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Indiana error costs freshman eligibility

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana University has apologized to defensive back Bryant Fitzgerald for a mistake that will cost the freshman his first year of eligibility.

In a statement issued Saturday, athletic director Fred Glass acknowledged the school's compliance office failed to properly advise Fitzgerald of his eligibility requirements.

Indiana appealed to the NCAA on Aug. 3. It was denied Friday.


FSU QB Francois ready to lead offense

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Deondre Francois had an appropriate answer when he assessed his performance last season - bumpy.

The Florida State quarterback is hoping things go a little smoother in his sophomore season.


Kentucky WR Baker injures ankle

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says senior wide receiver Dorian Baker has sustained a "fairly substantial" ankle injury and is awaiting word from doctors on its severity.

Stoops revealed Baker's injury after Saturday's second scrimmage and added that he hopes to have an update next week. The 6-foot-3, 211-pounder from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is listed as one of the starting receivers and looks to bounce back after missing three games early last year following a preseason hamstring injury. Baker had 14 catches for 208 yards and two touchdowns, with one TD each in Kentucky's final two contests.


Oklahoma trying to replace Perine, Mixon

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) In most cases, replacing two record-holders at one position would be cause for concern.

Oklahoma feels as if it is reloading.


Rebuilt Utah offensive line progressing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Rebuilding is not a word in Utah's vocabulary when it comes to the offensive line. The Utes are brimming with confidence even as they replace four starters from a season ago and have dealt with injuries to a couple of projected starters in fall camp.

Utah locked down a starting five up front as it concluded fall camp Saturday. Salesi Uhatafe, the lone returning full-time starter from a year ago, will either start at right tackle or left guard with Darrin Paulo manning the other spot. Jackson Barton is expected to fill the void at left tackle created by Garett Bolles after he departed to the NFL. Former walk-on Lo Falemaka will start at center. Junior college transfer Jordan Agasiva will get the nod at right guard.


Penn St. gives Franklin $34.7M extension

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Penn State football coach James Franklin has signed a contract extension that guarantees him $34.7 million through 2022, putting him third in average annual compensation in the Big Ten.

According to terms released by Penn State on Friday, the deal is worth an average of $5.78 million annually and contains up to $1 million in incentive bonuses each year. The extension modifies the initial six-year contract Franklin signed when he was hired in 2014. That contract was to pay him $4.6 million this year.


Broyles honored at Arkansas service

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Frank Broyles was remembered as a championship coach, father, mentor, athletic director and guide for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease during a memorial celebration Saturday at Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena.

Broyles, who led Arkansas to its lone football national championship and later served as the athletic director for more than four decades, died Monday at the age of 92.


Ex-Vandy player gets 15 years for rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A former Vanderbilt University football player received the minimum sentence of 15 years in prison on Friday for the dorm room rape of an unconscious female student.

Brandon Banks was convicted of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery in the 2013 rape, which a teammate recorded and shared with friends in California.


Georgia Tech kicks top RB Mills off team

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech star Dedrick Mills was kicked off the team Friday, having violated athletic department rules in what was essentially a third strike for the dynamic but troubled running back.

The stunning announcement came with the season opener against Tennessee less than three weeks away.


Hearing over, UNC awaits NCAA's ruling

North Carolina has wrapped up a two-day hearing with an NCAA infractions committee panel that will decide whether the school faces penalties tied to its multi-year academic scandal.

Now the case goes into yet another holding pattern.

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