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Pac-12 Spring: Cougars looking to replace Gardner Minshew

Apr. 23, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

While Gardner Minshew prepared for the NFL draft, his former team, Washington State, was auditioning potential replacements. The Cougars have a spirited quarterback competition involving a large group of would-be starters, including seniors Anthony Gordon and Trey Tinsley, Cammon Cooper, graduate transfer Gage...

Iowa looking for line to open more holes for backs in '19

Apr. 23, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz believes that the Hawkeyes' blockers — and not necessarily their running backs — will need to improve next fall for the program to rediscover the running game. The Hawkeyes, long known as a team that likes to soften up opponents...

Minnesota to play W. Illinois in '22, 3rd FCS foe in 4 years

Apr. 23, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will play Western Illinois in 2022, putting a third FCS opponent on the schedule over the next four years. The Gophers announced Tuesday they've added the Leathernecks for Sept. 10, 2022, giving them five straight home games to start the slate for the first time since 1933....

From cozy get-together to huge event, NFL draft has soared

Apr. 23, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bert Bell had been burned and sought a way to get even. His creation, the NFL draft, has become an industry unto itself and the league's third-most popular annual event behind the Super Bowl and opening weekend. Bell owned the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933 and was hot to sign Stanley...

QB Graham Mertz is creating 'buzz' this spring at Wisconsin

Apr. 23, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four scholarship quarterbacks are competing for the starter's job at Wisconsin. When it comes to competing for fans' attention, there's no contest. Freshman Graham Mertz is the Badgers' most hyped recruit in years, having enrolled in January after setting a Kansas high school record...

SEC's Sankey: Wave of NCAA waivers 'creates difficulties'

Apr. 22, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says it's too early to tell for sure if the transfer portal is a net positive for college athletics. He doesn't need more data to see that the NCAA is not denying as many waiver requests for athletes wanting to head to another school....

Doctor: Alabama's Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

Apr. 22, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and "should be able to return to work in the very new future." Cain says the right hip replacement was "robotic assisted" at Andrews...

14 SEC players who could have breakthrough seasons

Apr. 22, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

Now that spring practice has ended, here's a list of Southeastern Conference players who are poised to break out this fall. Classes listed are their classes in the fall. EASTERN DIVISION FLORIDA AMARI BURNEY, LB, Soph. — Burney, a converted safety, takes over for NFL-bound Vosean Joseph at the...

SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus

Apr. 22, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago. It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this year. Last year's Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC: Alabama's...

Kansas State receiver Hunter Rison suspended after arrest

Apr. 21, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State wide receiver Hunter Rison has been indefinitely suspended after his arrest on a domestic battery charge. The Manhattan Mercury reports that Riley County police arrested Rison on Friday on suspicion of domestic battery. The charge also covers knowingly or recklessly...