Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, left, is on administative leave with the Buckeyes’ opener on Sept. 1. Maryland coach DJ Durkin, also on administrative

Scoggins: Turmoil at three Big Ten schools lessens excitement for football season

Ohio State, Maryland and Michigan State are under heavy scrutiny before the games begin.
Gophers
August 18

Great leap forward: from Williamsport to major leagues

Some talented, young baseball players have competed at the Little League World Series over the last 71 years. Fifty-four have gone on to realize another dream — making the majors.
Vikings
August 18

Redshirt freshmen ready for action after year-long wait

Redshirt freshmen are becoming less common as more players contribute straight out of high school. They still can have an impact, though.That's particularly true on…
Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss, right, drives the ball against Saint Mary's Dane Pineau (22) and Joe Rahon, center, during the first half of an NCAA co
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Gophers
August 17

Maryland Board of Regents takes control of McNair probe

The University of Maryland Board of Regents has assumed authority over the investigation into the death of Jordan McNair, who collapsed during football practice and subsequently died.
Vikings
August 17

Luck, RG3 following different paths through NFL careers

Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III spent most of their football careers going head to head.
Gophers
August 17

Investigators to give Ohio St report on Meyer next week

Ohio State says factfinders investigating coach Urban Meyer's handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant will deliver a report to university leaders sometime next week.
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Gophers
August 17

FAU favored to repeat at C-USA champ after change under Lane

Lane Kiffin knew very little about Conference USA before he became Florida Atlantic's head coach. Same for Butch Davis at Florida International.The high-profile coaches made…
Gophers
August 17

Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018

Remember last year, when everyone was eyeing the season-opening Alabama-Florida State game as one of the most anticipated matchups?The third-ranked Seminoles lost that game and…
Sports
August 17
Coach Urban Meyer's future at Ohio State might be in doubt, but the talent level on the field for the Buckeyes certainly isn't.

Even with Meyer sidelined, expectations high for Ohio State

Coach Urban Meyer's future at Ohio State might be in doubt, but the talent level on the field for the Buckeyes certainly isn't a question.
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Gophers
August 16

QB competition marks Fleck's follow-up season at Minnesota

Following P.J. Fleck's whirlwind takeover of the program at Minnesota and a forgettable first year under the fast-talking, fun-loving, full-of-energy head coach, the newness is finally out of the way for the Gophers.
Gophers
August 16

Cougars enter season drawing strength from Hilinski's memory

Washington State receiver Robert Lewis is going into this season still mourning Tyler Hilinski but also drawing strength from his memory.
Gophers
August 16

Oklahoma coach Riley ready to build on success in 2nd year

A year ago, new Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley was scrambling to find his way after Bob Stoops' abrupt retirement put him in command just two months before fall camp.
Memphis wide receiver Tevin Jones (87) reaches for a pass in front of Tulsa cornerback Darrell Williams (6) in the first quarter of an NCAA college fo
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Gophers
August 16

Big guys up front pave way for Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor

The big guys are front and center at Wisconsin.
Gophers
August 16

Embrace the hype: Washington clear favorite in Pac-12

When Myles Gaskin first arrived at Washington, the outside expectations for the Huskies were very different. They weren't seen as an overwhelming favorite in the Pac-12.
Gophers
August 16

Penn State looking for next set of stars to sustain success

James Franklin knows Penn State is facing more uncertainty this season than the last two, when the Nittany Lions quickly matured into one of the best teams in the country.
Vikings
August 15

Coliseum eager to host Trojans, Rams amid renovation project

In Hollywood, even a 95-year-old celebrity isn't too old for a facelift.
Gophers
August 15

UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status

Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program.
Gophers
August 15

Heisman hopeful Grier wants to lead WVU to 1st Big 12 title

Maybe Will Grier can do at West Virginia what Baker Mayfield did with Oklahoma before going to the NFL.If the senior quarterback can mimic the…
Gophers
August 15

Can Washington lead Pac-12 rebound?

The Pac-12 is banking on a strong Washington team, some new coaches and a couple of Heisman Trophy contenders to provide the conference a bounce…
Gophers
August 15

Wisconsin capable of airing it out with Hornibrook at QB

The Wisconsin Badgers are well-equipped to shatter perceptions about their offense this year.
Sports
August 14
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Maryland takes responsibility for mistakes in player death

The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept "legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes."