Sports briefs

Meet the Miners on Wednesday

NEGAUNEE — The seasonal Meet the Miners Night at Negaunee High School will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the high school auditorium.

All fall sports athletes are expected to attend with a parent or guardian.

Team introductions with coaches and athletes and team meetings will be held as well as sign-up for booster club concession workers for all fall home events.

The public is invited to attend.

U-M checks on football violations

ANN ARBOR (AP) — The University of Michigan is trying to determine if any of its athletes violated NCAA rules by selling team-issued shoes.

The school says the athletic department’s compliance office is looking into the matter. It’s not clear which athletes may have been involved.

North Carolina announced Monday that 13 players will miss games while serving suspensions for selling the shoes. The school reported the secondary NCAA violations.

Spokesman Dave Ablauf says Michigan requires its athletes to sign and return forms acknowledging that any sale of team-issued shoes or apparel will jeopardize their eligibility.

Sooners’ QB a millionaire

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray insists he hasn’t changed, yet there are constant reminders that his life will never be the same.

Before June, he was merely a gifted two-sport college athlete. But once the Oakland Athletics took him with the ninth overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft and signed him for nearly $5 million, a new level of fame followed. Murray and the A’s agreed that he would come back to Oklahoma and play football, meaning he would return to campus making money on par with football coach Lincoln Riley.

The Sooners have enjoyed teasing Murray about his newly found wealth.

“They obviously make fun of having money,” he said, smiling broadly. “All that stuff, they make fun of it, but it’s all been good. They showed love, supported me through it all. I’m very thankful for that.”

The spotlight on Murray soon could burn even more brightly. He’s poised to follow Heisman winner Baker Mayfield as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback.