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#CFBRank 30-21 -- college football's top 100 players
Editors and writers from ESPN ranked the top 100 college football players. Here are Nos. 30-21.
#CFBRank 40-31 -- college football's top 100 players
Editors and writers from ESPN ranked the top 100 college football players. Here are Nos. 40-31.
FSU starts No. 1 in preseason coaches' poll
The Florida State Seminoles aren't going anywhere, as the defending national champions are the No. 1 team in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, which was released Thursday.
Florida St. lands Elite 11 QB recruit Francois
The Seminoles added another player to the race with the commitment of ESPN 300 No. 55 Deondre Francois, who announced his decision Thursday at his high school.
Ex-Heisman winner Lujack OK after surgery
Johnny Lujack, the star quarterback who led Notre Dame to three national championships and won the Heisman Trophy in 1947, is recovering after spinal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Fired OSU band director was trying to fix culture
Ohio State University's fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture "in dire need of change" before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney.
Wake suspends top returning rusher Gibson
Wake Forest running back Dominique Gibson has been suspended from the team for violating undisclosed team rules.
Seminoles' Wilson pleads no contest to theft
Florida State Seminoles receiver Jesus Wilson has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors for his role in a scooter theft on campus, his attorney confirmed Thursday.
Source: Longhorns reinstate safety Turner
Texas senior safety Josh Turner has been reinstated to the program after meeting with coach Charlie Strong.
Stanford WR Montgomery rehabbing shoulder
Stanford receiver and All-America kick returner Ty Montgomery said he's in the final stages of his rehabilitation from right shoulder surgery and hopes to play in the opener against UC Davis on Aug. 30.
OU RB banned from team amid investigation
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon has been suspended from the team, as police investigate allegations that he punched a woman during an altercation in Norman last week.
Squirrel-hunting Winston held at gunpoint in '12
Police say Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun.
Clemson, Auburn to face off in 2016, '17
The Auburn Tigers and Clemson Tigers have scheduled a home-and-home series for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, the schools announced Wednesday.
DE Simmons commits to Penn St. for 2016
Defensive end Shane Simmons, the No. 30 ranked prospect in 2016, committed to Penn State on Wednesday over Alabama, Florida State, Maryland and Ohio State.
New Mexico lineman suspended after arrest
A University of New Mexico football player has been suspended from the team following his arrest in a domestic violence case.
Iowa halts free tuition for season ticket holders
Legal concerns have forced the University of Iowa to suspend a promotion offering free tuition to five randomly selected students who purchased football season tickets.
NCAA settles concussion suit with $70M fund
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

SI.com - 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
SI.com'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 http://t.co/Od8ZNgVMlV— 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
Florida State tops preseason Amway coaches' poll (Yahoo Sports)

Florida State's Jameis Winston answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches' poll. Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes. Rounding out the top five were Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season.


Wake suspends RB Gibson from team (Yahoo Sports)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Wake Forest running back Dominique Gibson has been suspended from the team for violating undisclosed team rules.
Rutgers motivated as Big Ten's new kid (Yahoo Sports)

Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood talks to the media during the Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

As Gary Nova sees it, Rutgers is the new kid at school. Rutgers jumps to the Big Ten this season and was picked to finish last in the conference in most major polls. The Scarlet Knights see this as a source of motivation. ''No question,'' defensive tackle Darius Hamilton said.


Vols enter preseason camp relying on newcomers (Yahoo Sports)
Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he occasionally feels as though he's running an expansion team because the Volunteers have altered their roster so much since the end of last season. He can only hope the Vols don't produce the usual results of an expansion team. Tennessee opens training camp Friday with a roster that features a 32-man recruiting class ranked among the top five in the nation by multiple services. Many newcomers will have prominent roles as the Vols attempt to end a string of four straight losing seasons.
Spurrier: Clowney was not distraction (Yahoo Sports)

Houston Texans' Jadeveon Clowney, second from right, talks with teammate Duane Brown, right, as they sign autographs for fans after an NFL football training camp practice Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said having one of college football's top playmakers in Jadeveon Clowney was never a burden for the Gamecocks last season, no matter how big a distraction he seemed to be at times. Clowney became the center of college football once he popped the helmet off Michigan tailback Vincent Smith at the 2013 Outback Bowl. He drew national coverage that put the affable defensive end - and the Gamecocks - in the spotlight nearly every day. ''We got through the year and he did an excellent job,'' Spurrier said.


UCF coach not worried about naming starting QB (Yahoo Sports)
The only thing that UCF's players want lingering from the best season in school history is the hunger it took to produce it. The Knights reported for preseason camp Thursday after going 12-1 with a Fiesta Bowl win last season. With a month to prepare for the Aug. 30 season opener in Ireland against Penn State, they also understand there is little time to dwell on the past. ''Coach told us last night when we got in our meeting that last season is over with,'' Knights senior linebacker Terrance Plummer said.
Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston (Yahoo Sports)

Florida State's Jameis Winston answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say. Officer Anthony Gioannetti responded to a call and found the pair near a campus bike path with a long-barreled pistol. The officers then determined the pistol was a pellet gun. Contacted after the report, Winston said, ''Sorry sir, I'm not talking about that.'' When contacted by The Associated Press to comment, Casher originally hung up.


Auburn-Clemson to meet in 2016, 2017 (Yahoo Sports)

Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) throws in the first half of the annual A Day spring inter squad college football game Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Auburn and Clemson have agreed to play a home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017.


QB questions abound in SEC with big stars gone (Yahoo Sports)
Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league. Division favorites Alabama and South Carolina will be banking on new starters. Ditto for Texas A&M, Georgia and defending East Division champion Missouri. So long, Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray and AJ McCarron et al. Hello, little-known new guys.
Stanford star Ty Montgomery rehabbing shoulder (Yahoo Sports)

Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery speaks to the media during the annual Bay Area College Football media day at Levi's Stadium on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Washburn)

Stanford receiver and All-America kick returner Ty Montgomery said he's in the final stages of his rehabilitation from right shoulder surgery and hopes to play in the opener against UC Davis on Aug. 30. Montgomery said Wednesday he played through the shoulder injury part of last season before having surgery in February. He also hurt a knee in the Cardinal's loss to Michigan State in the Rose Bowl, an injury he said was ''minor.'' Montgomery said he's already lifting weights, running routes and catching passes. ''Whenever they tell me I can play, I'm ready to play,'' Montgomery said.



SI.com - 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.
NBA draft position rankings: SF
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Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News
Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days (Yahoo Sports)
Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus. Workers were reinforcing the excavated 56-by-41-foot crater and making the site safe for crews, said Mike Miller, district superintendent for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. ''We're still shooting to have this done, at least the repair to the main by Friday.'' UCLA officials said six facilities were damaged in Tuesday's flooding. Rich Mylin, associate director of events and facilities, led a tour Wednesday of affected areas for Department of Water and Power workers in hard hats, and they snapped photos and took notes.
Todd Mayo leaves Marquette to go pro (Yahoo Sports)
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette guard Todd Mayo has decided to leave the program to pursue a professional basketball career.
Grant Hill to donate $1.25M to Duke (Yahoo Sports)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife are giving $1.25 million to the school.
Providence transfer Fortune added to Buffs roster (Yahoo Sports)
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle has signed Providence College transfer Josh Fortune to a financial aid agreement and will add the junior to the 2014-15 roster.
NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2009, file photo, Florida Matt Patchan (71) and Marcus Gilbert (76) look on as Florida quarterback Tim Tebow lies on the turf after being sacked during an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Tebow received a concussion on the play that put him in the hospital for a night. The parties in a class-action head injury lawsuit against the NCAA that deals with concussion issues announced a settlement in a filing in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough. The deal, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, calls for the NCAA to toughen return-to-play rules for players who receive head blows and create a $70 million fund to pay for thousands of current and former athletes to undergo testing to determine whether they suffered brain trauma while playing football and other contact sports. ''It's changed college sports forever.'' Others strongly disagreed. One plaintiffs' attorney not involved in the negotiations called it a ''terrible deal'' that lets the NCAA off the hook far too easily.


Kentucky basketball legend Wah Wah Jones dies (Yahoo Sports)
Wallace ''Wah Wah'' Jones, a multi-sport star who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles and is considered the school's greatest all-around athlete, has died. Jones, an All-American, was the last surviving member of the Wildcats' ''Fabulous Five'' that won the 1948 national championship and went on to claim Olympic gold that year with the U.S. team. He returned with three teammates under Hall of Fame coach Adolph Rupp to repeat as titlists in 1949. Jones is the only Wildcat to have his jerseys retired in basketball and football.
UAB grants Frazier release from scholarship (Yahoo Sports)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- UAB has granted All-Conference USA point guard Chad Frazier a release from his scholarship.
Vols' Lopez to miss 2014-15 season with torn ACL (Yahoo Sports)
Tennessee guard Brandon Lopez has a torn right anterior cruciate ligament that will prevent him from playing in the 2014-15 season. The 6-foot-1 walk-on from Knoxville, Tennessee, had appeared in 31 games over the past three seasons. Lopez was the lone pure point guard on Tennessee's roster.
NCAA enforcement director defends investigators (Yahoo Sports)

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby takes the stage to speak at the opening of the NCAA college Big 12 Conference football media days in Dallas, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. Two days after Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called the NCAA enforcement system overwhelmed and ''broken,'' the NCAA's top cop fired back by defending his staff's work and acknowledging the impossible mission of policing more than 1,200 schools. The people who violate the rules will be found out and we will report them back to the committee on infractions.'' Duncan took over the enforcement division on an interim basis in March 2013 when the department was embroiled in its own embarrassing scandal. An internal investigation found the NCAA improperly collected evidence against the University of Miami, which led to the ouster of Julie Roe Lach.


Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change (Yahoo Sports)

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks at the opening of the NCAA college Big 12 Conference football media days in Dallas, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. ''There's a lot of change coming.'' During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the ''strange environment'' that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools.



Yahoo Sports - NCAA Women's Hoops News
UConn, St. John's to play in Maggie Dixon Classic (The Associated Press)

The Connecticut team sings Happy Birthday behind head coach Geno Auriemma, right, as he is interviewed on live television after their 87-44 win over Prairie View A&M in a first-round game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. Today is Auriemma's 60th birthday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Defending champion Connecticut will face St. John's in the ninth annual Maggie Dixon Classic on Jan. 4. The Huskies, who went 40-0 last season en route to a record ninth national title, will be making their fourth appearance in the game at Madison Square Garden. The event honors former Army coach Maggie Dixon, who died of heart arrhythmia in 2006 at age 28. UConn has never lost in its three appearances and beat Ohio State in 2010 to tie the vaunted UCLA men's basketball record 88-game winning streak.


UConn forward Tuck gets extra year of eligibility (The Associated Press)

Connecticut's Morgan Tuck looks to pass during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Houston, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The NCAA has granted a medical hardship waiver to UConn forward Morgan Tuck, who underwent two knee surgeries and missed most of last season's national championship run. The school announced Tuesday that Tuck, a junior academically, was awarded an extra year of eligibility and now has three remaining.


NCAA puts Henderson State on probation (The Associated Press)
The NCAA has placed Henderson State on two years of probation and fined the school $2,500 for rules violations by the women's basketball program, including a coach offering a loan to a prospective athlete, exceeding phone contact limits and holding impermissible tryouts and practices. The penalties, which were released Tuesday, capped a three-year investigation and included show-cause orders for former head coaches Josh Matthews and Chris Oestreich. Neither was named in the NCAA's report, but Henderson State confirmed their involvement. Matthew's show-cause order is for one year, Oestreich's is for two.
Indiana women's basketball coach resigns (The Associated Press)

Indiana’s head coach Curt Miller encourages his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the WNIT, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Brookings, S.D. (AP Photo/Eric Landwehr)

Curt Miller spent two seasons rebuilding the Indiana women's basketball team. On Friday, Miller surprised many by resigning as the Hoosiers coach because of health and family reasons. The 55-year-old Pennsylvania native did suffer a mild stroke during a game in January 2012 when he was coaching Bowling Green. Miller and Glass both met with players on the team Friday, and Glass appointed Miller's top assistant, Curtis Lloyd, the interim head coach until the school finds a replacement.


Lady Vols coach wants a stronger finishing touch (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this March 9, 2014 file photo, Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick yells from the bench in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in the finals of the Southeastern Conference women's tournament in Duluth, Ga. Warlick wants a tougher team in the belief that will prevent the Lady Vols from peaking too early again as they chase their first Final Four appearance since their 2008 national championship.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Holly Warlick believes Tennessee's bid to return to national title contention is more a mental hurdle than a physical test. The Lady Vols were rolling going into last season's NCAA tournament. The momentum carried only so far and Tennessee lost in a regional semifinal. ''I think our team needs to have a little bit more togetherness,'' the Tennessee coach told The Associated Press.


Gail Goestenkors quits WNBA job, enters hoops hall (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2011, file photo, Texas women's basketball coach Gail Goestenkors directs her team against Texas A&M during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Austin, Texas. Goestenkors was selected for the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas, File)

This was a roller-coaster weekend for Gail Goestenkors. On the day she resigned as an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, it was announced she would enter the women's basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. ''I thought the timing was absolutely perfect if there is such a thing,'' said Goestenkors, who built Duke into a national power, guiding the Blue Devils to four Final Four appearances and seven straight seasons with at least 30 wins. ''It epitomizes the business of women's basketball.


Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2008, file photo, USA player Lisa Leslie holds up the fourth of her gold medals after receiving gold for beating Australia in the women's basketball gold medal game at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday, July 19, 2014, She is joined by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors, longtime Oregon high school coach Brad Smith and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic, File

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday. She is joined by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors, longtime Oregon high school coach Brad Smith and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011.




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