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UNC suspends Hughes after assault charge

North Carolina has suspended linebacker Travis Hughes after he was charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official following an altercation with a campus parking enforcement officer.

Source: Kelly named Noles' D-coordinator

Florida State has promoted linebackers coach Charles Kelly to defensive coordinator, replacing Jeremy Pruitt, who was hired last week by Georgia for the same position, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Sources: FSU QB Coker likely going to Tide

Florida State quarterback Jacob Coker has been given release from his scholarship and is free to transfer to another program. He is on course to graduate this spring, whereupon he's expected to enroll at Alabama, sources told ESPN.

ACC takes on nonconference powers in '14

The 2014 ACC schedule was released Wednesday, featuring Louisville's inaugural season in the conference, the first year of the ACC's partnership with Notre Dame and one of the nation's toughest nonconference schedules.

Nebraska QB Martinez diagnosis revealed

The specifics of a foot injury suffered by former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez, who missed nine games of his senior season last fall, were detailed by his father and a North Carolina specialist Wednesday after months of ambiguity.

CB Colvin tears ACL at Senior Bowl practice

Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin tore his ACL at Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday, his agent and the university both said.

Northwestern's Mark gets 5th year of eligibility

Northwestern running back/returner Venric Mark has been granted a fifth year of eligibility after missing most of the 2013 season because of injuries, the school announced Tuesday.

Source: La. Tech hires former Texas DC Diaz

Manny Diaz, who was fired as defensive coordinator by the Texas Longhorns just two games into the 2013 season, has accepted the same position at Louisiana Tech, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad on Tuesday.

Crabtree: The new O-line U

Alabama under Nick Saban has earned the title of Offensive Lineman University.

Sandusky's son in Penn State documentary

The son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is participating in a documentary about his father's sexual-abuse case.

Source: Fresno St. keeps DeRuyter through '18

Tim DeRuyter has a new five-year contract to remain coach of the Fresno State Bulldogs through 2018, a source confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad on Monday.