COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina forward and former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen is entering the NBA draft. The school announced Wednesday Bowen won't hire an agent so he could return next season. Bowen transferred to South Carolina amid a federal investigation and has never been cleared by the NCAA to play. Bowen was suspended by Louisville after news of an alleged payment of $100,000 from an Addidas representative involving the Cardinals and his father. Bowen has said he has no knowledge of the payment.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina says guard Cameron Johnson has had an arthroscopic procedure on his hip. Men's basketball team spokesman Steve Kirschner says Johnson had the procedure in Minneapolis and is expected to make a full recovery for the upcoming season. Johnson started 20 of 26 games for the Tar Heels. He averaged 12.4 points and 4.7 rebounds while making 47 3-pointers. He started his career at Pittsburgh before transferring to UNC before last season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA Division I Council has banned college football teams from using former players in practice and tabled a proposal to let players participate in four games in a redshirt season. Other rule changes announced by the Division I Council include a new recruiting calendar for all sports not including football and basketball. The council also lifted a ban on alcohol sales at NCAA championships.
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