Harvard co-captain Kyle Casey plans to withdraw from school amid a cheating scandal that also might involve other athletes, according to reports.
Sports Illustrated and the Harvard Crimson reported Tuesday that Casey, a senior, would withdraw in an attempt to preserve a year of eligibility once the issue is resolved.
Co-captain Brandyn Curry also was implicated in the scandal, concerning a take-home final exam in which students are accused of working together, and is weighing his options, his father told the magazine. The Boston Herald reported Curry also is expected to withdraw from classes.
• Portland Trail Blazers guard Elliott Williams will need surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon that he tore Tuesday during a voluntary workout at the team’s practice facility.
• Efforts to bring the NBA back to Seattle took a giant step forward in a revised arena deal, with investor Chris Hansen agreeing to kick in more money for transportation improvements near a proposed new arena, personally guaranteeing the city’s debt. The plan for the $490 million arena is the best shot at bringing the NBA back to Seattle.
• For the second time in 10 days, an ambulance was sent to the home of Texas Tech men’s coach Billy Gillispie. Lubbock police Sgt. Jeff Baker saidthe emergency call came from Gillispie’s home around 6 p.m. Monday and that an ambulance was sent.