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Eastern Washington’s schedule an imperfect 10

(STATS) – Seemingly willing to play any opponent anywhere and anytime, FCS power Eastern Washington usually doesn’t have a problem filling out its always attractive schedule. But the Big Sky program remained stuck on having only 10 games when it announced its 2018 schedule on Tuesday. The Eagles are hopeful of reaching the regular season maximum by filling an opening ...

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Alabama QB Tagovailoa back throwing in practice after injury

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is back throwing in practice. Tagovailoa made some throws and handoffs Tuesday after injuring a finger on his left, throwing hand in the Crimson Tide’s first spring practice. Coach Nick Saban says Tagovailoa ”has made a very nice recovery” over the past week. He said the freshman from Hawaii did have a broken ...

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Louisville promotes Tyra to permanent athletic director

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville has filled one opening, naming Vince Tyra its permanent athletic director and removing the interim tag from his title. Tyra can now proceed with his first major move: hiring a full-time men’s basketball coach. He was unanimously approved Monday as the third AD Louisville has had the past 38 years after a series of meetings by ...

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Ex-Giant Corey Widmer declines Montana Football Hall of Fame

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Former New York Giants linebacker and Montana State star Corey Widmer has declined his nomination to the Montana Football Hall of Fame, saying the sport ”destroyed my life.” Widmer said after numerous concussions he fears he suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease. He has depression, memory problems, suffers from mood swings and seeks to ...

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QB search: Jets to have private workout with Josh Allen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) In their search for a franchise quarterback, the New York Jets will work out Wyoming’s Josh Allen in the next week and don’t plan to have a private session with Southern California’s Sam Darnold. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said Monday at the NFL meetings that the organization has had ”quite a bit of exposure” to Darnold, ...

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Former ‘Canes standout Ken Dorsey heading to FIU as assistant athletic director

MIAMI (AP) — Ken Dorsey, who quarterbacked the Miami Hurricanes to the 2001 national championship, has been hired as an assistant athletic director at Florida International. Dorsey starts his new job at FIU — 8 miles from the Hurricanes’ campus in Coral Gables — next month. He spent the last five seasons as quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers. Dorsey ...

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Aussie Zema seeks to get a kick out of the NFL

(STATS) – There were times early last season at Incarnate Word that punter Joe Zema would ask his teammates on the sidelines: “What does this mean?” or “How does that work?” That Zema was puzzled was understandable. The Australian had barely been living in the United States for two months, let alone participating in college football. Zema’s learning curve didn’t ...

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Super Rugby: Hurricanes, Chiefs win early Saturday matches

Center Vince Aso scored an acrobatic try to help the Hurricanes win 29-12 and end the Highlanders’ three-match unbeaten start to Super Rugby on Saturday. Also, the Chiefs scored nine tries to beat the Sunwolves 61-10 in Tokyo in only the second meeting between the teams and the first in Japan, and the Stormers held out against Queensland 25-19 in ...

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Oregon State, Louisville seek growth in NCAA regional final

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Oregon State’s two NCAA Tournament upsets this week have coach Scott Rueck curious to see what the sixth-seeded Beavers do with their next challenge. OSU’s women (26-7) dealt No. 3 seed Tennessee its first home NCAA loss on Sunday and led No. 2 seed Baylor most of the way in Friday night’s 72-67 victory that earned a ...

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Moving forward: Cougars start spring after Hilinski death

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Kyle Sweet got out of the cold rain that greeted the first day of spring practice for Washington State and threw on a black baseball hat with a `3′ affixed to the side. On the day spring ball started for the Cougars, Sweet’s hat represented the most outward, notable tribute to Tyler Hilinski. ”I think about Tyler ...

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