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Texas A&M football on one-year probation, Jimbo Fisher gets six-month show-cause order

[ad_1] Texas A&M football was placed on probation for a year and coach Jimbo Fisher was given a six-month show-cause order after he and the program were found to have violated NCAA recruiting and athletic-related activity rules.The findings, released on Thursday, stemmed from violations between January 2018 and February 2019, including an instance in which Fisher and an assistant coach had impermissible contact with a recruit. As part of the
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How college football stars joined campus activists in the fight for justice

[ad_1] 7:05 AM ETAdam RittenbergCloseESPN Senior Writer College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University.Dave WilsonCloseESPN Staff WriterDave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.On June 22, Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill tweeted he would no longer represent the state of Mississippi unless the Confederate battle emblem on the state
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Fantasy football – Deep QB sleepers for 12-team and 2-QB leagues

[ad_1] In a standard fantasy football league, waiting on a quarterback is commonplace. Just look at ESPN.com's player projections: The lowest-rated starting-caliber quarterbacks in a 12-team league right now are Carson Wentz (10th), Drew Brees (11th) and either Josh Allen (12th) or Aaron Rodgers (13th), depending on preference.Not winding up with Lamar Jackson or Patrick Mahomes is hardly catastrophic, especially when that same high pick can be invested at any
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Penn State AD says idea of spring football season is a ‘last resort’

[ad_1] Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said a spring college football season "would be a last resort" to safely squeeze in the sport during the coronavirus pandemic, citing the impact it would have on the 2021 fall season as a major hurdle.Barbour said discussions about potentially playing college football in the spring began as soon as college athletics came to a screeching halt this past March because of the
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How college football is trying to answer its biggest return-to-play questions

[ad_1] 12:15 PM ETESPN staffWhen Kansas State football players returned to campus the week of June 8, there was a brief feeling of optimism after months of uncertainty.Ninety players were tested for coronavirus, and 90 tests came back negative. So the players went about their normal lives -- working out, hanging out with friends and going to parties."The kids saw the numbers and saw 90-for-90, and I know they relaxed,"
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The allure of Ole Miss football

[ad_1] 10:00 AM ETKiese LaymonCloseAuthor of "Long Division" and "How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America" Associate professor of English and Africana Studies at Vassar CollegeEditor's note: This story about Ole Miss football was originally published on Oct. 14, 2015. Mississippi lawmakers voted on Sunday to retire the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag."Born and raised where them Rebel flags hang from them slaves" -- Big K.R.I.T.THE
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The most absurd and controversial national title claims in college football history

[ad_1] 7:05 AM ETDavid M. HaleCloseESPN Staff WriterACC reporter.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of the University of Delaware.Alex ScarboroughCloseESPN Staff WriterCovers the SEC.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of Auburn University.For as much progress as college football has made toward a resumption of activities over the past month, there are still so many unknowns standing between a return to games and the crowning of a champion.Players have been quarantined, workouts have hit the
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Cam Newton fantasy football outlook and projection as a New England Patriot

[ad_1] 11:05 PM ETMike ClayCloseESPN WriterFantasy football, NFL analyst for ESPN.com Member of Pro Football Writers of America Founding director of Pro Football Focus Fantasy 2013 FSTA award winner for most accurate preseason rankingsStephania BellCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior writer for ESPN.com Certified orthopedic clinical specialist and strength and conditioning specialist Clinician, author and teacherThe New England Patriots replaced one former league MVP with another on Sunday when they signed Cam Newton
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Morehouse cancels football season due to coronavirus pandemic

[ad_1] Morehouse College, a historically Black college in Atlanta, announced Friday that it is canceling its 2020 football season because of the coronavirus pandemic.Morehouse also will not compete in cross country, its other fall sport, this year. Morehead president David A. Thomas said the school would continue to honor athletic scholarships."I know this news will be most disappointing to our scholar-athletes, especially our seniors," Thomas said in an open letter
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2020 NFL fantasy football rankings, cheat sheets, mock drafts, sleepers and analysis

[ad_1] Another fantasy football season is upon us, and whether you play in a casual redraft league or a hard-core, deep dynasty format, a traditional or a modified scoring format, with your friends, your family or your co-workers, we know that no two leagues are truly the same. With that in mind, this will serve as a one-stop shop for all of our best material throughout the summer: rankings and