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East Carolina Pirates Make a Name for Themselves Outside the Big 5

nytimes.com — GREENVILLE, N.C. - On Tuesday nights in the fall, East Carolina Coach Ruffin McNeill, known to some as Ruff, conducts his call-in show at Logan's Roadhouse, about a mile south of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Regulars reserve tables in advance. This week, multiple callers were curious about Connecticut, East Carolina's opponent on Thursday night.

University of Florida Releases Full Report on Treon Harris Accusations

nytimes.com — More than two weeks after the freshman quarterback Treon Harris was accused of rape, a complaint that was later withdrawn, the University of Florida released the complete police report Wednesday. The report indicated that a female student told the campus police that Harris had raped her, using his body weight to hold her down while she repeatedly protested and tried to escape.

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.
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Oct 25, 2014

My pal and diehard UNC fan @zengerle wrote about what makes this scandal different newrepublic.com/article/119992…

Oct 25, 2014

The annual Fort Greene dog costume contest was just won by a dog dressed as Ira Glass. Brooklyn, man.

Oct 25, 2014

College football fans! I wrote about East Carolina and the race to be the best Group of 5 team nytimes.com/2014/10/24/spo…

Oct 24, 2014

Ex-commissioner Mike Tranghese championed ECU for Big East membership. He's now on the playoff committee. nytimes.com/2014/10/24/spo…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BarrettSallee: Joe Maddon to the Braves, Fredi Gonzalez to the Gators, Will Muschamp to the Rays.

Oct 24, 2014

I think Tweetdeck is broken because I haven't seen any Joe Maddon should coach Michigan/Florida jokes

Oct 24, 2014

@williamfleitch the Cardinals deserve Maddon they really need a spark to turn that franchise around. Pulling for you guys.

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