EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern women’s basketball player Jordan Hankins has been found dead in her room at the university.
The university said in a statement that the 19-year-old Hankins’ body was found Monday afternoon. The statement from spokesman Carsten Parmenter said there is no indication of foul play or “any danger or threat to other members of the Northwestern community.”
The nature and cause of Hankins’ death will be determined by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown called the 5-foot-8 sophomore a “remarkably dynamic young woman,” adding her death is a “devastating loss for our basketball family.”
Hankins was recruited out of Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, where she received Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Subway Underclass All-State Honorable Mention in both 2013 and 2014.
Hankins averaged 3.6 points in 11 games this season. Northwestern’s scheduled game against Minnesota on Wednesday has been canceled.
MIAMI (AP) — The NFL and NFL Players Association have begun a review of the concussion protocol conducted on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore when he left his team’s playoff game at Pittsburgh after being shaken up.
The review doesn’t mean the NFL has drawn conclusions as to whether the protocol was followed, the league said in a statement.
Moore was hurt when hit as he threw a pass Sunday, and the play drew a roughing the passer penalty on Pittsburgh’s Bud Dupree.
Dolphins medical staff attended to Moore on the field, and he was evaluated on the sideline by an unaffiliated neurological consultant and team physician before returning to the game after missing one play.
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Jacksonville’s coaching search landed someone from its past and present.
The Jaguars can only hope the old-school combination leads to better results in the future.
Owner Shad Khan hired Doug Marrone as head coach and brought back Tom Coughlin in a front-office role Monday, according to a person familiar with the search process. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the hiring. ESPN first reported Marrone had been chosen to replace Gus Bradley, who was fired in late November after going 14-48 in three-plus seasons.
The Jaguars (3-13) also gave general manager Dave Caldwell a two-year contract extension, the person said. So Marrone, Coughlin and Caldwell are now signed through 2019, giving the new regime a three-year window to, at the very least, make Jacksonville relevant in the AFC South.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have interviewed Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay for the team’s vacant head coaching job.
CEO Jed York met with McVay on Monday as part of his cross-country interview tour to find replacements for fired coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke following a 2-14 season that tied the worst mark in franchise history.
McVay is the grandson of former Niners executive John McVay, who teamed with coach Bill Walsh to build a dynasty in San Francisco. Walsh hired McVay as director of player personnel when he took over as coach in 1978. McVay was part of the organization for five Super Bowl titles.
CHICAGO (AP) — An 18-month prison sentence has been handed to a man found guilty of defrauding the Chicago Cubs out of the team’s cut of revenues from his rooftop club near Wrigley Field.
R. Marc Hamid was found guilty in July of multiple counts of mail fraud and illegal bank structuring for falsifying attendance records at the Skybox on Sheffield. The former co-owner of the club was accused of hiding over $1 million in revenue to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties to the Cubs and taxes.
In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin said Hamid “had no reason to go out and commit these crimes.”