Texas rallies for win

Arizona State to face UNC

The Associated PressJune 17, 2009 

Cameron Rupp's second home run of the game broke a seventh-inning tie, and Texas overcame a six-run deficit to beat Arizona State 10-6 in the College World Series on Tuesday night at Omaha, Neb.

Rupp drove Mitchell Lambson's first pitch of the seventh inning over the right-field wall to give the Longhorns (48-14-1) the lead. He also hit a three-run homer in the fourth.

Arizona State (50-13) will face North Carolina on Thursday in an elimination game.

Notes

Baseball

Deacons name Walter: Tom Walter has accepted the head baseball coaching job at Wake Forest, leaving behind a University of New Orleans program with an uncertain future.

Walter, who led UNO to the NCAA Tournament in 2007 and 2008, replaces Rick Rembielak, whose contract was not renewed.

Basketball

Tigers' Purnell to get extension: Clemson coach Oliver Purnell has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Tigers through 2016.

The deal hasn't been signed, but Purnell and athletic director Terry Don Phillips have signed a memorandum of understanding.

Purnell's base salary jumped $50,000 a year to $275,000. His supplemental income improved to $1.075 million each year, up from $775,000 guaranteed in a two-year extension agreed to in 2008.

Pitino extortion trial delayed: Federal prosecutors in Louisville, Ky., have agreed to delay for at least six weeks the trial of a woman accused of trying to extort millions of dollars from Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino.

In a motion filed Tuesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Kuhn says prosecutors are still compiling phone records in the case of Karen Cunagin Sypher and asked to postpone the June 29 trial.

Football

Seminoles can release letter: The NCAA is allowing Florida State to release a version of its letter to the school on a disciplinary case resulting from an academic cheating scandal, officials said Tuesday. The school must first retype the report from a computer format and redact names.

Soccer

Clemson coach resigns: Longtime Clemson men's soccer coach Trevor Adair has resigned, more than two months after his arrest on charges of attacking his teenage daughters.

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