After every home game at Kansas, players file out of the locker room at Allen Fieldhouse and spend about 15 or 20 minutes signing autographs. Sometimes, there will be hundreds of fans — many of them children — waiting for their favorite player.

The preseason Big 12 player of the year began his career at Dayton. The newcomer of the year spent time at Southern California and UNLV before landing at Iowa State.

Frank Beamer doesn't want to talk about momentum or the way Virginia Tech has reasserted itself as a factor in the ACC's wide-open Coastal Division following a two-game pratfall against East Carolina and Georgia Tech.

Pierre has a history of asking the federal government for airport aid.

The latest performances of Georgia's Nick Chubb and LSU's Leonard Fournette have firmly established them as players to watch in the Southeastern Conference — for the rest of this season and perhaps the next two.

No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 2 Florida State will whittle the field of unbeatens in major college football when they meet Saturday night in Tallahassee, Florida.

Florida has suspended highly touted forward Chris Walker for the first two games of the season for violating team rules.

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:

University of Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa has been suspended for three games after a weekend drunken driving arrest.

For years, Mark Nzeocha was an example of what could be.

The big mystery for Thursday night's game between No. 20 Utah and Oregon State is who the Utes will start at quarterback.

Duke doesn't view this season as a rebuilding year.

Samford hosts Wofford at 2 p.m. Saturday in what could be an elimination game for the Southern Conference championship.

No. 20 UTAH (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) at OREGON STATE (4-1, 1-1) , 10:05 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 2)

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:

The Associated Press has named Scott Stroud, who has overseen award-winning work about the legacy of the civil rights movement, the hazards of texting while driving, as well as sexual assaults on college campuses in the aftermath of a rape case involving football players at Vanderbilt University, as its news editor for Kentucky and Tennessee.

Baylor redshirt freshman Chris Callahan had one thought racing through his mind as he lined up for a short field goal to help the Bears overcome a 21-point deficit against TCU.

Home games against Southeastern Conference rivals Auburn, Arkansas, Texas A&M and Florida highlight the 2015 LSU football schedule.

Louisville junior running back/kick returner Corvin Lamb will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right anterior cruciate ligament.

Oklahoma has been nearly unbeatable at home under Bob Stoops. The program has rarely lost a Big 12 game in the frenzied, friendly confines of Memorial Stadium.

Wyoming senior forward Larry Nance Jr. has been named the Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year.

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Penn State coach James Franklin is spending the season's second October bye week by tempering the team's disappointment with back-to-back losses and dealing with ongoing offensive issues.

During a practice shortly after he was appointed interim coach at Kansas, Clint Bowen lined up next to his players on the sideline and took off at the first whistle.

With one of the nation's worst defenses, a quarterback with bruised ribs and a three-game losing streak, Cincinnati is struggling through one of its worst stretches in years.

The first half of Mississippi State's football season was perfect.

Most of what Minnesota does well is not the glamorous part of football.

Terrance Broadway threw for a touchdown and rushed for 113 yards to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 34-10 victory over Texas State on Tuesday night.

UCLA's men's basketball team has yet to practice in Pauley Pavilion, more than 2 1/2 months after the historic arena was flooded by a water main break near campus.

The first half of Mississippi State's football season was perfect.

Georgia will host Alabama on Oct. 3 next season and open Southeastern Conference play against Vanderbilt.

Kentucky will make good use of renovated Commonwealth Stadium with eight home games in 2015.

The University of Arkansas has announced a 2015 football schedule that includes seven in-state games.

The Air Force Academy's inspector general gave the athletic department a passing grade and found no problems that would warrant a criminal investigation, the school said Tuesday.

TCU coach Gary Patterson has always emphasized scoring one more point than the other team and doing whatever it takes to win.

Take a quick scan down UCF's men's basketball roster, and the first reaction is to notice what's missing.

An official at War Memorial Stadium says Arkansas will play Toledo in college football in Little Rock next year.

Louisville offensive coordinator Garrick McGee says sophomore quarterback Will Gardner will start in Saturday's game against North Carolina State.

Since the days when Lute Olson roamed the sideline, high expectations have followed Arizona into the basketball season. Saying the Wildcats will have a good team has become like proclaiming the summer will be hot in the desert.

Most of what Minnesota does well is not the glamorous part of football.

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