Graduate transfers ready to make impact for their new teams


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Graduate transfers ready to make impact for their new teams
Oregon’s Vernon Adams showed last year the difference a graduate transfer can make for his new team.

LSU Football team visits displaced Baton Rouge families

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Big 12 commissioner emails Houston about expansion procedure
An email Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby sent late last month to the president of the University of Houston says the conference has ”finalized our procedures for consideration of potential” new members.

SDPI: Bonita Vista 2016 Football Camp Insider
San Diego Prep Insider checks in with last season’s Division 3 champion Bonita Vista Barons as they prepare to take on Poway for their first game as a Division 2 team.

Tennessee offensive tackle Hall expected to miss 4-6 weeks
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee offensive tackle Chance Hall has had arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

ACC Preview: Will Hokies find balance in Fuente’s first season?
Justin Fuente aims to fill gigantic coaching shoes, but he brings his own successful track record and inherits a talent-rich Virginia Tech roster. Can the Hokies compete for the Coastal crown in Year 1?

McElwain names Del Rio starter for Gators season opener
Coach Jim McElwain announced Thursday afternoon that redshirt sophomore quarterback Luke Del Rio will start the season opener against UMass. Del Rio and fifth-year senior transfer Austin Appleby opened preseason camp competing for the job.

ACC Preview: Will Travon McMillian carry Virginia Tech offense in 2016?
New Hokies coach Justin Fuente inherits a talented roster filled with playmakers, but he needs to solve the program’s quarterback mystery.

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart to retire in June 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next summer after a five-year run that included consolidation of the men’s and women’s athletic departments, improvements in facilities and the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit.

Florida names Luke Del Rio starting QB for season opener
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida has named journeyman Luke Del Rio its starting quarterback for the Sept. 3 season opener against UMass.

USC trolls Alabama by selling ‘Roll Tears Roll’ t-shirts
Mayyyybe not the best idea …

Harbaugh up to $7M with Michigan paying insurance premiums
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is receiving $2 million a year on top of his base salary of $5 million.

Duke suspends 2, including starting S Carter, for 3 games
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke has suspended two players, including starting safety Phillip Carter, for the first three games of the season for unspecified reasons.

ACC launches digital channel Friday with focus on events
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) The Atlantic Coast Conference’s digital channel will launch Friday and live-stream 331 nonrevenue sporting events this fall for online viewing.

Former Husker Tagge punished by financial industry watchdog
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A financial industry watchdog organization has fined former Nebraska quarterback Jerry Tagge for breaking rules about borrowing money from clients.

The Latest: Mayor says stadium deal will help neighborhoods
ATLANTA (AP) The Latest on plans to redevelop Atlanta’s Turner Field for use by Georgia State University (all times local):

Mississippi RB Wilkins ruled academically ineligible
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi running back Jordan Wilkins has been ruled ineligible for the upcoming regular season because he has not met NCAA standards for progress toward a degree.

2016 Southland Conference Preview
(STATS) – Everywhere you turn in Southland Conference football, they’re talking about Sam Houston State.

Mayor: Turner Field deal will remake Atlanta’s south side
ATLANTA (AP) Turner Field, the home of the Atlanta Braves and the 1996 Olympics, will get its ”third life” when Georgia State University converts it to a college football stadium, Atlanta city leaders said Thursday.

Tar Heels aim to stop run, continue defensive turn
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) While North Carolina’s record-setting offense commanded headlines, the Tar Heels’ defensive improvement from awful to merely adequate was a key factor in matching a school record with 11 wins.

Another season of lofty expectations for Boise State
For a brief stretch of last season, Boise State lost its way.

Minnesota makes Keith Jordan acting LB coach for ill Sherels
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has named Keith Jordan the acting linebackers coach as Mike Sherels recovers from multiple surgeries for an undisclosed medical condition.

Colts need Dorsett, Moncrief to come up big in new offense
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett have a clear mission this season: Become consistent, quality receivers.

Harvey-Clemons aims higher as leader of Cardinals’ secondary
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Safety Josh Harvey-Clemons enters his second season with Louisville after an impressive debut last fall.

Stewart Mandel’s 2016 ACC predictions
Projecting every ACC team’s record this season

Ex-Jerry Sandusky lawyer who stole from clients gets prison
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) An attorney who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial has been sentenced to 5+ to 18 years in prison for stealing about $767,000 from clients.

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart announces retirement
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart says he is retiring effective June 30 after a five-year run in which he managed the consolidation of the men’s and women’s athletic departments while also dealing with plenty of controversy.

Depth-filled Razorbacks eager to continue SEC climb
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Like Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, Austin Allen remembers all too well how depleted the roster was when he arrived on campus as a freshman four years ago.

RG3 gets a tattoo of his new girlfriend’s name… and he’s not even divorced yet – ‘TMZ Sports’
Robert Griffin III got a tattoo of his new girlfriend’s name on his arm…before he got divorced.

Officer who called Tennessee’s Butch Jones loses assignment
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A Knoxville police officer who called Tennessee football coach Butch Jones during a rape investigation involving his players will no longer serve as the police department’s liaison to the football team.

Florida suspends Jalen Tabor, teammate for practice fight
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Jim McElwain insists he has no problem with anything star cornerback Jalen Tabor says off the field, even if it’s a little controversial.

No charges against UCLA punter Adam Searl
LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA punter Adam Searl won’t face criminal charges over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women.

Notre Dame QBs Kizer, Zaire will share duties vs. Texas
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire will share duties at quarterback

Wisconsin Badgers schedule breakdown
FOX Sports Wisconsin takes a look at the Wisconsin Badgers’ 2016 football schedule.

Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee debates Nick Wright about Fournette’s future – ‘The Herd’
Nick Wright and Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee debate whether Leonard Fournette should play this year at LSU.

Heisman runner-up McCaffrey ‘significantly’ better as junior
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Now here’s a scary thought for defenses facing Stanford this season.

Ex-Aggie player Isaiah Golden released from prison
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) A former Texas A&M player has been released from prison on probation after serving three months of a 10-year sentence for robbery.

Huskers’ practice performances impress Riley in trying times
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley is impressed with the resiliency his team has shown under difficult circumstances the past month.

Florida State defense hoping actions can back up swagger
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State’s defense has never lacked for swagger or confidence under Jimbo Fisher.

Frosh Jackson now in mix in Virginia Tech’s QB battle
Virginia Tech’s two-way battle at quarterback job is now a three-way race with freshman Josh Jackson having played himself into the mix.

Ex-Syracuse star Jim Brown to receive alumni award
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Jim Brown is being honored by the Syracuse University Alumni Association with the 2016 Arents Award.

Stone molding falls off Ohio University stadium; fix planned
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio University is working on repairs to its stadium after an 8-inch-thick piece of stone molding fell from the building’s exterior onto a sidewalk.

AP source: Florida suspends Tabor, Lewis for practice fight
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Jim McElwain has suspended standout cornerback Jalen Tabor and tight end C’yontai Lewis, saying neither will play in the team’s season opener against UMass.

NC State kickers Bambard, Haskins vie in camp for start
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Kyle Bambard remembers all the missed kicks that sapped his confidence early in his freshman year at North Carolina State. Now he’s working through the Wolfpack’s training camp with competition from a graduate transfer.

Larger than life coaches, predictable powers dominate 1970s
In the 1970s, college football was pretty predictable and coaches were larger than life.

Missouri looks to beef up anemic rush attack
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Highlighted by Leonard Fournette of LSU and Alabama’s Derrick Henry, the eventual Heisman trophy winner, the Southeastern Conference boasted some of the nation’s top rushing attacks in 2015.

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Notre Dame QBs Kizer, Zaire will share duties vs. Texas
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire will share duties at quarterback when the Fighting Irish open the season at Texas on Sept. 4.

Stewart Mandel’s 2016 Big 12 predictions
Projecting how every Big 12 team will do this season

2016 CAA Football Preview
(STATS) – Opinions vary on how strong New Hampshire will be in what is expected to be a particularly good season across CAA Football.

Ex- Sandusky attorney facing sentence in $767K client theft
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) An attorney who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his sex abuse trial faces sentencing for stealing about $767,000 from clients.

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. A full Olympic Digest has been sent. All times EDT:

Guys on the rise: Assistants who could be head coaches soon
Sixteen assistant coaches in 2015 will be starting their first full seasons as FBS head coaches, with seven of them landing jobs in Power Five conferences.

If South Carolina wins six games, Darius Rucker will play concert at school
Will Muschamp’s Gamecocks have incentive.

J.T. Barrett takes control at QB for Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) J.T. Barrett was beaten out by Cardale Jones last year in one of the most intriguing training-camp quarterback races in the nation. Now, he is Ohio State’s undisputed starter and leader of a team that’s reloading after the departure of 16 starters.

Jim Harbaugh’s offseason personality is phony – ‘Speak for Yourself’
Jason McIntyre and Jason Whitlock discuss why Jim Harbaugh acted a little crazy over the summer.

Clemson DE Bryant to miss at least 3 games with foot injury
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson starting defensive end Austin Bryant is expected to miss at least three games after having surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot.

Ridley headlines talent-rich Alabama receiving corps
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Calvin Ridley doesn’t want to brag on Alabama’s receiving corps too much.

WRs Levrone, Dowling looking to bounce back for Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia wide receivers coach Marques Hagans is hoping for big seasons from his guys in the Cavaliers’ new ”Air Raid” offense, and he hopes some of those contributions come from juniors Andre Levrone and Doni Dowling.

Art Briles: ‘I’ve never done anything illegal, immoral or unethical’
Believe him?

In last season, Lunt wants to deliver bowl game for Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Wes Lunt’s 2013 decision to transfer to Illinois from Oklahoma State was just the kind of news an Illini team coming off a two-win season needed.

These are the 10 best college football players in the state of Texas this season
Who’s the best college football player in the state of Texas this year? The answer might not be as obvious as you think.

2016 Southern Conference Preview
(STATS) – The Citadel had one of the best, and most surprising seasons in program history last year.

Michigan DE Shelton Johnson, WR Ahmir Mitchell suspended
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan defensive end Shelton Johnson and wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell have been suspended.

RB Trevon Walters dismissed from Missouri football team
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri running back Trevon Walters has been dismissed from the team after he was accused of stealing and arrested.

ND-Michigan St tie, controversial vote is 1960s centerpiece
There are big college football games and then there are those that rise to the level of being called Game of the Century. To be one of those games, what’s needed is a No. 1 and No. 2.

Durkin won’t fumble in deciding on Maryland starting QB
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland first-year coach DJ Durkin insists last year’s numbers won’t influence his selection of the team’s starting quarterback.

Stewart Mandel’s 2016 Big Ten predictions
Projecting every team’s record in the Big Ten race

All 64 Power 5 team helmets, as their color opposites
We did the NFL last week, now it’s college football’s turn. Take a look at the negative of every Power 5 team’s helmet.

West Virginia’s Skyler Howard wants Big 12 elite QB status
West Virginia’s Skyler Howard is counting on a record 2015 bowl performance to help put to rest all that talk that he wasn’t talented enough to be a starting quarterback in the Big 12.

Trial set for McQueary whistleblower suit against Penn State
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) A judge has set an Oct. 17 trial date for the whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary.

Even without Doughty, W. Kentucky aims to maintain success
Western Kentucky knows it will be tough trying to follow up a 12-win season that clinched Conference USA, a second straight bowl victory and No. 24 final ranking.

McElwain hopes to help Callaway after marijuana admission
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) If Florida receiver Antonio Callaway’s marijuana usage ”becomes habitual,” coach Jim McElwain said, there will be consequences.

Baylor running back Jefferson out injured, Linwood solid
WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor running back Johnny Jefferson has sore ribs from a car accident after already being out of practice because of a foot injury.

Tennessee offensive linemen gain attention amid competition
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee’s offensive linemen are gaining notoriety by joking about their relative anonymity.

More Watt-age at Wisconsin as LB TJ Watt ready for seasons
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Football is a family business for the Watt clan at Wisconsin.

Riley: Receivers coach to face consequences for DUI arrest
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley says he continues to look into the circumstances surrounding the weekend arrest of receivers coach Keith Williams on suspicion of drunken driving and that there will be consequences.

ESPN college football analyst Gilmore has blood cancer
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) ESPN college football analyst Rod Gilmore says he has been diagnosed with blood cancer, but the ”prognosis is good.” And he hinted that he will be working the opening week of the season.

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More Watt-age at Wisconsin as LB TJ Watt ready for season
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Football is a family business for the Watt clan at Wisconsin.

Riley: Receivers coach face consequences for 3rd DUI arrest
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska receivers coach Keith Williams was charged Monday with third-offense driving under the influence after a weekend crash in which he rear-ended an Uber driver’s vehicle in downtown Lincoln.

Tar Heels looking for starting right guard on veteran line
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Behind all the big scores and impressive yardage totals for North Carolina last season was an offensive line that stayed healthy and built plenty of chemistry.

Hoosiers lose Harris for 2nd straight season with ACL injury
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana receiver J-Shun Harris is expected to miss his second straight season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees.

These are the 10 best wide receivers in college football this season
There are stars all over the country, but who is the best wide receiver in college football? The answer might surprise you.

Diaco’s Huskies facing something new: higher expectations
STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn, one of several programs being mentioned as a potential candidate for expansion by the Big 12 Conference, is dealing with something new in Bob Diaco’s third season as its head coach: Higher expectations.

With their record 47-game win streak, Sooners ruled the ’50s
By the 1950s, college football’s balance of power had drifted from the elite Eastern schools to the Midwest, where Bud Wilkinson’s Oklahoma Sooners dominated the polls and set a record winning streak that still stands.

Oklahoma St looks to youth to shore up defense
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Buried amid the excitement of competing for a Big 12 championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff last season was the fact that Oklahoma State struggled on defense at times, surrendering 151 points in its final three games – all of them losses.

Neal Brown: Troy enters 2nd season better, more confident
TROY, Ala. (AP) The Troy Trojans enter Phase 2 of Neal Brown’s bid to restore the program to Sun Belt Conference contention once again leaning heavily on an improving defense and quarterback Brandon Silvers.

Stewart Mandel’s 2016 SEC predictions
Predicting the complete SEC standings for 2016

2016 Northeast Conference Preview
(STATS) – Championship Saturday 2015. It still lives in the thoughts of the Saint Francis football coaches and players.

Iowa State loses OL Jake Campos to leg injury
AMES, Iowa (AP) Jake Campos, Iowa State’s only offensive lineman with significant experience, is out indefinitely.

Pick Six: Games most likely to determine who reaches playoff
If you can only watch six games this college football season, well, you should probably consider changing jobs or something because that is no way to live. If that truly is your plight, though, we’re here to help.

With Shepard departed, other WRs must produce for Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma’s wide receivers have grown weary of the question they will be asked until the season starts. How in the world will they fill the considerable void left by the departure of Sterling Shepard?

Starting South Carolina P Kelly arrested; won’t miss time
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Will Muschamp says punter Sean Kelly won’t miss any game time after being arrested on charges including disorderly conduct and trespassing.

Nebraska assistant coach suspected of drunken driving
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a car crash involving two vehicles early Sunday.

Florida State’s QB Francois focused on himself, not Winston
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Deondre Francois realizes he isn’t going to escape comparisons to Jameis Winston. But as Florida State wraps up its first week of preseason practices, Francois is trying to gauge his progress by the expectations he has set.

Smith says Illinois committed to the run, and to tight ends
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Lovie Smith is under no illusions about the degree to which his team will rely on senior quarterback Wes Lunt, but the first-year Illinois coach emphasized Sunday how much he wants the Illini to be able to run the ball.

Notre Dame-Army, a football rivalry unmatched in the 1940s
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) When Army coach Jeff Monken kicks back in his office chair, he can stare out the massive side window at Michie Stadium and the sign that hangs above Blaik Field on the home side – ”National Champions 1944, 1945, 1946” – and imagine Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside running rampant.

Defensive back Maurice Smith joins Georgia team in scrimmage
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Defensive back Maurice Smith has started his acclimation to Georgia a day after the Southeastern Conference cleared his transfer from Alabama as a graduate student.

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