Eastern Michigan hires Stan Parrish
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Eastern Michigan says it has named ex-Ball State head football coach Stan Parrish as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Eagles head coach Ron English announced the appointment Monday.
Parrish was an assistant at Ball State in 2005-08 and head coach for the Muncie, Ind., school in 2008-10.
He was offensive coordinator at Michigan in 2000-01 and quarterbacks coach for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002-03.
Parrish was the head coach of the Windham Bombers from 1972-74, after spending the 1969-71 seasons as an assistant coach at Windham.
He led the Bombers to their first-ever playoff berth in 1974 during a time when only four teams qualified from each division for postseason play.
In 1975, Parrish joined the staff of Purdue University as a graduate assistant.
Attorney: Ohio student regrets rape case video
COLUMBUS -- An attorney says an Ohio student regrets comments he made on a video in which he joked about an alleged rape victim.
The attorney said in a statement that the student, a 2012 graduate of Steubenville High School, is ashamed and embarrassed about his comments and the effect his behavior has had, especially on his family.
Attorney Dennis McNamara said Monday that the student is not a suspect in the investigation and was not present at the scene of the alleged attack.
McNamara says the student had been drinking the night the video was taken and was intoxicated when it was made.
McNamara said the video was posted on YouTube in August, taken down, then reposted by a hackers' group last week.
Nevada names Texas A&M asst. new coach
RENO, Nev. -- Nevada athletic officials say they have reached an agreement with Texas A&M assistant Brian Polian to become the Wolf Pack's next football coach.
Nevada President Marc Johnson and athletic director Cary Groth said in a statement Monday that the deal is subject to approval later this week by the state Board of Regents. But they say they agree Polian is the man to replace longtime Nevada coach Chris Ault, who announced his retirement last month.
The 38-year-old Polian was special teams coordinator and tight ends coach last season at Texas A&M. He also has coached at Stanford, Notre Dame, Central Florida and Buffalo.
Hawks GM Danny Ferry fined $15K by NBA
ATLANTA -- Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for inappropriate interaction with game officials following Saturday night's game against Boston.
The fine was announced Monday by Stu Jackson, the league's executive vice president of basketball operations.
Atlanta led the Celtics by 19 points before losing 89-81. Ferry and the Hawks had no comment Monday.
A person familiar with the incident says Ferry handed the officials a DVD recording of the game. Team officials are supposed to send such materials to the league for review.
Rondo susp. one game for bumping official
NEW YORK -- Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended one game without pay for making contact with a referee and failure to cooperate with an NBA investigation.
The announcement came from league discipline chief Stu Jackson.
With 3:19 remaining in the third quarter of the Celtics' 89-81 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, Rondo was called for an offensive foul on a drive to the basket. He went up to referee Rodney Mott and bumped into him as the two walked back up the court.
Rondo will miss Monday night's game against the New York Knicks.
Rondo was suspended in November for two games for shoving Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries.
Pacers give Vogel contract extension
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers have signed coach Frank Vogel to a contract extension.
The team did not provide details Monday about the length or terms of the new deal.
Vogel replaced Jim O'Brien as the Pacers coach Jan. 30, 2011 and has led them to the playoffs each of the last two seasons. Last year under Vogel, the Pacers won their first playoff series since 2005. They also led the Heat 2-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals before losing the next three games.
The Pacers had a rough start this season after losing All-Star swingman Danny Granger to a knee injury, but Vogel has turned things around. Indiana is the Central Division leader at 20-14.
Vogel is 82-56 in his three seasons as a head coach, all in Indy.
NHL players prep for upcoming season
TROY, Mich. -- NHL players have been skating in an attempt to get in shape for the hockey season. Finally, they know their efforts aren't going to be wasted.
The framework of a new collective bargaining agreement was reached on the 113th day of the lockout Sunday morning. Just 24 hours later, players were working out together at rinks across North America knowing that games are on the horizon.
Informal skates led by players have suddenly assumed greater urgency as the start to the season nears while lawyers work on putting a complicated deal on paper.