Ducks admit to recruiting violations

Oregon has acknowledged major NCAA violations in connection with football recruiting and proposed a self-imposed two-year probation with the loss of one scholarship in each of the next three years, according to documents released by the school.

The revelations were made in a summary disposition report included in the documents released Monday night. The contents were first reported by KATU-TV in Portland.

Oregon and the NCAA have failed to come to an agreement on the matter, and the case is expected to go before the infractions committee at some point this year.

The NCAA began looking into possible violations following reports about payments Oregon made to recruiting services, including a $25,000 payment to Willie Lyles and Houston-based Complete Scouting Services in 2010. Lyles had a connection with an Oregon recruit.

The NCAA will not comment on the ongoing investigations.

■ PENN STATE — A whistleblower and defamation lawsuit against the school will go forward, a judge ruled in Harrisburg, Pa., denying the university’s request to have it dismissed.

Former assistant coach Mike McQueary sued the school in October, claiming he was portrayed as untruthful in statements made in 2011 by the university’s president after Jerry Sandusky’s arrest.

■ UNR — Coach Brian Polian said one of the players expected to compete at starting running back is no longer on the team.

Polian suspended sophomore Anthony Knight two weeks ago for violating team rules. He told KRNV-TV on Monday that the 6-foot-1-inch, 225-pounder from Boston now has been dismissed from the team.

Knight had a touchdown and 10 yards rushing on just four carries his freshman year.

■ ALABAMA — Freshman running back Derrick Henry had successful surgery to repair a fractured fibula.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said the injury was sustained in a scrimmage on Saturday.

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