ELKO, Ga. (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams has been arrested in Georgia this week and charged with marijuana and driving offenses. A Houston County Sheriff’s Office report says he was stopped Tuesday. An officer detected a scent of marijuana, which was found in a search of the car. He faces misdemeanor charges of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, driving with a suspended registration and driving without insurance. The Packers say are aware of what happened but will not comment further because it is an “ongoing legal matter.”
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette forward Brendan Bailey is bypassing his final two seasons of eligibility to pursue a pro career. Bailey entered his name into consideration for the NBA draft in April but still had the option of returning to school. Bailey and Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Friday that Bailey was indeed moving forward with his pro career. Bailey will turn 23 on June 9. He spent two years on a church mission between the end of his high school career and the start of his Marquette career. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 25.3 minutes this past season.
UNDATED (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Sloan has died. His death was announced by the Utah Jazz, the team he took to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998. The Jazz say he died Friday from complications of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. Sloan spent 23 seasons coaching the Jazz, many led by John Stockton and Karl Malone. The team finished below .500 in only one of those years. Sloan won more than 1,200 games in his career, the fourth-highest total in NBA history. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league “benefited greatly from his humility, kindness, dignity and class.” Jerry Sloan was 78 years old.
UNDATED (AP) — Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring athletes in all sports back to campus for voluntary activities starting June 8 at the discretion of each university. The Big 12 plans to welcome football players back to campus a week later. These are the latest signs that a college football season will be launched in some form this fall. The move comes two days after the NCAA Division I Council voted to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts on campus by football and basketball players, effective June 1. The NCAA now says voluntary activities will be allowed in all sports starting June 1.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of Power Five coaches led by Michigan’s Erik Bakich is proposing a later start to the college baseball season. They say it would trim expenses in the post-coronavirus era, make the game more fan friendly and reduce the risk of injury to players. Under the 35-page proposal, there would be nine weeks of preseason practice instead of five, the regular season would run from the third week of March to the third week of June and the College World Series would wrap up the last week of July. Bakich said the move would increase revenue.
UNDATED (AP) — A century ago, college sports in the United States was hit hard by the Spanish flu pandemic. Games were canceled and some schools were forced to call off their seasons. Jeremy Swick is a historian at the College Football Hall of Fame. He says those tough times in 1918 and 1919 helped set the stage for a decade of growth by college football in the Roaring ’20s. Georgia Tech history professor Johnny Smith also says there were lessons to be learned about social distancing.