• Florida State looks for more stops from revamped defense

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State ‘s bid to repeat as national champions last season was doomed in part by a defense that ranked among one of its worst in the school’s 68-year football history.

  • Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics, Fred Glass, talks about the upcoming football season during a press conference in Bloomington, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.   (Chris Howell/The Herald-Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Indiana administration expects athletes to behave better

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University President Michael McRobbie sent a tough message to the athletic department this week: It’s time for Hoosiers athletes to shape up or they may be on their way out.

  • Fresno State names Zack Greenlee starting QB

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Sophomore Zack Greenlee will be the starting quarterback for Fresno State this season.

  • Auburn secondary counting on transfers Countess, Matthews

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Hard-hitting safety Tray Matthews expects to add some “boom” to Auburn’s defense. Cornerback Blake Countess, meanwhile, brings versatility and the experience that comes with starting 30 games for Michigan.

  • Rutgers coach: Didn’t know of investigation when contacted

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said Wednesday that when he was contacted by university officials about communicating with a faculty member regarding the academic status of a player, he didn’t know he was being investigated for possibly violating school or NCAA rules.

  • Duke cornerback Bryon Fields out for season with torn ACL

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke cornerback Bryon Fields will miss the season with a torn knee ligament.

  • East Carolina: Starting QB suffers season-ending knee injury

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina says quarterback Kurt Benkert will miss the season with a knee injury that comes a week after the sophomore was named the starter.

  • Dartmouth College Engineering graduate Quinn Connell, upper left, controls the movement of the team's “Mobile Virtual Player” during college football practice Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015, in Hanover, N.H. In an effort to avoid concussions, the team practices with its new “Mobile Virtual Player,” which the school says is the only powered device that simulates a real football player in size, weight, agility and speed. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Tackling goes high-tech at Dartmouth

    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — On the Ivy League campus of Dartmouth College, even the football tackling dummies are smart.

  • Middle Tennessee coach announces injuries end 2 careers

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill says injuries have ended the careers of safety Nick Beasley and offensive lineman Adam Stickel.

  • UW fullback sacrifices carries and yards for team

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — While appearing in 12 games last season, making eight starts, Drew Van Maanen rushed once for a whopping two yards. And he caught two passes for 25 yards.