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USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2013, file photo, Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw (26) runs back an interception for a touchdown against Hawaii during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Honolulu. Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew, Carter, from drowning in a pool. Shaw was named a team captain on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, and later that night was attending a family function at a cousin's apartment in his hometown of Palmdale when he saw his nephew, who can't swim, struggling in the pool. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)

Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. In the account, Shaw described how he instinctively jumped from a balcony, with no one around, to rescue his 7-year-old nephew in a pool in his hometown of Palmdale, California. ''We are extremely disappointed in Josh,'' USC coach Steve Sarkisian said. As I have said, nothing in his background led us to doubt him when he told us of his injuries, nor did anything after our initial vetting of his story.'' The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that a man named Joshua Shaw was mentioned - but not as a suspect - in a report involving a break-in at a downtown apartment building Saturday night.


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Football Polls - Pre-Season (Jul. 31 - Aug. 30)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Florida State
  • 2. Alabama
  • 3. Oregon
  • 4. Oklahoma
  • 5. Ohio State
  • 6. Auburn
  • 7. UCLA
  • 8. Michigan State
  • 9. South Carolina
  • 10. Baylor
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Florida State
  • 2. Alabama
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Oregon
  • 5. Auburn
  • 6. Ohio State
  • 7. UCLA
  • 8. Michigan State
  • 9. South Carolina
  • 10. Baylor

Cops: 3rd Brown player cited in sex assault probe (Yahoo Sports)

Two Brown University football players who were investigated in an alleged sexual assault case referred to a third player being involved, according to law enforcement documents. Search warrant affidavits for the emails and cellphone records of the players, filed in Rhode Island state court Tuesday, disclosed the alleged involvement of a third player for the first time, The Providence Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1gE23RO ). The third player remains on the team, according to the Journal. In an instant message, the two players referred to the third allegedly assaulting the woman, calling it ''classic'' and saying, ''No invite just walks in and starts raping her.'' Brown University has declined to comment on the grand jury probe.

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Wisconsin, LSU playing QB games before opener (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014, file photo, LSU head coach Les Miles runs drills during their NCAA college football practice in Baton Rouge, La. Miles has yet to announce a starting quarterback and it remains to be seen how much of a role freshman running back Leonard Fournette will have in the offense. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Wisconsin hasn't officially named a starting quarterback. LSU has declared it will use two. It might be that Wisconsin and LSU are both really that undecided about the starting quarterback job. Welcome to the coaching chess match before the high-profile season opener between the No. 14 Badgers and No. 13 Tigers on Saturday night in Houston.


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Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this July 21, 2014, file photo, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. Fedora says the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion. Fedora said Wednesday, Aug. 27, the four players were suspended for a

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on receiver with a possible concussion. The players suspended were sophomores Des Lawrence and Brian Walker, redshirt freshman Donnie Miles and true freshman M.J. Stewart. North Carolina has said it is conducting an investigation of what it described as an incident involving members of the team.


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Gaines, Kresse to receive Lapchick Awards (Yahoo Sports)

Naismith Hall of Famer Clarence ''Big House'' Gaines, who won 828 games in 47 years at Winston-Salem State, and John Kresse, who led the College of Charleston to an NAIA championship and four NCAA Division I tournament appearances, have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Lapchick Character Award. The seventh annual award winners were announced Monday. The award is named after the Naismith Hall of Fame coach and is presented by a group that includes Joe Lapchick biographer and former player Gus Alfieri.

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AP source: Vols adding Memphis transfer Woodson (Yahoo Sports)

Dominic Woodson is transferring from Memphis to Tennessee, a source close to the situation said. Woodson should be in class at Tennessee's Knoxville campus on Thursday, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Tennessee hasn't announced the move. The source said it remained up in the air whether Woodson would have to sit out the 2014-15 season. Memphis announced last week that Woodson was transferring.

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Ex Tulsa basketball player Swilling denied waiver (Yahoo Sports)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The NCAA has denied former Tulsa basketball player Patrick Swilling's request for a progress-toward-degree waiver to play football based on academic eligibility.

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