Dan Wolken covers college football and occasionally other things for @USATODAY. Send news tips, story ideas and requests to dwolken@usatoday.com

Across the nation: Utah seeks consistent QB play

usatoday.com — Travis Wilson is expected to start No. 19 Utah's game Saturday night in Salt Lake City vs. No. 21 USC. Utes coach Kyle Whittingham would really like to see him finish the game, too. Utah is 5-1 despite quarterback play so inconsistent that the coaching staff has swapped signal callers the past two games.

Report: Athletes at UNC enrolled in 'shadow curriculum'

ksdk.com — An independent investigator found evidence directly tying years of no-show classes at the University of North Carolina to a scheme that helped hundreds of athletes - particularly football and men's basketball players - raise their grades and stay eligible over an 18-year period, according to a report released Wednesday.

NCAA: Mo'ne Davis won't lose amateur status from ad

wtsp.com — ( USA TODAY) -- Mo'ne Davis, who became a national sensation while pitching in the Little League World Series, appeared in a commercial for Chevrolet that appeared during Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

North Carolina probe: Advisers steered athletes to bogus classes

usatoday.com — An independent investigator found evidence of 963 North Carolina football players and 226 men's basketball players enrolled in no-show classes beginning in 1999, a scheme designed to raise their grades and keep many of them eligible, according to a report released Wednesday. Kenneth Wainstein, a former U.S.

Wisconsin freshman football team helps 8-year-old with Down Syndrome score special TD

usatodayhss.com — The oldest adage in the book holds that it isn't whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. Rarely has that been more true than during a freshmen football game in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

UGA will request reinstatement for Todd Gurley

11alive.com — The University of Georgia will file a reinstatement request with the NCAA on behalf of suspended running back Todd Gurley, the school said Wednesday morning in a statement. Gurley, one of the leading Heisman Trophy contenders, has been suspended since Oct. 9 when the school acknowledged it was looking into a possible violation of NCAA rules.

Georgia will request reinstatement for Todd Gurley

sports.usatoday.com — The University of Georgia will file a reinstatement request with the NCAA on behalf of suspended running back Todd Gurley, the school said Wednesday morning in a statement. Gurley, one of the leading Heisman Trophy contenders, has been suspended since Oct. 9 when the school acknowledged it was looking into a possible violation of NCAA rules.

NCAA: Mo'ne Davis won't lose amateur status from ad

usatoday.com — Mo'ne Davis, who became a national sensation while pitching in the Little League World Series, appeared in a commercial for Chevrolet that appeared during Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

Misery Index Week 8: Negativity in Norman

usatoday.com — The knee-jerk thing to do is to call Oklahoma a fraud, to belittle the Sooners for failing to live up to their preseason ranking (again) and to crack jokes about "Big Game Bob" Stoops not winning big games anymore.

Big 12 has depth, but maybe not a Playoff team

usatoday.com — When the College Football Playoff committee meets for the first time next week, it may not have a bigger challenge than figuring out the Big 12. It's clear the Big 12 has legitimate depth, with six quality teams who would stack up pretty well in any power conference.
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Oct 25, 2014

Beniquez Brown should’ve had a pick-6 there. Towles living dangerously.

Oct 25, 2014

Mississippi State’s kicking game is a definite concern. Dan Mullen can’t have a lot of confidence this team can make medium-to-long FGs

Oct 25, 2014

There’s your Dak Prescott 40-yard run that should have been a 4-yard loss.

Oct 25, 2014

Mississippi State is going to hold UK to a field goal try here, but Bulldogs not doing a great job putting pressure on Towles.

Oct 25, 2014

Prescott leaps in for a touchdown. Mississippi State extends it to 17-7, 10:20/2nd

Oct 25, 2014

Mississippi State is back in that good rhythm on offense. Such good balance, can throw in the option. Hard to defend.

Oct 25, 2014

Hard to imagine the night-and-day difference in TCU’s offense this year with Meacham/Cumbie running the show. Best coaching move of the year

Oct 25, 2014

Kaleb Eulls having a terrific season for Mississippi State, sacks Towles on 3rd down and the Bulldogs will get it back again in good FP

Oct 25, 2014

Win for Kentucky to hold Mississippi State to a field goal. 10-7 Bulldogs, 2:41/1st.

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