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Big 12 players poised for potential breakouts this season

Some of the Big 12 Conference players who could have breakout seasons and be impact players in 2019: BAYLOR WR R.J. Sneed, sophomore. Forgotten a bit after getting hurt as a true freshman in 2017, and appearing in only three games last season, Sneed is healthy and could become a significant target for quarterback Charlie Brewer. Sneed is among several ...

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Georgia Tech wraps up a spring of major change

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech’s offense has essentially spent spring practice trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. The transition from triple-option to no-huddle spread under new coach Geoff Collins is a daunting challenge on such short notice, especially for the guys in the trenches. “We’re used to being on our toes,” senior tackle Jahaziel Lee said ...

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Colleges with the most overall No. 1 picks in NFL Draft history

Share The 84th NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 25 with the Arizona Cardinals on the clock first. If most experts are correct, and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is first off the board, Oklahoma would do something that no school has achieved in four decades: have a player go No. 1 overall in consecutive years. HEISMAN TROPHY: Kyler Murray named ...

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Targeting protocols approved for football

Share The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel during a conference call Monday approved two adjustments to targeting rules in an effort to strengthen one of football’s most important calls.  THINGS TO KNOW: 2019-20 CFP semifinal and championship dates and sites Beginning in the fall in games using video review, instant replay officials will be directed to examine all aspects of ...

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College football: 14 SEC players who could have breakthrough seasons

Share 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. One day closer to football season. 🙌 Let’s take a look back at @BayArea2019. Will you join us in New Orleans?#CFBPlayoff 🏆🏈@2020Nola 🔜 pic.twitter.com/vjkH8jc4YV — College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) April ...

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Pac-12 Spring: Cougars looking to replace Gardner Minshew

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 Gubrud and sophomore John Bledsoe. And yes, if that last name sounds familiar, it’s because John is ...

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QB Graham Mertz is creating ‘buzz’ this spring at Wisconsin

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 for touchdown passes last season and being named MVP of the Army ...

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SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus

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 Quinnen Williams, Kentucky’s Josh Allen, LSU’s Devin White, Mississippi State teammates Montez ...

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14 SEC players who could have breakthrough seasons

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 all-important “star” position in Florida’s defense. The 6-foot-2, 222-pound sophomore can ...

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Doctor: Alabama’s Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

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 Sports Medicine, with hip specialist Benton Emblom. Cain ...

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