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    • 8:17 PM, Jul. 25, 2014

    Ron McKeefery joins ex-coach, friend Chris Creighton in building Eastern Michigan football program

    McKeefery, then a senior at Ottawa (Kansas) University in 1997, played for first-time coach Chris Creighton, who was hired to turn around a program that was 1-9 in 1996.

    • 2:50 AM, Jul. 26, 2014
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    Friday's college football roundup: Texas kicks 6 players off team

    At least six players have been kicked off the team since he became coach, in addition to the two Longhorns players suspended Thursday after their arrests for sexual assault.

    • 4:46 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    Media predict MSU's Shilique Calhoun will win Big Ten's top defensive award

    Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun is the favorite to win Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, according to media members who cover conference teams.

    • 12:27 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    Big Ten media poll: MSU second, Michigan third in East

    Ohio State was picked as the favorite to win the Big Ten championship in a poll of 29 reporters who cover conference teams.

    • 12:49 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    Ohio State band marches on after director's firing

    The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director: A day after he was fired, the band is performing with the Columbus Symphony in what is often considered its unofficial season kickoff.

    • 7:28 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Ohio State fires its marching band director for permitting 'sexualized' culture

    Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012, and served in lesser capacities for a decade before that. His halftime shows for what's known to fans as 'The Best Damn Band in the Land' were considered revolutionary.

  1. USC joins Michigan, Michigan State in top five of Cass Tech star Mike Weber

    Cass Tech's senior runnin gback has a new top-five list of favorite colleges that now includes Southern Cal, where he visited this week. He is rated a four-star prospect.

    • 8:04 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Big Ten football championship game tickets on sale Aug. 2

    The game, matching the winners of the East and West divisions, will be Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Michigan State won the game last year, against Ohio State.

    • 9:35 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
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    College athletic commissioners are best at crying wolf

    If you believe that, then you'll believe just about everything else they've told you about this multibillion-dollar business that has been built on the backs of a largely unpaid labor force.

    • 12:13 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
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    Bowling Green picked to win MAC championship at Ford Field

    Bowling Green was picked to win the Mid-American Conference football championship in voting Wednesday by media members who cover conference teams.

    • 9:40 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
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    Tuesday's college football roundup: Texas coach Charlie Strong backs off bearish assessment of his team

    Charlie Strong riled up plenty of Texas fans during a statewide spring tour by saying the Longhorns wouldn't be in the national championship game. The new coach toned down his honest assessment in future stops, then said Tuesday in his first appearance at Big 12 media days that he prefers not even talking about championships.

    • 9:10 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
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    Monday's college football roundup: Big 12 commissioner has chilling view of future

    During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the 'strange environment' that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools.

    • 5:13 PM, Jul. 20, 2014
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    ACC ready to rise up, led by Heisman winner Jameis Winston, Florida State

    It's been a while since the Atlantic Coast Conference entered a season with this much buzz. The realigned league has the defending national champion, a Heisman Trophy winner and a national coach of the year.

    • 8:40 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
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    Friday's college football roundup: Eastern welcomes Rob Bolden

    Bolden, a senior who played at Penn State before transferring to LSU will be eligible immediately since he earned his bachelor's degree in sociology.

    • 7:32 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
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    MSU's Jeremy Langford, EMU's Bronson Hill on watch list for top running back award

    Langford and Hill, both seniors, are among 53 players on the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, which is given to the top running back in the ...

    • 7:08 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
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    Alabama is big favorite to win SEC championship

    Alabama finished 11-2 last season after losing to Auburn in the schools' annual rivalry game and to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. The Crimson Tide open the 2014 ...

    • 1:26 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
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    Wednesday's college football roundup: Alabama, USC to play in 2016 Cowboys Classic

    The last time Alabama and USC met in the regular season was 1978, when the Crimson Tide were the AP national champions and the Trojans finished No. 1 in the ...

    • 11:16 AM, Jul. 15, 2014
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    Three receivers from Michigan colleges make Biletnikoff watch list

    Michigan junior Devin Funchess, Central Michigan senior Titus Davis and Western Michigan sophomore Corey Davis have made the preseason watch list for the ...

    • 6:09 PM, Jul. 14, 2014
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    Report: Rob Bolden to transfer to Eastern Michigan from LSU

    Former Orchard Lake St. Mary's star quarterback Rob Bolden reportedly will transfer to Eastern Michigan from LSU.

    • 10:36 AM, Jul. 14, 2014
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    Five players from Michigan schools on Lombardi Award watch list

    There are two players from Central Michigan on the list – senior linebacker Justin Cherocci and senior guard Andy Phillips – and one from Eastern Michigan – ...

    • 3:12 PM, Jul. 14, 2014
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    SEC chief Mike Slive continues crusade for Big Five autonomy

    Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive is confident the NCAA reform he's been pushing for years will take a big step toward becoming a reality in ...

    • 12:03 PM, Jul. 14, 2014
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    Gold and bronze trophy for College Football Playoff is unveiled

    Made from 24-karat gold, bronze and stainless steel, the bottom of the trophy is shaped like a football and rises to form an actual-sized ball at the top.

    • 7:54 AM, Jul. 12, 2014
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    Legendary EMU baseball coach Ron Oestrike dies at age 82

    Oestrike was EMU’s head coach for 23 years, from 1965-87, leading the then-Hurons to the NAIA national championship in 1970. EMU then finished fifth in the ...

    • 5:00 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
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    New College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will open Aug. 23

    The opening of the 94,000-square-foot facility was timed to coincide with two games at the Georgia Dome to begin the college football season: Mississippi vs. ...

  2. New Ohio State president Michael Drake: Athletics one of many successes

    Ohio State hasn't always gotten enough credit for the '98 percent' of what it does outside of athletics, the university's new president said Wednesday as he ...

    • 12:13 AM, Jul. 10, 2014

    Heirs of 'The Duke' sue Duke University

    John Wayne's heirs are taking Duke University to court to assert the family's right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star's nickname, ...

    • 6:01 PM, Jul. 9, 2014
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    NCAA boss Mark Emmert calls for 'scholarships for life' at Senate hearing

    Emmert faced a skeptical Senate Commerce Committee and said he feels college sports 'works extremely well for the vast majority' and the overall current model ...

    • 6:39 PM, Jul. 7, 2014
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    Oakland selects Jeffrey Konya as athletic director

    Born in Royal Oak, Konya was responsible for all operational aspects of an 18-sport NCAA Division I athletic department at Cal-Bakersfield, with an estimated ...

    • 5:09 PM, Jul. 3, 2014
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    Reduced charges offered to CMU's Andrew Flory in retail theft case

    Authorities have offered to reduce charges against a Central Michigan football player if he testifies against a former teammate in a retail fraud case.

    • 12:01 PM, Jul. 3, 2014
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    Florida State's championship season gets big assist from GPS technology

    At the core of their success, literally, is a harness that weighs all of an ounce and sits snugly beneath FSU players' shoulder pads during practice.

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