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Ole Miss lose Golden Egg after wide receiver’s dog-pee celebration

Elijah Moore’s attempt to leave his mark on Mississippi State territory penalised as unsportsmanlike conductOle Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore cost his team a chance to win the Golden Egg on Thursday night, after he celebrated a key touchdown with fou…

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Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa airlifted from stadium after ‘very serious’ injury

Tide quarterback injured late in first half of 38-7 win over MSUESPN reports concern that Tagovailoa injury is ‘very serious’Tua Tagovailoa injured his hip while being dragged down by tacklers late in the first half on what was likely his last series a…

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Trump swaps baseball boos for cheers at Louisiana-Alabama football game

President attends big college showdown in TuscaloosaSupport for embattled Trump outweighs stadium protestsDonald Trump found comfort in the Deep South on Saturday, as college football fans cheered the nation’s top two teams – and him. Related: Sessions…

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The end of generations of exploitation by the NCAA is finally in sight | Etan Thomas

A long-overdue rule change means athletes will no longer have to worry about their parents not being able to see them play or not having enough money to go home for ChristmasLast week the NCAA took the first step toward allowing the amateur athletes wh…

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In college sports, non-athletes suffer just as much as the stars on the field

Athletics programs put a huge financial burden on colleges. And it is the non-athlete students who often have to foot the billIn defiance of the NCAA, California governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 206 into law last month, better known as the Fair Pay to P…

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Baptisms at practice: How college football became a Christian empire

Dabo Swinney’s faith has aided in the recruiting that’s made Clemson a college football powerhouse, while drawing the ire of groups that say he runs afoul of the First AmendmentWhen a reporter asked Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney to discuss his faith …

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California passes bill that would allow college players to make money

Student athletes would earn money from endorsementsBill still needs to be approved by California’s governorThe California assembly has passed legislation to let student athletes make money, setting up a confrontation with the college sports’ governing …

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Will Carli Lloyd open the door for the NFL’s first female player?

Women have been kicking in college for years, but the NFL remains a glass ceiling. Could last week’s viral video of the World Cup hero be a tipping point?Carli Lloyd’s well-publicized visit with the Philadelphia Eagles wasn’t her first appearance at an…

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Cedric Benson, NFL and Texas running back, dies in motorcycle crash aged 36

Famed Texas running back killed in motorcycle crash in AustinBenson played for Bears, Bengals and Packers during NFL careerFormer NFL and Texas running back Cedric Benson was killed Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in Austin, Texas. He was 36.His f…

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Ohio State University, home of Buckeyes, applies to trademark the word ‘the’

College was originally known as The Ohio State UniversityMove likely to be related to school’s popular football teamOhio State University wants to trademark the word “the” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The Columbus D…

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Ohio State University, home of Buckeyes, applies to trademark the word ‘the’

College was originally known as The Ohio State UniversityMove likely to be related to school’s popular football teamOhio State University wants to trademark the word “the” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The Columbus D…

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Was Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer beater the best game killer in US sports history?

After the Toronto Raptors sealed victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the death, we look at other great deciding moments in sports Kawhi Leonard’s four-bounce buzzer beater on Sunday night will live as one of basketball’s greatest buzzer beaters. Wha…

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Radio host Mike Francesca questions character of Giants pick who was shot

Corey Ballentine’s teammate was killed in Topeka shootingFrancesca appears more concerned about Giants’ reputationProminent sports radio host Mike Francesca appears to have blamed New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine for a shooting in which he w…

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Giants draft pick Ballentine injured and college teammate killed in shooting

23-year-old Dwane Simmons killed in Topeka, Kansas shootingWashburn coach pays tribute to well-liked playerCorey Ballentine was selected shortly before friend’s deathThe New York Giants sixth-round draft selection Corey Ballentine has been injured and …

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Why Nick Bosa erased his politics with a move to liberal San Francisco looming

The touted No2 pick in this week’s NFL draft has scrubbed his social media of conservative views. But fans and teammates value winning above politicsTake a trip through Nick Bosa’s social media accounts and you will find something interesting: the proj…

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Donald Trump greets college football champions with McDonald’s once again

North Dakota given same treatment as Clemson TigersBison players appear to avoid boycott on political groundsDonald Trump has once again welcomed college football champions with burgers and fries. The President greeted the NCAA’s Football Championship …

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Will college star Kyler Murray bury the NFL myth of the short quarterback?

Russell Wilson and Drew Brees have shown quarterbacks under 6ft can succeed in the pros. Now an even shorter player could change the league for goodKyler Murray is more than just a small guy playing a big man’s game. Unfortunately for Murray, an except…

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As the Super Bowl approaches, is high school football dying a slow death?

Millions will watch the Rams and Patriots play this weekend. But participation in high-school football is falling, and fears over brain trauma could be to blameFor Mike Kelly, a high school football coach in Manassas Park, Virginia, early August usuall…

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Majority of Clemson’s black players declined Trump’s fast food reception, report says

Majority of Clemson’s black players skipped White House tripThe Root quotes three members who cite Trump as reason whyThree African American members of Clemson University’s national championship football team have attributed the “racism” and “divisive …

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Why Kyler Murray is set to forfeit a $4.6m MLB bonus and join the NFL

The Oklahoma quarterback is a dual-sport star. Why would he choose the brutality of football over a more comfortable life in baseball?So this is what a college athlete with real leverage looks like. Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray has done a masterful job pitt…