PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) The Whitman County coroner has concluded Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Coroner Peter Martin says Thursday in a press release that the manner of death was suicide.
The 21-year-old Hilinski was discovered in his apartment after he didn't show up for practice Tuesday. A rifle "was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was found," according to the Pullman Police Department.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Jason Driskel is ready for the real world.
The Florida Atlantic quarterback announced Thursday that he's ending his football career, even though he would have been eligible to return to the Owls next season. Driskel is about to graduate with a civil engineering degree.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield says one of his top priorities as he prepares for the NFL draft is to allay concerns about his character.
"People will have their guesses and their opinions on my character, but anyone that's actually sat down and talked to me knows that I don't have any character issues, any off-the-field issues," Mayfield said Thursday night during a conference call after being selected the 2017 Manning Award winner.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn has hired Buffalo athletic director Allen Greene to run its athletic department.
Auburn announced the hiring of Greene Thursday to replace longtime AD Jay Jacobs, who is retiring. Greene was promoted to Buffalo's athletic director in November 2015 and previously worked at Mississippi and Notre Dame. He will take over the department in February.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Investigators are looking into whether an NFL agent violated North Carolina's sports agents law by contacting a Tar Heels football player despite not being registered with the state.
According to a search warrant, the Secretary of State's office sought Facebook records for Tennessee-based agent Brandon Smart. The document states Smart contacted UNC senior offensive lineman R.J. Prince to schedule a time to discuss "the NFL draft process" through an online message last year.