More NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

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)

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.

NCAA athletes could seek own trademarks

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)

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.

Tennessee experiments with sleep monitors

In this Aug 7, 2015 photo released by the University of Tennessee Athletics Department, offensive lineman Jashon Robertson, right, sits on a bed and works with a Sports Science Sleep Coach in a sleep study for the players in Knoxville, Tenn., at the university. Tennessee is studying its players sleep habits to make sure they dont get caught napping when a games on the line. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics via AP)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About an hour before a Tennessee football player’s scheduled bedtime, he gets a reminder via an app on his phone or a text message. That’s when he puts on orange glasses that block out the glow of smartphones or computer screens, making it easier to fall asleep.

Pick 6: Most intriguing games of the season

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014, file photo, Alabama defensive back Landon Collins (26) breaks up a pass meant for Auburn wide receiver Marcus Davis (80) during the first half of the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Go into the bowl season with a chance to win the national championship. That's mostly been the case in recent years and no reason to think it won't happen again for these two teams. College football's most intense in-state rivalry has been wild the past two seasons with the Kick-6 going Auburn's way in 2013 and then a record-setting shootout being won by Alabama in 2015. The teams will meet Nov. 28, 2015 at Auburn. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

(AP) - Every game counts. Some games count more than others.

Big 12 supports prohibiting transfers

In this Nov. 2012, photo, then-Boise State NCAA college football player Samuel Ukwuachu (82) watches from the sidelines during an official review of a San Diego State touchdown at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Id. A one-time All-American who transferred to play football at Baylor University has been convicted of sexually assaulting a fellow student athlete in 2013. A jury in Texas district court found 22-year-old Sam Ukwuachu guilty Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, of one count of sexual assault. ( Joe Jaszewski/Idaho Statesman via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KTVB 7); MANDATORY CREDIT

(AP) - Big 12 Conference athletic directors are unanimously backing a proposal that would prohibit schools from accepting transfers who were disciplined for violent acts at their previous schools.

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