Posts Tagged College sports

Leidner has turf toe but practicing with Gophers

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) takes a hard hit from TCU defensive end Mike Tuaua (93) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas.  Leidner left the game after the play. TCU won 30-7. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner has a turf toe injury on his left foot, leaving his availability uncertain for this week’s game against San Jose State.

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Hokies’ goals still in reach after stunning loss

Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer stands on the sideline during an NCAA college football game against East Carolina, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

Virginia Tech’s roller-coaster start to the season has brought the games that matter back into focus for the Hokies.

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No. 22 Clemson hopes to upset No. 1 Florida State

In this Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney walks on the field before an NCAA college football game against Maryland in College Park, Md. Swinney believes his 22nd-ranked Tigers are ready for their big opportunity this week against No. 1 Florida State. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has seen too many underdog success stories to worry about what others think of his team’s chances at top-ranked Florida State this week.

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Self-help book has more teams riding ‘Energy Bus’

In this Aug. 25, 2014 photo, provided by the University of Cincinnati, Jon Gordon, author of the book “The Energy Bus: Ten Rules To Fuel Your Life, Work And Team With Positive Energy” speaks to Cincinnati student athletes in Cincinnati. The book’s popularity among coaches has surprised its author, Gordon, who says he didn’t have sports in mind when he wrote it. Now he’s regularly speaking to teams and exchanging text messages with coaches. (AP Photo/University of Cincinnati)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On some practice fields across the country, one of the worst things a football player can be called sounds like something out of a young-adult novel or a television show on The CW.

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No. 14 South Carolina needs focus against Vandy

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, right, talks with tight end Jerell Adams (89) during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier figures he’s got an equally difficult task getting No. 14 South Carolina ready for Vanderbilt as he did last week for Georgia.

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