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Troubled Florida quarterback Treon Harris to transfer (Yahoo Sports)
Florida quarterback Treon Harris has decided to transfer, looking for a fresh start after two tumultuous seasons in Gainesville. The Gators confirmed Monday that Harris has been granted his release from scholarship.
Iowa football player mistaken for robber, held at gunpoint (Yahoo Sports)
A University of Iowa football player says he was playing ''Pokemon Go'' in a public park when he was mistaken for a suspected bank robber, surrounded by police and searched at gunpoint. Faith Ekakitie writes on Facebook that he feared for his life Wednesday in Iowa City.
Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins gets $300K raise (Yahoo Sports)
Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has a chance to join elite company in college football this season. Responding to a public records request, the University Athletic Association released details of Collins' new contract along with several of coach Jim McElwain's other assistants. Offensive line coach Mike Summers got a two-year extension and a raise to $498,500 annually.
Clemson, QB Watson headline ACC's preseason picks for 2016 (Yahoo Sports)
Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson are the preseason picks for Atlantic Coast Conference favorite and player of the year. The reigning champion Tigers were picked on 144 of 191 votes released Monday from media members attending last week's league media days. Atlantic Division rival Florida State was second with 39 votes, while Coastal Division favorite North Carolina was picked on seven.
Sandusky scandal still casts shadow at Penn State (Yahoo Sports)
Penn State coach James Franklin sees an improved team in Happy Valley - and a program that can't escape the shadow cast by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Franklin made some pointed comments about negative recruiting against the Nittany Lions, saying there are issues that need to be addressed possibly at the conference level. ''I think there's a fine line to that,'' he said at Big Ten Media Days on Monday.
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OSU officials: Coger died after 40-minute outdoor workout (Yahoo Sports)
Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, officials said Friday. While the temperature was 99 degrees, it wasn't known if the weather played a role in Coger's death. The 22-year-old forward, who had recently transferred to OSU, did not appear to struggle during Thursday's workout at Boone Pickens Stadium, school spokesman Gary Shutt said at a news conference.
UConn AD preparing pitch, waiting to hear from Big 12 (Yahoo Sports)
UConn's new athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference. The Big 12's school presidents on Tuesday moved closer to expansion, directing Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating schools interested in joining. UConn's David Benedict, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press on Friday, acknowledged the Huskies are interested in being evaluated.
NCAA to survey potential host cities on discrimination laws (Yahoo Sports)
The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sports events. The NCAA board of governors' decision comes a day after the NBA announced it would pull its All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of its objections to a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. NCAA leaders had expressed opposition to the law known as HB2 since it was enacted in March.
UNC gets 1-week extension to respond to 5 NCAA charges (Yahoo Sports)
North Carolina will wait another week before responding to five NCAA charges. The school issued a statement Friday saying UNC and others involved in the case had requested an extension to Monday's response deadline. The statement said UNC will respond to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations (NOA) on Aug. 1, then publicly release a copy a day later after a review and possible redactions to comply with privacy laws.