Sports briefs

Texas A.D. Dodds says he’s ready to retire

AUSTIN, Texas — After 32 years of building Texas into the wealthiest college program in the nation, Longhorns Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds said he’s ready to retire.

Dodds and Texas President Bill Powers formally announced Tuesday that Dodds will retire Aug. 31, 2014. Powers said a search for his replacement begins right away.

Since 1981, the 76-year-old Dodds has overseen a program that won 14 men’s national championships and 108 conference titles. Texas has expanded and improved athletic facilities, moved from the old Southwest Conference to the Big 12 and signed a $300-million agreement with ESPN to create the Longhorn Network.

Football coach Mack Brown is under fire after three sub-par seasons and a 2-2 start this year. Dodds said any major charges should be made by his replacement.

Suspended Ole Miss guard Henderson back

OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said guard Marshall Henderson will miss games this season after being suspended from the program in July, though how many has not been determined.

Kennedy said on Tuesday that Henderson has been “100 percent compliant” with athletic department mandates and has been allowed to return to practice.

The flamboyant guard was indefinitely suspended in July shortly before Oxford police confirmed that the 6-foot-2 guard had been found with what appeared to be a small amount of marijuana and cocaine. He was only cited for not having proof of insurance.

Henderson averaged 20.1 points per game last season, helping lead the Rebels to the NCAA tournament. But he’s had several off-the-court issues, serving jail time for a probation violation in 2011..

Compiled from news releases and The Associated Press.