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Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.
LSU's Cameron treated for cancer, continuing job
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron says he has been treated for prostate cancer, but has been given "a clean bill of health" and plans to maintain his regular coaching duties this season.
Oregon's first-week depth chart gives Adams the nod
Transfer Vernon Adams is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season.
Louisville plans $55 million expansion of football stadium
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville plans a $55 million expansion that will make Cardinal Stadium the state's largest at 65,000 seats upon completion, the school announced Friday.
Pick 6: Heisman hopefuls short on preseason hype
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke a Heisman Trophy trend last season by winning the award after being considered the preseason favorite.
Sumlin's style a hit with players at Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A visit to Texas A&M football practice is musically akin to a trip to a swanky hip-hop club in downtown Houston or a hotspot on Miami's South Beach.
Programs run into pitfalls with fining college players
Take away game tickets for missing class. Hold back a bowl gift for being late. Maybe even dock a player his $15 per diem for skipping study hall.
FCS power North Dakota St to provide athlete stipends
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse North Dakota State said Thursday it will provide thousands of dollars in stipends to scholarship athletes in all 16 sports beginning next year, a move that could persuade other mid-majors to follow suit.
Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks
BOSTON (AP) — Like their counterparts in the pros, more college football stars are starting to snatch up trademark rights to their names, nicknames and fan slogans.
Pick 6: Teams coming off bad season that will go bowling
Yes, there are actually college football teams that do not play in bowl games. There will be more postseason games than ever this season, 43 in including the College Football Playoff championship game, but still more than 40 FBS teams will not go bowling.
Ohio State loses WR Brown for season
Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown injured his left leg during practice Wednesday and will miss the season.