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Wisconsin offensive breakdown leaves questions (Yahoo Sports)

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon leaps over LSU safety Jalen Mills (28) for a 14-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen has more questions than answers about his offense after his team's fourth-quarter collapse Saturday. Duel-threat quarterback Tanner McEvoy struggled in his debut and running back Melvin Gordon had just four carries in the second half of the Badgers 28-24 loss to 13th-ranked LSU.


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Football Polls - Pre-Season (Jul. 31 - Aug. 30)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Florida State
  • 2. Alabama
  • 3. Oregon
  • 4. Oklahoma
  • 5. Ohio State
  • 6. Auburn
  • 7. UCLA
  • 8. Michigan State
  • 9. South Carolina
  • 10. Baylor
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Florida State
  • 2. Alabama
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Oregon
  • 5. Auburn
  • 6. Ohio State
  • 7. UCLA
  • 8. Michigan State
  • 9. South Carolina
  • 10. Baylor

Buckeyes make mistakes but say they'll get better (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer directs his players in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Navy in Baltimore, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Ohio State won 34-17. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Urban Meyer has heard others say his team is too young, or that it was crippled by the loss of two-time Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller. After the fifth-ranked Buckeyes came back from a slow start to beat Navy 34-17 on Saturday, Meyer said he doesn't want to hear anything more about inexperience or adversity. ''Enough with the excuses and get going.'' The Buckeyes trailed 7-6 at the half and by a point midway through the third quarter. He gave himself a stern talking to after throwing an interception while Ohio State was on the march inside the Navy 10 midway through the second quarter.


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Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut (Yahoo Sports)

Louisville fullback Lamar Atkins (46) runs near Miami's Denzel Perryman (52) in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Louisville won 31-13. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

Bobby Petrino watched his offense come together, and also enjoyed a solid performance for his defense. The opening of the Petrino sequel at Louisville doubled as one successful ACC debut for the Cardinals. Dominique Brown had a 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian scored on a 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth, leading Louisville to a 31-13 victory over Miami on Monday night. Despite the 18-point margin, Louisville showed little of the offensive efficiency expected to be a staple of Petrino's second coaching stint at the school.


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Texas QB David Ash to miss BYU game (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Texas' starting quarterback David Ash throws before an NCAA college football game against North Texas in Austin, Texas. Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas. Ash took several hard hits to the head in the 38-7 win, but head coach Charlie Strong said Monday that Ash showed no symptoms during the game. I know how important this football team is to him,'' Strong said. We will never jeopardize a young man's health for the sake of this football team.


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UConn awards scholarship to walk-on Amilo (Yahoo Sports)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- National champion UConn has awarded an athletic scholarship to junior Nnamdi Amilo, who spent last year as a walk-on practice player and played in two games.

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Bruce Pearl eager to get to work at Auburn (Yahoo Sports)

Auburn's new head basketball coach, Bruce Pearl, talks to the media and fans on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

For the first time since 2011, Bruce Pearl is back to work at 100 percent. Pearl's three-year NCAA show cause penalty expired at midnight Sunday, which allows the Auburn head coach to fully recruit for his new program. ''I've got calls to make now,'' Pearl said Sunday afternoon. ''But it's just good to be normal again.'' Dozens of Auburn students and fans lined up at Auburn Arena late Saturday night to welcome Pearl.


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NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this July 9, 2014, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert scratches his forehead as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing on the NCAA's treatment of athletes. At left is Dr. Richard M. Southall, Associate Professor, Department of Sport and Entertainment Management. The NCAA faces an awkward challenge when it appeals the Ed O'Bannon ruling. Antitrust attorneys believe the governing body's strongest argument may be attacking the monetary cap imposed by the federal judge in her decision _ a cap many schools would need to keep their sports alive. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled Aug. 8 that the NCAA broke the law by restricting schools from providing money beyond current scholarship limits to athletes. A formal appeal has not yet been submitted, but NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy issued a statement Thursday.


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