College Football

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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In this July 28, 2017, photo, Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus talks with members of the media during the team's media day in Madison, Wisc. Cephus says he’s taking a leave of absence from the team because he believes prosecutors intend to file criminal charges against him for an incident in April involving what he calls a “consensual relationship.” In a tweet late Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, Cephus didn’t specify what he is accused of but denied any wrongdoing and said he has been wrongfully accused. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 10:19 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus says he is taking a leave of absence from the team because he believes prosecutors intend to file criminal charges against him for an incident in April involving what he calls a "consensual relationship." In a tweet late Saturday, Cephus...
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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 - 9:32 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The investigation of how football coach Urban Meyer handled domestic violence accusations against an assistant has drawn attention to his obligation to report violations of Ohio State's sexual misconduct policy — a type of specificity becoming increasingly common in college...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson celebrates a Georgia win over Auburn in the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Wilson has been working with Georgia’s first-team offense at right tackle for much of preseason camp as the Bulldogs attempt to replace New England Patriots first-round draft pick Isaiah Wynn, who was the starting left tackle last season. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
August 18, 2018 - 1:37 am
Redshirt freshmen are becoming less common as more players contribute straight out of high school. They still can have an impact, though. That's particularly true on the offensive and defensive lines, where players regularly need that extra year to gain the physical strength necessary for the...
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August 17, 2018 - 8:14 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland Board of Regents has assumed authority over the investigation into the death of Jordan McNair, who collapsed during football practice and subsequently died. The board also voted to assume control of the commission formed to investigate the culture...
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