Leach's suit can continue

Ex-Texas Tech coach was fired

The Associated PressJune 2, 2010 

A judge says former football coach Mike Leach's lawsuit over his firing from Texas Tech can move forward.

State District Judge William C. Sowder on Tuesday struck down the university's claim of sovereign immunity from the lawsuit's breach of conduct claim.

Sowder upheld the university's sovereign immunity against all other claims. The lawsuit also included claims of libel, slander and violation of Texas' Whistleblower Act.

The university fired Leach on Dec. 30, two days after it suspended him amid allegations he mistreated a player with a concussion. Leach has denied mistreating Adam James and suspects an $800,000 bonus he was to have received Dec. 31 was the reason he was fired.

More football

Meyer's chest pain diagnosed: Florida coach Urban Meyer says chest pain that bothered him the last three years has been diagnosed as esophageal spasms.

Speaking at the Southeastern Conference's annual spring meetings, Meyer says doctors have him on medication and he feels fine. He declined to discuss his health in further detail, but says his heart is completely healthy.

Men's Basketball

End of NCAA probation for Oklahoma: University President David Boren has sent a letter to the NCAA stating that Oklahoma's athletic department conforms to the agency's rules, despite an investigation into potential violations by the men's basketball program.

Boren sent the letter to the NCAA's James Elworth last week as Oklahoma's probation for major rules violations by the football and men's basketball programs was set to expire. It was obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday through an open records request.

Women's lacrosse

UNC, Duke players honored: Five North Carolina and three Duke players earned All-America honors from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association, the organization announced on Tuesday.

Tar Heels seniors Kristen Carr and Jenn Russell and junior Corey Donohoe grabbed first-team accolades, senior Logan Ripley was named to the second team and senior Megan Bosica was named to the third team.

Blue Devils junior Sarah Bullard received first team honors, and seniors Lindsay Gilbride and Danielle Kachulis were named to the second and third team, respectively.

Women's basketball

N.C. Central to hold golf fundraiser: N.C. Central will hold a fundraising golf tournament on Friday at The Tradition Golf Club in Charlotte to assist with the program's fundraising efforts for summer school scholarships and recruiting. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. with a shotgun start of 1:30 p.m.

Entry fee for the tournament is $100 per person, which includes a round of golf, on-course refreshments and snacks, various contests, and an awards luncheon. Practice rounds are available Thursday for $30, which includes cart and greens fees.

Participants will have the opportunity to win a free Carolina Trail First Ace single membership, $10 off future rounds of golf at any Carolina Trail golf course and a golf goodie bag. Tournament awards and raffle prizes will be given out at the luncheon immediately following the event.

For more information, contact tournament director Joli D. Robinson at 919-530-7051 or jrobinson@nccu.edu.

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