Update: no criminal investigation into Hawaii point-shaving allegations


Ah, yes, because we didn’t have enough scandals in college football this season. Nope, not at all.

KITV is reporting that the Honolulu Police Department is beginning an initial inquiry into the University of Hawaii’s football program on allegations of point shaving. A source with knowledge of the situation told KITV that the investigation is in its beginning stages.

Below is a statement from UH spokesperson Lynne Waters:

“On November 3, 2011, the UH Manoa Office of Admissions received an anonymous letter alleging ‘point shaving’ by unnamed football players of UH football games.

“Recognizing the seriousness of these allegations, UH leadership acted promptly and responsibly by immediately alerting the Honolulu Police Department and providing the letter to them.

“Board of Regents Chair Eric Martinson and President MRC Greenwood met personally with Chief Louis Kealoha to offer UH’s full cooperation with HPD’s inquiry.

“UH has alerted the NCAA about the anonymous letter and its contents and, in discussions with them, has been informed that it is ‘doing exactly what you need to be doing’ in this situation.

“We respect the process of the police investigation, therefore UH will not comment further at this point.”

Hawaii wouldn’t comment on whether the letter refers to this season. The Warriors are 5-6 this year and 3-7-1 against the point spread.

UPDATED 10:22 p.m. ET: the Honolulu PD say they do not have enough information on allegations of point-shaving at the University of Hawaii to open a criminal investigation.

The police said they became aware of the situation in early November.

Arizona State hires Beau Baldwin as offensive coordinator

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State has hired former Cal Poly head coach Beau Baldwin as its next offensive coordinator.

The school announced Baldwin’s hiring of new coach Kenny Dillingham‘s staff a week after he resigned at Cal Poly.

The 50-year-old Baldwin spent three seasons as the Mustangs’ head coach, going 4-21.

Baldwin previously served as California’s offensive coordinator for three years after a nine-year stint as Eastern Washington’s head coach. He went 85-32 at Eastern Washington and won the 2010 national championship with three trips to the FCS semifinals.

Baldwin also served as Central Washington’s head coach in 2007.

Stanford QB Tanner McKee declares for NFL draft

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STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee is leaving school to enter the NFL draft.

McKee announced his decision on Thursday after a disappointing junior season on an overmatched Stanford team.

McKee completed 62% of his passes for 2,947 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season as Stanford went 3-9 for a second straight year.

Stanford will undergoing an overhaul with coach David Shaw stepping down after 12 seasons and several players expected to transfer.