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Nebraska leading rusher Grant suspended

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska opened spring practice with running back Anthony Grant suspended indefinitely to work on academics and other issues, first-year coach Matt Rhule announced Monday.

Grant led the team in rushing with 915 yards and six touchdowns last season. He also caught 18 passes for 104 yards.

“Working on academics and general things. Nothing bad other than just our standards as a program,” Rhule said. “That will be day by day. Good kid. Just have to get him going in the right direction.”


Mizzou suspends LB Bailey for DWI arrest

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri linebacker Chad Bailey was suspended from the team after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated early Sunday, the team said.

The 23-year-old, who was a team captain last season, was booked at about 2:45 a.m. and released after posting $500 bond, according to online records from the Boone County Sheriff's Office.


Carter gets year probation for UGA crash

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter was given 12 months' probation and a $1,000 fine on Thursday after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and racing related to a crash that killed Bulldogs offensive lineman Devin Willock and a recruiting staff member.

Projected as one of the top players in next month’s NFL draft, Carter was sentenced in Athens-Clarke County Municipal Court, according to a statement from attorney Kim T. Stephens. Carter also must complete 50 hours of community service and a state-approved defensive driving course, and his driving privileges have been suspended for 120 days.


SCar gives AD Tanner raise, extension

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner received a two-year contract extension that ties him to the school through June 2026.

Tanner, 64, is a two-time College World Series champion as the Gamecocks' baseball coach who moved to leading the athletic department in July 2012.


Michigan RB Corum on track for fall camp

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan All-America running back Blake Corum said his surgically repaired left knee has gotten strong enough that he's been cleared to run on an anti-gravity treadmill next week.

Corum said Thursday that he is “100%” sure he will play in the season-opening game on Sept. 2 against East Carolina


Ga. Tech, Florida St. to play in Ireland

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech and Florida State will open the 2024 season in Dublin, Ireland.

The Aer Lingus College Football Classic matchup announced Wednesday will mark the second time that two Atlantic Coast Conference teams have opened the season in Ireland. Georgia Tech beat Boston College 17-14 in the 2016 opener in Dublin.


Fickell to keep Wisconsin culture intact

New coaches often spend their first several months dwelling on the need to instill a different culture into their programs.

Consider Wisconsin’s Luke Fickell an exception.


DT Bresee works out at Clemson's pro day

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Defensive tackle Bryan Bresee put on a strong face and a good showing for NFL teams at Clemson's pro day on Tuesday.

Bresee, surrounded by teammates and family, continued moving forward on his pro football path after t he death of younger sister, Ella, this past September. Bresee missed four games because of 15-year-old Ella's passing and a troubling kidney infection in October that sapped his strength and scared his family about whether his health was at risk.


Tide's Rees, Steele to make $1.9M in '23

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama offensive coordinator Tommy Rees and defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will each make $1.9 million next season.

The two were among 11 Alabama football staffers to have new contracts approved by the compensation committee of the university's board of trustees on Monday.


Maryland hires Miami's Gattis as OC

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland has hired Josh Gattis as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Gattis joins the Terrapins after one season as Miami's offensive coordinator. He was fired after the team went 5-7. Prior to that, Gattis was an offensive coordinator at Michigan. He won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant in 2021.

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