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Ohio St. says QB Jones OK after ER visit

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(AP) -- Ohio State says quarterback Cardale Jones is "doing fine" after he was examined at a hospital Wednesday night.

Jones' mother, Florence, told The Toledo Blade on Wednesday night that her son went to the emergency room for a headache.

Ohio State released a statement Thursday saying Jones was examined at the OSU Wexner Medical Center, but did not say for what.


Troubled Rutgers suspends 5 for arrests

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Kyle Flood will coach Rutgers in its season opener against Norfolk State on Saturday despite an ongoing academic investigation and the arrest and suspension of five football players.

Hours after Flood said at practice Thursday he would coach, prosecutors announced the arrest and charges against five players, including three starters.


No. 2 TCU faces Gophers as season opens

(AP) -- Trevone Boykin and his buddies at TCU have grown tired of hearing about last season, when the Horned Frogs shared the Big 12 title but were left out of the first College Football Playoff.

The second-ranked Horned Frogs finally get to start fresh with an early opener. They are at Minnesota on Thursday night with their highest preseason ranking ever.


Oregon St., Riley sued over alleged rape

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A woman who says she was raped while attending Oregon State University in 1999 seeks $7.5 million in a federal Title IX lawsuit against the school and its former football coach, Mike Riley.

The woman accuses the university and Riley of failing to address a sexually violent culture among the football team that contributed to her being attacked by a player's cousin at an off-campus apartment.


Ex-Husker Phillips charged with murder

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged with murder in the death of his cellmate at a Central California prison.

Phillips is suspected of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward at Kern Valley State Prison in April. Officials determined Soward was strangled.


Florida picks QB Harris to start opener

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida has its quarterback for the season opener, just not the season.

Coach Jim McElwain announced Wednesday that sophomore Treon Harris will start against New Mexico State on Saturday night. Redshirt freshman Will Grier also will see playing time.


Kansas dismisses DB Boateng

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas has dismissed cornerback Matthew Boateng for an undisclosed violation of team rules just three days before the Jayhawks open the season against South Dakota State.

Jayhawks coach David Beaty announced the decision in a brief statement Wednesday.


BYU DB Davis charged with misdemeanors

PROVO, Utah (AP) BYU defensive back Michael Davis has been charged with misdemeanor counts of assault and riot after a July dispute over a parking spot.

Lt. Brandon Post said police were called to an apartment complex in Provo on July 29.


Baylor assault case to get outside probe

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor University has hired a Philadelphia law firm to independently investigate the university's handling of sexual assault complaints, including one against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu.

Ukwuachu was sentenced last month to six months in jail and 10 years of probation for sexual assault.


UNC, South Carolina add 2 more matchups

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced it has secured two more future regular season college football games in Charlotte between North Carolina and South Carolina.

The teams will play in 2019 and 2023, although the exact dates haven't been determined.

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