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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014, file photo, Florida State's Jameis Winston (5) throws during the first half of the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game against Auburn in Pasadena, Calif. Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Ballot breakdown: FSU tops in preseason poll

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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 this month: ’Noles Nation domination Finish No. 1. Start No. 1. Even Bobby Bowden’s best Florida State teams never did that. Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles will. Jameis Winston and the defending … 0

Report: Notre Dame dismisses 4 players

Friday, August 15, 2014

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — For decades, Notre Dame has tried to balance its desire to be one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country while still maintaining a football program that could compete on a national level. In the last year, those two dynamics have never been more at odds, with numerous academic suspensions rocking the school’s athletic department. But none … 0

Teams to watch from outside 5 major conferences

Friday, August 15, 2014

The BCS may be a thing of the past, but there’s still room in the new system for a variation of the traditional “BCS buster.” College football’s new postseason format guarantees one team from the American Athletic Conference, Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference or Sun Belt a spot in the Peach, Fiesta or Cotton bowls, assuming one of those teams doesn’t end … 0

Turnaround time is now for Minutemen

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

AMHERST — Seven months ago, the UMass athletic administration decided to face its uncertain football future by reaching back into its successful recent past. Mark Whipple enters the first season of his second tour of duty as the … 0

NCAA loses Ed O’Bannon case: Judge rules college players can get share of revenue

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A federal judge ruled against the NCAA on Friday, opening the door for college athletes to share in licensing revenue. The ruling by U.S. District judge Claudia Wilken in the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit allows for trust funds to be established for college football and basketball players, who can … 0

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer … 0

Maybe the NCAA isn’t bumbling idiot after all

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement Tuesday to create … 0

Jerry Sandusky’s son discusses alleged sexual abuse

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — An adopted son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is providing details of the alleged sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his father. Matt Sandusky, who was initially a foster child of the … 0

Young players led charge to Vandy’s championship

Thursday, June 26, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin figured last year was his baseball program’s best chance to win its first national championship. It was the 2014 team that got the job done, starting four sophomores and two freshmen … 0

Costa Rica shocks Italy, 1-0

Friday, June 20, 2014

Mario Balotelli tweeted that he would welcome a peck on the cheek from Queen Elizabeth II as a reward if his Italy team kept alive England’s chances to advance in the World Cup by downing Costa Rica. Final score: Costa Rica 1, Italy 0. Does this mean the … 0

Fuleco: What’s an armadillo doing at the World Cup?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Who is Fuleco? He’s a blue-armored armadillo and you’re going to be seeing a lot of him during the next month of World Cup action. He’s the official FIFA World Cup mascot, and the name Fuleco derives from a blending of the Portuguese words for futebol (soccer) and … 0

SEC hands out record $309.6M for 2013-14

Friday, May 30, 2014

DESTIN, Fla. — Southeastern Conference revenue remains on the rise. It should make a major jump next year following the launch of the SEC Network. The SEC will distribute a record $309.6 million in revenue to its 14 member institutions, which equates to $20.9 million per school. Commissioner … 0

Women’s College World Series opens today

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Women’s College World Series used to seem more like the West Coast Invitational, with multiple entrants from the Pacific-12 Conference and Golden State squads such as California State-Fullerton and Fresno State frequenting the fields. … 0