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Big Ten poll predicts big years for Ohio State, Saquon Barkley

Ohio State is the Big Ten’s preseason favorite, and Saquon Barkley is the overwhelming choice for the conference’s top offensive player, according to a new poll. Cleveland.com on Friday released its annual Big Ten media poll, which picked Ohio State to win the conference title for the fourth time...

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  • Despite Heisman win, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson is still flying under the radar

    Despite Heisman win, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson is still flying under the radar

    Ever since becoming the youngest player to win the Heisman Trophy, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson says he has not enjoyed a fulfilling night of sleep. Whether it was traveling state to state and living out of a suitcase on a daily basis during a grueling awards tour and national media circuit...

  • Saquon Barkley: 'I can continue to grow as a player, as a person, as a leader of this team'

    Saquon Barkley: 'I can continue to grow as a player, as a person, as a leader of this team'

    The autograph line for running backs stretched longer than 30 yards inside Penn State's Holuba Hall on Saturday. All the backs signed, but fans young and old lingered over one. Saquon Barkley, who earlier had dazzled the crowd in the bench press, smiled for every kid who presented him with a football...

  • U.Va. set at quarterback, if Benkert stays healthy

    U.Va. set at quarterback, if Benkert stays healthy

    To remedy the program's quarterback shortage last year, Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall welcomed graduate transfer Kurt Benkert. With a respected incumbent in Matt Johns, the dynamic was "weird," Benkert said. As Mendenhall detailed Friday at the annual ACC Football Kickoff, the Cavaliers have...

  • Former Penn State officials begin jail terms in Sandusky child sex abuse case

    Former Penn State officials begin jail terms in Sandusky child sex abuse case

    Two former high-ranking Penn State administrators surrendered Saturday morning to serve jail sentences for how they responded to a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy. Former university Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley turned themselves in,...

  • Ex-player sues Ohio St. for using image in marketing program

    One of Ohio State's most famous football stars sued the university Friday over a marketing program he says used athletes' images without permission and robbed them of compensation. Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the class-action lawsuit in federal court in Columbus on behalf of current and former...

  • Jimbo Fisher takes Nick Saban’s FSU-SEC comparison in stride

    Jimbo Fisher takes Nick Saban’s FSU-SEC comparison in stride

    Jimbo Fisher tilted his head back, squinted his eyes slightly, and let out a slight chuckle amusing himself. Of course, he heard about his close friend and former boss Nick Saban saying Florida State is built like a Southeastern Conference team just a day earlier at SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama....

  • Louisville's Jackson won't focus on a rare Heisman repeat

    Lamar Jackson didn't start last season thinking about winning the Heisman Trophy. It just ended up that way. Of course the Louisville quarterback had a lot to do with outcome, thanks to his dizzying array of open-field moves and downfield throws. Jackson figures it's a good approach to start this...

  • Clemson, FSU dominance, figures to be among ACC Kickoff hot topics

    Clemson, FSU dominance, figures to be among ACC Kickoff hot topics

    Though seven weeks remain until Wake Forest becomes the first ACC program to open the football season, it's never too early for hopeful coaches and players to wax poetic about their teams' chances. As usual, there's no shortage of hot topics — both pertaining to matters on and off the field — to...

  • Ex-coach Houston Nutt sues Ole Miss, alleging smear campaign

    Former Mississippi coach Houston Nutt has filed a civil lawsuit against the university and its athletics foundation, alleging a breach of his severance agreement because of false statements he says school officials made during an ongoing NCAA investigation. The lawsuit seeking compensatory and...

  • SEC faces strong challenges as college football's top dog

    SEC faces strong challenges as college football's top dog

    When LSU's Ed Orgeron matter of factly declared the SEC as "the best conference in the United States," he was mostly preaching to the choir in the league's backyard. But the Southeastern Conference's once-undisputed status as college football's top league is facing strong challenges from both the...

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