Renner quits baseball

From UNC news releaseApril 23, 2010 

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.

More football

Meineke Bowl to be played on Dec. 31: The Meineke Bowl will be played on New Year's Eve for the second time.

BCS discloses formula: The Bowl Championship Series has released its formula for determining how conferences, such as the Mountain West, can earn an BCS automatic bid.

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.

Basketball

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.

Baseball

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.

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