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Big Ten's Delany lays out plan for freshman ineligibility
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says making freshmen ineligible in college football and basketball could help correct the imbalance between athletics and academics....

Winston's lawyer calls sex assault suit against QB a 'stunt'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."...

Big Ten East standard bearer Ohio St. expects no drop-off
The Big Ten's reputation as an underachieving football conference is so 2014....

NCAA says it got violent threats after releasing USC papers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- NCAA committee members received violent threats after documents were released in a former assistant University of Southern California football coach's lawsuit against the organization, according to court papers....

Big score: College bowl game payouts surpass $500 million
Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series....

Urban Meyer's contract extended through 2020 season
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Urban Meyer keeps winning big....

Hootie's Rucker catches TD at South Carolina spring game
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Hootie and the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker caught a touchdown pass at South Carolina's spring football game Saturday, an annual tradition for Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier....