8/8 BIG 10 conference news

Posted Aug 08, 2019 1:49 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Last year, Micah Parsons put together the greatest freshman season for a linebacker in Penn State's long history. He says he learned that earning a starting spot takes more than making a bunch of tackles. At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, Parsons still has the speed of a running back. He will play weak side linebacker but has skills to line up almost anywhere. He may even be a secondary kick returner this season.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has agreed to a three-year contract extension. Barta has been with the Hawkeyes since 2006. The school says he is now signed through 2024. Barta will earn a salary of $650,000 a year with deferred compensation that will bring his total up to $1 million in 2020-21.

UNDATED (AP) — There are concerns about the NCAA's new requirements allowing men's basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility. The NCAA has outlined its certification process for agents requiring a college bachelor's degree as well as certification from the NBA players union. That educational requirement has led to criticism and concern from some, including NBA All-Star LeBron James on Twitter.

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have signed Isaiah Roby, the 45th overall pick acquired by the club on draft night. The Mavericks drafted Deividas Sirvydis at No. 37 overall in the second round and sent his rights to Detroit for the rights to Roby and two future second-round picks. The 6-foot-8 Roby skipped his senior season at Nebraska to enter the draft.

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