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Archie Manning Leaving College Football Playoff Committee for 2014

nytimes.com — The former college and pro quarterback Archie Manning, the father of the N.F.L. stars Peyton and Eli Manning, will take a leave of absence from his role as a member of the College Football Playoff Committee, the playoff's executive director announced Monday.

You Can Lead Fans to Water, but They’ll Bring Their Own Drinks

nytimes.com — Around noon on Oct. 11, a speedboat with several tough-looking men puttered into the cove just outside McLane Stadium in Waco, Tex. They flew a Baylor green flag with an image of the team's mascot, Bruiser the Bear, looking uncharacteristically enraged and wearing an eye patch.

One Year After Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Adjusts to Higher Expectations

nytimes.com — COLLEGE STATION, Tex. - The last time Texas A&M traveled to Tuscaloosa to play Alabama, on Nov. 10, 2012, the overlooked Aggies were in their first year of Southeastern Conference play, under a new athletic director and coach.

Mike Slive, SEC Commissioner, to Retire in July

nytimes.com — Mike Slive said Tuesday that he planned to retire as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference in July, after serving in that position for 13 years. Slive, 74, also announced he was beginning treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer for which he was treated in the late 1990s.

Baylor Tops T.C.U., Overcoming 21-Point Deficit in 11-Minute Whirl

nytimes.com — WACO, Tex. - Baylor's high-flying, fast-paced, spread-wide, score-happy style has come to epitomize the Big 12 Conference since Robert Griffin III threw four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and overtime to beat Kansas in 2011. No.

Georgia’s Todd Gurley, Heisman Contender, Is Suspended Indefinitely

nytimes.com — Georgia tailback Todd Gurley, a leading Heisman Trophy contender, has been suspended indefinitely while the university investigates a suspected violation of N.C.A.A. rules. The university announced the suspension Thursday, two days before the No. 13 Bulldogs (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) were to face No. 23 Missouri (4-1, 1-0).

Big University Programs Gain Autonomy

nytimes.com — The 65 institutions in the N.C.A.A.'s so-called Big 5 conferences have officially received latitude to govern themselves, which could lead to their athletes getting more money and using agents. Just 27 of Division I's nearly 350 members voted to override August's overwhelming vote in favor of major-conference autonomy.

Florida Suspends Quarterback Treon Harris and Begins Inquiry

nytimes.com — The University of Florida announced Monday that quarterback Treon Harris, a true freshman, has been suspended "from all team activities" after a female student accused him of sexual assault early Sunday morning in a residence hall. "We have no tolerance for sexual assault on our campus," Bernie Machen, the university president, said.

Iowa State Official Sounds Off

nytimes.com — Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard criticized the officiating in the Cyclones' 37-20 loss to host Oklahoma State on Saturday. "We've been on the short end of several controversial calls," Pollard told reporters, referring to the 1-4 Cyclones, "and it's hard to sit idle and watch ESPN, Fox, other announcers not debate but to feel sorry for Iowa State because maybe there'll be another apology."

As Big Ten Declines, Homegrown Talent Flees

nytimes.com — CLEVELAND - Depending on whom you ask, Jerome Baker, a senior at Benedictine High School here, is either the highest- or the second-highest-rated football prospect in Ohio from the class of 2015. He is a four-star linebacker, appraised from 36th to 72nd nationally.
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Oct 22, 2014

RT @NYTSports: Study finds many college athletes are still taught little about concussions. nyti.ms/1ouCOJU

Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

RT @JonSolomonCBS: Just ran across this in UNC report: Ex-Tar Heels coach & current Colts coach Chuck Pagano declined to be interviewed by …

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