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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, DePaul head coach Dave Leitao reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Cincinnati. The NCAA suspended men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao for the first three games of the regular season Tuesday, July 23, 2019, saying he should have done more to prevent recruiting violations by his staff. The NCAA also put the Big East program on three years of probation, issued a $5,000 fine and said an undetermined number of games will be vacated because DePaul put an ineligible player on the floor. An unidentified former associate head coach is also facing a three-year show cause order for his role in the violations.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
July 23, 2019 - 2:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA suspended men's basketball coach Dave Leitao for the first three games of the regular season Tuesday, saying he should have done more to prevent recruiting violations by his staff. The NCAA also put the Big East program on three years of probation, issued a $5,000 fine and...
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, left, talks to reporters during the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 19, 2019 - 2:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with uncertainty in the Big Ten's East Division. Michigan and Michigan State each have a new offensive coordinator, and...
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Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany walks away from the podium at the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Chicago. Delany will retire on Jan. 1, 2020, with Minnesota Vikings executive Kevin Warren succeeding him. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 18, 2019 - 5:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final year as commissioner, said the loss of the...
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Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 18, 2019 - 2:42 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference pays big money to its coaches and that's one reason patience is often in short supply when things go wrong. But in a rare quirk, there were no new head coaches at the podium during SEC media days for the first time since 2006. Fans should embrace the...
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 17, 2019 - 5:31 pm
Beyond Clemson, almost everything else about the Atlantic Coast Conference feels uncertain heading into this season. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, David Hale of ESPN joins AP's Ralph Russo to preview the ACC. Defending national champion Clemson is the overwhelming favorite to...
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Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 17, 2019 - 3:48 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Mississippi State is hoping a graduate transfer quarterback can give a jolt to its struggling offense. The Bulldogs added Tommy Stevens during the offseason. The 6-foot-5 senior was the backup at Penn State behind Trace...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 17, 2019 - 2:23 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — It's easier for Alabama to be humble now. The Crimson Tide can thank Clemson for that, at least. There's nothing like a 44-16 drubbing in the national championship game to strip away any feelings of invincibility and self-satisfaction that come from scarcely getting challenged...
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Syracuse's Tommy DeVito speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 17, 2019 - 2:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC media days (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Coach Dino Babers says Syracuse plans to adjust its play calling with redshirt sophomore Tommy DeVito under center. Devito replaces Eric Dungey, the school's all-time leading passer who helped put Syracuse football...
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Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person arrives at federal court in New York for sentencing in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 17, 2019 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person has avoided prison in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball. Person was sentenced on Wednesday to 200 hours of community service during the two years the Probation...
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July 16, 2019 Birmingham: Georgia head coach Kirby Smart holds his press conference at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-Wynfrey Hotel during SEC Media Days on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Birmingham. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 1:05 am
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Kirby Smart talks about Georgia taking "that next step." Quarterback Jake Fromm wants the Bulldogs "to get over the hump." In the Southeastern Conference, that step — or hump — is beating Alabama. Georgia has pushed the Crimson Tide to the brink in a Southeastern Conference...
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