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Big 12 coaches preparing for some high-profile opening games
Kansas State's Bill Snyder let a slight chuckle when asked if playing a season opener at No. 8 Stanford was the sign of a change in scheduling philosophy for the veteran coach.
Huskers' Armstrong says captain's title not needed to lead
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tommy Armstrong Jr. isn't pouting over not being voted a team captain, even though he is going into his fourth year as Nebraska's starting quarterback and was a captain in 2015.
Cancer survivor Mitchell Meyers named starter for Iowa State
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State defensive end Mitchell Meyers has had a lot more on his mind than just football over the last 18 months.
After ending bowl drought, Hoosiers chase bigger goals
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers spent seven years chasing a bowl bid.
Strong keeping Texas quarterback starter a secret
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Charlie Strong is keeping his big secret until game day.
After 2 years of ugly offense, Penn State takes new approach
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Two seasons of ugly offense at Penn State had head coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions in need of more than just a change of scheme.
Pick Six: Blanding, Harris, Likely star for struggling teams
Nick Saban likes to tell all his four- and five-star recruits that if Alabama succeeds, all the individual accolades they crave will come with it.
College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney
SYDNEY (AP) — The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience.
Chasing the dream: Some walk-ons catch it, most quit trying
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Finally, Brad Simpson can call himself a scholarship player at a big-time football school. It's taken him four years, and he's run up student-loan debt into the tens of thousands of dollars. With one season to play, he says his walk-on experience at Nebraska has been worth ever penny.
Ohio State develops messages, images to motivate players
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With all the fervor of a Baptist preacher, Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson paces in front of the players and delivers a passionate explanation of "The Edge," the program's latest motivational mantra.
Alabama is No. 1 in the AP preseason Top 25 college football poll; Clemson is No. 2, then Oklahoma, Florida State, LSU
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama is No. 1 in the AP preseason Top 25 college football poll; Clemson is No. 2, then Oklahoma, Florida State, LSU.