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NCAA chief sees bottom-line mentality

As a growing number of schools play musical chairs with conferences, NCAA President Mark Emmert says he is concerned about the perception that money is driving the decisions and declared "this is not the NFL, the NBA, it's not a business."

Instead, Emmert is urging school presidents to consider factors besides revenue when choosing conference affiliation.

"I think what came across [with realignment] is that all we care about is money and what we can do that is to our advantage," Emmert said in an interview Wednesday with the Associated Press. "Nobody was talking about what this is going to do for student-athletes or intercollegiate athletic programs. It was all about let's make a deal."

There's nothing wrong with finding more revenue, Emmert said, as long as it is used properly and doesn't add to the perception that college sports is all about the bottom line.


NHL fan who threw banana is charged

Ontario police charged a 26-year-old man for throwing a banana on the ice toward Philadelphia Flyers player Wayne Simmonds during an NHL preseason game.

Chris Moorhouse of London, Ont., was served a summons for engaging in a prohibited activity under the provincial trespassing act. If convicted, he faces a fine of up to $2,000.

A banana was thrown from the stands Thursday night as Simmonds skated toward Detroit goalie Jordan Pearce at the John Labatt Center. Simmonds, who is black, scored on the play in the Flyers' 4-3 overtime loss to Detroit.


Golfer Dave Hill dies

Dave Hill, a 13-time winner on the PGA Tour who made three Ryder Cup appearances and won the 1969 Vardon Trophy for the tour's lowest scoring average, died in Jackson, Mich. He was 74.

Hill suffered from emphysema for several years, brother Mike Hill -- also a former PGA Tour player -- told the Jackson (Mich.) Citizen Patriot.

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