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Lions announce name, sponsor of college bowl game (Yahoo Sports)

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have announced a name and sponsor for its college bowl game.

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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

Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this April 1, 2014, file photo, Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald speaks at a news conference after his football team participated in an NCAA college spring practice in Evanston, Ill. The offseason debate over whether college players should have the right to unionize are fading as Northwestern gets ready to begin its season, hosting California on Aug. 30. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a summer camp. If this is the most uptight team in major college football - as the Wildcats have been portrayed in some corners - you wouldn't know it watching them go through their paces. ''Must be Thursday,'' Northwestern assistant Jerry Brown grumbled after a recent practice, ''because all I heard out there was country and western.


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UNC probing report of alleged hazing incident (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora makes comments during an NCAA football media day in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

''We are aware of an incident involving members of the UNC football team that took place earlier this month,'' team spokesman Kevin Best said in a statement Tuesday. ''We take this allegation seriously and the university is conducting a thorough review.'' The statement was released in response to a Yahoo Sports report which stated that the alleged hazing involved several players and resulted in redshirt freshman Jackson Boyer being injured. The school did not identify any players it is investigating and did not confirm it was a hazing incident.


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Sarkisian: USC looking into Shaw's heroic story (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 coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw's claim that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian said USC has received several calls contradicting Shaw's story about the circumstances leading to his two high ankle sprains. Shaw's story was told in a detailed post on the Trojans' website Monday hailing the team captain's heroism, but Sarkisian acknowledged USC isn't exactly sure what happened. ''We're looking at it,'' Sarkisian said after practice Tuesday morning.


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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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