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Ex-Gophers coach Kill says successor Fleck 'about himself'

Feb. 20, 2019 4:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill says he won't speak again to P.J. Fleck, saying the current Golden Gophers coach is too selfish. Kill spoke to Sirius XM radio Tuesday and said he thinks Fleck is "about himself" instead of the players . Kill said he's been particularly offended by...

Jim Harbaugh taking Michigan team to South Africa in May

Feb. 19, 2019 3:03 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is taking Michigan's football team to South Africa in May. Director of football operations Mark Taurisani tweeted about the trip Tuesday. Like last year's visit to France , the Wolverines will not practice in South Africa. Harbaugh did have practices in Italy in 2017....

California judge signs warrant for Nebraska RB Washington

Feb. 14, 2019 6:25 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California judge has signed an arrest warrant for Maurice Washington, clearing the way for the Nebraska running back to return to his home state to face charges related to his possession and distribution of a video of his former girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people...

Attorney didn't tell Huskers about pending charge vs RB

Feb. 13, 2019 10:11 PM EST

An attorney for Nebraska running back Maurice Washington said Wednesday he never told anyone at the university about the nature of potential charges against the player in a pornography case that cropped up just as last season was getting started. Washington was charged in California in December with possessing...

Penn State trustees group challenges 2012 Sandusky report

Feb. 12, 2019 6:27 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A small group of Penn State board members that includes longtime defenders of famed football coach Joe Paterno is challenging as unreliable a 2012 university-commissioned investigation of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. In a 109-page report, five current and two former...

Indiana St gives Mallory contract extension through 2023

Feb. 12, 2019 1:57 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State coach Curt Mallory has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will run through 2023. Athletic department officials made the announcement Tuesday. Last season Mallory led the Sycamores to a 7-4 mark, a No. 22 ranking and a third-place finish in the Missouri...

Nebraska RB Washington faces charges tied to assault video

Feb. 11, 2019 8:06 PM EST

California authorities have filed criminal charges against Nebraska running back Maurice Washington, who is suspected of possessing a video of his underage high school girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people and sending it to the girl less than a year ago. Clarissa Hamilton, supervisor of the...

Justin Fields gets waiver to play immediately for Ohio State

Feb. 8, 2019 5:44 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Justin Fields has been granted a waiver that will allow him to play immediately for Ohio State after transferring from Georgia. The former five-star recruit transferred to the Buckeyes after he got stuck behind Jake Fromm on Georgia's depth chart. Ohio State announced...

Iowa's Gary Barta joins CFP committee, Gene Smith steps down

Feb. 8, 2019 3:22 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is joining the College Football Playoff selection committee, replacing Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith. CFP executive director Bill Hancock on Friday announced Barta would begin a three-year term this spring. Smith is stepping down after two...

Michigan lands Big Ten's top class for first time since 2007

Feb. 6, 2019 9:55 PM EST

Michigan finished the football recruiting cycle with the top class in the Big Ten, and four other conference programs were ranked in the top 25 in the nation Wednesday. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh added one player on the second letter-of-intent signing day to a 26-man class that was No. 1 in the Big Ten and No....