Big Ten coaches go south for camps

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HARPER WOODS, Mich. -- Penn State coach James Franklin and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio want to know what the big deal is.

The two Big Ten Conference coaches wondered aloud Thursday why a decision by Franklin to be a guest coach at summer camps in the heart of SEC country at Georgia State and Stetson this month has generated so much media attention. Franklin is a former coach at Vanderbilt, a member of the Southeastern Conference.

Notre Dame has also made the decision to send its coaches to camps in the South.

NCAA rules limit programs from running high school camps more than 50 miles from their campuses. Coaches are allowed to work at camps farther away as long as they don't run the events. The SEC prohibits its coaches from working at camps beyond 50 miles from campus.

SEC coaches have reportedly complained to Commissioner Mike Slive about the visits from Penn State and Notre Dame.

• Football

HBO to film Falcons: The Atlanta Falcons announced they will be featured on HBO Sports' documentary series Hard Knocks this summer.

The five-part weekly series debuts Aug. 5 and concludes Sept. 2. The annual show gives fans an all-access, behind-the-scenes look at the daily lives and routines of players and coaches as they prepare for the upcoming NFL season.

Jones-Drew sued: Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is being sued in Florida, accused of punching a bouncer at a St. Augustine restaurant.

Bouncer Kasim Howard is suing Jones-Drew, saying the former Jacksonville Jaguars star punched him May 26, 2013, at the Conch House Restaurant. Howard accuses Jones-Drew of intentionally causing injury and severe emotional distress.

QB avoids charges: San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players will not face charges in an incident involving a woman at a downtown hotel, prosecutors announced.

A memo released by the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office said there was insufficient evidence that any crime was committed in the hotel room on April 1. Tests indicated the woman was not sexually assaulted and other evidence backed up the players' contention that nothing happened.

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• Elsewhere

Fan arrested: A Los Angeles Dodgers fan was arrested for trespassing and making threats at the Reds' ballpark he was banned from six years ago.

Troy Sexton, 40, of Hurricane, West Virginia, was arrested Tuesday night at the Dodgers-Reds game. Police say he had been ordered to stay away from Great American Ball Park after his arrest in a melee when the Dodgers were in town in 2008. Sexton was jailed Thursday under $40,000 bond on misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and obstructing official business and a felony count of burglary stating that he trespassed intending to commit a crime.

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Nadal upsetted: Rafael Nadal was knocked out in the second round of the grass-court Gerry Weber Open, losing 6-4, 6-1 to German wild card Dustin Brown.

Brown, the world No. 85, defeated Nadal in his first match since winning his ninth French Open title.

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