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College Golf

Aussie will join Jags in spring

Australian Maverick Antcliff will join the Augusta State men’s golf team starting with the spring season.

Antcliff, from Beaudesert, Australia, will have 3½ years of eligibility.

“I’m pretty confident Maverick will have a chance to make an immediate impact on our program and on this year’s team,” Augusta State coach Kevin McPherson said. “We’re looking forward to him helping this program advance to postseason play.”

Antcliff was named to the All-Queensland first team in both 2009 and 2010.

He finished in second place in the Greg Norman Junior Masters in 2010 and was third in the 2010 Australian Junior.

The two-time defending national champion Jaguars open the spring, schedule Feb. 13 in the San Diego/TaylorMade Intercollegiate at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.

College Basketball

Irish complete perfect January

In Piscataway, N.J., Skylar Diggins scored 18 points and Natalie Achonwa added 15 to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat 13th-ranked Rutgers 71-41 on for the Irish’s 19th consecutive victory.

Notre Dame (22-1, 9-0 Big East) completed a perfect January for the fifth time under Muffet McGraw and the first since 2001.

• In Chicago, Anna Martin scored 19 points and Katherine Harry had 14 points, 20 rebounds and four blocks as DePaul upset No. 14 Louisville 86-61.

• USC Aiken’s women’s basketball team dropped a spot in their poll this week while the men’s team didn’t move in their poll.

The women are No. 16 in the latest USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.

The men are 24th in the NABC/Division II poll.

College Football

Alleged victims will be known

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will learn by the end of the week the names of the 10 young men he is charged with having sexually abused, according to a court document filed late Monday by state prosecutors.

The attorney general’s office said that the alleged victims’ names will be delivered to Sandusky’s lawyer Joe Amendola by the close of business Friday, a process that would apparently avoid disclosure through public court records.

Sandusky, 68, is awaiting trial on charges he committed a range of abuse against 10 boys over a 15-year period, including alleged sexual assaults on Penn State property. He has denied the allegations.

• The NCAA has granted Boise State running back D.J. Harper a sixth year of eligibility.

Harper has struggled with knee injuries during his career.

Pro Football

UFL boss turns in resignation

Michael Huyghue has announced his resignation as commissioner of the United Football League.

Huyghue has been the second-tier pro league’s commissioner since its inception in 2009.

Huyghue said in a statement Tuesday that the UFL has “experienced significant funding issues” and that it seems “most prudent” that he step aside while owners attempt to raise funds for the 2012 season.

Baseball

Keppinger signs with Tampa Bay

Infielder Jeff Keppinger is guaranteed $1,525,000 as part of his one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.


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