Auburn hires Oklahoma's baseball coach

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Auburn has hired Oklahoma coach Sunny Golloway to lead the baseball program.

Athletic director Jay Jacobs announced the hiring Friday night. Golloway spent the last eight seasons as Oklahoma's head coach and led the Sooners to seven NCAA regional berths, four super regionals and the 2010 College World Series.

Golloway cited coaching in the Southeastern Conference and "the history of the Auburn program" as big reasons for the move.

He also led the Oral Roberts program for eight seasons. Golloway has a career record of 681-337-1, including 12 seasons with at least 40 wins.

The Sooners won the Big 12 tournament last season and made it to a super regional. He coached No. 3 draft pick Jonathan Gray.

The Tigers have failed to make a regional for three straight seasons.

The Norman Transcript reported Saturday that, according to a source, Oklahoma's initial target to succeed Golloway is Dallas Baptist coach Dan Heefner.

The Wichita Eagle reported last week that Heefner was no longer a candidate for the opening at Wichita State, and Nate Dreiling, assistant director of athletics at Dallas Baptist, was quoted on Heefner's situation: "Dan Heefner will be the head coach at Dallas Baptist for the 2014 season and the foreseeable future."

Heefner had made a trip to Wichita last week with his family, the Eagle reported.

Carey charges dropped

Prosecutors in Tucson, Ariz., said all charges have been dropped against Arizona’s All-America running back Ka’Deem Carey in a domestic violence case.

Carey was facing misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident in December involving his ex-girlfriend.

As a sophomore for the Wildcats last season, Carey led the nation in yards rushing with 1,929 and set a school record with 23 touchdowns.

Miami probe

NCAA hearings to determine if the Miami committed major infractions involving former booster Nevin Shapiro ended Friday after 161/2 hours over two days.

The Committee on Infractions typically releases its report six to eight weeks after a hearing.

The NCAA alleges improper benefits went to 72 players, three recruits and 12 “friends and family members.”

Improper benefits, including cash, memorabilia, strip-club outings, yacht rides and even paid-for prostitutes were distributed between 2002-10. Shapiro is serving a 20-year sentence for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme.

Briefly

• Auburn softball: Clint Myers, who led Arizona State to national titles in 2008 and 2011 and to the Women’s College Series seven times in eight seasons, was hired as Auburn’s softball coach.

• Iowa football: Linebacker Dalton Shaull was in stable condition after his scooter ran into the back of another vehicle.

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