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Big 12: The toughest nonconference schedules ranked

The Big 12 continues to look for ways to remain relevant among conferences like the SEC and Big Ten and one way to do that is a strong showing against nonconference opponents. Here is a look at the toughest to the weakest nonconference schedules in the Big 12 this season: Oklahoma Sept. 2 vs. UTEP;...

Full slate of spring football games featured on ESPN networks

ESPN will air 21 spring football games in the month of April including those at Florida and Florida State. Things kick off this Saturday with UAB at noon on ESPN3. The Blazers are returning to the competitive football landscape after sitting out the 2015 and 2016 season following the brief shuttering...

SEC: The top storylines to watch this spring

Alabama was one second away from winning its second straight national championship and handing the SEC its eight overall title since 2007. The Crimson Tide could make a push again in 2017. It's one of many interesting SEC storylines to watch during the spring. Alabama starts where it ended last...

USF defensive back Hassan Childs injured during shooting

USF senior defensive back Hassan Childs is in stable condition following a shooting Saturday night, according to a statement from the school. The incident took place off campus according to USF officials with no one else injured. According to the Tampa Bay Times per the Tampa police, Childs was...

Pac-12: The top storylines to watch this spring

After being left out of the College Football Playoff party in 2015, the Pac-12 found its way back into the semifinals thank to Washington. There’s a wealth of talent in the league and plenty of storylines heading into this spring: USC hopes to capitalize on Sam Darnold Darnold’s stock skyrocketed...

Big Ten spring storylines to watch

The Big Ten was the conference to beat last season with four programs ranked in the top 10 of the final College Football Playoff rankings. There’s a wealth of talent in the league and plenty of storylines heading into this spring: Ohio State looks to reload and be better than ever Ohio State relied...

Turner analyst Ernie Johnson shares NCAA Tournament insight

Ernie Johnson is a familiar face to millions of people who tune in to watch the NCAA Tournament. During the past seven years, Johnson has been the studio host for Turner Sports NCAA coverage, sharing his time between the college game and the pros as the studio host for the network’s NBA on TNT...

Big 12 spring storylines to watch

It’s been more than a decade since the Big 12 last won a national championship and during those 11 years, the league has undergone tremendous change. As many of the league’s schools get set to start spring football, here are three key storylines to watch: Can Tom Herman be the savior for Texas?...

Pitt, Georgia Tech feature toughest nonconference schedules in ACC

The ACC won a league-record 51 non-conference games last season including a record of 20-11 against teams from Power 5 conferences. The league faces another tough slate of opponents in 2017. Here is a look at the ACC nonconference schedules ranked from toughest to weakest. Pittsburgh Sept. 2 vs....

Penn State Ex-Officials Plead Guilty in Sandusky Case

Two former administrators, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment.

ACC spring storylines to watch

The Atlantic Coast Conference is riding a wave of enthusiasm after Clemson captured the national championship last season. The Tigers head into spring practice with some concerns after losing some talent as do programs like North Carolina, Miami and Florida State. Here is a look at some of the...

Sports of The Times: Chasing Big Sports Goals, Rutgers Stumbles Into a Vat of Red Ink

The Rutgers athletic program has lived high above its means in its pursuit of success in college athletics.

Tom Herman begins job of returning Texas to a contender

Three days into Texas’ spring football practice schedule and Tom Herman is looking for his players to push themselves physically and mentally – to the point of exhaustion. Forget the Xs and Os; Herman wants his players to learn how to practice better. “The biggest goal is to teach them the practice...

Former Michigan State recruit Donovan Winter arraigned, next hearing set

Former Orlando Bishop Moore football player Donovan Winter, who was supposed to sign Feb. 1 to play at Michigan State, was arraigned Tuesday in connection with an incident two days before National Signing Day. Winter, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end, was arrested Jan. 30 and subsequently charged...

USF QB Quinton Flowers gains much from friendship with Teddy Bridgewater

Quinton Flowers didn’t know much about Charlie Strong, but the USF quarterback knew someone who might be able to provide some insight into his new coach. “When I first heard we got Coach Strong, the first thing in my mind was to call Teddy Bridgewater and get some information from him,” the senior-to-be...

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott receives contract extension

Larry Scott will remain as commissioner of the Pac-12 for quite some time after league officials extended his contract through June 2022. The conference’s board of directors made the move, citing a number of achievements the league has seen since Scott’s hiring in 2009. “During Larry’s tenure,...

Sun Belt QB position ranked from best to worst

Three of the top programs in the Sun Belt return quarterbacks in 2017. Here is a look at the quarterback position battles in the league: Appalachian State: Taylor Lamb has been one of the most durable quarterback in the Sun Belt with the senior-to-be having started 36 straight games heading into...

Why the Unraveling of Baylor’s ‘Golden Era’ Isn’t Over Yet

More than a dozen women say they were sexually assaulted as the university made football its top priority. They, furious alumni and the authorities are seeking answers.

AAC's biggest spring storylines

The members of the American Athletic Conference have always put together a strong showcase of talent with programs like Houston, Temple, Memphis and USF. As spring practice kicks into gear, many of the league’s top teams face change at the top and new challenges heading into 2017: Top teams feature...

Boston College's Harold Landry still has something to prove

Harold Landry has something to prove. The Boston College defensive end was an All-American last season after leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in sacks (16.5) while finishing second in the league in tackles for loss (22.0). And while those numbers were good enough to draw attention from NFL...

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