8:30 PM: Plymouth (Indiana) High School will allow "Rocky Top" to be played at home football games this year against after the song was banned last season following complaints that it promoted moonshine & womanizing.
8:00 PM: Former NBA player Vin Baker is reportedly auctioning off his gold medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Bidding starts at $35,000 with the auction running until August 20.
7:45 PM: With the New Britain Rock Cats minor league baseball team considering a move to Hartford, the city of New Britain is threatening to terminate the team's stadium lease over $165,000 in unpaid property taxes.
7:30 PM: Miami Hurricanes freshman QB Kevin Olsen, younger brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, will reportedly be suspended from the September 1 season opener against Louisville after failing a drug test.
7:15 PM: The Indianapolis Star reports former Butler basketball player Andrew Smith was placed in a hospital intensive care unit Thursday night. Smith, who was part of Butler's 2010 & 2011 national title game teams, has been battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
7:00 PM: Macon Southwest (Georgia) High School football player Jedarrius Meadows is one of three people facing charges in the February shooting death of 16-year-old Damion "Little Petey" Clayton at a local Little League ball field.
6:30 PM: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 24-year-old Aaron J. Evenson has been arrested on felony assault charges after punching a man who was trying to stop Evenson from abusing a cat.
6:00 PM: The Orlando Sentinel profiles Thomas Rebman, a teacher who spent nearly 30 days as a homeless person: "The worst is the way you're treated - worse than any dog. I would sit there with my sign - 'No Drugs. No booze. Please help me get a job' - and people would curse me. They'd say, 'You lazy (expletive)!' Or they'd yell out, 'Get a job'."
5:45 PM: Nike reportedly emailed Florida State last November asking Jimbo Fisher to not have his 9-year-old son wear Under Armour apparel during games.
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