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FBS season kicks off quietly with Georgia State

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The first season major college football's champion will be decided by a playoff began Wednesday night in a mostly empty Georgia Dome, with one of the newest members of FBS taking on a team starting its second season in... More>>

Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

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North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on... More>>

USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

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Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. More>>

Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

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Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules. More>>

College football begins with low-key opening game

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Welcome back, college football! More>>

Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the... More>>

Sarkisian: USC looking into Shaw's heroic story

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Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw's claim that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. More>>

UNC probing report of alleged hazing incident

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North Carolina is investigating a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion. More>>

Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

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Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday. More>>

OSU's Meyer: Surgery on Braxton Miller successful

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Braxton Miller came through surgery just fine. More>>

Florida State's Fisher emerging as a top QB coach

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The foundation of Jimbo Fisher's coaching philosophy began during rides home with his father after Pop Warner games. His dad would pepper him in the car with a single question: Why? More>>

Malzahn: Johnson will start for Auburn at QB

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Jeremy Johnson will be No. 6 Auburn's starting quarterback against Arkansas, and Nick Marshall will play in the game at some point. More>>

Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season

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By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a... More>>

USC's Shaw jumps from second floor to save nephew

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Southern California senior cornerback Josh Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew from drowning in a pool. More>>

Michigan shrugs off bad memories of Appalachian St

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Drake Johnson will never forget it. More>>

Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

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The quarterback throws toward the sideline, where a receiver hauls the pass in, gets two feet down and flips the ball to the official. More>>

Ex-Missouri State player had severe brain trauma

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Michael Keck played just two years of college football before he was knocked out during practice at Missouri State and gave the sport up for good. More>>

Meyer not kidding when he says Buckeyes are good

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A week after the loss of three-year starting quarterback Braxton Miller, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is going through final preparations for the Buckeyes' opener on Saturday against Navy. More>>

Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

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A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it unfairly forces athletes who suffered head... More>>

True freshman Brad Kaaya wins Miami QB job

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Brad Kaaya arrived on Miami's campus in May. Barely three months later, the true freshman is already the Hurricanes' starting quarterback. More>>

South Carolina's Spurrier ready for kickoff

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Steve Spurrier's done with talking season. He's ready to see No. 9 South Carolina live up to the high expectations its dealt with since finishing a third-straight 11-win season a year ago. More>>

Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision

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Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately. More>>

Column: A salute to football's worst of the worst

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This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama. More>>

Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

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An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and... More>>

Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

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Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. More>>

Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start

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On one knee and far from the action, quarterback Johnny Manziel leaned on his orange helmet and watched. More>>

Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

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By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the... More>>

Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

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Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job. More>>

Kent State starting center dies at 21

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Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday. More>>

On day 2 after Miller's injury, Buckeyes moving on

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When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State's practice on Monday, coach Urban Meyer wasn't certain what had happened. More>>

Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season

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Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes. More>>

Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

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Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of... More>>

MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the... More>>

MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

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Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference. More>>

Oklahoma RB Mixon suspended for season

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Oklahoma has suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the season after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault. More>>

Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

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On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus. More>>

Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

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On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus. More>>

BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins... More>>

Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits

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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15... More>>

AP poll: defending champion Florida St is No. 1

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. More>>

Hill to take over at QB for Manziel at Texas A&M

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Kenny Hill is taking over for Johnny Football. More>>

Pick 6: College football coaches on the rise

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Now that Chris Petersen has left Boise State for Washington, college football needs another coach from outside the so-called Big 5 conferences that will have... More>>

Pick 6: Coaches on the hot seat entering 2014

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Coaches often say they are always on the hot seat. That might be true, but some seats are hotter than others. More>>

ND looking at 4 football players in academic probe

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Notre Dame is facing the possibility of losing three starters before the football season has even begun after another embarrassing hit for a university that prides itself on high academic standards. More>>

Kings sign 1st NBA player of Indian descent

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Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team Friday, inking a deal to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp. More>>

Sun Devils lineman tells magazine he's gay

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Arizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out. More>>

Golson regains job as Notre Dame's starting QB

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Everett Golson is Notre Dame's starting quarterback again. More>>

Nebraska AD: Football program 'stable' with Pelini

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Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst did his part Wednesday to cool any speculation about coach Bo Pelini entering the season on the hot seat. More>>

Penn St. trustees vote to stay course on sanctions

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A divided Penn State board voted Wednesday to endorse a potential legal settlement that would keep its $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal within Pennsylvania, signaling their support for a deal to end a... More>>

Heisman repeat won't be easy for FSU's Winston

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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved - win the Heisman Trophy twice. More>>

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