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TCU suspends DE Fields amid probe

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"

Officers said 20-year-old Haley Brown's right cheek was swollen and she had a cut under her eye when they arrived at a Fort Worth home early Sunday. Police said no charges have been filed and Fields, the Big 12's preseason defensive player of the year, has not been arrested.

An emailed statement from TCU says the school doesn't tolerate harassment or misconduct by a student and that the allegations against Fields will be go through an internal discipline process - which may result in disciplinary action from the university - while he is "separated" from the university.

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Paterno's son, former assistant sue PSU

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Former assistant coach Jay Paterno and another former assistant, Bill Kenney, filed a federal lawsuit in Philadelphia on Monday, seeking more than $1 million and a statement from the university saying they did nothing wrong related to Sandusky, who was convicted of abusing several boys, some on campus.

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Ex-Illinois OL dies while working out

WINONA, Minn. (AP) Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois has died while working out with teammates.

Winona State said in a news release that 22-year-old Shawn Afryl died Monday during a workout at Maxwell Field on campus. Information about his cause of death was not immediately available.

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LSU DT Lealaimatafao hurt punching glass

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao might not be able to play this season after he injured his arm punching through glass in the Tigers' weight room.

LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette says Lealaimatafao was hospitalized Monday to treat a deep cut to his arm. School officials have not offered further details on why the player punched through glass, the severity of the injury or the effect it could have on Lealaimatafao's career.

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Texas' Strong not talking national title

DALLAS (AP) Charlie Strong riled up plenty of Texas fans during a statewide spring tour by saying the Longhorns wouldn't be in the national championship game.

The new coach toned down his honest assessment in future stops, then said Tuesday in his first appearance at Big 12 media days that he prefers not even talking about championships.

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Ga. Tech dismisses 3 players, suspends 1

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech has dismissed wide receiver Anthony Autry and defensive linemen Darius Commissiong and Travin Henry and suspended defensive back Lynn Griffin for the first two games of the 2014 season.

Georgia Tech says Tuesday's moves were due to unspecified rules violations.

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New ACC settles into era of stability

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference.

It's where a founding member is out, a fast-rising program is in, Notre Dame is there, too - sort of - and nobody else is leaving.

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Fresno St., Boise St. favorites in MWC

LAS VEGAS (AP) Boise State and Fresno State have been picked to win their Mountain West Conference divisions in a preseason media poll.

Fresno State, which won the inaugural Mountain West championship over Utah State last season, received 15 first-place votes and 174 points in the West.

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BGU player charged with attempted rape

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) A Bowling Green football player has been charged with attempted rape.

Court records show 19-year-old William Houston was arraigned Monday in Bowling Green Municipal Court and later released on bail. The records show no attorney for the sophomore running back.

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Vols vs. WVU in Charlotte to open 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) West Virginia and Tennessee will open the 2018 college football season at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

The Charlotte Sports Foundation on Tuesday announced the first meeting between the schools. The game will be played Sept. 1, 2018.

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