NEW YORK — Yahoo! Sports reported Tuesday that 2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush is expected to be stripped of the award by the end of the month.

Bush, the former Southern Cal running back, would become the first player in the 75-year history of the award to have the Heisman Trophy taken away. The report also said the award would be left vacant for ’05.

The NCAA found major violations in USC’s football program and levied serious sanctions against the school in June.

“I can tell you the Heisman Trophy trust has made no decision regarding the Reggie Bush situation,” Robert Whalen, executive director of the Heisman Trophy Trust, told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The website cited two anonymous sources close to the Heisman Trophy Trust who say the group’s investigation is almost complete and would agree with the NCAA’s finding that Bush was ineligible during the ’05 season.

Bush now plays for the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, who said Tuesday they would have no comment on the report.


NATIONAL POLL: Boise State gained seven first-place votes and closed in on No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Ohio State as the top three teams in the first regular-season AP poll held their spots from the preseason.


UNE 3, FRAMINGHAM STATE 0: Michaela Franey scored in each half to help the Nor’easters (2-1) beat Framingham State (0-2) at Biddeford.

Casey Clark scored the first goal 18:28 into the game.


UCONN: The school filed its response to allegations of major recruiting violations in its men’s basketball program, but won’t make that response public this week. Tuesday was the deadline for the Huskies to respond to the eight infractions cited by the NCAA in May.


KANSAS AD RETIRES: Athletic Director Lew Perkins retired 12 months early following a year of controversy and embarrassment for both himself and the school.

Perkins, 65, said in June he would retire in September 2011. Instead, he and Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced he was leaving immediately and didn’t make themselves available to reporters to explain the decision.