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Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill (7) looks to pass against South Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Manziel willing to share nickname with A&M’s Hill

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel’s ready to hand off his nickname. Or at least share it. After Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Kenny Hill shredded No. 9 South Carolina for 511 yards passing on Thursday, breaking […]

08/29/2014

UCLA defensive back Fabian Moreau, center, sprints during NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

No. 7 UCLA comes east to face Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia has a new quarterback and all sorts of optimism heading into its opener. The Cavaliers also have one of the most formidable opponents in the country in No. 7 UCLA. […]

08/29/2014

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, Southern California safety Josh Shaw recovers a Utah fumble in an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. The school swiftly suspended him from all football team activities Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, and acknowledged his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication." (AP Photo/Pasadena Star-News, Keith Birmingham, File)

Famous fibs: A look at other big lies

The cover-up can be worse than the crime. And Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury. Some of the most famous […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013, file photo, Southern California cornerback Anthony Brown shakes hands with a Notre Dame player following an NCAA football game in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

USC backup RB quits, coach refutes racism claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California’s football team, and coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned Thursday by Brown’s apparent accusations of racism against him on social media. A photo of […]

08/28/2014

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian watches his players train during NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

USC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian believes he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw’s fictitious story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013, file photo, Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler, left, and Josh Shaw watch a news conference for USC's new football coach Steve Sarkisian in Los Angeles. Shaw has admitted to 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. Shaw has been suspended indefinitely from all of the Trojans' team activities after acknowledging his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication," the school announced in a statement Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Michael Owen Baker, File)

USC coach says Josh Shaw could return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw’s bogus story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, Southern California safety Josh Shaw recovers a Utah fumble in an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. The school swiftly suspended him from all football team activities Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, and acknowledged his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication." (AP Photo/Pasadena Star-News, Keith Birmingham, File)

USC’s Josh Shaw suspended after admitting lies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Shaw has been an exemplary teammate and a valuable leader at Southern California, earning his fellow Trojans’ trust and praise after transferring home to help his family two years ago. […]

08/28/2014

UCLA defensive back Fabian Moreau, center, sprints during NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

No. 7 UCLA ready to back up hype in season opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If No. 7 UCLA can live up to the lofty expectations it carries into the new season, its first two road games will merely be trial runs for bigger and better […]

08/27/2014

Game officials prepare before the start of an NCAA football game. (AP Photo/Michael C. York)

Cops: 3rd Brown player cited in sex assault probe

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Brown University football players who were investigated in an alleged sexual assault case referred to a third player being involved, according to law enforcement documents. Search warrant affidavits for the […]

08/27/2014

FILE - In this July 20, 2014, file photo, Duke's Kelby Brown answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. The Blue Devils will be defending their ACC Coastal Division title without two key players. Linebacker Brown went down with a left knee injury during Duke's first preseason scrimmage. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the country’s most dynamic quarterbacks. While Miller’s injury has drawn the […]

08/27/2014

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