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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.
Tackling goes high-tech at Dartmouth with new dummies
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — On the Ivy League campus of Dartmouth College, even the football tackling dummies are smart.
Bowlsby: Big 12 transfer policy will require more diligence
With Baylor facing scrutiny for allowing a football player with a troubled past to transfer to the school, the Big 12 is crafting a new policy that will require more diligence when looking into athletes' past disciplinary issues.
Tennessee experiments with high-tech sleep monitors
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About an hour before a Tennessee football player's scheduled bedtime, he gets a reminder via an app on his phone or a text message. That's when he puts on orange glasses that block out the glow of smartphones or computer screens, making it easier to fall asleep.
Big 12 supports prohibiting transfers for violence issues
Big 12 Conference athletic directors are unanimously backing a proposal that would prohibit schools from accepting transfers who were disciplined for violent acts at their previous schools.
Former Vandy football player in rape case to play at Lane
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A former Vanderbilt football player accused of raping an unconscious student has been admitted to Lane College, and the coach there said he will play football.
Rutgers investigating communication between Flood, faculty
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers is investigating whether football coach Kyle Flood violated school or NCAA rules by contacting a faculty member about the academic status of a player.
Injuries already causing problems for plenty of Top 25 teams
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has no time to celebrate its first Top 25 appearance in three years.
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.