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N'western officials counter critique of program

Northwestern officials on Thursday countered a quarterback's allegations that the program places athletics over academics, urging a federal agency to deny a bid by the school's football players to form the first college athletes' union in U.S. history.

Wolverines shuffle roles of defensive staff

Michigan has shuffled the responsibilities of its defensive assistant coaches after the unit's struggles cost the Wolverines during a 7-6 season.

Vols' O'Brien, Sapp reach deals after arrests

Tennessee defensive lineman Danny O'Brien and ex-Tennessee linebacker Dontavis Sapp will have all charges against them stemming from a Feb. 9 party dropped in six months if they fulfill terms of an agreement reached Thursday.

Judge to hear arguments in wrongful death suit

Lawyers, the NCAA, and a helmet company are asking a judge to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a college football player who died of a head injury.

NLRB officer: Wildcats' bid to unionize 'weak'

The officer presiding over the National Labor Relations Board hearing about a bid by Northwestern football players to create the nation's first union for college athletes at one point described the players' case thus far as "weak."

Miller: Future of the BCA uncertain

Lost in the celebration surrounding the hiring of Charlie Strong at Texas was that the BCA, long an advocate for black coaches, is in the midst of a prolonged limb.

LSU reserve QB Rivers decides to transfer

LSU says it has granted reserve quarterback Stephen Rivers' request to transfer after he graduates this spring, allowing him to play wherever he wants next fall.

Carbo overloading: OU penalized for pasta

According to the The Oklahoman, three unnamed Oklahoma student-athletes ate more pasta than the NCAA rules allowed for during a graduation banquet.

Penn State defendants seek case dismissal

Three former Penn State administrators are urging a judge to dismiss all or parts of a criminal case that accuses them of covering up sexual abuse complaints and endangering children.

Economist testifies at hearing on athletes' union

A sports economist has taken the stand at a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chicago on a bid by Northwestern football players who want to create the nation's first union for college athletes.

Florida transfer Riggs lands at Notre Dame

Defensive back Cody Riggs will enroll at Notre Dame Fighting Irish this summer after graduating from Florida Gators, the Fighting Irish announced Wednesday.

Ole Miss players sued over alleged beating

Mississippi football players Denzel Nkemdiche and Robert Nkemdiche are being sued for $2 million after allegedly beating a man at a fraternity party last year.

Chairman backtracks on slowdown proposal

Troy Calhoun is willing to take measures to slow down college offenses, but only if he sees hard evidence that defending an up-tempo offense creates genuine health risks, the Air Force coach and NCAA Football Rules Committee chairman says.

Georgia dismisses safety Harvey-Clemons

Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, head coach Mark Richt announced Tuesday.

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