• In this Jan. 10, 2015 file photo, members of the North Dakota State football team hold the championship trophy after their 29-27 win over Illinois State in the FCS Championship NCAA college football game in Frisco, Texas.  NDSU says it will start providing stipends to scholarship athletes in all 16 sports beginning next year with a goal of paying the full cost of attending college. Officials with the school that has won four straight Football Championship Subdivision titles say the anticipated additional cost will be up to $3,400 per full scholarship. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp, File)

    FCS power North Dakota St to provide athlete stipends

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse North Dakota State said Thursday it will provide thousands of dollars in stipends to scholarship athletes in all 16 sports beginning next year, a move that could persuade other mid-majors to follow suit.

  • In this Aug. 16, 2015 photo, Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott  speaks to reporters during the university's NCAA college football media day in Columbus, Ohio. More college football stars are starting to snatch up trademark rights to their names, nicknames and fan slogans. This month Elliott applied for trademarks to use his nicknames “Zeke” and “Eze” on merchandise, according to records in a public database kept by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

    Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

    BOSTON (AP) — Like their counterparts in the pros, more college football stars are starting to snatch up trademark rights to their names, nicknames and fan slogans.

  • 2 Illinois players suspended indefinitely

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Tim Beckman has suspended a pair of defensive players for unspecified violations of team policies.

  • Ohio State loses WR Brown for season to left leg injury

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown injured his left leg during practice Wednesday and will miss the season.

  • Mora: Freshman Josh Rosen will start at QB for No. 13 UCLA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman Josh Rosen will be No. 13 UCLA’s starting quarterback in the season opener against Virginia.

  • Middle Tennessee’s 3-game deal with Missouri starts in 2016

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee has agreed to a three-game deal with Missouri with the series starting in 2016 and featuring a trip by the Southeastern Conference team to Tennessee in 2022.

  • 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.