College Football

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown carries the ball during the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Georgia, in Pasadena, Calif. Marquise "Hollywood" Brown made his mark last season as a speedster. Now that he's added tools and size in the offseason, he expects to be even more dangerous. He gained more than 1,000 yards receiving last season, and now, the junior is looking for more. He'll be a marked man when the seventh-ranked Sooners open on Sept. 1 against Florida Atlantic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 23, 2018 - 3:52 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Marquise "Hollywood" Brown showed up to Oklahoma with an exceptional gift that he relied on a bit too much. Brown was used to blowing by people with his speed, so he kept doing it. The junior college transfer finished with 1,095 yards receiving last season in his first year...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus is shown on the sideline before the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Ohio State, in Indianapolis. Cephus appeared in court in Madison, Wisc., on sexual assault charges, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.(AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
August 23, 2018 - 12:59 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus made his first court appearance Thursday on charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two drunken women this spring, a day after his attorneys asked the judge to dismiss one of the counts because they say the women weren't as impaired as...
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August 23, 2018 - 11:26 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on sexual assault charges against Wisconsin receive Quintez Cephus (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A court commissioner has set a $5,000 signature bond for Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus, who faces sexual assault charges. Prosecutors charged Cephus with second- and...
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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
August 22, 2018 - 11:29 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State's investigation into coach Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former Buckeyes assistant coach (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Ohio State released the 23-page Independent Investigation Summary of Findings from an...
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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
August 22, 2018 - 9:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer was suspended by Ohio State on Wednesday for the first three games of the season for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after that coach's wife accused...
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File-This July 24, 2018, file photo shows Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer speaking at the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football Media Days in Chicago. The Big Ten East has been called the toughest division in college football, and that’s expected to be the case again this season even with the uncertainty surrounding Meyer and his defending conference champion Ohio State Buckeyes. (AP Photo/Annie Rice, File)
August 21, 2018 - 12:55 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Approval for funding an outside firm's two-week investigation of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer will wait until after university trustees meet privately Wednesday to discuss the findings. The investigation focuses on how Meyer handled years-old domestic violence...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2017, file photo, Ohio State receiver Parris Campbell, left, fends off Illinois defensive back Nate Hobbs during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Campbell was the best receiver last season, with 594 yards and three scoring grabs. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 21, 2018 - 10:06 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — During spring practice, coach Urban Meyer said Ohio State has failed to put an "elite" group of receivers on the field since the 2014 national championship squad that featured the likes of Devin Smith and Michael Thomas. This season's experienced corps of receivers heard about...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) celebrates his touchdown during overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, in Atlanta. The AP preseason Top 25 is out, and for the third straight year Alabama is No. 1. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
August 20, 2018 - 5:14 pm
Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat. The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes. No. 2 Clemson...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer stands along the sideline during the first half of the team's Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis. The investigation of how Meyer handled domestic violence accusations against an assistant has drawn attention to his contractual obligation to report violations of Ohio State’s sexual misconduct policy. It’s a type of specificity becoming increasingly common in college athletic contracts, especially for highly paid coaches who are standard-bearers for their universities. Sports law experts say such provisions clarify expectations for those employees and can make it easier for schools to fire them without compensation if they fall short. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 20, 2018 - 2:52 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State trustees set a private meeting for Wednesday to talk about the future of coach Urban Meyer as the university seeks to quickly move past a scandal that has consumed the football program for nearly a month. Meyer has been the subject of an investigation into the...
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In this Sept. 16, 2016, photo, then-McDonogh high school football lineman Jordan McNair watches from the sideline during a game in McDonogh, Md. Members of the Maryland football team will wear a helmet sticker with No. 79 to honor former teammate Jordan McNair, who collapsed during a practice session in May and subsequently died. In an announcement Monday morning, Aug. 20, 2018, the school said no player will wear his number for the next three years — the time during which he would have been eligible to play. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 1:20 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Members of the Maryland football team will wear a helmet sticker with No. 79 to honor former teammate Jordan McNair, who collapsed during a practice session in May and subsequently died. In an announcement Monday morning, the school said no player will wear his number for...
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