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8:12 PM ET John Schnatter, a prominent University of Louisville booster who founded the Papa John’s pizza chain, submitted his resignation to the school’s board of trustees Wednesday after a story came to light about his use of the N-word during an internal conference call. Louisville board of trustees chairman J. David Grissom said in
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4:06 PM ET Not since 1999 has Oklahoma failed to place a defender on an end-of-year All-Big 12 team. But on the preseason All-Big 12 team released Wednesday, not a single Sooner defender earned the distinction. West Virginia quarterback Will Grier was named preseason Offensive Player of the Year after 34 tossing touchdowns last season.
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11:14 PM ET Air Force likely will enter preseason camp — and possibly the 2018 season — without an official defensive coordinator. The team hasn’t named a coordinator replacement for Steve Russ, who left in January to become the Carolina Panthers‘ linebackers coach. Russ had spent the previous four seasons as Air Force’s defensive coordinator
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12:59 PM ET Alabama outside linebacker Terrell Lewis will be out for an undetermined amount of time after suffering a torn ACL, the school announced Tuesday. “Terrell Lewis suffered a torn right ACL last week while training,” coach Nick Saban said in a statement. “He underwent successful surgery today, and a timeframe for his return
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9:00 AM ET Editor’s note: This article was adapted from Phil Steele’s college football preview magazine, which is available here. Which college football programs have the top wide receivers for 2018? This season the best group will come out of the SEC, where A.J. Brown will lead Ole Miss. Here are the best of the
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8:33 PM ET An arbitrator has ruled in favor of USC in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by former Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian. In the suit, Sarkisian was reportedly seeking $30 million, asserting that USC had not allowed him to seek treatment for alcoholism, which is recognized as a disability under the law. The
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1:30 PM ET ESPN.com Staff Clelin Ferrell and Nick Bosa broke through offensive lines and challenged quarterbacks in the backfield in 2017. Good luck stopping them this season as they continue to collect sacks and disrupt offenses. There are many talented pass-rushers to watch out for this season, but who will be the best? Our
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9:00 AM ET Editor’s note: This article was adapted from Phil Steele’s college football preview magazine, which is available here. Which college football programs have the top quarterbacks for 2018? Several teams rely on familiar faces, while others start the season with more than one capable signal-caller after injuries forced a lineup change in 2017.
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3:54 PM ET Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — A former Baylor University athletic director’s claims that the school used black football players as scapegoats to cover up a schoolwide sexual assault scandal are bizarre and “blatantly false,” according to the university. The school responded in court filings Thursday to allegations levied by Ian McCaw during
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9:00 AM ET ESPN.com Staff A.J. Brown and David Sills V turned on the jets in the open field last year, making defensive backs miss on their way to the end zone. And we can’t forget about Deebo Samuel, who did some damage through the air even in his abbreviated season. But who will top
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7:34 PM ET Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette signed a rookie contract worth $27 million last summer, but he hasn’t forgotten his roots. The former LSU star saw a tweet from a Tigers student requesting help with her tuition and asking for contributions to a GoFundMe site, with donations of $1, $5, anything. I
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5:39 PM ET ESPN News Services The University of Kansas hired former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long as the school’s new AD on Thursday. Long signed a five-year contract worth $1.5 million annually, with Kansas Athletics Inc. paying $1.3 million of the total and the university paying the remaining $200,000. He has terms written into
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9:00 AM ET ESPN.com Staff After lighting it up last year and nearly snagging the Heisman, Bryce Love decided to return to Stanford for his senior season. The Big Ten saw the emergence of Jonathan Taylor who exploded onto the scene as a freshman. But who will be the best running back in 2018? Our
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5:55 PM ET Georgia sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm suffered a small fracture in his non-throwing left hand earlier this week, but he won’t miss any summer workouts, Georgia coach Kirby Smart told ESPN on Wednesday. UGASports.com first reported Wednesday that Fromm suffered the injury in a freak boating accident Monday on Lake Burton in northeast
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9:38 PM ET Associated Press OXFORD, Miss. — Former Mississippi head football coach Billy Kinard has died at the age of 84. The University of Mississippi said Monday that Kinard died Saturday at his home in Fort Payne, Alabama, after an extended illness. Kinard was a defensive back and halfback in the 1950s under Ole
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8:02 AM ET ESPN.com staff A look at every first-round pick for each school in ESPN’s Ultimate Draft top 25 ranking over the past 10 seasons. 1. North Carolina Tar Heels First-round picks, 2009-18: Mitchell Trubisky (NFL, 2017), Justin Jackson (NBA, 2017), Tony Bradley (NBA, 2017), J.B. Bukauskas (MLB, 2017), Logan Warmoth (MLB, 2017), Colton
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