Now that Bobby Petrino is back in the coaching ranks, he wants to make the most of his second chance.

Petrino was introduced Monday as Western Kentucky's new head football coach. The 51-year-old was fired by Arkansas in April for a "pattern of misleading" behavior after an accident in which the coach was injured while riding a motorcycle with his mistress as a passenger.

"At this point in my career, it's about getting back and coaching players," Petrino said. "It just happened to open up at a place we love.

"I hope it can be as long as possible."

Petrino had a 34-17 record at Arkansas before he was dismissed.

  • Texas Tech says offensive line coach Chris Thomsen will serve as interim coach of the Red Raiders for their bowl game this month against Minnesota.

  • UTEP hired Sean Kugler as its new coach, bringing in a former Miners player and coach to replace the retired Mike Price.

  • Three Oregon State players arrested after a fight at a Corvallis bar over the weekend have been suspended from the team. Senior defensive end Rudolf Fifita, junior defensive tackle Mana Rosa and junior linebacker Dyllon Kalena Mafi were arraigned Monday.

    All face two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of second-degree disorderly conduct. Mafi faces an additional charge for misrepresenting his age.

    College basketball

    Indiana is No. 1 for a sixth straight week in The Associated Press men's poll. The Hoosiers are again followed in the Top 25 by Duke, Michigan and Syracuse.

  • Otto Porter scored 22 points and returned after taking an apparent hit to the head during the second half of No. 15 Georgetown's (8-1) 89-53 win over visiting Longwood (2-8).

  • Stanford remains No. 1 in the AP's women's poll, narrowly ahead of Connecticut. The Cardinal had 22 first-place votes, while UConn received 16. Stanford had the week off for exams. No. 9 Cal and No. 11 Penn State swapped places.

    Baseball

    Left fielder Ryan Ludwick has signed a two-year, $15 million deal to stay with the Cincinnati Reds.

  • The Chicago White Sox announced a three-year, $12 million contract with Jeff Keppinger after reaching an agreement last week.

    Golf

    The PGA Tour's event in Mexico will anchor a six-tournament schedule next fall that will not include Disney for the first time in more than 40 years. The tour next year goes to a wraparound season and will offer FedEx Cup points for the six tournaments that will kick off the 2013-14 season. That season will start with the Frys.com Open at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin on Oct. 10-13.

    Miscellany

    Arturo "Thunder" Gatti, who won world championships in two different weight classes, heads the class of 2013 to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

    Gatti died three years ago in Brazil at age 37 under mysterious circumstances.