Final
ESPN2
FCS Playoffs - Championship Game
Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX)
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Youngstown State
(12-4, 6-2 Missouri Valley)
0 7 0 7 14
» James Madison
(14-1, 8-0 Colonial Athletic)
14 7 7 0 28
FCS Polls - Final (Jan. 8)
  • STATS Poll
  • 1. James Madison
  • 2. Youngstown State
  • 3. North Dakota State
  • 4. Eastern Washington
  • 5. Sam Houston State
  • 6. South Dakota State
  • 7. Jacksonville State
  • 8. Richmond
  • 9. Wofford
  • 10. The Citadel
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. James Madison
  • 2. Youngstown State
  • 3. North Dakota State
  • 4. Eastern Washington
  • 5. Sam Houston State
  • 6. South Dakota State
  • 7. Jacksonville State
  • 8. Richmond
  • 9. Wofford
  • 10. The Citadel

Style vs safety: Do too many football helmets pose a risk? (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - From top are photos showing Oregon NCAA college football players wearing green, black, and white helmets during NCAA college football games. The NCAA football oversight committee wants to determine whether style is coming at the expense of safety. The committee will meet next week in Indianapolis and one of the agenda items is to begin studying whether players using multiple helmets could increase the potential for concussions and serious head and neck injuries. (AP Photo/File)

Oregon football players used three helmets last season - green, black and white - that were mixed and matched with myriad uniform combinations. Now, the NCAA wants to determine whether style is coming at the expense of safety. ''The notion is that let's do as much research and data collection as we can to be able to start answering those questions as to whether one helmet or more helmets is the best way to go in terms of short and long-term safety,'' said Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson, who leads the NCAA football competition committee that reports to oversight.


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Jury finds former Vanderbilt football player guilty of rape (Yahoo Sports)

Cory Batey speaks during his sentencing hearing Friday, July 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Batey, a former Vanderbilt University football player, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for gang raping an unconscious female student in 2013. (Samuel M. Simpkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool)

A jury on Friday convicted a former Vanderbilt University football player charged along with three of his teammates in the 2013 gang rape of an unconscious female student. After about 15 hours of deliberation over two days, the jury found Brandon Banks guilty of one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery. ''He's shocked but understands that this is only the first part of this process, there's a lot more to do from here on,'' Banks' lawyer, Mark Scruggs, told The Tennessean after the verdict.


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California ban won't stop Alabama from hosting Fresno State (Yahoo Sports)

Fresno State's football game at the University of Alabama this fall is expected to go on as scheduled, despite California's decision to ban travel to Alabama by its state employees. ''We look forward to the game'' on Sept. 9 in Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama spokeswoman Kellee Reinhart said Friday.

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Jury considering ex-Vanderbilt football player's rape case (Yahoo Sports)

A jury will continue deliberations Friday morning in the trial of a third former Vanderbilt University football player charged in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student. Jurors spent more than five hours trying to reach a verdict in Brandon Banks' case Thursday. Prosecutors have leaned on graphic photos and videos of the assault, some shot by Banks and others by his teammates.

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