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Wave of concussion lawsuits to test NCAA’s liability

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is facing more than 300 lawsuits from former college football players who claim their concussions were mistreated, leading to medical problems spanning from headaches to depression and, in some cases, early onset Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease. The first wave of lawsuits hit college sports’ major governing body in 2016 and more than 200 more ...

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

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. 8 nationally, according to ...

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AP Top 25 Podcast: NCAA critics from Miami to Mizzou

The NCAA has handed down harsh penalties recently to two college basketball players and the University of Missouri. The recipients are up in arms, claiming excessive punishment, but it was only last year when the calls for the NCAA to get tougher on cheats were coming from all directions. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Pat Forde ...

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After CFP championship, Clemson keeps winning on signing day

Clemson just keeps on winning — on the football field, and in recruiting. Less than a month after the Tigers won their second national championship in three years, they polished off the best class in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday, the first day of the traditional signing period. “To me it’s the turning of the page, and putting our ...

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Pitt turns to Whipple to revitalize passing attack

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi’s biggest coup during the offseason might not be the any of the players who signed letters of intent to join the reigning ACC Coastal Division champions, but a 61-year-old passing game guru with a reputation as a quarterback whisperer. Welcome back to Pittsburgh, Mark Whipple. More than a decade removed from a stint ...

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Kansas, K-State wrap up first classes for new coaches

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles spent the final night ahead of national signing day ensconced in a conference room inside the Kansas football facility, working his cell phone to piece together the last pieces of his initial class with the Jayhawks. Just down the Interstate 70, Chris Klieman was busy doing the same thing at Kansas State, pausing only ...

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The Latest: Florida flips ‘Bama commit early on signing day

The Latest on national signing day (all times Eastern): 3:40 p.m. Syracuse has signed defensive lineman Jason Munoz, a nice get for coach Dino Babers, whose Orange won 10 games and finished ranked No. 15. Munoz, of Hollywood, Florida, originally inked with Miami during the early signing period but changed his mind after Mark Richt resigned as head coach. New ...

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Southern Miss interviews Art Briles, decides not to hire him

Southern Mississippi administrators and football coach Jay Hopson disagree on whether the school should hire former Baylor head coach Art Briles for a position on the Golden Eagles‘ football staff. Hopson believes they should. President Rodney D. Bennett and interim athletics director Jeff Mitchell say no — and they have the final say. The school released a statement Wednesday morning ...

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New UConn president says he’s committed to football

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut’s incoming president says he’s committed to a major college football program and doesn’t plan to move the school out of the American Athletic Conference. Thomas Katsouleas, the provost and executive vice president of the University of Virginia, was appointed Tuesday as the next president of UConn. He will take over the job ...

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McDaniels in at Michigan, Pep Hamilton, Chris Evans out

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has promoted Ben McDaniels to quarterbacks coach, taking Pep Hamilton’s spot on the staff. Running back Chris Evans announced Tuesday on Twitter he’s going through academic issues, adding he will continue his career with the Wolverines. Evans posted the message shortly after the school announced he was not a member of the football team. ...

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