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UNC AD: School will respond to NCAA charges by July deadline

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham is hopeful the school is finally near the end of its long-running academic fraud scandal.

The school is a month away from its 90-day deadline to respond to the NCAA's latest Notice of Allegations (NOA), which outlined five serious charges that include lack of institutional control. In an interview with The Associated Press, Cunningham said UNC will meet that deadline — there had previously been an eight-month hiccup in the process — in a case that hung over a strong 2015-16 sports season.

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Confident Allen settling in as starting QB for Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Austin Allen has been in this situation before, taking over at quarterback following the graduation of his older brother, Brandon.

The last time the younger Allen did so, he led Fayetteville High School to back-to-back state championships.

It's a scenario Arkansas' coaches would love nothing more than to see repeat itself on the collegiate level over the next two seasons, particularly after naming Austin Allen the Razorbacks starting quarterback this spring.

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Clemson's Seth Beer gaining attention with stellar season

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Forget the long home runs, the walk-off hits or Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson Tweeting in amazement about outfielder Seth Beer's stellar freshman season. Beer's father said his son's most eye-popping moment came as an 8-year-old when he deftly swiped a loose tooth from younger sister Savannah's mouth.

"Just reached in and snatched it out. We couldn't believe it," a still awed Michael Beer told The Associated Press. "To me, that's the legend of Seth Beer."