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Miami kicks off 2 defensive starters for breaking NCAA rules (Yahoo Sports)

Miami defensive lineman Al-Quadin Muhammad warms up before the start of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami threw two defensive starters off its football team Saturday for NCAA violations, after a months-long probe into whether players had access to luxury rental cars. Defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad and linebacker Jermaine Grace were ''permanently dismissed'' from the team, though the school is offering to continue providing financial aid until they graduate from Miami. Another linebacker, Juwon Young, left Miami several weeks ago and was part of the same rental-car probe.


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Football Polls - Pre-Season (Aug. 4 - Sep. 3)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Alabama
  • 2. Clemson
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Florida State
  • 5. LSU
  • 6. Ohio State
  • 7. Michigan
  • 8. Stanford
  • 9. Tennessee
  • 10. Notre Dame
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Alabama
  • 2. Clemson
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Florida State
  • 5. Ohio State
  • 6. LSU
  • 7. Stanford
  • 8. Michigan
  • 9. Notre Dame
  • 10. Tennessee

Duke QB Sirk out for season after reinjuring Achilles tendon (Yahoo Sports)

In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk passes during an NCAA college football practice in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk will miss the season after tearing the Achilles tendon he first tore in February. Coach David Cutcliffe said Saturday that the redshirt senior will have surgery to repair the partial tear in his left Achilles tendon. This marks the third injury to an Achilles tendon since 2013 for Sirk, who led Duke in rushing and passing last season and was the co-MVP of the Blue Devils' Pinstripe Bowl victory over Indiana.


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Auburn DB Stephen Roberts arrested on misdemeanor charges (Yahoo Sports)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn defensive back Stephen Roberts has been charged with attempting to elude an officer and possessing a firearm without a license.

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QB Dakota Prukop atop depth chart for Oregon opener (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this April 30, 2016, file photo, quarterback Dakota Prukop scrambles with the football during the Oregon Spring Game in Eugene, Ore. One year after Vernon Adams made a successful move from Eastern Washington to Oregon, the Ducks are seeing whether another former Football Championship Subdivision quarterback can make a similar transition. Prukop had 5,584 yards passing and 1,763 yards rushing in his career at Montana State. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP, File)

Montana State graduate transfer Dakota Prukop is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback for the season opener. The No. 24 Ducks released the depth chart for the first week of the season Friday. Prukop was listed ahead of freshman Justin Herbert on the two-deep for the home game against UC Davis on Sept. 3.


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In focus: Cook knows he's big key to Florida State's season (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook runs for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla. Cook knows that everyone is focusing on him this season. The junior though is hoping that he can be just as effective without the ball as he is carrying it. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)

Dalvin Cook was one of the college football's most explosive players last season. ''The game plan is going to come in, they are going to want to stop Dalvin,'' Cook said. Last season Cook set FSU single-season records for rushing (1,691) and all-purpose yards (1,935).


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Men's Basketball Polls - Week Final (Apr. 5)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Kansas
  • 2. Michigan State
  • 3. North Carolina
  • 4. Virginia
  • 5. Oregon
  • 6. Villanova
  • 7. Oklahoma
  • 8. West Virginia
  • 9. Xavier
  • 10. Miami (FL)
  • 10. Kentucky
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Villanova
  • 2. North Carolina
  • 3. Kansas
  • 4. Oklahoma
  • 5. Virginia
  • 6. Oregon
  • 7. Michigan State
  • 8. Miami (FL)
  • 9. Indiana
  • 10. Syracuse

Alabama coach Avery Johnson gives supplies to flood victims (Yahoo Sports)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama basketball coach Avery Johnson has donated a truckload of supplies to help flood victims in Louisiana.

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East Tennessee State dismisses Shemar Johnson from team (Yahoo Sports)

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- East Tennessee State has dismissed guard Shemar Johnson from its basketball team.

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Shawn Forrest named assistant coach for Jankovich at SMU (Yahoo Sports)

DALLAS (AP) -- Shawn Forrest has been named an assistant basketball coach at SMU, his third school since the end of last season.

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Tennessee permitted to hire new AD before Hart's exit date (Yahoo Sports)

The terms of Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart's retirement allow the school to hire his replacement before his scheduled June 30 exit date. According to a document obtained through a public records request, Tennessee is permitted to hire a new athletic director before June 30 and accelerate Hart's retirement as long as he receives 15 days written notice. The agreement says Tennessee will give Hart a retirement payment of $645,454, representing 75 percent of the aggregate base salary he would have earned between July 1 and the contract expiration date of Sept. 20, 2018.

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