Kansas State and Texas-San Antonio, which will begin Bowl Subdivision play in 2013, have agreed to a three-game series beginning in 2014. Games are scheduled for Sept. 27, 2014 in Manhattan, Sept. 12, 2015 in San Antonio, and Sept. 15, 2018 in Manhattan.
UTSA, whose athletic director is former K-State women's basketball coach Lynn Hickey, is a start-up program that will not play games this season. It will then compete in the Championship Subdivision as an independent for two seasons before transitioning to the Bowl Subdivision in 2013 and 2014. During that time, opponents can use wins over UTSA toward bowl eligibility.
Baylor, Arizona and Arizona State have also scheduled series with UTSA.
* Tim Tebow already leads the NFL in one category: jersey sales. His Denver Broncos No. 15 was by far the most popular on the NFL's website for April. Tebow is, at best, third on Denver's depth chart at QB. But the Heisman Trophy winner still had the best-selling rookie jersey since the NFL started keeping track in 2006. Thirty percent of the orders came from Florida.
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Minnesota used a three-run first inning to beat Kansas State 3-0 in Manhattan. K-State (31-13) was held to three hits and shut out for the first time this season.
* Three Emporia State players were among the 14-player All-MIAA team: starting pitcher Ben Graham, catcher David Albritton and outfielder Jeremy Francis. Regular-season champion Central Missouri had five players on the squad, including player of the year Chance Tuttle. The MIAA postseason tournament begins today at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.
Kansas freshman Alex Jones threw a one-hit shutout as Kansas beat Drake 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader in Des Moines. The Jayhawks (20-33) lost the nightcap 6-0.
Mo Cassara was promoted to succeed Tim Welsh at Hofstra. Welch resigned Monday, two days after he was arrested on a DWI charge. Cassara joined the Hofstra staff less than a month ago as an assistant. He was an assistant at Boston College the last four seasons.
* An Oklahoma State student has been granted an emergency protective order against basketball player Matt Pilgrim, three weeks after she accused him of sexually assaulting her in a campus dormitory. Pilgrim, a forward who started 13 games for the Cowboys last season, has not been charged by police. Oklahoma State spokesman Gary Shutt says campus police had closed their investigation when the woman refused to cooperate with efforts to prosecute Pilgrim. Shutt said Wednesday the investigation has been reopened at the woman's request.
Top-ranked Serena Williams and older sister Venus each advanced to the quarterfinals at the Italian Open. Serena Williams, in her first tournament in three months, defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-0. Venus ousted Shahar Peer 6-3, 6-4. Second-ranked Caroline Wozniacki lost her third-round match to Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, and eighth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was ousted by Lucie Safarova.
Danny Allsopp scored twice in the first half to help D.C. United win for the first time this season, beating the Kansas City Wizards 2-1. The Wizards' scoreless streak topped 400 minutes before Kei Kamara scored in second-half stoppage time.
Kentucky Derby runner-up Ice Box will skip the Preakness on May 15 and aim for the Belmont Stakes, trainer Nick Zito said. Derby winner Super Saver returned to the track Wednesday for the first time since his Derby win, jogging a mile at Churchill Downs. He's scheduled to be shipped to Baltimore for the Preakness next Wednesday.