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Tennessee WR Cedric Tillman out against Florida due to ankle injury, sources say

8:25 AM ET Pete ThamelESPN Tennessee star wide receiver Cedric Tillman will not play against Florida on Saturday because of an ankle injury, sources told ESPN. Tillman injured his ankle last week against Akron midway through the second quarter. With Tennessee having a bye next week, there is optimism that he could return for the …

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NCAA president search expected to ‘accelerate’ in next 2-to-4 months

ATHENS, Ga. — The search for a new NCAA president is expected to “accelerate” during the next two-to-four months, with a goal of naming a replacement for Mark Emmert by early next year. And that person could come from outside college athletics. That’s according to Georgia president Jere Morehead, one of seven members of the …

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In letter, Pac-12’s George Kliavkoff cites ‘significant’ financial, mental health concerns on UCLA move to Big Ten

In a letter provided to the University of California Board of Regents ahead of a closed-door session Thursday to discuss UCLA’s proposed move to the Big Ten conference, Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff detailed “significant concerns” he had with the move, including its effect on student-athlete mental health, increased travel and operational costs, and negative impacts …

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UNI fixing things ‘between the ears’ ahead of Western Illinois

ETHAN PETRIK Northern Iowa’s Vance McShane (20) runs the ball for yardage while avoiding the tackle from Sacramento State’s Cameron Broussard at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls on Saturday. CHRIS ZOELLER Courier Staff Photographer CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa Panthers sit at 0-3 for the first time since 1969 — seven years before the …

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Inside Kentucky QB Will Levis’ wild ascent to college football stardom

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Before he ran out of the tunnel at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the first time and heard the roar of almost 90,000 people who’d come to see him get torn apart by the Gators at The Swamp, Will Levis checked his phone. Kentucky’s star quarterback had a text message from his …

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Ole Miss Football To Retire Ben Williams’ No. 74

OXFORD, Miss. — The Ole Miss Rebels are set to retire Ben Williams’ No. 74 jersey number on Thanksgiving Night against Mississippi State this season, the school announced on Thursday. Williams was the first African American to play in a varsity football game for the Rebels, and he will join Archie Manning (18), Chucky Mullins …

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No. 25 Miami seeks bounceback win vs. Middle Tennessee State

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State (2-1) at No. 25 Miami (2-1), Saturday, 3:30 pm EDT (ACC Network) LINE: Miami by 25.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. SERIES RECORD: Middle Tennessee State leads, 2-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Miami needs a bounceback win following last week’s loss at Texas A&M. Middle Tennessee State has nothing …

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Utah student allegedly said she would blow up nuclear reactor if Utes football team lost

A University of Utah student was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly threatened to detonate a nuclear reactor on campus if the Utes football team had lost to San Diego State over the weekend, according to radio station KSL in Utah. According to the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the 21-year-old student is accused of making …

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Texas LB DeMarvion Overshown’s targeting appeal rejected by NCAA

Texas star linebacker DeMarvion Overshown seemingly made one of the most exciting plays of the game against UTSA. Overshown sacked the elusive Frank Harris Jr. to force a huge punt late in the football game. The stop was a major turning point of the game in favor of Texas, but the refs had other plans. …

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Five Kentucky football players sue Lexington police over 2021 arrests

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Five of six Kentucky football players cleared by a grand jury last year on burglary charges have sued a Lexington police officer who directed the investigation of a March 2021 incident at an off-campus private party. Reuben Adams, Jutahn McClain, Vito Tisdale, Joel Williams and Andru Phillips allege in lawsuits that officer …

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