Texas A&M OL Matthews looks to continue family tradition in NFL
Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews will be the seventh member of his family to play in the NFL if he is drafted as expected in May.
He knows his football lineage doesn't hurt him, but hopes that his work as a four-year starter for the Aggies is what really wows the scouts.
NCAA, conferences sued over scholarship value
Former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston sued the NCAA and five major conferences Wednesday, saying they violated antitrust laws by agreeing to cap the value of an athletic scholarship at less than the actual cost of attending school.
SABAN: 10-second rule for safety, not getting edge
Alabama coach Nick Saban is adamant he didn't have a role in coming up with the proposed 10-second rule, but equally insistent that hurry-up offenses are indeed hazardous to defensive players' health.
SEC FOOTBALL: Pinkel gets raise, contract extension at Missouri
After guiding Missouri to a seven-win improvement and an appearance in the SEC championship game, coach Gary Pinkel signed a new contract that boosts his annual salary above $3 million and extends his previous deal by three years to the end of the 2020 season.
Heisman RBs Salaam, Ricky Williams up for College Football Hall of Fame
Heisman Trophy winning running backs Rashaan Salaam of Colorado and Ricky Williams of Texas are among the stars making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year.
BIG 12 FOOTBALL: Sooners ride momentum into spring drills
The Oklahoma football program believes it is on the cusp of returning to elite status after beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.
Spring practice, which starts Saturday, is the next step in the proud program's expected rise back to the top. Coach Bob Stoops said the hungry Sooners might have had their best winter of preparation since he became head coach in 1999.
SEC FOOTBALL: South Carolina opens spring practice without stars
South Carolina started spring practice quietly after a season where the Gamecocks and their star players made a lot of noise.
NCAA panel approves change to targeting penalty
An NCAA panel has approved a change to the targeting foul that would wipe out the 15-yard penalty when video review overturns the ejection of a player.
NFL: Browns agree to terms with PK Cundiff
Billy Cundiff didn't make Browns fans forget kicker Phil Dawson. However, he did make them miss him a little less.
Cundiff, who had the unenviable job of replacing Dawson last season, agreed Thursday to a one-year, $1.02 million contract with the Browns. Cundiff was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent last week, but Cleveland locked him up for another year.
NFL: Sheriff seeks to charge Hernandez in jail fight
A Massachusetts sheriff is seeking a criminal complaint against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez after a recent jail scuffle with another inmate.
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