Friday, September 30, 2011

'Huskers make Big Ten debut at Wisconsin (AP)

One of the biggest home games in Wisconsin history happens to also be the Big Ten debut for Nebraska, and Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Martinez can't wait to make a big splash. "Everybody on the team has something to prove," Martinez said. "We're ready to shock the world." When No.

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Alabama-Florida keyed by ground games (AP)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Just before Florida's Southeastern Conference opener against Tennessee, defensive tackles Jaye Howard and Dominique Easley sprinted onto the field with giant chains draped around their necks. Why? "We were ready to get unleashed," Easley said. With Howard and Easley unbound, the Gators held the Volunteers to minus-9 yards rushing.

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Pitt dominates No. 16 S. Florida 44-17 (AP)

Pittsburgh quarterback Tino Sunseri (12) celebrates after time ran out in the fourth quarter and Pittsburgh defeated number 16 South Florida in the NCAA college football game on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 44-17.

Ray Graham ran so hard against South Florida, even LeBron James noticed. The NBA superstar took to Twitter to praise the Pittsburgh running back, who torched the 16th-ranked Bulls for 226 yards and two scores in a 44-17 victory. James called Graham "a beast." Call James among the latest group of believers in the junior, a group that includes USF coach Skip Holtz, who didn't hesitate...


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NCAA: Cincy committed minor violations (AP)

The NCAA placed the University of Cincinnati on two years of probation Thursday for violating rules on calling recruits in its women's basketball and football programs. The NCAA said the university discovered the improper calls and reported them. The NCAA infractions committee found a major violation in women's basketball and secondary ones in football and women's basketball.

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Report: Ohio St. RB involved in assault (AP)

Ohio State's student newspaper is reporting that Buckeyes running back Jaamal Berry was treated and released at a hospital after what a police report termed an "assault" on another student. The Ohio State Lantern, citing information from Ohio State police, reported Thursday that Berry was confused and disoriented after "wrestling" with another student on Wednesday morning...

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Tennessee AD says SEC will expand again (AP)

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart says the Southeastern Conference will expand again and officials at each school need to have a number of frank discussions before moving forward. The addition of Texas A&M as the SEC's 13th team was a good one, Hart said, but the league's leaders must take their next steps deliberately.

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Keenum's 471 yards carry Houston by UTEP (AP)

Case Keenum threw for 471 yards and two touchdowns and Charles Sims ran for 111 yards and had an 84-yard scoring reception in Houston's 49-42 victory over UTEP on Thursday night. Keenum completed 30 of 46 passes to help Houston improve to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in Conference USA. The Cougars are 5-0 for the first time since 1990 and only the fourth time in school history.

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Big East presidents to meet Sunday (AP)

The presidents of the Big East member schools will discuss the future of the conference at a meeting this weekend, UConn President Susan Herbst said Wednesday. Herbst, in an email to The Associated Press, said the meeting in Washington on Sunday is a confidential gathering for conference presidents only and will not involve other university officials.

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Tennessee AD says SEC will expand again (AP)

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart says the Southeastern Conference will expand again and officials at each school need to have a number of frank discussions before moving forward. The addition of Texas A&M as the SEC's 13th team was a good one, Hart said, but the league's leaders must take their next steps deliberately.

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NCAA cites infractions at Cincinnati (AP)

The NCAA placed the University of Cincinnati on two years of probation Thursday for violating rules on calling recruits in its women's basketball and football programs. The NCAA said the university discovered the improper calls and reported them. The NCAA infractions committee found a major violation in women's basketball and secondary ones in football and women's basketball.

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Michigan State F Roe quits due to injury (AP)

Delvon Roe, the rugged forward who helped Michigan State make it to a pair of Final Fours, has decided to quit the basketball team because of knee pain. The school said Thursday that Roe, a senior from Euclid, Ohio, will remain on scholarship and is on track to graduate in May. The 6-foot-8 Roe says the pain in his knee has taken away his love of the game and it's not fair to his team to try...

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UCLA G Powell gets concussion at workout (AP)

UCLA freshman guard Norman Powell sustained a concussion at a workout this week and received three staples in his forehead to close a small cut. A team spokesman said Thursday that the injury occurred on Tuesday when Powell was driving the lane and was accidentally elbowed by a teammate. He is listed as day-to-day.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ole Miss chancellor defends AD Boone (AP)

Mississippi chancellor Dr. Dan Jones says in a letter to alumni that he won't be pressured into firing athletic director Pete Boone. Jones said Thursday that he's committed to athletic excellence and will not succumb to "anonymous, malicious and public attacks" demanding Boone be fired.

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Kill returns to Minnesota practice (AP)

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill had seizures late in games two previous times, in 2001 and 2005.

The occasional seizure and subsequent hospital stay apparently aren't enough to keep Jerry Kill from his mission of turning around Minnesota's moribund football program. Kill returned to practice Wednesday, three days after checking into the Mayo Clinic to seek more treatment for seizures that have been plaguing him the last three weeks.


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Big 12 head 'confident' Mizzou will stay (AP)

Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas says he is confident Missouri will stay in the Big 12. The Big 12 athletic directors wrapped up two days of meetings in Dallas on Wednesday and Neinas met with each individually. Missouri is the latest Big 12 school in the spotlight, considering whether to stay in the conference or move to another league.

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Column: Dominican 'Moneyball' exploits an unfair game (CBS Interactive U-WIRE)

The story of "Moneyball," which opened in theaters this weekend, is, for the most part, the story of Billy Beane. Appointed as general manager of the Oakland Athletics in 1998, Beane inherited a 65-win team that, because of the limited market, had little payroll flexibility. Just a few years later, the team was winning with such relentless consistency that Michael Lewis had already begun researching and writing his best-selling book that would serve as the basis for the movie.

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Charges against FSU WR Reid dropped (AP)

Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped resisting arrest and perjury charges against Florida State cornerback and return specialist Greg Reid. State Attorney Willie Meggs said he decided not to pursue the case because Tallahassee police didn't really need information Reid had been accused of falsifying when they arrested him at 2:30 a.m.

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2 more suing NCAA over concussions (AP)

Two more former college football players have sued the NCAA, saying it failed to protect them from concussions. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and it seeks class-action status. The plaintiffs are former Central Arkansas wide receiver Derek Owens and former Northwestern offensive lineman Alex Rucks.

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Vitale to be honored in New Jersey (AP)

Dickie V. is being honored in his home state. Dick Vitale, the ESPN analyst since the network began in 1979 and 2008 inductee into Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, will be honored Friday night at a new event attempting to expand the reach of the V Foundation. Vitale, who coached at East Rutherford H.S. and Rutgers University in his home state, is one of the leading fundraisers for the V Foundation,...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Big East presidents to meet Sunday (AP)

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst says the presidents of the Big East member schools will discuss the future of the conference at a meeting this weekend. Herbst, in an email to The Associated Press, says the meeting in Washington on Sunday is a confidential gathering for conference presidents only and will not involve other university officials.

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'Huskers shuffling secondary for Badgers (AP)

Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini believes bigger is better in the secondary against seventh-ranked Wisconsin. The No. 8 Cornhuskers made changes at three of the four positions last week, hoping it will help shut down the Badgers' receivers Saturday night. They include 6-foot-3, 220-pound star Nick Toon, who matched his career high with seven catches for a career-best 155 yards and two...

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Pac-12 reprimands USC QB Barkley (AP)

The Pac-12 reprimanded Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley on Tuesday for referring to Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict as a dirty player. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Barkley violated the conference's policies on sportsmanship and conduct with his "derogatory and inflammatory" comments in an interview published last week in the Los Angeles Times.

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Big 12 ADs commit to finding stability (AP)

Big 12 athletic directors discussed ways during their meeting Tuesday to stabilize their league before they can determine if and how much they might expand. Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard, the chairman of the Big 12 ADs, said there were "healthy discussions" about what might happen numbers-wise in the future.

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BCS may lift 2-team per conference limit (AP)

The Bowl Championship Series' two-team per conference limit could be up for discussion as the BCS nears another round of television negotiations. Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive was asked during a teleconference Tuesday about the possibility of the BCS changing its rules to allow more than two teams from a conference to play in the five most lucrative bowl games in a year.

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Boise State to appeal NCAA sanctions (AP)

Boise State announced Tuesday it will appeal the additional sanctions the NCAA committee on infraction imposed on its football program. The school said it has informed the NCAA of its intentions to appeal specifically the football portion of the sanctions. The school is accepting the remaining punishment placed on the school's tennis and track programs.

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Gophers focused as Kill seeks treatment (AP)

It's sure not like Jerry Kill to miss a game. Minnesota's relentless coach has left the team so doctors can try to regulate his medication and determine how to keep his recurring seizures under better control. The Gophers did their best Tuesday to downplay any anxiety, distraction or uncertainty that might be in the air.

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SEC not considering 14th member now (AP)

Texas A&M will become an official member of the SEC in July 2012.

Commissioner Mike Slive tried to temporarily quell the "enormous speculation" about whether -- or more likely when -- the Southeastern Conference will add a 14th member to join Texas A&M. Slive said Tuesday, a day after festivities welcoming member No. 13, that the SEC presidents and chancellors are not currently considering any other schools for admission and that Texas A&M was the only...


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With new kidney, Wake player returns to practice (AP)

Kevin Jordan was late to Wake Forest's first baseball practice. So after jogging out of the clubhouse, he immediately plopped onto the ground and joined his teammates in a pre-workout stretch. Finally back on the field -- with a new kidney from his coach -- Jordan practiced with his teammates Tuesday for the first time since the operation.

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Vanderbilt LB Strong out for season (AP)

Vanderbilt starting linebacker Tristan Strong will miss the rest of the season after hurting his leg covering a punt in the Commodores' loss at then-No. 12 South Carolina. The redshirt junior from Loganville, Ga., was hurt just before halftime, and this is his second season-ending injury in three years.

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Big East presidents to meet Sunday (AP)

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst says the presidents of the Big East member schools will discuss the future of the conference at a meeting this weekend. Herbst, in an email to The Associated Press, says the meeting in Washington on Sunday is a confidential gathering for conference presidents only and will not involve other university officials.

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A-10 commish eager for Brooklyn tourney (AP)

Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade believes that moving the men's basketball tournament to Brooklyn will "really catapult this championship to the next level." The conference and the Barclays Center formally announced the five-year deal Wednesday. The tourney will move to the Nets' new home starting in 2013.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Report: Ex-Vols assistant funded flight (AP)

Former Tennessee assistant Willie Mack Garza paid for a top recruit and his mother to fly to Knoxville for an unofficial recruiting trip during Lane Kiffin's tenure at the school, Yahoo! Sports reported Monday night. Garza followed Kiffin when he took over at Southern California, but the secondary coach resigned Sept.

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Northwestern QB Persa ready to return (AP)

Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa appears ready to return from a ruptured Achilles' tendon. Coach Pat Fitzgerald says he "fully" anticipates Persa will play Saturday at No. 24 Illinois, but how much will be determined "in how the week goes." Fitzgerald spoke Monday at his weekly news conference.

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SEC commissioner welcomes Texas A&M (AP)

Texas A&M will become an official member of the SEC in July 2012.

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive welcomed Texas A&M as the 13th member of the league on Monday and said he doesn't expect to add another team before the Aggies begin play next season. The SEC announced Sunday that Texas A&M would leave the Big 12 to join the conference next July and will compete in all sports for the 2012-13 academic year.


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Miles: LSU's top ranking 'no burden' (AP)

Now that LSU has proved it can overcome off-the-field distractions and win impressively enough to climb to the top of the rankings, the Tigers have to see how they'll handle success. The Tigers faced a challenging September schedule that included three ranked teams away from home -- Oregon, Mississippi State and West Virginia.

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Governor: UConn future rests with ACC (AP)

Connecticut's governor confirmed on Monday that the University of Connecticut is interested in becoming part of the Atlantic Coast Conference should that league expand to 16 teams. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, speaking to reporters outside his Capitol office, said he no longer expects the ACC to act quickly after adding Pittsburgh and Syracuse from the Big East earlier this month.

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Hewitt co-signer on Crittenton bond (AP)

Former Wizards player Javaris Crittenton leaves D.C. Superior Court in January.

A judge granted bond Tuesday to ex-NBA player Javaris Crittenton, charged with murder in an August drive-by shooting in Atlanta. Fulton County Magistrate Judge Karen Woodson allowed Crittenton to go free on $230,000 bond after hearing hours of testimony from the player's friends and coaches. She also ordered former Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt and others who testified on his behalf to co-sign...


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SEC commissioner welcomes Texas A&M (AP)

Texas A&M will become an official member of the SEC in July 2012.

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive welcomed Texas A&M as the 13th member of the league on Monday and said he doesn't expect to add another team before the Aggies begin play next season. The SEC announced Sunday that Texas A&M would leave the Big 12 to join the conference next July and will compete in all sports for the 2012-13 academic year.


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A-10 tourney moving to Brooklyn in 2013 (AP)

The Atlantic 10 will move its basketball tournament to Brooklyn, beginning in 2013. The conference will host its championship in the new Barclays Center, which will also be home to the NBA's Nets. The Atlantic 10 has long searched for a steady tournament destination without much success. Since the first one in 1977, it has been held in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Morgantown, W.

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Injured Dumars leaves Michigan team (AP)

Michigan guard Jordan Dumars is leaving the school's basketball team. Dumars, the son of Detroit Pistons president Joe Dumars, is expected to remain at the university but says injuries have taken a toll on him. He transferred from South Florida midway through the 2009-10 season but didn't play a game at Michigan because of knee and shoulder injuries.

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Women's hoops roster set for Pan Am Games (AP)

Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves said it was a no-brainer. He wasn't going to deny seniors Kayla Standish and Katelan Redmon a chance to represent their country at the Pan Am Games . Even if the timing wasn't ideal. The two Zags stars will play for the U.S. women's basketball team in the tournament held Oct.

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Governor: UConn future rests with ACC (AP)

Connecticut's governor confirmed on Monday that the University of Connecticut is interested in becoming part of the Atlantic Coast Conference should that league expand to 16 teams. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, speaking to reporters outside his Capitol office, said he no longer expects the ACC to act quickly after adding Pittsburgh and Syracuse from the Big East earlier this month.

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2 Quinnipiac players plead not guilty (AP)

Two Quinnipiac University basketball players have been arraigned on assault charges in connection with an on-campus fight earlier this month. Senior guard James Johnson, the team's leading scorer a year ago, and sophomore forward Ike Azotam both entered initial pleas of not guilty. Both players have been suspended but remain on the team pending the outcome of a university investigation into the...

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Monday, September 26, 2011

FSU CB Reid arrested on perjury charge (AP)

Florida State cornerback and return specialist Greg Reid was arrested Monday on charges of resisting arrest and perjury. Reid, who led the nation in punt returns in 2009 as a freshman, was arrested at 2:30 a.m. by Tallahassee police and booked at the Leon County Jail. He bonded out immediately. The police report said Reid, 21, was trying to protect a friend from his hometown of Valdosta, Ga.

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Washington DE Jamora out for season (AP)

Washington sophomore defensive end Hau'oli Jamora will miss the rest of the 2011 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. The Huskies announced the diagnosis on Monday morning. Jamora was injured early in Washington's 31-23 win over California on Saturday. It's a big blow to the Huskies defense.

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Texas S Brewster quits after concussions (AP)

Texas junior safety Nolan Brewster is quitting football because of concussions and post-traumatic migraine headaches. Brewster has a history of concussions and migraines dating back to high school. He suffered a severe concussions in No. 17 Texas' win over UCLA on Sept. 17. Brewster had played in all three games this season for the Longhorns (3-0) at safety and on special teams.

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Toledo wants loss to Syracuse vacated (AP)

Toledo wants Syracuse's 33-30 overtime win against the Rockets to be vacated after a Big East Conference official acknowledged that replay officials wrongly awarded an extra point for a kick that was no good. Toledo athletic director Mike O'Brien says he has asked the Mid-American Conference commissioner to request that the Big East give Toledo the victory.

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New Mexico fires coach Locksley (AP)

Mike Locksley, whose three years as head football coach at New Mexico have been mostly marked by losses and off-field problems, was fired Sunday. Athletic director Paul Krebs announced Locksley's dismissal in a statement and said associate head coach and defensive coordinator George Barlow will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season.

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Pac-12 could still expand in future (AP)

While the door is shut to Pac-12 expansion for now, that doesn't necessarily mean the league won't entertain offers in the future. Oregon State president Edward Ray said he would personally take look at anything that made sense, even though there was a strong sentiment among the Pac-12 schools that expansion wasn't in the league's immediate best interests.

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Texas A&M to join SEC for 2012-13 (AP)

Texas A&M will become an official member of the SEC in July 2012.

Texas A&M is set to join Southeastern Conference, the league said Sunday, possibly signaling legal hurdles have been cleared for the Aggies to leave the Big 12. The SEC announced the move will be effective next July, and said Texas A&M will participate in all sports during the 2012-13 academic year. That gives the SEC 13 members and its first addition since South Carolina and Arkansas in 1992.


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Kill back in hospital after seizure (AP)

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill had seizures late in games two previous times, in 2001 and 2005.

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill is headed back to the hospital to seek more treatment for the seizures that have plagued him for more than two weeks now. And it is unclear when he will be back on the sideline. The university issued a statement on Sunday saying Kill was re-admitting himself for further examination after he suffered yet another seizure earlier in the morning.


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Injured Penn St. LB Mauti out for season (AP)

Eager to play after being relegated to reserve status, Nate Stupar didn't envision spending so much time on the field Saturday under such unwelcome circumstances. When star linebacker Michael Mauti went down with a left injury in first quarter of the 34-6 win over Eastern Michigan, Stupar stepped in and came up with one of the best games of his career.

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Top Ohio St. recruit ruled non-qualifier (AP)

Acclaimed Ohio State recruit LaQuinton Ross will not play for the team after the NCAA ruled he had not qualified academically. Ross, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward, is from Jackson, Miss., and played in high school at Life Center Academy (N.J.). The Buckeyes, who open practice Oct. 14, play their opener on Nov.

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Arizona G-F Parrom stable after shooting (AP)

Arizona basketball player Kevin Parrom was shot and wounded this weekend while visiting family in New York City but is expected to be OK, the university and police said Sunday. The shooting followed a dispute that occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the Bronx, said Officer Chris Pisano, who had no details on the dispute.

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Pac-12 could still expand in future (AP)

While the door is shut to Pac-12 expansion for now, that doesn't necessarily mean the league won't entertain offers in the future. Oregon State president Edward Ray said he would personally take look at anything that made sense, even though there was a strong sentiment among the Pac-12 schools that expansion wasn't in the league's immediate best interests.

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Texas A&M to join SEC for 2012-13 (AP)

Texas A&M will become an official member of the SEC in July 2012.

Texas A&M is set to join Southeastern Conference, the league said Sunday, possibly signaling legal hurdles have been cleared for the Aggies to leave the Big 12. The SEC announced the move will be effective next July, and said Texas A&M will participate in all sports during the 2012-13 academic year. That gives the SEC 13 members and its first addition since South Carolina and Arkansas in 1992.


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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Illinois winning ugly, but unbeaten (AP)

With Illinois trailing Western Michigan 13-10 at halftime Saturday, coach Ron Zook and offensive coordinator Paul Petrino told players that every team faces a game when it has to find a way to win in spite of itself. "Every great team that's had a great season, at the end, you look back and see a game where you found a way to win," sophomore quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase said.

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Michigan 4-0 heading into Big Ten play (AP)

Michigan has swept nonconference teams in the regular season for the third straight year. The 19th-ranked Wolverines hope that translates to success in the Big Ten It didn't the past two years. Michigan beat San Diego State 28-7 Saturday and improved to 4-0 heading into this week's conference opener at the Big House against Minnesota.

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Injured Penn St. LB Mauti out for season (AP)

Eager to play after being relegated to reserve status, Nate Stupar didn't envision spending so much time on the field Saturday under such unwelcome circumstances. When star linebacker Michael Mauti went down with a left injury in first quarter of the 34-6 win over Eastern Michigan, the senior Stupar stepped in and came up with one of the best games of his career.

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LSU overtakes Oklahoma atop AP Top 25 (AP)

Another decisive victory away from home pushed LSU to No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2007. The Tigers bumped Oklahoma from the top spot Sunday after winning 47-21 at West Virginia the night before. The Sooners had been No. 1 since the preseason. They stayed unbeaten with a 38-28 victory at home against Missouri.

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Arizona St. knocks off No. 23 USC 43-22 (AP)

Southern California guard John Martinez (59) watches the final mintues against Arizona State during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Tempe, Ariz.

A dust storm hit Sun Devil Stadium late in the first quarter as Southern California tried to move the ball. By the time Arizona State got the ball back, swirling dirt and papers were gone, the wind was much calmer. A mysterious occurrence? Sure, but maybe not as remarkable as Cameron Marshall's recovery.


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James runs for 288 to lift No. 10 Oregon (AP)

TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24: Runningback LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks walks off the field before the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. The Ducks defeated the Wildcats 56-31. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LaMichael James kept zipping and zagging through the desert night, playing the Road Runner to Arizona's Wile E. Coyote. By the time he had finished slashing his way through and around the Wildcats on Saturday night, he had a school record 288 yards. He also broke the Oregon mark for career rushing touchdowns with two scores to lead the No.


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No. 1 Oklahoma rallies past Missouri (AP)

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, left, greets university President David Boren before an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011

For the first time, Landry Jones found himself leading Oklahoma on Owen Field with another team in the lead. As it turned out, it wasn't that much different than any other time the top-ranked Sooners play at home. Jones hooked up with All-American Ryan Broyles for 154 yards and three touchdowns, leading Oklahoma out of a rare deficit at home to beat Missouri 38-28 on Saturday night.


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No. 7 Ok. St. rallies by No. 8 Texas A&M (AP)

Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) signals a first down after a penalty call against Texas A&M during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in College Station, Texas. Oklahoma State beat Texas A&M 30-29.

Oklahoma State didn't panic when it was down by 17 points to eighth-ranked Texas A&M at halftime on Saturday. It wasn't anything new to the seventh-ranked Cowboys, after they bounced back from a big first-half deficit last year to beat the Aggies. Brandon Weeden threw for a school-record 438 yards and two scores and Justin Blackmon and Josh Cooper combined for 244 yards receiving as...


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Boyd leads No. 21 Clemson by No. 11 FSU (AP)

Florida State running back Chris Thompson (23) is tackled by Clemson linebacker Quandon Christian (34) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 35-30.

Clemson's Chad Morris can't wait to see what happens when the 21st-ranked Tigers truly master his offense. Not that things have gone too badly so far. No. 21 Clemson knocked off a ranked opponent for the second straight week as Tajh Boyd threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in a 35-30 victory over No.


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No. 3 Alabama overwhelms No. 14 Arkansas (AP)

Arkansas running back Ronnie Wingo Jr., right, is stopped by Alabama defensive lineman Jesse Williams (54) in the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

No. 3 Alabama turned the showdown with the Southeastern Conference's No. 1 offense into a showcase for the top defense. And the Crimson Tide's special teams. Trent Richardson, too, of course. Richardson rushed for 120 yards and caught a 61-yard touchdown pass and the Tide defense pretty much unplugged No.


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Pierce among ex-Jayhawks at alumni game (AP)

With the Jayhawks' football team having a bye this weekend, basketball took center stage at Kansas on Saturday thanks to the NBA lockout. Boston Celtics guard Paul Pierce and 22 other former Jayhawks played in the first "Legends of the Phog" alumni game at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas fans got to see four decades of Jayhawks play in the game, which ended in a 111-111 tie a day after the...

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Lavin needs different cancer treatment (AP)

St. John's coach Steve Lavin was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year.

St. John's basketball coach Steve Lavin needs to take a different method in treating his prostate cancer, but doesn't expect it to interfere with the upcoming season. The 47-year-old Lavin, diagnosed with the disease last September, waited until April to announce his illness. He said then he was told he could delay treatment until after last basketball season, his first at St.


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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Paterno on sideline as Penn St. rolls (AP)

Penn State running back Joe Suhey (37) celebrates his second quarter touchdown with Justin Brown (19) during an NCAA college football game against Eastern Michigan in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.

Matt McGloin threw for three touchdowns and Penn State welcomed coach Joe Paterno back to the sideline with a 34-6 win Saturday over Eastern Michigan. Penn State (3-1) held the Eagles (2-2) to 68 on the ground -- 221 below its season average -- and forced three first-half turnovers. Nick Sukay's interception late in the half set up the second of McGloin's scoring strikes, a 5-yarder to...


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Robinson helps Hoke top former team SDSU (AP)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 24: Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke and Robert Gregorio #21 of San Diego State meet on the field after the game at Michigan Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated San Diego 28-7. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Quarterback Denard Robinson ran for three scores in the first half to give No. 22 Michigan a three-touchdown lead and finished with a season-high 200 yards rushing, helping the Wolverines beat San Diego State 28-7. The Wolverines (4-0) sputtered Saturday on offense after halftime because Robinson struggled again in the passing game, completing just 8 of 17 passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns.


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No. 11 FSU to start freshman QB Trickett (AP)

Florida State freshman quarterback Clint Trickett will make his first career start for the 11th-ranked Seminoles at No. 21 Clemson on Saturday. The school announced about an hour before the game that Trickett would play for injured starter EJ Manuel. Trickett had taken all the snaps at practice this week as Manuel dealt with an injury to his left, non-throwing shoulder that he hurt in Florida...

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Hoffman's 93-yard return TD lifts BYU (AP)

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall wasn't sure how his players would respond following an embarrassing 44-point loss at home to instate rival Utah. They responded in a special way. Cody Hoffman returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and BYU's special teams set up another score in a 24-17 victory Friday night over Central Florida.

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No. 1 Sooners seek redemption vs. Mizzou (AP)

The rush onto the field was a long hoped-for release for Missouri fans, a celebration of a monumental upset after so much heartache over the years -- and so much recently against Oklahoma. The Sooners haven't forgotten. All-American Ryan Broyles remembers being surrounded by smack-talking fans as he tried to get off of Faurot Field a year ago following the 36-27 loss that knocked Oklahoma from...

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Cowboys, Aggies brace for top 10 clash (AP)

Oklahoma State football players form a circle as they arrive for an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in College Station, Texas.

When No. 7 Oklahoma State meets eighth-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday, it will be the first Top 10 matchup at Kyle Field since 1975. Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman couldn't believe it had been that long. "That's news to me," he said. "That seems like it's a little long of a wait obviously." After such an extended drought, the high stakes game featuring a pair of powerful...


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Ex-UConn star George faces Ponzi charges (AP)

Tate George, who hit one of the most memorable shots in UConn basketball history and then went on to a brief NBA career, surrendered to federal authorities in New Jersey on Friday to face charges stemming from what prosecutors say was a Ponzi scheme. George used his company, which he purported to be a real estate investment firm, to run a more than $2 million scam, prosecutors said.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Other sports may boost UConn's resume (AP)

The discussion over where Connecticut might fit in a revised college conference landscape has centered around the school's football and basketball programs, but University President Susan Herbst says there are other key considerations. Herbst tells The Associated Press she is concerned with how any change might impact all 24 athletic programs and the 700 athletes involved.

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Mountaineers eager for shot against LSU (AP)

The changing landscape of college football has so far left out West Virginia. Ignored during recent expansion by the Atlantic Coast Conference that welcomed fellow-Big East schools Syracuse and Pittsburgh, the Mountaineers must be wondering what they can do to convince others they're as attractive as bigger-market schools Perhaps a statement game would help, and No 16 West Virginia (3-0) gets...

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FSU QB Manuel questionable vs. Clemson (AP)

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher isn't so sure injured quarterback EJ Manuel will play Saturday. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is. "I expect him to play," the Tigers coach said this week as No. 21 Clemson gets ready to host the 11th-ranked Seminoles in an Atlantic Coast Conference game. Manuel hurt his left, non-throwing shoulder in a 23-13 loss to No.

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Cowboys, Aggies brace for top 10 clash (AP)

When No. 7 Oklahoma State meets eighth-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday, it will be the first Top 10 matchup at Kyle Field since 1975. Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman couldn't believe it had been that long. "That's news to me," he said. "That seems like it's a little long of a wait obviously." After such an extended drought, the high stakes game featuring a pair of powerful...

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Arkansas, Alabama ready for SEC showdown (AP)

It's air-it-out Arkansas versus bullying `Bama in a meeting of two ranked division rivals with title aspirations. The No. 3 Crimson Tide vs. the 14th-ranked Razorbacks -- it's the marquee matchup this weekend in the season-long Southeastern Conference scramble. Alabama and Nick Saban's powerful defense welcomes Bobby Petrino and Arkansas's potent passing attack into Bryant-Denny...

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Michigan's Hoke set to face former team (AP)

Brady Hoke was born and raised in Ohio and climbed the coaching ladder in the Midwest except for a stint as an Oregon State assistant. Hoke left Lloyd Carr's staff at Michigan to take a shot at leading his first team, Ball State, in 2003. After turning around his alma mater over six seasons, he went to coach San Diego State.

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Ohio State to start freshman QB Miller (AP)

An 18-year-old true freshman is being given the keys to the Ohio State offense. Interim coach Luke Fickell made it official on Thursday when he announced that Braxton Miller would take over as the starting quarterback against Colorado on Saturday. Fifth-year senior Joe Bauserman had started the first three games for the Buckeyes (2-1), but the passing game -- with Bauserman and Miller splitting...

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Binding TV deal may keep Big 12 together (AP)

Texas' Longhorn Network has complicated the school's potential departure from the Big 12.

Seemingly headed for disaster, the Big 12 Conference may have come up with a way to stick around. Oklahoma President David Boren said all nine remaining schools -- all those except for Texas A&M -- have "agreed" to give a six-year grant of their first- and second-tier television rights to the Big 12 for the next six years.


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Top Hokies WR Boykin won't face Marshall (AP)

Virginia Tech career receptions leader Jarrett Boykin will miss the No. 13 Hokies' game at Marshall on Saturday with a hamstring injury. The school said Thursday that Boykin was injured in practice this week, but did not disclose which leg was hurt. The Hokies hope to have Boykin back when they open their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule next weekend at home against Clemson.

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Other sports may boost UConn's resume (AP)

The discussion over where Connecticut might fit in a revised college conference landscape has centered around the school's football and basketball programs, but University President Susan Herbst says there are other key considerations. "For us it goes so far beyond football and basketball, and I know that that is everybody's obsession," she told The Associated Press this week.

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Ex-UConn star George faces Ponzi charges (AP)

Tate George, who hit one of the most memorable shots in UConn basketball history and then went on to a brief NBA career, surrendered to federal authorities in New Jersey on Friday to face charges stemming from what prosecutors say was a Ponzi scheme. George used his company, which he purported to be a real estate investment firm, to run a more than $2 million investment fraud scam, prosecutors...

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Binding TV deal may keep Big 12 together (AP)

Texas' Longhorn Network has complicated the school's potential departure from the Big 12.

Seemingly headed for disaster, the Big 12 Conference may have come up with a way to stick around. Oklahoma President David Boren said all nine remaining schools -- all those except for Texas A&M -- have "agreed" to give a six-year grant of their first- and second-tier television rights to the Big 12 for the next six years.


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Thursday, September 22, 2011

ACC finds solid ground in unstable times (AP)

The Atlantic Coast Conference has emerged as an attractive football conference. After a shaky start in conference realignment roulette, the basketball-rich ACC rebounded and became the first power conference to reach 14 teams. That seemed to be an unlikely scenario a few weeks ago when the Southeastern Conference looked it might snatch up one -- or more -- ACC schools.

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Big 12 commish Beebe likely on way out (AP)

Texas' Longhorn Network has complicated the school's potential departure from the Big 12.

Big 12 leaders will meet Thursday, trying to find ways to stabilize the conference, including changing the leadership. Former Big Eight Commissioner Chuck Neinas told The Associated Press on Thursday morning that he has been contacted by members of the Big 12 about possibly replacing commissioner Dan Beebe on an interim basis, and that he's interested.


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Oregon State WR Rodgers cleared to play (AP)

Oregon State flanker James Rodgers, coming off two knee surgeries, has been cleared to play against UCLA on Saturday. Coach Mike Riley said Rodgers, who was granted a fifth year of eligibility after he was injured last season, will start. "He looks good to me. Looks fast. Catches the ball," Riley told reporters at practice on Wednesday.

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Ex-Mizzou RB found guilty of sex assault (AP)

Former Missouri running back and team leader Derrick Washington was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting a former tutor who said he attacked her in her sleep. A Boone County Circuit Court jury deliberated 2 1/2 hours after a two-day trial before delivering its verdict late Wednesday afternoon. Washington, who faces a possible seven-year prison sentence, hung his head as jurors individually...

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Kansas regents hopeful Big 12 survives (AP)

The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday reaffirmed support for Kansas and Kansas State to remain members of the Big 12 Conference. Regent Chairman Ed McKechnie said after the nine-member board met in executive session that he was pleased with the work by the two universities' leaders to stay engaged in saving the conference.

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Big East targeting Navy, Air Force (AP)

Navy and Air Force are the top choices for Big East expansion, but as football-only members, a person with knowledge of the discussions tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the conference does not want to publicly disclose its plans. Navy is an independent and has played in a bowl eight straight seasons.

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ACC finds solid ground in unstable times (AP)

The Atlantic Coast Conference has emerged as an attractive football conference. After a shaky start in conference realignment roulette, the basketball-rich ACC rebounded and became the first power conference to reach 14 teams. That seemed to be an unlikely scenario a few weeks ago when the Southeastern Conference looked it might snatch up one -- or more -- ACC schools.

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Big 12 commish Beebe likely on way out (AP)

Texas' Longhorn Network has complicated the school's potential departure from the Big 12.

Big 12 leaders will meet Thursday, trying to find ways to stabilize the conference, including changing the leadership. Former Big Eight Commissioner Chuck Neinas told The Associated Press on Thursday morning that he has been contacted by members of the Big 12 about possibly replacing commissioner Dan Beebe on an interim basis, and that he's interested.


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Kansas regents hopeful Big 12 survives (AP)

The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday reaffirmed support for Kansas and Kansas State to remain members of the Big 12 Conference. Regent Chairman Ed McKechnie said after the nine-member board met in executive session that he was pleased with the work by the two universities' leaders to stay engaged in saving the conference.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Texas president: Revenue split an option (AP)

Texas officials said Wednesday they are open to a new revenue-sharing model in the Big 12 and have already suggested that top-level television and cable money be shared equally. But Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds says Texas doesn't want to share the money from its Longhorn Network, a 20-year, $300 million deal with ESPN.

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Kansas regents to meet, discuss Big 12 (AP)

The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday moved up the time of a scheduled executive session to discuss the future of the Big 12 Conference, and how any changes would affect Kansas and Kansas State. Regent Chairman Ed McKechnie said the board would meet Wednesday afternoon instead of Thursday because of the pace of discussions taking place throughout the conference at various levels "Our...

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Pac-12 decides it won't expand further (AP)

Texas' Longhorn Network has complicated the school's potential departure from the Big 12.

The seismic shift in college athletics has once again been diverted. Unless there is a major surprise looming, the latest round of conference realignment will only produce a handful of changes. The 16-team superconference is again on hold. The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors decided late Tuesday night not to expand, leaving Texas and Oklahoma to figure out a way to get along in the Big 12.


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Big East: Members committed to staying (AP)

Big East Commissioner John Marinatto says all the members of his conference are committed to staying together. The presidents and athletic directors from the Big East football schools met for 3 hours at a Manhattan hotel Tuesday. Marinatto says each member pledged to remain in the conference and the league is aggressively searching for replacements for Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

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Oklahoma suspends WR Franks indefinitely (AP)

Starting wide receiver Trey Franks was suspended indefinitely by No. 1 Oklahoma on Tuesday for an unspecified violation of team rules. Coach Bob Stoops announced the suspension for Franks, who is the team's third-leading receiver with seven catches for 74 yards this season. He's also one of the Sooners' kickoff returners.

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Missouri curators to meet Thursday (AP)

The Missouri Board of Curators has set a public meeting for Thursday morning followed by an executive session. The meeting was scheduled after the Southeastern Conference issued a statement Tuesday saying it had not extended an invitation to Missouri to leave the fast-disintegrating Big 12, contradicting a media report.

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TCU's pending move to Big East now shaky (AP)

When TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte was explaining his school's decision last year to leave the Mountain West Conference, he pointed out that it wasn't the same league the Horned Frogs had joined. Neither is the Big East Conference, which the Horned Frogs are supposed to join next year.

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Sugar Bowl donations violated tax laws (AP)

The Sugar Bowl acknowledged it made several campaign donations to then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana in the mid-2000s -- in violation of federal tax law -- and a group has filed a complaint about the matter with the IRS. Sugar Bowl spokesman John Sudsbury said Tuesday that bowl representatives mistakenly bought tickets for fundraising dinners for the Democratic governor in 2004 and 2006,...

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Texas president: Revenue split an option (AP)

Texas officials said Wednesday they are open to a new revenue-sharing model in the Big 12 and have already suggested that top-level television and cable money be shared equally. But Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds says Texas doesn't want to share the money from its Longhorn Network, a 20-year, $300 million deal with ESPN.

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Kansas regents to meet, discuss Big 12 (AP)

The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday moved up the time of a scheduled executive session to discuss the future of the Big 12 Conference, and how any changes would affect Kansas and Kansas State. Regent Chairman Ed McKechnie said the board would meet Wednesday afternoon instead of Thursday because of the pace of discussions taking place throughout the conference at various levels "Our...

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ACC adds Pitt, Syracuse from Big East (AP)

ACC Commissioner John Swofford says he's very comfortable with 14 teams.

In a story Sept. 18 about the Atlantic Coast Conference's addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, The Associated Press reported that a settlement of a lawsuit was reached in 2005. The story should have made clear that the $5 million agreement settled the lawsuit against Miami and Boston College by four Big East schools, after a judge dismissed claims against the ACC.


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Arrested Quinnipiac players stay on team (AP)

Two Quinnipiac University basketball players arrested over the weekend on assault charges remain on the team pending the results of a university investigation into the incident. Senior guard James Johnson, the team's leading scorer a year ago, and sophomore Ike Azotam, a 6-foot-6 forward, were charged early Sunday morning with assault and breach of peace following a fight on campus.

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Pac-12 decides it won't expand further (AP)

Texas' Longhorn Network has complicated the school's potential departure from the Big 12.

The seismic shift in college athletics has once again been diverted. Unless there is a major surprise looming, the latest round of conference realignment will only produce a handful of changes. The 16-team superconference is again on hold. The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors decided late Tuesday night not to expand, leaving Texas and Oklahoma to figure out a way to get along in the Big 12.


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Big East: Members committed to staying (AP)

Big East Commissioner John Marinatto says all the members of his conference are committed to staying together. The presidents and athletic directors from the Big East football schools met for 3 hours at a Manhattan hotel Tuesday. Marinatto says each member pledged to remain in the conference and the league is aggressively searching for replacements for Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

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Syracuse, sad Boeheim ready to move on (AP)

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim is wistful about his alma mater's decision to leave the Big East Conference, but he says it's time to move on. "If we were leaving the old Big East, I'd probably be upset," Boeheim said Tuesday in an interview on Syracuse radio station WSKO.

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Calhoun wants UConn in best conference (AP)

Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun says he wants Connecticut to become part of the nation's best basketball conference -- whatever that will be. Calhoun spoke to The Associated Press by telephone Monday about UConn's future following the departure of Syracuse and Pittsburgh from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Hall of Famer Gavitt dies at 73 (AP)

Dave Gavitt had an impact on the world of basketball. From a career as a successful coach to changing the face of college sports to introducing the Olympics to a Dream Team, Gavitt's touch was everywhere. His death Friday night after a long illness was confirmed by his family Saturday. He died in a hospital near his hometown of Rumford, R.I.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Spurrier: Gamecocks not in big trouble (AP)

Steve Spurrier says he follows the rules and doesn't believe South Carolina will face serious punishment from the NCAA's allegations regarding his program. The NCAA outlined three potentially major violations in its letter of allegations sent to South Carolina on Monday. The NCAA says South Carolina athletes received $55,000 in impermissible benefits for staying at a hotel for a reduced...

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Sun Devils DE Onyeali to miss 6 weeks (AP)

Arizona State starting defensive end Junior Onyeali (on-yay-lee) is expected to miss at least six weeks due to torn knee cartilage. Onyeali, the Pac-12 defensive freshman of the year last season, was injured in the first quarter of the Sun Devils' 17-14 loss at Illinois on Saturday. Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson said Onyeali will have surgery on Thursday after an MRI revealed a torn...

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Illinois QB Scheelhaase OK to play (AP)

Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (SHEEL' -hows) briefly left Saturday's win over Arizona State with a shoulder injury but head coach Ron Zook says he's fine and should have no problems playing this weekend. Zook said Tuesday that the right-handed Scheelhaase bruised his throwing shoulder on a hit last Saturday.

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Big East football schools set to meet (AP)

Three people with knowledge of the meeting say the presidents and athletic directors from the Big East football schools will meet Tuesday night in New York City to discuss the league's future. USA Today first reported the meeting. The Big East is trying to figure out what's next now that Pittsburgh and Syracuse have announced they are leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Sugar Bowl donations violated tax laws (AP)

The Sugar Bowl made several campaign donations to then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana in the mid-2000s, in violation of federal tax law, according to a group that filed a complaint about the donations with the IRS. Sugar Bowl spokesman John Sudsbury said Tuesday that bowl representatives mistakenly bought tickets for fundraising dinners for the Democratic governor in 2004 and 2006, totaling...

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Surgery ends Texas QB Gilbert's season (AP)

Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who lost his starting job after the second game, will miss the rest of the season for the No. 19 Longhorns after having surgery on his right throwing shoulder. Gilbert was hurt in the first game against Rice but the injury was not disclosed until Tuesday, the day he had surgery.

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Florida S Elam settles alcohol charge (AP)

Florida safety Matt Elam has settled a misdemeanor alcohol possession charge. The sophomore from West Palm Beach pleaded no contest to possession of alcohol by a minor Monday. He agreed to pay $291 in court fees, do 12 hours of community service and pay a one-time fee of $40 for six months of supervised probation.

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Dallas Baptist joining WAC for baseball in 2013 (AP)

Dallas Baptist is joining the Western Athletic Conference in baseball starting in 2013. The Patriots have twice made the NCAA tournament as an independent. As an affiliate member of the WAC, Dallas Baptist will compete for the conference championship and the league's automatic NCAA berth. Next season, the Patriots will play a full Missouri Valley Conference schedule but won't be eligible for...

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Big East, Big 12 officials talk merger (AP)

Coach Mike Sherman and Texas A&M have been accepted to the SEC.

The Big East and Big 12 might join together in their fight for survival. School and conference officials from the two leagues have been discussing ways to merge what's left of them if Texas and Oklahoma leave the Big 12, a person involved in the discussions told The Associated Press. The person, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk publicly about what is...


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Cal State Bakersfield baseball to join WAC (AP)

Cal State Bakersfield's baseball program will join the Western Athletic Conference as an affiliate member in March 2013, along with Dallas Baptist, making the WAC a 10-team baseball conference. The Roadrunners' program began three years ago under coach Bill Kernen. They were 33-22 last season.

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Sooners give Stoops $34.5M over 7 years (AP)

Two days after winning one of the college football season's early marquee games, Bob Stoops was rewarded Monday with a new contract extension that could keep him as the coach of top-ranked Oklahoma through 2018 and pay him $34.5 million over the next seven years. Oklahoma's board of regents voted to give Stoops a $75,000 bump in his annual salary and a handful of bonuses that will reward...

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UCLA's Dixon to miss senior season (AP)

UCLA forward Jasmine Dixon will miss the upcoming basketball season after rupturing her right Achilles' tendon during a team workout Monday. A team spokesman says the senior will undergo surgery on Thursday. Dixon was the team's second-leading scorer at 12.1 points a game. She led the Bruins in rebounding and steals last season and was an honorable mention AP All-American after helping the...

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Big East, Big 12 officials talk merger (AP)

Coach Mike Sherman and Texas A&M have been accepted to the SEC.

The Big East and Big 12 might join together in their fight for survival. School and conference officials from the two leagues have been discussing ways to merge what's left of them if Texas and Oklahoma leave the Big 12, a person involved in the discussions told The Associated Press. The person, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk publicly about what is...


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UCLA G Anderson suspended for opener (AP)

UCLA senior guard Jerime Anderson has been suspended for the season opener on Nov. 11 after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges involving the theft of a laptop. It was already announced that he would miss the Bruins' exhibition game against Cal State San Bernardino on Nov. 6. Coach Ben Howland said Monday that Anderson has been "very remorseful" in admitting his mistake and...

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Monday, September 19, 2011

UNC to vacate all 16 wins from 2008-09 (AP)

North Carolina will vacate all 16 football victories from the 2008 and 2009 seasons, as well as reduce scholarships and put its program on two years of probation as self-imposed penalties following an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct. In Monday's response to the NCAA's notice of allegations outlining nine violations, the school says it will cut three...

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Stanford top tackler Skov out for season (AP)

Linebacker and leading tackler Shayne Skov is out for the season with a left knee injury, dealing a blow to No. 5 Stanford's bid for a Pac-12 title and national championship. The school made the announcement Monday. Skov injured his knee in the second quarter of the Cardinal's 37-10 victory at Arizona on Saturday night.

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Texas, Oklahoma to jump conferences? (AP)

The conference realignment shuffle has shifted to the Big 12, with all eyes on Oklahoma and Texas. The regents governing the two powerhouse programs scheduled meetings two hours apart Monday afternoon to discuss conference affiliation, with the chance that either one -- or both -- could join now ACC-bound Pittsburgh and Syracuse in making a move.

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FSU QB Manuel to have shoulder examined (AP)

Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel's injured left shoulder is being evaluated by a specialist. Manuel hurt his nonthrowing shoulder in the third quarter of the Seminoles' 23-13 loss Saturday night to top-ranked Oklahoma. Coach Jimbo Fisher has said it could be anywhere from a day to two weeks before Manuel can play again.

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Win over Auburn gets Clemson into poll (AP)

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney likes what the Tigers did against defending national champion Auburn. He thinks his team is capable of even more. That's hard to imagine, particularly on offense where Clemson rolled up 624 yards to end Auburn's 17-game winning streak with a 38-24 victory. But Swinney says his team has won nothing yet, except their first three games.

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Vols top receiver Hunter out for season (AP)

Tennessee receiver Justin Hunter has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will need season-ending surgery. School officials announced Hunter's injury in a statement Sunday night, saying the sophomore receiver will miss the rest of this season. He is expected to return for spring practice. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound wideout was hurt on Tennessee's first passing play in Saturday's 33-23 loss...

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Enough-is-enough attitude sparks Irish (AP)

Michael Floyd had 79 catches for 1,025 yards and 12 TDs last season.

Now that Notre Dame has finally tasted victory, coach Brian Kelly would love for his team to maintain a similar approach to the one that helped the Irish beat Michigan State and break into the win column. "They're not going to forget the fact that they let two games slip away. ... You want that feeling of 'we're not going to let this happen again, enough is enough,'" Kelly...


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Calhoun wants UConn in best conference (AP)

Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun says he wants Connecticut to become part of the nation's best basketball conference -- whatever that will be. Calhoun spoke to the Associated Press by telephone Monday about UConn's future following the departure of Syracuse and Pittsburgh's from Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Texas, Oklahoma to jump conferences? (AP)

The conference realignment shuffle has shifted to the Big 12, with all eyes on Oklahoma and Texas. The regents governing the two powerhouse programs scheduled meetings two hours apart Monday afternoon to discuss conference affiliation, with the chance that either one -- or both -- could join now ACC-bound Pittsburgh and Syracuse in making a move.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Buckeyes' nation-best run in Top 25 ends (AP)

Nick Saban can't be happy that his team dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 in the AP poll.

Mark another loss for Ohio State in a year full of setbacks. The Buckeyes fell out of The Associated Press college football rankings for the first time in nearly seven years, ending the nation's longest streak of appearances in the Top 25. Coming off a 24-6 beating at Miami, the Buckeyes dropped from No.


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ACC adds Pitt, Syracuse from Big East (AP)

ACC Commissioner John Swofford says he's very comfortable with 14 teams.

The Atlantic Coast Conference has extended its northern reach, adding Pittsburgh and Syracuse. Now the question becomes, will the league stop there -- or keep growing to 16? The ACC announced Sunday that its council of presidents unanimously voted to accept those two schools, a move that increases its membership to 14 and sends the Big East scrambling -- again -- to replace two of its cornerstone...


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No. 8 Cowboys sleepwalk by Tulsa 59-33 (AP)

Tulsa quarterback G.J. Kinne (4) is attended to by team medical staff after a late hit in the first half during their NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in Tulsa, Okla. Kinne went to the locker room after suffering an apparent knee injury. The game was delayed by a severe thunderstorm.

The clock struck midnight and the game still hadn't started. Loaded up on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and stir crazy from three hours spent waiting out a rain delay, No. 8 Oklahoma State showed its offense can click at any hour in a 59-33 victory against Tulsa early Sunday morning. Brandon Weeden threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns, Joseph Randle ran for 128 yards and three more...


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Luck powers Stanford in Pac-12 opener (AP)

TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 17: General view of action as the Stanford Cardinal kick off to the Arizona Wildcats during the college football game at Arizona Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. The Cardinal defeated the Wildcats 37-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Andrew Luck dinked and dunked passes, winged a few into impossibly tight spots. Stepfan Taylor churned out yards, more than he ever had. The big, powerful line seemed to get better and more bruising as the game wore on. Balanced and efficient, Stanford was a lot like Arizona would like to be -- heck, any team would like to be at this point.


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No. 1 Sooners beat No. 5 Seminoles 23-13 (AP)

Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) beats Oklahoma defensive back Javon Harris (30) for a fourth quarter touchdown during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Landry Jones' pass seemed like it would never come down. Kenny Stills waited in the end zone for what must have felt like an eternity, then reached high for a touchdown that gave No. 1 Oklahoma the type of rugged road victory that teams need to win national championships. Stills, playing for the first time this season after being suspended for the opener because of an offseason DUI arrest,...


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Irish top No. 15 Spartans for first win (AP)

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 17: Notre Dame fans celebrate a touchdown while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish play the Michigan State Spartans during the first half September 17, 2011at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Michigan State 31-13. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

No surprises this time for Notre Dame. Just a victory that kept them out of an 0-3 hole and showed they can finish a game when they have a lead. The Irish used two touchdown runs from Cierre Wood, an electrifying 89-yard kickoff return from freshman George Atkinson III and a key late interception from Robert Blanton to beat No.


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Long TD runs power No. 2 Alabama to rout (AP)

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 17: Wide receiver Marquis Maze #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs for a first down against North Texas in the first quarter on September 17, 2011 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Alabama's potent tailback tandem Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy took turns sprinting toward the end zone. North Texas never got there at all. Richardson and Lacy each had a pair of long touchdown runs and career rushing highs of 160-plus yards to make a little backfield history, and No. 2 Alabama's defense smothered the Mean Green in a 41-0 victory Saturday night.


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Oregon gets formal notice of NCAA probe (AP)

Oregon has received formal notice of the NCAA investigation into its program's use of recruiting services. The NCAA relayed the official Notice of Inquiry in a telephone call to Oregon President Richard Lariviere this week, the Ducks announced a few hours before No. 12 Oregon's game against Missouri State on Saturday.

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James runs for 204, 3 TDs as Ducks roll (AP)

An Oregon cheerleader dances during the second half of their NCAA college football game against Missouri State in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. Oregon won 56-7.

Oregon's LaMichael James was waiting to bust out with a big run. He got his chance against Missouri State. The Heisman Trophy finalist last season ran 90 yards for a score in the No. 12 Ducks' 56-7 victory over the lower division Bears on Saturday. He ran for a total of 204 yards and two additional scores.


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Clemson ends Auburn's 17-game win streak (AP)

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney yells after Clemson's 38-24 win over Auburn in an NCAA college football game at Clemson's Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Clemson, SC.

Auburn certainly misses Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Cam Newton. It may miss star defensive tackle Nick Fairley even more. No. 21 Auburn's luck ended Saturday along with its 17-game winning streak as Clemson piled up 624 yards in beating the defending national champions 38-24. "It's been a long time since we lost," Auburn safety Demetruce McNeal said.


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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Robinson runs for 198, Michigan now 3-0 (AP)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 17: Fitzgerald Toussaint #28 of the University of Michigan Wolverines scores on a 1-yard run in the third quarter during the game against Eastern Michigan Eagles at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Eastern Michigan 31-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Denard Robinson ran for 198 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, leading Michigan to a 31-3 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. The Wolverines (3-0) started poorly on both sides of the ball, trailing early in the second quarter, and finished strong. Robinson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to give Michigan a 28-3 lead late in the third quarter.


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