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WR trio will have to pick up slack at No. 4 Wisconsin

Aug. 21, 2018 2:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The suspension of Quintez Cephus leaves Wisconsin without one of its top receivers for the foreseeable future. Cephus was charged with felony sexual assault Monday, accused of misconduct involving two women at his apartment last April. Cephus, a 20-year-old junior from Macon, Georgia,...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Handling preseason expectations

Aug. 21, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

Broadly speaking, a team that starts the season in the Top 25 and finishes it unranked has had a disappointing season, failing to meet expectations. The converse is likely to be true as well. Critics of preseason polls complain about setting artificial expectations, but it could be argued polls merely reflect...

Wisconsin WR Cephus charged with felony sexual assault

Aug. 20, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was charged with felony sexual assault on Monday, accused of misconduct involving two women at his apartment last April. Cephus, a 20-year-old junior from Macon, Georgia, was suspended by the team shortly after he was charged with third-degree...

Top-ranked Alabama relying on young, untested secondary

Aug. 20, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — All the offseason chatter about who will be throwing passes for Alabama — Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa — has overshadowed the pressing question of who's charged with defending them. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's secondary, often seemingly an NFL feeder system, is now...

No. 8 Miami not worrying about external expectations

Aug. 20, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The mantra about external expectations at Miami probably isn't that much different than the one uttered by most other major college football teams. The Hurricanes are taught to basically ignore it all. So there wasn't any huge celebration on Monday when Miami was announced at No....

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25; Clemson, Georgia next

Aug. 20, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat. The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes. No. 2 Clemson received 18...

The Latest: Wisconsin suspends WR Cephus following charges

Aug. 20, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus, who has taken a leave of absence from the team (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Wisconsin has suspended Quintez Cephus after authorities charged the wide receiver with two felony counts of sexual assault. The Dane County District Attorney's...

Quick study: Browns rookie Corbett passing tests as starter

Aug. 20, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Austin Corbett battled all types of nasty characters as a four-year starting left tackle at Nevada. His toughest opponent didn't wear shoulder pads or a helmet. "Organic chemistry," the Browns rookie left guard said, rattling off a course he never mastered. "I just could not grasp my...

DA: Woman changes statement about arrested LSU receiver

Aug. 20, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The district attorney in Baton Rouge says a woman who had said LSU receiver Drake Davis physically and psychologically abused her has changed her statement. East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore also stresses that it's common for someone involved in a domestic violence...

Texas pays $600,000 to settle Kearney discrimination lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas agreed to pay $600,000 to settle former women's track coach Bev Kearney's race and gender discrimination lawsuit, according to documents released Monday. Kearney and the school agreed to settle her nearly five-year-old lawsuit in June. Terms were released...