North Carolina freshman quarterback Bryn Renner has decided to stop playing baseball to concentrate solely on football, according to a statement released today by UNC.
In UNC's April 11 spring football game, Renner completed 15 of 21 passes for 184 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.
Renner played in 15 games as a first baseman and designated hitter for the Tar Heels baseball team.
Meineke Bowl to be played on Dec. 31: The Meineke Bowl will be played on New Year's Eve for the second time.
The BCS uses three criteria that measure conference strength over a four-year period. The criteria are: the ranking of the highest-ranked team in the final BCS standings; the final regular-season computer rankings of all the teams in a conference; and the number of teams in the top 25 of the final BCS standings.
Six conferences - the Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, SEC and Pac-10 - have automatic bids that are contractually bound through the 2013 season.
Another league could earn an automatic bid if it meets certain thresholds using those criteria.
Teague commits to Kentucky: Indiana high school star Marquis Teague verbally committed to Kentucky on Thursday, opting to join the Wildcats over Louisville and Indiana.
Gardner-Webb hires Holtmann: Gardner-Webb has hired Ohio assistant Chris Holtmann to be its coach.
UNC game time changed: Due to the threat of inclement weather, Saturday's Clemson vs. North Carolina game was changed to an 11 a.m. start instead of 6:30 p.m.
Thursday's results Women's lacrosse
Duke 17, Boston College 6: The Blue Devils scored the first eight goals of the game and never looked back in defeating Boston College (10-5) in the opening game of the ACC championships at College Park, Md.
Duke 12-4 will play top-seeded North Carolina (13-1) today in the semifinals.
Track and field
McCain second at Penn Relays: N.C. State thrower Brittany McCain was the runner-up in the college division of the women's discus at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. She threw a distance of 47.58 meters.