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Former Oregon back Seastrunk transfers to Baylor

Wed., Aug. 24, 2011, midnight

College football: Former Oregon running back Lache Seastrunk is transferring to Baylor.

Baylor announced Tuesday that Seastrunk (pictured) signed a financial aid contract, will enroll in the university and will join the football team.

It was unclear when the 5-foot-9, 190-pound Seastrunk would be eligible to play for the Bears, whose season opener is Sept. 2 at home against TCU.

Seastrunk was a high school standout in Temple, Texas, which is about 35 miles south of the Baylor campus in Waco. The third-ranked Ducks granted his unconditional release last weekend.

Seastrunk arrives back in Texas amid some controversy.

The NCAA is investigating services provided to Oregon by so-called street agent Willie Lyles of Complete Scouting Services in Houston. At issue is whether Lyles helped steer Seastrunk to the Ducks.

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Fans experience shaky moments

Earthquake: Cleveland Indians fans wondered if a special effects explosion had gone off at a nearby movie shoot. Spectators at a tennis tournament in Connecticut felt as though a truck had smashed into the stadium. Golfer Brendan Steele thought he was getting shaky over his putts.

East Coast sports fans were rocked by some unexpected excitement when a 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia sent tremors from South Carolina to New England.

Play was stopped and the venue evacuated at the New Haven Open. The Washington Nationals delayed the start of their matchup with Arizona by 20 minutes.

Reporters noticed when the press box shook, but the game went on as if nothing had happened in Cleveland, where the Indians played a doubleheader against the Mariners, and at the Little League World Series.

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Put some spuds in your bowl

College football: The Idaho Potato Commission is poised to shell out $2.49 million over the next six years for naming rights to one of college football’s postseason bowl games.

Earlier this month, the commission reached a deal to make the game once known as the Humanitarian Bowl the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

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