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Florida State answers report alleging academic favoritism

Florida State University once again finds itself answering allegations of academic fraud involving its football program. The New York Times on Friday reported that six players on the 2013 National Championship team received special treatment in online courses. The university said in an email to The Associated Press that an independent investigation found no wrongdoing. (Associated Press)

ESPN Football Analyst Walks Away, Disturbed by Brain Trauma on Field

If Ed Cunningham had not already seen enough, he would be back in a broadcast booth on Saturday, serving as the color analyst for another college football game. It is the work he has done each fall for nearly 20 years. But Cunningham, 48, resigned from one of the top jobs in sports broadcasting because of his growing discomfort with the damage being inflicted on the players. (New York Times)

Candid Coaches: Who is the most powerful person in all of college basketball?

Power in college basketball comes in many forms. Sometimes it's held by people in an official capacity. Other times it's held by people with the most influence over recruits. Other times it's held by people who operate in the shadows. So, we asked more than 100 college basketball coaches: Who is the most powerful person in college basketball? (CBS Sports)

Lights, camera, action: No. 1 Bama, No. 3 FSU ready to roll

Jalen Hurts is already accustomed to these kinds of games. The marquee games. The biggest matchups on the largest stage. This one pits top-ranked Alabama against No. 3 Florida State in the first-ever opening matchup of preseason Top-3 teams since the Associated Press started selecting them in 1950. The teams will square off in Atlanta under the national spotlight. (Associated Press)

Greenville Little League team honored by lawmakers, governor

The Greenville Little League baseball team that challenged for the world title was feted Wednesday by the state's elected leaders, who praised them for their on-the-field accomplishments and for representing North Carolina well. The Greenville team became the first U.S. team in a Little League World Series to throw consecutive no-hitters. (WRAL.com)

Lee Corso still going on "GameDay" – with help from his friends

Lee Corso looks down at his notes and asks: "How do you say this guy's name?" "Stid-um," Kirk Herbstreit responds and then begins to spell Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham's last name for his longtime ESPN "College GameDay" partner. A few letters in, Herbstreit reaches over and says, "Here, let me get that for you." (Associated Press)

Candid Coaches: Which assistant is most likely to be a successful head coach?

It's an inexact science, to be sure, but if there's anyone who knows which names we'll be talking about a decade from now as the best in the college basketball coaching profession, it's fellow coaches who compete against them day in and day out. In our poll of more than 100 college coaches, we asked which assistant coach is most likely to become a coaching star someday? (CBS Sports)

The Rays did their best to make the Astros feel like the home team in Tampa Bay

Given the absolute devastation hitting Houston after Hurricane Harvey, a baseball series is small in the grand scheme of things. But that didn’t stop the Tampa Bay Rays from being gracious hosts for the Astros. The Rays already announced that proceeds from the Rangers-Astros series at Tropicana Field will be donated to the Houston relief effort. (USA Today)

National Championship-Winning Villanova Coach Rollie Massimino Dead at 82

Rollie Massimino, the coaching icon who led Villanova for 19 seasons and guided the Wildcats to the 1985 NCAA national championship, passed away quietly surrounded by family at his Florida home on Wednesday at the age of 82. From 1973 to 1992, Massimino guided the Wildcats to 357 victories, including 20 in the NCAA Tournament (with only 10 losses) (Villanova Wildcats)

College Football's 2017 All-Name Team

We took a look through the rosters for the 130 teams and pulled out some of the more interesting names in college football for the 2017 season: Juval Mollette, North Carolina; Poutasi Poutasi, California; Rocky Lombardi, Michigan State; Jet Toner, K, Stanford; Squally Canada, BYU; Lion King, Eastern Michigan; Jaeger Bull, Rice; Dee Liner, Arkansas State. (Athlon Sports)

Ric Flair to start physical therapy soon, says he 'will be back!'

Wrestling legend “Nature Boy” Ric Flair vowed that “Naitch WILL be back!” in his first message to fans since he was hospitalized more than two weeks ago. On Twitter, Flair wrote, “Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been, to stand up taller than you ever were. Naitch WILL be back!” with a prayers emoji. (USA Today)

Striking contrast as Justin Fuente, Bronco Mendenhall enter Year 2 with Virginia Tech, Virginia

This is — cue Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" theme — Bronco Mendenhall's second season at Virginia. Now I doubt that Mendenhall becomes the fourth consecutive Cavaliers coach to be honored by the conference in Year 2 of his tenure. Two hours southwest, aspirations and expectations are strikingly different as Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente also enters his second season. (Daily Press)

Candid Coaches: Who is the best referee in college basketball?

College coaches, by their admission, can become caricatures of themselves when game time arrives. Refs often are on the most exaggerated end of that behavior. And yet, in the heart of the offseason, the coaches we surveyed had plenty to say and lots of respect to throw at a number of officials. That was refreshing (get back to us come mid-February). (CBS Sports)

College Football Preview 2017

No more offseason. The 2017 college football season is finally beginning, with 13 weeks of games before the College Football Playoff and bowl matchups are revealed on Dec. 3. There's a lot of football to be played before the national champion is crowned on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. What do you need to know before the season kicks off? (Sports on Earth)

Jud Heathcote, Legendary Michigan State Basketball Coach, Dies at 90

Longtime Michigan State head basketball coach Jud Heathcote, who won a national championship and three Big Ten titles, has died, the school announced Monday. He was 90 years old. His greatest achievement at MSU was winning the 1979 national championship with a team led by Magic Johnson. He was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. (Sports Illustrated)

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