Texas A&M officials announced plans for a $16 million renovation of the school’s football complex Thursday, with upgrades to the locker room, athletic training facilities, meeting rooms and coaches’ offices. University regents approved the work on the 11-year-old facility.
The upgrades, funded through gifts from the 12th Man Foundation, are expected to be complete by summer 2015. Renovation of the football complex is separate from an ongoing $450 million renovation of Kyle Field but will occur simultaneously.
In addition, A&M officials announced that Fox Sports Southwest will air a live show Wednesday from campus on National Signing Day (7-9 a.m.). A&M also is one of 12 schools where ESPN will have a reporter on-site to provide live reports on ESPNU.
• Notre Dame football: Coach Brian Kelly has promoted passing game coordinator Mike Denbrock to offensive coordinator. Denbrock also served in that role under Kelly at Grand Valley State from 1992-95, and was Kelly’s defensive coordinator from 1996-98.
• Notre Dame basketball: Forward Austin Burgett has been released from the hospital after undergoing a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat. Coach Mike Brey said Burgett should begin rehabilitation work in the middle of next week.
• Southern Cal football: Quarterback Max Wittek will forgo participating in spring practice, graduate at the end of the semester and transfer to another school to play his final two seasons of eligibility, he told the Los Angeles Times. Wittek will be able to play at another school immediately under NCAA rules.
• Georgetown football: Coach Kevin Kelly has resigned after eight seasons to become defensive coordinator at Ball State. Rob Sgarlata, who most recently served as an assistant head coach and defensive coordinator, was named the Hoyas’ interim coach.