USC defensive back Josh Shaw has been suspended indefinitely after admitting he fabricated a story about saving his nephew from drowning.
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora has suspended four defensive players one game apiece for violating team policy.
The "QW" listed on the Tennessee Tech football team's depth chart appears to be a typo at first glance.
Birmingham, AL (Sports Network) - Samford football coach Pat Sullivan will miss the team's season-opening game at TCU on Saturday due to a complication from a surgery earlier this year.
The highly-anticipated 2014 season gets underway for the Kansas State Wildcats, as they kick things off on Saturday with a home date against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks.
A new era of football is set to begin at the University of Washington, as Chris Petersen makes his debut as the new head coach when the 25th-ranked Huskies visit the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Aloha Stadium on Saturday.
The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles begin defense of their national title, as they open the 2014 season in a showdown with the dangerous Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Advocare Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
There may be no phrase on Earth more horribly overused than "It's that time of year again!"
The days of the gruff old coach controlling every part of his program are basically over.
USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian admitted to reporters Tuesday that the school has begun examining claims made by defensive back Josh Shaw that he injured himself while saving a nephew from drowning over the weekend.
Now that the Patriot League is in its second season of scholarship classes - Fordham actually started three years before the others and Georgetown is the lone holdout - the Ivy League is one of only two FCS conference not to offer them. The Pioneer Football League, whose schools are spread across the country, is the other non-scholarship league and its teams remain below the surprisingly solid Ivy programs from the Northeast.
Louisville will be without top wide receiver DeVante Parker for at least half of the upcoming 2014 season due to a broken bone in his left foot, head coach Bobby Petrino announced Monday.
The Pioneer Football League's tiebreaker for determining its automatic qualifying bid to the FCS playoffs will be comprised only through internal criteria.
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Notre Dame has been the darling of the Independents this decade but that will change this season as both BYU and Navy will post more regular season wins than the Fighting Irish.
SHU returns not just key pieces for the 2014 campaign but players who could make a serious push for national awards. Sophomore R.J. Noel is back under center, and Keshaudas Spence returns to the backfield for the Pioneers, who are looking to make it two NEC championships in a row.
The Toreros are just one program out of a handful that have spent time in the offseason trying to find replacements for significant contributors lost to graduation.
Georgetown also underwent a head coaching change in the offseason, and, like Colgate, its Patriot League programs has continuity leading into the 2014 season. The Hoyas elevated assistant Rob Sgarlata to head coach after he served for 18 seasons as an assistant coach - the last nine under Kevin Kelly.
Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will not be eligible to play for Oklahoma this season, the school announced Friday.
Montana left tackle John Schmaing will miss the 2014 season due to academic issues, the Big Sky Conference university announced Friday.
Tanner McEvoy will reportedly be the starting quarterback for the 14th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers when the school kicks off its schedule Aug. 30 against 13th-ranked LSU.
USC Trojans running back Tre Madden is going to be a game-time decision because of a turf toe injury for the school's season opener against Fresno State on August 30
The University of New Hampshire and the College of the Holy Cross announced on Friday their football teams will meet annually from 2016-19.
The countdown has been enthusiastically ramped up toward the start of the college football season.
Last year started off with plenty of promise, as the Utes were 4-2 through the first six games, with a stunning upset of Stanford (27-20) the highlight of the run. That win would end up being the biggest of the year for Utah, which went on to drop five straight games following the victory. Utah managed to end the year on a high note, outlasting Colorado, 24-17. However, it was not enough to warrant a bowl appearance.
The Ohio State Buckeyes held their collective breath earlier in the week after star quarterback Braxton Miller re-injured his right shoulder while attempting a short pass at practice.
Instate rivals North Dakota and North Dakota State will resume a longstanding football rivalry next year after it has been dormant since 2003.
In one way, all the pressure is on Klieman and his Bison program, which has won three straight FCS national titles, joining the 2005-07 Appalachian State teams as the only pair to do so.
Every time Sacramento State quarterback Garrett Safron looks at the back of his right hand, he sees the scar from a cut that split open when he fell on the field during a 2012 game at Eastern Washington.
Two years ago, the Georgia Bulldogs almost made it to the BCS National Championship. Unfortunately, they came up short, failing to score on their final drive versus Alabama in the SEC title game.
The Flames have been so close to making the FCS playoff field over the last decade that they are ready to rewrite the ending. They tied Coastal Carolina for the Big South championship last season, but lost the head-to-head meeting in overtime, and ultimately fell oh-so-short of the postseason.
Kent State football player Jason Bitsko died Wednesday. He was 21 years old.
Hawaii struggled to produce an offense that could compete, particularly in the early going when it was being outscored by a combined 94-36 against the likes of USC, Oregon State and Nevada. However, in the first Mountain West Conference home game in late September the squad actually threw a scare into nationally-ranked Fresno State, before dropping a 42-37 final.
Over half of the FCS conferences have at least 10 teams - seven of the 13 - so navigating the schedule is an arduous process that demands talent, execution and luck for the championship team.
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the entire 2014 season with a right shoulder injury, the school confirmed Tuesday.
Names such as Tony Romo, Sean Payton, Mike Shanahan and Jimmy Garoppolo are familiar to football fans.
Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller will reportedly miss the season with a right shoulder injury, according to ESPN.
Larry Coker's third season at the helm of UTSA's football program was also the third-ever season for the Roadrunners as a football team, which started up in 2011. UTSA topped out its greatest win total at eight games in just its second year in existence in 2012, and has had only one losing season in three years. The Roadrunners finished off their 2013 season on a five-game win streak.
UTEP nearly began the season 2-0, however. The Miners dropped a season-opening contest to New Mexico, 42-35, in overtime on Sept. 7, then rebounded nicely from the defeat to take a sound 42-21 decision against New Mexico State. Led by quarterback Jameill Showers, the Miners were seemingly in good position to earn some wins and compete in the conference.
The team played a mixed schedule of FBS opponents and FCS opponents, with incredibly polarizing results, as one would imagine. The Monarchs opened 2013 with losses against East Carolina and Maryland (52-38 and 47-10, respectively) but then went absolutely nutty offensively against FCS opponents Howard (76-19), The Citadel (59-58) and Albany (66-10). The team suffered just two more losses the rest of the way (a 35-24 defeat at Pittsburgh and an 80-20 thrashing at the hands of North Carolina in the season finale).
This year, with both powers up to the FBS level, the same Mocs team hopes to land an FCS playoff bid for the first team since 1984. The Mocs enter the season as the SoCon's preseason favorite.
Redshirt sophomore Dakota Prukop has been named Montana State's starting quarterback for their season opener at Arkansas State on Aug. 30.
Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller reportedly reinjured his right shoulder in practice Monday.
Joe Mixon will not play for the Oklahoma Sooners this year.
Redshirt sophomore Jared Johnson was named Sam Houston State's season-opening quarterback on Monday.
The Pac-12 conference has six teams in the preseason AP Top 25 with Oregon topping the list at No. 3. Only the SEC has more with eight.
The Eagles started the season ranked No. 9 in The Sports Network FCS Poll and opened up the campaign with two blowout wins over Savannah State (77-9) and Saint Francis-PA (59-17), but their playoff hopes were dashed over the next several weeks by losing four of their next six games.
ASU entered the season with high expectations, boasting a No. 12 ranking in The Sports Networks' preseason FCS poll, but it quickly fell out of favor by losing six of its first seven games.
And then William & Mary defensive end Mike Reilly seemed to have the poll in perspective.
Reigning national champion Florida State will begin the new college football season atop the Associated Press poll.
There's no need to stay anonymous anymore. The Southland Conference is going to get to know Incarnate Word, Abilene Christian and Houston Baptist pretty quickly as the three programs join in football this season and raise the conference from eight teams to 11.
Some of the most exciting freshmen entering the college ranks this coming season are frontcourt performers.
The College of Charleston announced Tuesday that head men's basketball coach Doug Wojcik would not be returning to his position.
What makes a great small forward is largely a subjective matter.
Michigan State has dismissed forward Kenny Kaminski from the team.
Washington and Gonzaga will renew their men's basketball rivalry during the 2016-17 season, the schools announced Monday.
Guard Tre' Coggins, who led Air Force in scoring last season, has transferred to Cal State Fullerton.
Guard Todd Mayo has decided to forego his senior season at Marquette to pursue a professional basketball career.
University of Colorado men's basketball head coach Tad Boyle announced the addition of Providence transfer Josh Fortune to a Financial Aid Agreement (FAA).
Tennessee point guard Brandon Lopez will miss the upcoming season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee playing basketball with teammates, the school said Tuesday.
Being a decent shooting guard requires a fairly obvious skill ... being able to shoot the ball efficiently.
Compiling a list of the best point guards the college game will offer up in 2014-15 is an arduous task.
The Southeastern Conference denied former Florida Gulf Coast forward Eric McKnight's bid to play for Tennessee as a graduate transfer this season on Tuesday.
Iowa State men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg had his pacemaker replaced during surgery on Tuesday morning
Prized incoming freshman Emmanuel Mudiay has decided to play professionally overseas instead of joining the SMU program for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
Andre Payne has been named the new men's basketball coach at Mississippi Valley State.
The 2013-14 season was a great one for freshmen.
Roster turnover is an unavoidable part of college basketball.
With the NBA Draft rapidly approaching, the pool of available big men has taken a major hit.
Wake Forest has added fifth-year forward and Campbell University transfer Darius Leonard to its roster for the 2014-15 season.
The University of Cincinnati and head men's basketball coach Mick Cronin have agreed to a new contract through the 2020-21 season.
Kevin Ware has been cleared to play by the NCAA and will be on the court for the Georgia State men's basketball team this fall.
Siena head men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos had one year added to his contract, the school announced Wednesday.
Marist announced Tuesday it has hired Mike Maker to replace Jeff Bower as head men's basketball coach.
LSU has added former NBA head coach Eric Musselman as an associate men's basketball coach.
Kawhi Leonard was drafted 15th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2011 NBA Draft out of San Diego State.
Eastern Washington University announced Friday that head men's basketball coach Jim Hayford has received a reworked five-year contract that will run through the 2018-19 season.
Jarvis Threatt, a key member of Delaware's 2013-14 Colonial Athletic Association champion team, has been dismissed from the men's basketball program for an unspecified violation of team rules.
One of the greatest college basketball rivalries in recent years will be renewed when Syracuse and Georgetown start a four-year home-and-home series during the 2015-16 season.
In an interview with ESPN's "Outside the Lines" last week, former North Carolina star Rashad McCants made damaging allegations against his former school.
West Virginia head men's basketball coach Bob Huggins underwent successful hip replacement surgery Monday, the school announced in a press release.
Samford dismissed head men's basketball coach Bennie Seltzer Friday, with assistant Scott Padgett promoted to take over the school's struggling program.
Murray State has awarded contract extensions to men's basketball head coach Steve Prohm and head football coach Chris Hatcher, according to a release issued by the school.
North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams disputes comments made by former Tar Heels star Rashad McCants that the coach knew about potential academic fraud at the university.
Western Carolina and head men's basketball coach Larry Hunter have agreed to terms on a new contract with three years guaranteed with additional option years.
Kentucky has rewarded men's head basketball coach John Calipari with a new seven-year contract worth a total of $52.5 million plus incentives.
Chattanooga women's basketball coach Jim Foster was rewarded with a contract extension Thursday.
The top talent available in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft seems to be a bit deeper than it has been in recent years, thanks to Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Joel Embiid all confirming they were one-and-done at the college level and declaring as early entries.
The University of Virginia men's basketball head coach Tony Bennett signed a new seven-year contract through the 2020-21 season Virginia director of athletics Craig Littlepage announced on Tuesday.
Splashy hires don't always live up to the hype when it comes to bringing in a new head coach.
Montana named Travis DeCuire its new head men's basketball coach on Saturday.
Change comes slowly at the highest level of collegiate sports. The NCAA did not officially adopt the 3-point line until 1986, and it took 15 years for college football to finally install a playoff system.
Clemson rewarded men's basketball coach Brad Brownell with a new six-year contract Friday.
The University of Connecticut and head men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie have agreed to a five-year, $15 million contract extension, the school officially announced Thursday.
There's nothing like a little leverage to bring about a huge pay day. Just ask the University of Connecticut and men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie.
This past weekend, college basketball lost one of its greatest coaches. Don Meyer, who amassed an astounding 923 victories over his career, passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 69 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Oregon State said Monday night it has hired Wayne Tinkle to take over for Craig Robinson as men's basketball coach.
Connecticut has reportedly reached an agreement in principle with men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie on a contract extension that will pay him at least $3 million a year.
Xavier reached a new agreement with men's basketball coach Chris Mack on Monday, extending him through the 2019-20 season.
Gonzaga has landed USC transfer Byron Wesley, according to multiple reports.
Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in men's college basketball, died Sunday. He was 69 years old.