Baseball players' leader Marvin Miller dies...Tulane heads to Big East...A Stoops takes over at Kentucky

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Associated Press

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 3:36 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Miller, the man who shaped the Major League Baseball players union, has died at the age of 95. Miller began his tenure as the head of the union in 1966 and in 1975 paved the way for the start of free agency. Three years before that he led the players on the first strike in baseball history.

UNDATED (AP) — The game of musical chairs in college athletics continues with news that Tulane is headed for the Big East. The Conference USA school made the announcement today while news has been circulating that fellow CUSA member East Carolina is headed to the Big East as well.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has filed a lawsuit against Maryland seeking full payment of the $50 million exit fee for announcing a move to the Big Ten. The league raised its exit fee to $50 million in September after adding Notre Dame in all sports except football. Maryland was one of two schools that voted against the increased exit fee.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has hired Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops as its new football coach. Stoops replaces Joker Phillips, who was fired on Nov. 4 after a 1-9 start to the season. Stoops is the brother of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops.

UNDATED (AP) — Southern Mississippi has fired football coach Ellis Johnson. He held the job one season and went 0-12. The 60-year-old is due a $2.1 million buyout over the next three seasons.

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