College notes: Silmon, 4x400 men’s relay qualify for TCU at NCAAs

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TCU senior Charles Silmon qualified seventh fastest in the men’s 200 meters, advancing to the final at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Silmon had a wind-aided time of 20.3 seconds to finish second in his heat. Bryshon Nellum of USC qualified first overall at 19.99.

The Horned Frogs’ 4x400 men’s relay (2:04.71) qualified for the final sixth fastest, despite finishing third in its heat behind Arkansas and LSU.

Clemson junior Brianna Rollins set a collegiate record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.47 seconds.

Rollins set the wind-legal mark in her heat of the semifinals at Oregon’s Hayward Field. The final in the event is set for Saturday.

Johannes Hock (8,267) of Texas won the men’s decathlon. UT Arlington senior Romain Martinez, who ended the first day of the decathlon in fourth place, wound up sixth (8,013), four points out of fifth.

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• TCU baseball: Pitcher Alex Young (7-4) and outfielder Boomer White (.314) were named Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-Americans as announced by Collegiate Baseball.

•  Houston football: RB Charles Sims told Houston TV station KTRK he is leaving the Cougars, but is undecided about whether he’ll transfer to another school or enter the NFL supplemental draft. Sims said he has been barred from transferring to another American Athletic Conference school, any school on the Cougars’ 2013 schedule or any Division I schools in Texas.

•  Penn State athletics: A federal judge threw out the Gov. Tom Corbett’s lawsuit against the NCAA over sanctions against Penn State related to Jerry Sandusky, calling his argument “a Hail Mary pass” that easily warranted dismissal.

•  NCAA insurance: The NCAA will spend more than $10 million to help fund additional in-home care for college athletes who have suffered catastrophic injuries on the playing field.

•  Auburn basketball: Former Auburn basketball player Varez Ward pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he conspired to fix a 2012 game that his team lost to Arkansas. A federal magistrate set a July 22 trial date for Ward, who played two seasons for Texas before transferring to Auburn.

• North Carolina basketball: Durham police have charged Tar Heels leading scorer P.J. Hairston (14.6 points per game) with marijuana possession following a traffic stop. Police said officers stopped Hairston at a license checkpoint Wednesday night. Police also arrested two passengers and charged all three men with possessing a half-ounce of marijuana or less. They were released on $1,000 unsecured bonds.

• Notre Dame football: Coach Brian Kelly said Tommy Rees will start at quarterback for the Fighting Irish this season. Kelly had said 10 days earlier that it would be a three-man competition to replace starter Everett Golson, who was suspended for the fall semester by the university for poor academic judgment.

•  Mississippi State football: The NCAA is expected to announce its decision regarding an infractions case against the school’s football program this morning. Mississippi State revealed last fall that it was working with the NCAA because of “potential recruiting irregularities.”

• Saban auction: Alabama coach Nick Saban offered Crimson Tide football tickets, sideline passes and an office tour in a charity auction linked to the sale of his multimillion-dollar lake home in north Georgia.

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