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    • 8:45 AM, Aug. 30, 2014

    Friday's college football roundup: Backs headline LSU-Wisconsin matchup

    There's Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, a Heisman Trophy hopeful who's coming off a 1,600-yard season and comes into the season averaging 8.1 yards per carry, tops in the nation. LSU seniors Terrance Magee and Kenny Hilliard are a solid 1-2 punch, combining for 936 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns last season.

    • 12:27 AM, Aug. 29, 2014
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    Thursday's college football roundup: Johnny who? Kenny Hill leads No. 21 Texas A&M in rout

    Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.

    • 9:15 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Detroit News college football predictions: Week 1

    The Detroit News' Matt Charboneau, Angelique S. Chengelis, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski offer their predictions for Week 1 of the college football season.

    • 11:30 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Thomas Rawls leads Central Michigan in season-opening victory

    Thomas Rawls ran for one touchdown, Cooper Rush passed for another and Central Michigan scored on its first two second-half drives in a 20-16 comeback victory over Tennessee-Chattanooga on Thursday night.

    • 3:29 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    The Detroit News Top 25: Top-ranked Florida State reloads, MSU No. 6

    Matt Charboneau breaks down The Detroit News' Top 25 college football teams. There are four Big Ten teams in our rankings -- No. 6 Michigan State, No. 11 Ohio State, No. 20 Nebraska and No. 25 Wisconsin.

    • 8:41 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    Josh Shaw admits lying about heroics; USC calls it a 'complete fabrication,' suspends senior

    The Southern California cornerback acknowledged lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

    • 6:49 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    EMU preview: Four-year starter Lincoln Hansen a leader for Eagles in transition

    Some things in sports are invaluable, such as strong senior leadership on a team going through major changes -- like those taking place at Eastern Michigan.

    • 6:49 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    WMU preview: Rising star receiver Corey Davis has big plans for Broncos

    There wasn't much for Western Michigan football fans to cheer about in 2013, but one of the bright spots was a freshman wide receiver that burst onto the scene and looks ready to become one of the Mid-American Conference's elite.

    • 6:49 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    CMU preview: Justin Cherocci pushes himself from walk-on to MAC's top tackler

    Sometimes it's not the strongest, the fastest, or the most heralded player who has the biggest impact on the football field. Sometimes it's the hardest worker with the most drive to succeed.

  1. Lions-run game gets a name: the Quick Lane Bowl

    Lions president Tom Lewand retreated to his upstairs office when a worker wearing a blue shirt walked up to a large banner that promoted the Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field.

    • 3:00 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    USC coach: School investigating DB Josh Shaw's heroic story

    Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw's story that he sprained both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning.

  2. Football on TV this week

    From the Lions' exhibition finale (at the Bills, 7 p.m., Thursday, Channel 7) to season openers for Michigan State (vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m., Friday, BTN) and Michigan (vs. Appalachian State, noon, Saturday, ESPN2), there is plenty of football watch this week.

    • 5:21 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    Ohio State's Urban Meyer insists he's still got a good team

    A week after the loss of three-year starting quarterback Braxton Miller, Meyer is going through final preparations for the Buckeyes' opener on Saturday against Navy. He says his team is ready.

    • 11:01 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    Monday's college football roundup: USC's Josh Shaw jumps from second floor to save nephew

    Shaw was named a team captain on Saturday and later that night was attending a family function at a cousin's apartment in his hometown of Palmdale when he saw his nephew, who can't swim, struggling in the pool.

    • 11:59 AM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    MAC football coaches pick Bowling Green, Northern Illinois to meet in title game

    In the West, Central Michigan, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan are picked Nos. 4, 5 an 6. The conference is trumpeting parity, after six different teams ...

    • 11:53 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Sunday's college football roundup: Ex-Northwestern star Venric Mark transfers to West Texas A&M

    Mark declined to elaborate on reasons for his departure outside of citing health issues with his mother and grandmother.

    • 9:28 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    Friday's college football roundup: Former EMU football star faces rape charges

    An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player at Eastern Michigan is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops ...

    • 2:02 AM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Wednesday's college football roundup: Ohio State puts faith in freshman QB J.T. Barrett

    Columbus, Ohio When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State's practice on Monday, coach Urban ...

    • 10:34 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
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    Tuesday's college football roundup: Everett Golson says Notre Dame is coming together

    Quarterback Everett Golson said the adversity of abruptly losing four teammates while Notre Dame investigates whether they were involved in academic dishonesty ...

    • 4:40 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
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    AP source: MAC agrees to 13-year deal with ESPN

    A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Mid-American Conference has agreed to a new 13-year contract with ESPN. The agreement gives ...

    • 2:39 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
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    Commentary: Notre Dame's off-field problems eventually fall on Brian Kelly

    For the second straight season, academic dishonesty threatens to make it harder for Kelly's team to beat Michigan and USC and everybody else on the Irish ...

    • 3:06 AM, Aug. 18, 2014
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    Brian Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits

    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic ...

    • 8:24 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
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    Notre Dame looking at four football players in academic probe

    Notre Dame football players KeiVarae Russell, DaVaris Daniels, Ishaq Williams and Kendall Moore are being held out of practice while the school investigates ...

    • 1:06 AM, Aug. 14, 2014
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    Everett Golson regains job as Notre Dame's starting quarterback

    The senior has reclaimed the post he held while leading the Fighting Irish to the national championship game two years ago, and before being suspended last ...

    • 8:16 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
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    Arizona State's Chip Sarafin becomes first active Division I football player to come out

    The walk-on lineman, who goes by the nickname Chip, follows the precedent set by St. Louis Rams linebacker Michael Sam. Sam told teammates he was gay during ...

    • 3:17 PM, Aug. 12, 2014
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    Start times, TV coverage announced for Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    Michigan's Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Syracuse on Tuesday, Dec. 2 will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. Michigan State's Challenge ...

    • 9:38 PM, Aug. 11, 2014
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    Michigan, Michigan State hockey set for Soldier Field showdown

    The game will be part of a hockey doubleheader scheduled for Feb. 7; also scheduled to play are Western Michigan and Miami (Ohio). The news first was reported ...

    • 4:33 PM, Aug. 11, 2014
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    Twitter campaign backfires on Florida State, controversial quarterback Jameis Winston

    Florida State social media campaign turned ugly Sunday when the university's athletic department opened their Heisman-winning quarterback up to nationwide ...

    • 1:33 PM, Aug. 10, 2014
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    Mark Emmert confirms NCAA will appeal ruling to compensate athletes

    Mark Emmert said Sunday that the NCAA will appeal a ruling that opens the door for college athletes to receive some of the money they help generate in major ...

    • 6:05 PM, Aug. 9, 2014
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    With loss of TJ Jones to the NFL (Lions), Notre Dame needs receivers to step up

    The only returning receiver with more than 15 catches is DaVaris Daniels, who had 49 catches for 745 yards. But he was suspended for the spring semester for an ...

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