to win their respective divisions in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd is an overwhelming selection as its preseason player of the year.
The Tigers received 102 first-place votes in the Atlantic Division, well ahead of the 18 reigning league champion Florida State got.
Miami had 65 first-place votes in the Coastal, ahead of Virginia Tech's 27 and North Carolina's 22.
Clemson then received 95 votes as the eventual ACC champion. Boyd was the ACC player of the year in 2012 after breaking his league records with 36 touchdown passes and 46 TDs responsible for. He received 105 votes.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Brady Hoke is inviting the young Ohio State fan who named his cancer "Michigan" to see the Buckeyes play the Wolverines.
Michigan's coach has offered Grant Reed tickets to this year's matchup between the two rivals in Ann Arbor. A Michigan spokesman confirmed that Hoke called Reed and his family Monday.
Columbus, Ohio, TV station WCMH reports the 12-year-old Reed finished his final chemotherapy treatment a couple weeks ago. Reed's father, Troy, tells the station his son gladly accepted Hoke's offer.
When Grant was diagnosed with cancer less than two years ago, he chose to name his disease Michigan. He wanted to beat it — and he has.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick to talk Wednesday
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is scheduled to speak to reporters on Wednesday — his first availability since tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested on murder charges.
Belichick's news conference is scheduled the day before players begin reporting for training camp. Quarterback Tom Brady and other veterans are scheduled to address the media on Thursday. Practices are to start on Friday.
Hernandez has been charged with murder in the June killing of Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. He has pleaded not guilty. Also Monday, the Patriots signed defensive lineman Anthony Rashad White, of Michigan State.
Attorney: Wade, ex-wife reach financial settlement
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade's attorney says the Miami Heat guard has finally reached a financial settlement with his ex-wife, ending their divorce saga.
Attorney James Pritikin says Wade "provided a very generous settlement" to ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches. Wade filed for divorce in 2007, and it was granted in 2010. He was awarded sole custody of his two sons in 2011.
The settlement was announced three days after Funches sat on a busy Chicago street and said Wade left her homeless and destitute. Pritikin says Wade has been paying his ex-wife $25,000 a month, plus paid her mortgage, for four cars, insurance, taxes and the fees incurred by the 16 attorneys she retained during the divorce and custody fights. Pritikin says a court will decide if Funches gets future visitation with her sons.
Compiled from wire reports