Redshirt freshman QBs may make huge impact in SEC

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) participates in the team's spring practice at Anderson Training Facility in Knoxville, Tenn. This could turn into a big year for redshirt freshman quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference. It all depends on how a few preseason competitions turn out. Florida, Tennessee and Texas A&M all have redshirt freshman quarterbacks bidding for starting spots. None of the three schools has named a starter. Tennessee’s quarterback derby features redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano and junior Quinten Dormady. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)

This could turn into a big year for redshirt freshman quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference.

Tommy Hawkins, Notre Dame basketball star dies

FILE - In this April 22, 1968 file photo, Tommy Hawkins of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics in the fourth period of their NBA basketball game at Boston Garden. Tommy Hawkins, the first black athlete to earn All-America honors in basketball at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, has died, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. He was 80. (AP Photo/File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy Hawkins, the first black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, died Wednesday. He was 80.

How a college football coach game-plans

In this photo provided by Fordham Athletics, Fordham football coach Andrew Briener stands on the sideline during the NCAA college football team's game against Yale on Oct. 15, 2016, in New York.Breiner, considered one of the bright young offensive minds in college coaching, let the AP sit in on a summer game-planning meeting, and then explained how he and his staff do it during the season. (Vincent Dusovic/Fordham Athletics vs AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A big dry erase board hangs on the wall of one side of the meeting room. It has rows and rows of numbers and words handwritten in blue marker that only make sense to someone who speaks the language of football.

Luton emerges from mystery illness as Beavers’ QB

Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton speaks to reporters at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore., on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, before the start of fall camp. Luton has been named the Beavers’ starter for the upcoming season. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Quarterback Jake Luton’s debut with Oregon State saw him lead a couple of touchdown drives in the spring game but it wasn’t readily apparent what he was going through health-wise.

U.S. college football returns Down Under

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2016 file photo, California Golden Bears players reach up to touch the trophy presented to them ofter defeating the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at the end the opening game of the U.S. college football season at Sydney's Olympic stadium in Sydney. Despite losing two of its top players to the NFL, Stanford will be heavily favored against Rice when U.S.
college football returns Down Under for the second year in a row. The Aug. 27, 2017 game will be played at
midday Sunday in Australia, Saturday evening in the United States. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Despite losing two of its top players to the NFL as top 10 draft picks, Stanford will be favored against Rice when U.S. college football returns Down Under for the second year in a row on Aug. 27 in Sydney.

Utah’s Zack Moss named No. 1 RB after Shyne injury

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, Utah running back Zack Moss (2) carries against California during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif. Moss is officially the No. 1 running back for the Utah Utes after a tight camp competition with Armand Shyne ended in a long-term injury to Shyne. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sophomore Zack Moss is officially the No. 1 running back for the Utah Utes after a tight camp competition with Armand Shyne ended with a long-term injury to Shyne.

Pick 6: Transfers outside of QB could have impact

FILE- In this April 21, 2017, photo, Wisconsin running back Chris James (5) prepares to take a handoff during a spring football game in Madison, Wis. The running back sat out a year after leaving Pittsburgh to move to Madison, looking for a better backfield opportunity. (M.P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Chris James has waited long enough to take a handoff at Wisconsin.

Bagley chooses Duke, could make Blue Devils No. 1

In this Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, file photo, Sierra Canyon's Marvin Bagley III #35 warms up against La Lumiere during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, MA. Bagley III, a top high school prospect, has committed to Duke and reclassified for the 2017-18, immediately making the Blue Devils a top national-title contender this season. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File )

Top high school prospect Marvin Bagley III has committed to Duke and is eligible to play in the 2017-18 season, immediately making the Blue Devils a top national-title contender.

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