College basketball • Utah men’s basketball will take on San Diego State at Viejas Arena on Nov. 18 with a 1 p.m. tip as part of ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. Not only do the Utes face a team that is ranked No. 20 in ESPN’s preseason poll, but they also head into one of the nation’s most hostile environments, featuring the student section "The Show."
After a season that saw the team playing one of the nation’s weakest slates — CBS Sports rated the Utes’ nonconference schedule at No. 341 last year — coach Larry Krystkowiak has made a point of getting bigger, badder opponents. Utah’s nonconference foes this season include Kansas, Wichita State, UNLV and, of course, BYU.
San Diego State loses some key pieces from last season, including guard Xavier Thames. But Utah will get a chance to face former Ute J.J. O’Brien, who played in Salt Lake City as a freshman in the 2010-11 season under Jim Boylen.
U.S. basketball team cuts 3, source says
basketball • A person with knowledge of the details says the U.S. men’s national team has cut John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap, leaving the roster at 16 players.
With Paul George lost to a broken right leg, the Americans will have to drop four more players before the World Cup of Basketball later this month in Spain.
The Americans made the cuts Monday that had been planned for Saturday but delayed after George’s injury, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the roster moves were going to be announced Tuesday.
Family to sue over Cal player’s death
College football • Attorneys representing the family of former California football player Ted Agu are planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the regents of the University of California.
Agu died following an offseason training run Feb. 7. Los Angeles-based firm Panish, Shea & Boyle said in a news release Monday that Cal’s training staff took too long to respond to Agu’s symptoms of "extreme fatigue" during the run.
• LSU junior safety Jalen Mills has been reinstated to the team after his charge of second-degree battery was reduced to misdemeanor simple battery Monday.
Mills, who has been a two-year starter, allegedly punched a woman near his apartment last May. After his arrest in June, LSU coach Les Miles suspended Mills indefinitely.
• Authorities say standout University of Minnesota Duluth senior running back Austin Sikorski was stabbed in the abdomen over the weekend, and is in stable condition.
A Star Tribune report says the 22-year-old was stabbed Saturday morning at about 1:55 a.m. after a street fight.
• Iowa has revised a promotion offering free tuition to five students buying season tickets for football by making the offer available to all students.
The Hawkeyes were forced to suspend a plan that offered $8,000 in free tuition to randomly selected student ticket holders after it ran afoul of state raffle laws.
From wire reports
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