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Spartans’ Reschke to miss substantial time with ankle sprain (Yahoo Sports)

Michigan State’s linebacker corps looked pretty deep a couple weeks ago. Jon Reschke is expected to miss a substantial amount of time with an ankle sprain, and linebacker Riley Bullough is day to day after missing last weekend’s loss to Wisconsin with an unspecified injury. Coach Mark Dantonio announced the injuries Tuesday.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 1:28 am

UNC player accused of sexual battery says he’s not a rapist (Yahoo Sports)

Allen Artis, center, speaks with members of the media alongside his mother Stephanie Artis, right, and his aunt Dr. Avis Artis Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in Durham, N.C. Artis, a North Carolina football player facing charges of sexual battery and assault on a female student says the two had consensual sex and that he did not rape nor drug her. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

A North Carolina football player facing charges of sexual battery and assault on a female student says the two had consensual sex and that he did not rape or drug her. In his first public comments, Allen Artis said Tuesday he isn’t a rapist and is eager to get the case behind him. One of his attorneys, Kerry Sutton, also said Artis has passed a polygraph test about the February incident.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 12:47 am

Autopsy: Death of Wildcats senior lineman ruled accidental (Yahoo Sports)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona offensive lineman Zach Hemmila’s death has been ruled accidental and a result of the combination of two prescription drugs.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 12:47 am

Charges dismissed against LSU’s Godchaux (Yahoo Sports)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore says he is dismissing domestic abuse and child endangerment charges against LSU defense end Davon Godchaux.

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 11:33 pm

New Florida AD Stricklin embraces task of following Foley (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin congratulates Dominique Dillingham following the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Starkville, Miss. A person familiar with the search says Florida has hired Stricklin as its new athletic director. Stricklin replaces Jeremy Foley, one of the most tenured sports executives in the country. Foley is retiring Saturday after 40 years with the Gators, including the last 25 in charge of Florida's athletic program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Florida has an announcement and introductory news conference planned for Tuesday, Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle, File)

Born and raised in Mississippi, and with stops at Auburn and Kentucky on his resume, Scott Stricklin has spent more than two decades in the Southeastern Conference. Florida hired Stricklin as its athletic director Tuesday, giving him a six-year deal worth $1.076 million annually to succeed Foley. Stricklin is leaving his alma mater, Mississippi State, and taking on a massive facilities upgrade in Gainesville.

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 9:56 pm

Freshman DE Devers out for Minnesota at Penn State (Yahoo Sports)

Colorado State quarterback Collin Hill loses his helmet and football after being tackled by Minnesota defensive lineman Tai'yon Devers during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota freshman defensive end Tai’yon Devers will miss the game at Penn State because of a left ankle injury.

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 8:21 pm

Malzahn turns over Auburn’s offensive play calling duties (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, left, and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, right, watch the action against Idaho during the first half of an NCAA football game in Auburn, Ala. Malzahn, who built his career on offensive play calling and creativity, has finally handed over the reins to let offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee call plays. (AP Photo/Mark Almond, File)

Gus Malzahn has made one of the tougher calls of his career after Auburn’s 1-2 start. The coach whose offense propelled the Tigers into two national championship games turned the play calling reins over to offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee starting with last Saturday night’s win over LSU. It’s something Malzahn had been contemplating and gradually moving toward since Auburn managed just 262 yards in the opener against No. 5 Clemson.

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 7:56 pm

New York Times – United States

Nebraska Anthem Protesters Draw Ire of 2 Regents, Governor

Two university regents and the governor criticized three Nebraska football players who kneeled during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 10:52 pm

Defense Might Be the Big Ten Conference’s Football Trademark

While No. 2 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan are among the nation’s top five scoring teams, the Big Ten Conference is just as good on defense.

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 9:46 pm

Surprises Spread Across the Pac-12 After First Month

The Pac-12, in some respects, has gone according to plan so far this season with No. 7 Stanford and No. 10 Washington leading the North Division.

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 8:59 pm

LSU Needs Home Run Hire but Competition Could Be Tough

After firing the most successful football coach in the history of the program, LSU needs a home run hire.

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 6:48 am

Huskers’ Rose-Ivey: Racist Posts Show Protest Is Needed

A Nebraska football player who took a knee during the national anthem before the game at Northwestern on Saturday night said he and his family have received racially charged criticism on social media, and said the responses show why the protest is necessary.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 9:46 pm

Arkansas OL Looking for Short-Yardage Improvement After Loss

Arkansas made a point a year ago to promote and publicize itself as the home of the largest offensive line in football, both in college and the NFL.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 9:19 pm

Orgeron: Coaching LSU ‘a Dream,’ Offense Will Be ‘Tweaked’

As much as Ed Orgeron might have preferred a different route to the top coaching job at LSU, the Louisiana native was never going to be able to hide his enthusiasm for his new opportunity — and didn’t try.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 7:49 pm

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