Popovich then also went on to say the United States was an embarrassment to the world because of President Donald Trump.
The sanctioning body had been silent on the issue of anthem protests, while team owners Richard Petty and Richard Childress are apparently Trump's sample.
Just 20 years ago NASCAR drivers spent the pre-race anthem in their cars for logistical reasons.
Denny Hamlin, meanwhile, sarcastically claimed the tape penalty Earnhardt Jr.'s teammate Chase Elliott got at Chicago was an 'accident.'
David Garland said listening to an interview helped frame his views of "some women who may seem willingly to make themselves victims."
Flood was fired in November 2015. He served a three-game suspension earlier that season for improperly contacting an instructor about a player's grade.
An analysis cited by the Wall Street Journal said Ohio State football would be worth 10 figures on an open market.
Eichorst signed coach Mike Riley to a contract extension through 2020 earlier in the season. Nebraska is 1-2 after losing to Northern Illinois.