It was all but a given that Illinois would name Wes Lunt its starting quarterback. What is less certain is the quality of the players around the transfer from Oklahoma State.

Blake Bortles insists he's content to be a backup.

The Houston Astros' journey through the land of American League playoff contenders has been a success so far.

Louisville says wide receiver Devante Parker injured his left foot during practice and will be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon in Charlotte, North Carolina, soon.

Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately.

New Mexico women's soccer coach Kit Vela has been suspended for a week without pay and most of the team is suspended for one game over a hazing incident.

University of New Mexico women's soccer coach Kit Vela has been suspended for a week without pay and 22 players will be suspended for one game over a hazing incident.

Justin Hardy and Shane Carden started their East Carolina careers working together on the scout team. Four years later, their connection means everything to the Pirates' pass-heavy attack — and has put both fifth-year seniors within reach of all kinds of records.

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and athletic director Mike Alden say they followed what they believed to be the school's protocol when former running back Derrick Washington was accused of rape in 2008.

This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama.

Bob Davie sees an opportunity entering his third season at New Mexico.

Sophomore Jeff Lindquist will be the starting quarterback for No. 25 Washington when the Huskies open the season at Hawaii on Aug. 30.

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Montana football coach Mick Delaney says the Grizzlies have lost starting offensive lineman John Schmaing for the 2014 season due to academic issues.

Tennessee has officially announced the arrival of Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson, though the 6-foot-10 forward's status for the 2014-15 season remains uncertain.

Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.

Tulane defensive end Royce LaFrance has been suspended for the first half of the Tulsa game next week.

Two U.S. senators called for an outside investigation of how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to football coaches.

It seems like Denzel Perryman and Anthony Chickillo were destined to play at Miami.

The men's basketball team at West Virginia will play in a charity softball game this weekend.

Shabazz Napier is doing a lot of learning these days as he gets ready for his first training camp with the Miami Heat. New team. New city. New surroundings.

Nick Harwell had to wait an entire season before getting on the field at Kansas.

Justin Hardy and Shane Carden started their East Carolina careers working together on the scout team. Four years later, their connection means everything to the Pirates' pass-heavy attack — and has put both fifth-year seniors within reach of all kinds of records.

An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol — picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, according to an affidavit released Friday.

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players.

A longtime football rivalry between North Dakota's largest colleges that fell apart a decade ago will resume next season, school officials announced Friday.

An Oklahoma City police officer accused of committing a series of sexual assaults while on duty played football at Eastern Michigan.

Illinois' 2014-15 men's basketball schedule is out and the team's Big Ten play will begin against the league's top talent.

A list of college football stadiums where alcohol will be sold to the general public this season:

Houston's biggest offseason addition wasn't a player or coach.

A list of college football stadiums where alcohol will be sold to the general public this season:

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players.

Nov. 9, Walsh, exhibition, TBA

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has named Patton Robinette as his starting quarterback a week before the Commodores' season opener against Temple.

A list of coaches' preseason All-SEC teams:

Two more former University of Missouri students have gone public with assault allegations against ex-running back Derrick Washington, including a women's soccer player who said her coach suggested she could lose her scholarship if she pursued her complaint that Washington punched her in a 2010 bar fight.

After years of playing catch-up with the rest of the Southeastern Conference, Tennessee's defense finally is getting up to speed.

Alabama and LSU both placed 11 players on the coaches' preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams.

University of Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers has been named to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference team in a vote of conference coaches.

The Big Ten released dates and opponents for its conference schedule Thursday. All times listed are Eastern but most game times are to be announced at a later date. Purdue had already announced its non-conference schedule.

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