• Southern Miss gets rare shot to host an SEC opponent

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi is about to host a Southeastern Conference opponent for the first time in more than a quarter century.

  • In this Aug. 9, 2015, file photo, Alabama quarterback Jake Coker sets back to throw the ball during an NCAA college football practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama coach Nick Saban hasn't even given so much as a hint about who's his starting quarterback but it appears to be a three-man race. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

    SEC’s title hopes may rest on an influx of new starting QBs

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has gone two whole years without winning a national title.

  • UConn opens Diaco’s second season against FCS foe Villanova

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn hosts Villanova on Thursday in a season-opening game that was originally envisioned as a battle of conference rivals.

  • UCF, FIU battle unknowns heading into season opener

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — One byproduct of UCF’s national star rising over the past five seasons is that expectations have gone up along with it.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars' Jason Myers (2) kicks a 35-yard field goal as Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) tries to block it during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Jaguars rookie kicker Myers takes unusual path to NFL

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As reporters and cameras gathered around new Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Jason Myers, teammates started walking by.

  • Panthers sign backup QB Derek Anderson to 2-year extension

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed backup quarterback Derek Anderson to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season, providing depth and experience behind Cam Newton.

  • Woman sues Oregon State University over 1999 sexual assault

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who says she was raped while attending Oregon State University in 1999 seeks $7.5 million in a federal Title IX lawsuit against the school and its former football coach, Mike Riley.

  • Bears acquire TE Lee from Houston

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have acquired tight end Khari Lee from the Houston Texans for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick.

  • In this Jan. 25, 2015, file photo, Indianapolis Colts' T .Y. Hilton catches a touchdown pass in front of Indianapolis Colts' Vontae Davis during the first half of the NFL Football Pro Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.  Hilton a five-year extension worth $65 million. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    Winning 3rd straight AFC South title piece of Colts’ plans

    Nothing has changed in the AFC South, where the Texans, Jaguars and Titans all are chasing Indianapolis, and the Colts have their sights set so much higher than the division they dominate.

  • Man charged in connection with OJ Simpson Heisman theft

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man arrested in connection with the theft of a duplicate of O.J. Simpson’s Heisman Trophy more than 20 years ago from the University of Southern California faced arraignment Wednesday on a felony charge, prosecutors said.