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  • USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

    USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:49:00 GMT
    Southern California administrators are examining the conflicting stories surrounding the injuries of cornerback Josh Shaw, whose heroic tale of rescue has been disputed.
    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.
  • Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

    Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:08:39 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

    Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:28:47 GMT
    North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation left a walk-on receiver with a possible...
    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...
  • College football begins with low-key opening game

    College football begins with low-key opening game

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:28:38 GMT
    Welcome back, college football!
    Welcome back, college football!
  • Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

    Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:51:40 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Sarkisian: USC looking into Shaw's heroic story

    Sarkisian: USC looking into Shaw's heroic story

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:58:09 GMT
    Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw's story that he sprained both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning.
    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.
  • UNC probing report of alleged hazing incident

    UNC probing report of alleged hazing incident

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:01:06 GMT
    North Carolina is investigating a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.
    North Carolina is investigating a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.
  • Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

    Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:40:02 GMT
    Former FBI director Louis Freeh has been hospitalized following a single-car crash in Vermont.
    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.
  • OSU's Meyer: Surgery on Braxton Miller successful

    OSU's Meyer: Surgery on Braxton Miller successful

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:10:31 GMT
    Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says that quarterback Braxton Miller's surgery went well.
    Braxton Miller came through surgery just fine.
  • Florida State's Fisher emerging as a top QB coach

    Florida State's Fisher emerging as a top QB coach

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:18:47 GMT
    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?
    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?
  • Malzahn: Johnson will start for Auburn at QB

    Malzahn: Johnson will start for Auburn at QB

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:50:32 GMT
    Jeremy Johnson will be No. 6 Auburn's starting quarterback against Arkansas, and Nick Marshall will play in the game at some point.
    Jeremy Johnson will be No. 6 Auburn's starting quarterback against Arkansas, and Nick Marshall will play in the game at some point.
  • Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season

    Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:49:40 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • USC's Shaw jumps from second floor to save nephew

    USC's Shaw jumps from second floor to save nephew

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:38:37 GMT
    Southern California senior cornerback Josh Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew, Carter, from drowning in a pool.
    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.
  • Michigan shrugs off bad memories of Appalachian St

    Michigan shrugs off bad memories of Appalachian St

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:50 AM EDT2014-08-26 07:50:15 GMT
    Drake Johnson will never forget it.
    Drake Johnson will never forget it.
  • Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

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

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:48 AM EDT2014-08-26 07:48:35 GMT
    The quarterback throws toward the sideline, where a receiver hauls the pass in, gets two feet down and flips the ball to the official.
    The quarterback throws toward the sideline, where a receiver hauls the pass in, gets two feet down and flips the ball to the official.
  • Ex-Missouri State player had severe brain trauma

    Ex-Missouri State player had severe brain trauma

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:50:00 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Meyer not kidding when he says Buckeyes are good

    Meyer not kidding when he says Buckeyes are good

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:27:23 GMT
    Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says standout quarterback Braxton Miller will have season-ending shoulder surgery Tuesday.
    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.
  • Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

    Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:37:00 GMT
    A former San Diego State football player wants a judge to reject the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it will deny billions in damages to athletes who suffered head injuries.
    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...
  • True freshman Brad Kaaya wins Miami QB job

    True freshman Brad Kaaya wins Miami QB job

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:16:39 GMT
    Brad Kaaya arrived on Miami's campus in May. Barely three months later, the true freshman is already the Hurricanes' starting quarterback.
    Brad Kaaya arrived on Miami's campus in May. Barely three months later, the true freshman is already the Hurricanes' starting quarterback.
  • South Carolina's Spurrier ready for kickoff

    South Carolina's Spurrier ready for kickoff

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:07:08 GMT
    Steve Spurrier's done with "talking season" and is ready to see No. 9 South Carolina live up to the high expectations it has dealt with since finishing a third straight year with 11 wins.
    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.
  • Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision

    Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:05:05 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Column: A salute to football's worst of the worst

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

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:55:37 GMT
    This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama.
    This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama.
  • Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

    Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:46:01 GMT
    An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there...
    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...
  • Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

    Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:34:57 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start

    Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:24:50 GMT
    Johnny Manziel pulled off his orange helmet, dropped to his left knee and watched from the side as Brian Hoyer worked with Cleveland's starting offense during practice.
    On one knee and far from the action, quarterback Johnny Manziel leaned on his orange helmet and watched.
  • Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

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

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:25 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

    Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:45:59 GMT
    Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Brian Hoyer as starter over hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel.
    Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job.
  • Kent State starting center dies at 21

    Kent State starting center dies at 21

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:39 GMT
    Kent State says one of its football players has died and that police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue.
    Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.
  • On day 2 after Miller's injury, Buckeyes moving on

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

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:53:45 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season

    Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:14:25 GMT
    Ohio State says it will update the status of star quarterback Braxton Miller, who reportedly reinjured his throwing shoulder during practice.
    Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes.
  • Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

    Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:04:48 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:25:02 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:54:42 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Oklahoma RB Mixon suspended for season

    Oklahoma RB Mixon suspended for season

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:43:38 GMT
    Oklahoma has suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the season after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault.
    Oklahoma has suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the season after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault.
  • Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

    Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:33:43 GMT
    On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.
    On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.
  • Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

    Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:35:33 GMT
    On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.
    On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.
  • BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

    BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:24:03 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits

    Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:32:43 GMT
    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he needs to do a better job of creating an environment in which players know they are accountable after learning four are being investigated for suspected academic dishonesty.
    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...
  • AP poll: defending champion Florida St is No. 1

    AP poll: defending champion Florida St is No. 1

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:44:56 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Hill to take over at QB for Manziel at Texas A&M

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

    Saturday, August 16 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-08-16 23:32:32 GMT
    Kenny Hill is taking over for Johnny Football.
    Kenny Hill is taking over for Johnny Football.
  • Pick 6: College football coaches on the rise

    Pick 6: College football coaches on the rise

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-16 15:50:22 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Pick 6: Coaches on the hot seat entering 2014

    Pick 6: Coaches on the hot seat entering 2014

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-16 15:50:16 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • ND looking at 4 football players in academic probe

    ND looking at 4 football players in academic probe

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:50 AM EDT2014-08-16 07:50:35 GMT
    Notre Dame says it is investigating "suspected academic dishonesty" involving several students, including four members of the football team.
    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.
  • Kings sign 1st NBA player of Indian descent

    Kings sign 1st NBA player of Indian descent

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:51:12 GMT
    Sim Bhullar has signed a contract to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp, becoming the first player of Indian descent to ink a deal with an NBA team.
    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.
  • Sun Devils lineman tells magazine he's gay

    Sun Devils lineman tells magazine he's gay

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:48:54 GMT
    Arizona State senior offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.
    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.
  • Golson regains job as Notre Dame's starting QB

    Golson regains job as Notre Dame's starting QB

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:49:22 GMT
    Everett Golson is Notre Dame's starting quarterback again.
    Everett Golson is Notre Dame's starting quarterback again.
  • Nebraska AD: Football program 'stable' with Pelini

    Nebraska AD: Football program 'stable' with Pelini

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:02:35 GMT
    Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst says the football program is stable under coach Bo Pelini.
    Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst did his part Wednesday to cool any speculation about coach Bo Pelini entering the season on the hot seat.
  • Penn St. trustees vote to stay course on sanctions

    Penn St. trustees vote to stay course on sanctions

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-13 15:09:34 GMT
    A divided Penn State board is endorsing a potential legal settlement that would keep its $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal within Pennsylvania, and members are also expressing support for continued...
    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...
  • Heisman repeat won't be easy for FSU's Winston

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

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:29 AM EDT2014-08-13 07:29:08 GMT
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved - win the Heisman Trophy twice.
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved - win the Heisman Trophy twice.
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