• In this June 16, 2016, file photo, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey talks with reporters following NFL football practice in Nashville, Tenn. After an NFL-worst 5-27 the past two seasons, the Titans certainly have lots of room for improvement.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    Titans eager for training camp after new GM revamped roster

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota sees a noticeable upgrade in the talent around him when he looks around the Tennessee Titans’ locker room.

  • Commissioner John Swofford announces an ACC/ESPN Network during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    ACC, ESPN extend deal to 2036 that includes new ACC Network

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league has extended its media deal with ESPN through the 2035-36 season, which includes the eventual launch of an ACC TV channel.

  • Ivy League changes rule to move kickoff to the 40-yard line

    PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The Ivy League will use an experimental rule this season to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line and touchbacks to the 20-yard line in an effort to reduce concussions and further promote the safety and welfare of its student-athletes.

  • This undated file photo provided by the McLennan County Sheriff's Office shows NFL prospect and former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman. Oakman was indicted Wednesday, July 20, 2016, by a Texas grand jury on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment in April. (McLennan County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    Former Baylor DE Oakman indicted on sexual assault charge

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was indicted Wednesday by a Texas grand jury on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment earlier this year.

  • In this Nov. 22, 2015 FILE photo, Yale's Jack Montague, right, passes the ball around SMU's Markus Kennedy during an NCAA college basketball game in Dallas. Montague's attorney said he was expelled from Yale in Feb. 2016, because of a sexual assault allegation. Montague filed a federal lawsuit over the expulsion, alleging the school mishandled information that originated with someone other than the alleged victim. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    Should schools punish in sex cases when there’s no accuser?

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The expulsion of two college athletes on sexual misconduct grounds highlights a little-known facet of the latitude schools are given when investigating such cases: They can mete out punishment even in the absence of a complaint from the alleged victim.

  • USC backup CB Langley suspended for season opener vs Alabama

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California sophomore cornerback Isaiah Langley has been suspended for the Trojans’ season opener against Alabama.

  • LSU coach Miles visits with police in wake of shootings

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU football coach Les Miles has been visiting with law enforcement in Baton Rouge after an ambush by a lone gunman took the lives of three officers Sunday and wounded three others.

  • CORRECTS THE COACHES NAME TO BOB STOOPS, AND NOT MIKE GUNDY AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops takes a seat to speak to reporters during the Big 12 college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Stoops: RB Mixon has met all conditions since ’14 suspension

    DALLAS (AP) — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says running back Joe Mixon keeps meeting the standards demanded of him since his season-long suspension two years ago after being charged with punching a women in the face.

  • Baylor's quarterback Seth Russell speaks to reporters during the Big 12 college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Baylor players heartbroken by Pepper Hamilton report

    DALLAS (AP) — Baylor quarterback Seth Russell was on a mission trip in Brazil with other athletes from the private Baptist school when he got the text message from Art Briles saying he was no longer their football coach.

  • Louisiana capital city struggles with 2 weeks of violence

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the past two weeks, the Louisiana capital has seen a black man shot to death by white police and night after night of protests, followed by a fatal attack on three officers by a gunman who appeared to be targeting the badge.