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Hokies Welcome No. 1 Josh Sweat to Campus
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K-State accuses Auburn of signal-stealing
Kansas State switched up its offensive signals Thursday night because coach Bill Snyder believed Auburn was stealing signs.
Obama: Campus sexual assault 'an affront'
President Barack Obama says campus sexual assault is "an affront to our basic humanity."
Rutgers acknowledges AD's Sandusky joke
Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann made an off-the-cuff joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State during a meeting with staff last fall.
No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 Kansas State
Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14.
Fisher dismisses critics of Winston discipline
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher dismissed any criticism that Jameis Winston's half-game suspension for his profane and sexually charged outburst was too light.
BYU to induct 'Mad Mac' into Hall, retire No. 9
Former All-American quarterback Jim McMahon will have his No. 9 jersey retired as he enters the BYU Hall of Fame later this fall, the school announced Thursday.
Sources: Tech DC quits, was under influence
Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt abruptly resigned Thursday after sources told that the coach was suspected of being under the influence of an unknown substance while on campus.
UCLA's Mora playing coy with QB situation
UCLA coach Jim Mora refused to update the condition of Brett Hundley and isn't saying who will start at quarterback when the No. 12 Bruins visit Arizona State in next week's Pac-12 opener.
A&M to install new field in wake of downpour
The Texas A&M Aggies will have a new grass field when they return for their next home game on Oct. 11 against the Ole Miss Rebels.
Texas QB Ash to end career after tough year
Longhorns quarterback David Ash has elected to end his football career after struggling with concussion symptoms for the past year.
Ohio State DE Spence practicing despite ban
Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer is standing behind indefinitely suspended defensive end Noah Spence, and that includes allowing him to remain with the team while the junior awaits word on his status moving forward.
NCAA denies appeal from Michigan RB Isaac
Running back Ty Isaac's appeal to play this season for the Michigan Wolverines was denied by the NCAA, head coach Brady Hoke said Wednesday.
W. Virginia CB Worley arrested for battery
Suspended West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley has been accused of grabbing a woman by the throat and shoving her to the ground, according to Morgantown Police.
Sources: Whitehead suspended for disrespect
Safety Jermaine Whitehead will not play for No. 5 Auburn on Thursday at No. 20 Kansas State due to a violation of team rules, according to reports.
Longhorns, Wolverines to play in 2024, '27
With the matchup between college football's top two all-time wins leaders is on hold for the foreseeable future, the Michigan Wolverines have moved on to the next closest option. - NCAA Football
O'Bannon v. NCAA: Do Division I schools make or lose money on sports?
Do schools make money on sports? That question kicked off the last week of O'Bannon v. NCAA.
Penn. AG: 'Lack of urgency' in Sandusky inquiry
Looking at how Emmert's testimony played's Andy Staples breaks down the first day of testimony from NCAA president Mark Emmert in the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial.
Eastern Michigan installing gray turf at stadium
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl now sponsored by Bitcoin
Attention College #Football Fans! We are officially the Bitcoin St.Petersburg Bowl! #btcbowl @BitPay— Bitcoin Bowl (@BitcoinBowl) June 18, 2014
The real reason the Big Ten added Maryland and Rutgers -- survival
Why did the Big Ten add Maryland and Rutgers? It's more than about TV money. It's about survival.
Penn State AD Joyner announces plan to retire
Marking His Territory
James Franklin has led a recruiting surge at Penn State. How? By landing the top talent in the region.
Ex-Vandy LB Garnham cross-examined in case
Ten most anticipated nonconference games entering the 2014 season
An early glimpse at the 10 most anticipated nonconference games heading into the 2014 season.

Yahoo Sports - NCAA Football News
4 quarterbacks may play for Florida State, Clemson (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire throws a pass during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Tallahassee, Fla. Top-ranked Florida State will host No. 22 Clemson without Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half after he was suspended Wednesday. That thrusts redshirt sophomore Sean Maguire into the first start of his career. Maguire was not a star recruit and has only thrown 21 passes in his career. Now he'll have to hold down the fort for the first 30 minutes of college football's marquee Saturday night game. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

There will be a revolving door of quarterbacks on the field when Florida State and Clemson meet in the showcase matchup this weekend. Florida State redshirt sophomore Sean Maguire will make the first start of his career for the top-ranked Seminoles after Heisman winner Jameis Winston was suspended for the first half after making ''offensive and vulgar'' comments about female anatomy. ''You're not the second-team guy at Florida State if you're not a really good player,'' Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. ''Obviously, we don't have a ton of film on him, but he's a guy they recruited to be a great player.'' The No. 22 Tigers start a more traditional QB in senior Cole Stoudt.

Oregon faces pass-happy offense at Washington St (Yahoo Sports)
Oregon defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu says playing against pass-happy Washington State is not a hardship but an opportunity. Actually, just 60 passes would be a relatively modest total for Washington State, which boasts the nation's top passing offense heading into Saturday's Pac-12 opener against the second-ranked Ducks in Pullman, Washington. Last year, Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday threw the ball an NCAA-record 89 times as Oregon beat the Cougars 62-38 in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon (3-0) has won seven straight games against Washington State (1-2), which opened the season with losses to Rutgers and Nevada, games the Cougars were expected to win.
Alabama-Florida: Business not personal for coaches (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Florida head coach Will Muschamp watches his team warm up prior to an NCAA college football game against Eastern Michigan in Gainesville, Fla. There are signs a program is heading in the right direction. Then there are victories that have the potential to change a season, accelerate the rebuilding process and ease the pressure on a coach who was facing heavy scrutiny. Florida has a chance for that kind of breakthrough at No. 3 Alabama on Saturday. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Alabama coach Nick Saban won't be concerned with protege Will Muschamp's job security once the game against Florida kicks off. The friends will be all business Saturday when the Gators visit Alabama the Crimson Tide's SEC opener. His former defensive coordinator at LSU, Muschamp has the Gators (2-0, 1-0) hoping to stage a big turnaround from an injury-plagued 4-8 season that placed him on the hot seat.

QB Knight, No. 4 Oklahoma set for showdown at WVU (Yahoo Sports)
Trevor Knight is ready to find out how Oklahoma handles the start of a long stretch of games away from home. The sophomore quarterback will lead the fourth-ranked Sooners (3-0) into a hostile environment at West Virginia (2-1) on Saturday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams. For the Sooners it will be the first of three consecutive games outside the state of Oklahoma. This will be Oklahoma's second-ever trip to Morgantown.
Nebraska kicker breaks collarbone in crash (Yahoo Sports)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska kicker Mauro Bondi broke his collarbone when he crashed his motorcycle on the north side of Lincoln.
No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14 (Yahoo Sports)

Auburn wide receiver Ricardo Louis (5) and wide receiver D'haquille Williams (1) celebrate after Louis scored a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Gus Malzahn squeezed into his postgame news conference, gripping both sides of the podium and exhaling deeply. Fifth-ranked Auburn had just eked out a 20-14 victory over No. 20 Kansas State, and Malzahn was asked whether it was the kind of nip-and-tuck nonconference game that he likes to play. ''After they're over and you win, yeah,'' the Tigers' coach said. ''You do.'' Auburn's vaunted ground game held in check all night, the Tigers finally pulled away when they went to the air.

Texas Tech defensive coach Wallerstedt resigns (Yahoo Sports)
Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt has resigned for unspecified personal reasons. Wallerstedt said in a statement issued by the university Thursday that he was stepping side ''because I want the best for the Red Raider program, and this will allow them to go in a different direction on defense.'' Mike Smith, who shared the coordinator title with Wallerstedt, will be in charge of the defense for the rest of the season. The 48-year-old Wallerstedt joined the staff when former Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury was hired as coach last year.
No. 2 Oregon looks to eclectic receiver corps (Yahoo Sports)
From hybrid running back Byron Marshall, to track champion Devon Allen and former point guard Johnathan Loyd, Oregon's got a varied cast of targets for the quarterback. Marcus Mariota has thrown for 806 yards and eight touchdowns so far this season for the No. 2 Ducks. The early Heisman front-runner has spread his attention around, hitting 13 different teammates with passes, including six different Ducks for touchdowns. Normally known for a dynamic ground game, Oregon is ranked 18th among FBS programs with an average of 330.3 yards passing per game.
FSU benches Winston for 1st half of Clemson game (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Florida State's quarterback, Jameis Winston stands on sideline during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State officials say Winston will be benched for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after making

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jameis Winston will be a spectator in the first half of Florida State's showdown against Clemson Saturday after making ''offensive and vulgar'' comments about women - the latest embarrassment in a growing list of poor decisions off the field.

Texas QB David Ash ends playing career (Yahoo Sports)

Texas quarterback David Ash stands on the sidelines as the team warms up before an NCAA college football game against UCLA, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Texas quarterback David Ash has given up playing football after suffering at least one concussion and lingering symptoms over the last year. Longhorns coach Charlie Strong said on Wednesday that he told Ash ''there was no way we were going to let you back on the field.'' Added Strong, ''His health is our major concern.'' Strong said that Ash would remain a part of the program working with the team's younger quarterbacks. He played in the opener, a victory against North Texas, but experienced headaches and dizziness after the game, Strong said. The Longhorns have off this week. - NCAA Basketball
NBA draft: Picking boom or bust prospects
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger and David Gardner discuss three players in the 2014 NBA draft and whether or not they will be a "boom or bust" prospect.
Cincinnati, Cronin agree to new seven-year deal
CINCINNATI (AP) - The University of Cincinnati has signed men's basketball coach Mick Cronin to a new seven-year contract.
'Finch' returns to offer candid evaluations on 54 NBA draft prospects
Can Jabari Parker defend? What about Andrew Wiggins' effort level? Six scouts offer their brutally honest evaluations of 54 NBA draft prospects.
Ex-Baylor C Austin has career-ending condition
Who will Cleveland take: Wiggins or Parker?
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger and David Gardner debate who the Cleveland Cavaliers should select with the #1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker?
O'Bannon v. NCAA: Emmert, Delany take stand
After injury, how far will Kansas' Embiid fall?
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger and David Gardner discuss the recent injury to Joel Embiid and how much it will impact where he is selected in the 2014 NBA draft.
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Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News
Krzyzewski: Coaching US is no unfair edge at Duke (Yahoo Sports)

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts while speaking to members of the media during a press conference in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Mike Krzyzewski says his side job as coach of U.S. Krzyzewski met with media in Durham Thursday for the first time since leading the Americans to the gold medal at the Basketball World Cup in Spain. He acknowledged he and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, his assistant with the U.S. Without being asked, he also took exception to critical comments about a photograph of him visiting Paul George in a hospital after the Indiana Pacers star suffered a gruesome compound fracture of his right leg during a U.S.

Missouri freshmen Gant, Allen suspended (Yahoo Sports)

New Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson answers questions from the media after he was introduced at an NCAA college basketball news conference in the Reynolds Alumni Center on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri freshmen basketball players Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen have been suspended after getting arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor third-degree assault.

Charleston, ex-coach reach $400,000 settlement (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, then Charleston head coach Doug Wojcik yells at a player to get into position during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego State at the Wooden Legacy tournament in Fullerton, Calif. The College of Charleston has paid $400,000 to Wojcik as part of the settlement reached last week. Wojcik was fired last month amid allegations of verbal abuse. As part of settlement, Wojcik agreed not to sue the college. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

Fired College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik had been paid $400,000 to settle potential claims against the school. The school released financial terms of the settlement to The Associated Press on Tuesday after an open records request. The school will assume $150,000 of the settlement with the rest coming from the state's Insurance Reserve Fund. As part of agreement, Wojcik agreed not to sue the College of Charleston.

Texas basketball player Martez Walker suspended (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013, file photo, Texas' Martez Walker shoots during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against BYU in Kansas City, Mo. Walker was suspended indefinitely from all team activities Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, after he was charged with misdemeanor assault of a woman at a campus residence hall. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Texas guard Martez Walker was suspended indefinitely from all team activities Friday after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend in a campus dormitory. According to campus police, Travis County Emergency Medical Services was called to the dorm Wednesday night, where the victim reported Walker slapped her and punched her four times in the left side. According to Walker's arrest affidavit, Tanecia Gardner said Walker became angry because she went to happy hour with a male supervisor from her job.

Illinois loses point guard Abrams to ACL tear (Yahoo Sports)

Illinois guard Tracy Abrams drives the ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Illinois starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, coach Jon Groce confirmed Thursday. The team is deep at guard, though most of those players have little experience playing point guard in college.

Mykhailiuk lands at Kansas after World Cup ouster (Yahoo Sports)
In the course of a week, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk went from playing against some of his biggest heroes on the U.S. Mykhailiuk may be the most tantalizing enigma in college basketball this season. ''His skill level, knowledge and aptitude for the game are way beyond his years,'' Kansas coach Bill Self said.
Ball boys to court: Reinstate Boeheim slander suit (Yahoo Sports)

BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 6: Coaches Jim Boeheim and Mike Krzyzewski of the USA Basketball Men's National Team stands for the National Anthem against the Mexico National Team at Palau Sant Jordi on September 6, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Two former Syracuse University ball boys urged the state's highest court Tuesday to reinstate their slander lawsuit against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim. Bobby Davis and Mike Lang claim Boeheim slandered them in 2011 by calling them liars out for money when they accused his longtime assistant coach Bernie Fine of molesting them as children. A judge dismissed the suit last year, ruling Boeheim's comments were not assertions of fact but opinions protected from defamation lawsuits. On Tuesday, the men's attorney Mariann Meier Wang argued before the Court of Appeals that Boeheim accused her clients of extortion.

Wake adds Crabtree's brother to hoop team (Yahoo Sports)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Wake Forest has added the younger brother of NFL receiver Michael Crabtree to its basketball team.
Attorneys: College, Wojcik reach settlement (Yahoo Sports)
Attorneys for fired College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik say a settlement has been reached with the school. Attorneys Ronnie Richter and Eric Bland said in a statement Tuesday an agreement was completed. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. College of Charleston spokesman Mike Robertson declined to discuss details of the agreement.
Buffalo AD White agrees to 5-year extension (Yahoo Sports)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- University at Buffalo athletic director Danny White has agreed to a five-year contract extension that runs through 2019.

Yahoo Sports - NCAA Women's Hoops News
MSG honors women's basketball anniversary (The Associated Press)

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma watches his players from the bench during the second half of their NCAA college basketball game against California as part of the Maggie Dixon Basketball Classic at Madison Square Garden, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in New York. Connecticut defeated California, 80-47. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Madison Square Garden will honor the first women's basketball game played at the arena 40 years ago with a rematch between Queens College and Immaculata as part of the Maggie Dixon Classic on Jan. 4. ''It was a defining moment for women's basketball and for women in general,'' said former WNBA President Donna Orender, who played for Queens College. ''I can still hear Helen Reddy singing 'I am woman hear me roar' the crowd was screaming and tears rolled down my cheeks on the layup line. I was a freshman and so proud matching up against the more pre-eminent guard in the country - Marianne Crawford Stanley.

Hatchell's return provides boost for veteran UNC (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2014 file photo, North Carolina head coach Sylvia Hatchell addresses the crowd at halftime of an NCAA women's college basketball game against Maryland in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Hall of Fame coach was absent from the sideline while focusing on treatment for leukemia diagnosed shortly before preseason practice. Her young team made an impressive push all the way to an NCAA regional final, only to see star freshman Diamond DeShields abruptly transfer. (AP Photo/Ellen Ozier, File)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Things finally seem normal for Sylvia Hatchell and North Carolina after a year that was anything but.

Texas center has bone surgery in left leg (The Associated Press)

Texas' Imani McGee-Stafford celebrates a basket during the second half of the first round of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 23, 2014, in College Park, Md. Texas won 79-61.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas center Imani McGee-Stafford had surgery to reinforce the tibia in her left leg, the school announced Saturday.

Mo'ne Davis 'sad' about UConn NCAA violation (The Associated Press)

Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Little League star Mo'ne Davis says she's ''sad'' Connecticut received a secondary NCAA rules violation for coach Geno Auriemma's congratulatory phone call to her during the Little League World Series. Davis said they talked last month about her success in the World Series for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons, and there was no recruiting talk. ''There wasn't anything about recruiting in the call, he was just congratulating me.'' On Thursday, the NCAA announced the recruiting violation after a complaint was brought to the attention of the American Athletic Conference.

NCAA: Coach call to Little League star broke rule (The Associated Press)

Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The NCAA has determined that UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma committed a secondary rules violation when he made a phone call congratulating Little League pitching star Mo'ne Davis last month, the school announced Thursday. Athletic Director Warde Manuel said the school accepts the decision but does not agree with it. Auriemma told reporters Wednesday that he talked to the 13-year-old Philadelphia girl at Little League headquarters during the Little League World Series after a friend of his in the Philadelphia 76ers organization suggested it. Her Taney Dragons team reached the Little League semifinals.

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