Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is transferring to Florida State, where he will have the chance to replace Jameis Winston as the Seminoles' starting quarterback.
Golson said he will spend his fifth year of eligibility with the Seminoles. Golson graduated from Notre Dame on Sunday and will be immediately eligible to play under NCAA graduate transfer rules that many college sports leaders are looking to change.
"The support I've received there [Notre Dame] over the past four years has helped strengthen my integrity, wisdom and character," Golson told Fox Sports.
He picked Florida State after also visiting Florida and Georgia last week.
"I would like to thank all of the coaches who spent time speaking with me these past few weeks and considered adding me to their football programs," Golson said.
Irish paying Weis more than Kelly
… Charlie Weis remained the highest paid coach on Notre Dame's payroll despite being fired by the university following the 2009 season, earning nearly twice as much as Brian Kelly, the man who replaced him.
The university paid Weis, who was fired as coach at Kansas last September, $2,054,744.
Kelly was paid a base salary of $995,244 and his total pay from the university was $1.18 million. That's up $297,104 from his base pay a year earlier, although his overall pay was down from $1.46 million the season before. That's in part because he earned $607,200 in bonus and incentive pay during fiscal 2012 while leading the Irish to a berth in the national championship game and just $7,200 in 2013, when the Irish finished 9-4.
Two added to Belmont Stakes
There's no shortage of challengers looking to upend American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes and spoil his chance to win the Triple Crown. Two more horses have been added to the mix, raising to 10 the number of rivals the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner could face in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont on June 6.
War Story and Conquest Curlinate are the most recent additions, and a few more 3-year-olds could join in the coming days.
Tale of Verve, a surprise runner-up in the Preakness, will try again, and a bunch of Derby also-rans are expected back after skipping the Preakness: Frosted (fourth in the Derby), Materiality (sixth), Keen Ice (seventh), Mubtaahij (eighth), Carpe Diem (10th), Frammento (11th) and War Story (16th). Also probable is Peter Pan Stakes winner Madefromlucky. Conquest Curlinate was second in the Peter Pan.
More investigations at Illinois
The law firm investigating player complaints about the Illinois football team has now been asked to look into similar claims involving the women's basketball team, school officials said Tuesday. They say one basketball player's family has threatened legal action.
The families of the basketball players raised concerns about women's coach Matt Bollant and now-former associate head coach Mike Divilbiss in April letters to school officials. The allegations came to light this week as news media outlets obtained copies of the letters.
The parents of Jacqui Grant said she was pressured to play through mononucleosis and that a later exam revealed she had an enlarged spleen. Taylor Gleason's family said she was "forced to play" with a broken toe.
AROUND THE HORN
College basketball: Rev. John Lo Schiavo, who spent 14 years as president of the University of San Francisco, notably making headlines when he took the rare step of suspending the men's basketball program after repeated violations of NCAA rules, died. He was 90.
Tennis: Virginia won its second NCAA men's title in three years, beating top-seeded Oklahoma 4-1, which lost in the title match for the second year in a row. ... Vanderbilt beat defending champion UCLA to win its first NCAA women's title 4-2.