|SPORTS UPDATE 1/22/13|
College Football: CBSSports.com reported Monday night University of Louisville defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt could receive a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA as early as today.
The report cited a source that said Hurtt—who served in the same capacity at the University of Miami from 2007-09—is expected to be informed of “hefty allegations” stemming from the NCAA investigation of booster Nevin Shapiro and the athletic department. The report says Hurtt would face charges of impermissible transportation, lodging and benefits.
College Basketball: Top 25 games besides number 5 Louisville taking on Villanova this evening include number 2 Kansas at number 11 Kansas State, 11th ranked Michigan State at Wisconsin, 15th ranked Ohio State hosts Iowa, 18th ranked NC State at Wake Forest and 22nd ranked Missouri hosts South Carolina.
NFL: ESPN reports the NFL reinstated New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton on Tuesday from his season-long suspension as a result of the league's investigation into the team's bounty program.
The league said the decision to reinstate Payton was made after a meeting between the coach and commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday in New Orleans. Payton said in a statement he takes full responsibility for what led to his suspension and is happy to be returning as Saints coach.
NHL: The Nashville Predators return to action this evening, beginning a seven game road trip at the Minnesota Wild. The game is among nine being played in the NHL this evening.
PGA Tour: Phil Mickelson has apologized for a comment he made saying he might have to leave California over high taxes. In a statement late Monday, Mickelson said finances and taxes are a personal matter and he should not have made his opinions public.
Mickelson said at the Humana Challenge after his final round Sunday the higher tax rate for millionaires in California may force him to make “drastic changes” in his life, including possibly leaving California or retiring from golf.