Big Ten Media Days: No more cupcakes on schedule

No more 2nd tier football opponents after this season

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CHICAGO -- The Big Ten mandates a beefed up nonconference schedule in 2016 that won't include Football Championship Series programs that could once count on a big payday and often a loss. So long Illinois State, Richmond and Appalachian Stat...

Ohio State suspends Bosa, 3 others for opener

Joey Bosa, Ohio State defensive end

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Ohio State All-American defensive end Joey Bosa and three other players were suspended for the 2015 opener for a violation of athletic department policy.

Big Ten Media Days: Chryst feels at home in Madison

Pitt coach Paul Chryst

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Paul Chryst, the Wisconsin Badgers' new head coach -- a former offensive coordinator as well as player at the school -- is back after a three-year stint as Pittsburgh's head coach.

Defending champ Ohio State No. 1 in Coaches Poll

Ohio Stadium, Ohio State spring football game

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Defending champion Ohio State will open the season with the No. 1 ranking in the Amway Coaches Poll, receiving 62 of 64 first-place votes in the preseason picks released Thursday.

Ohio State's Miller changing positions

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller

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The much-talked-about Ohio State quarterback competition was reduced to a two-man race after Braxton Miller said Thursday that he is changing positions this year.

Spurrier lashes out at his critics

Steve Spurrier, South Carolina coach

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South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier took aim at his critics who say the game has passed him by and he should retire at age 70.

Three Arkansas players arrested, suspended

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Three Arkansas players were arrested Wednesday after allegedly using counterfeit money to buy items at three locations near campus in Fayetteville, Ark.

Big 12 limits contact practices

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Big 12 athletic directors have adopted a new conference rule limiting the number of days of contact to two, including game day, commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced Monday.

NFL defensive guru Arnsparger dies at 88

Arnsparger known as defensive strategist

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Bill Arnsparger, the coordinator of the Miami Dolphins' famous "No-Name" and "Killer B's" defenses, died Friday at age 88.

SEC adds medical spotter to replay booth

Southeastern Conference SEC logo on football pylon

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An independent medical observer will be used in all Southeastern Conference games and league home games in 2015.

Florida State's leading rusher faces assault charge

Dalvin Cook is 2nd Florida State player accused of assaulting a woman in recent weeks

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Another Florida State player faces an assault charge after allegedly hitting a woman. Running back Dalvin Cook was charged with misdemeanor battery Friday in the wake of an alleged assault in Tallahassee, Florida.

Athletes allege abuse at U. of Illinois


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They called it the "dog pound." It was a separate practice for women's basketball players at the University of Illinois, a majority of them black, where athletes were often allegedly harassed and attacked for things that had nothing to do with basketball.

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