NCAA reforms transfer rules, ties to academics

FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball second and third round games. The NCAA is moving toward reforming transfer rules. There is much work to be done and any drastic changes are likely a few years away. New transfer rules will be rooted in academics, and could give higher achieving students more freedom while limiting who might be less likely to graduate if they switch schools.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

The NCAA is in the process of reforming its rules for athletes who transfer — and the mere suggestion of changes that could make it easier for football and basketball players to leave one school and play immediately for another was enough to stir things up.

Miss needs to do more than pass effectively vs Cal

Mississippi interim head football coach Matt Luke watches his players during the final minutes of the second half of an NCAA college football game against UT Martin in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Mississippi won 45-23. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has proven its one of the top passing teams in the nation.

Top scorer Booth returns healthy for Nova

FILE - In this April 4, 2016, file photo, Villanova guard Phil Booth (5) moves by North Carolina forward Brice Johnson (11) during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game, in Houston. Villanova guard Phil Booth is healthy and ready to play after missing almost all of last season with a knee injury. Booth was the leading scorer in Villanova’s national championship victory over North Carolina. Booth’s knees have hurt for two years. But coach Jay Wright says his star guard is ready to go for his junior season. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Phil Booth can live with hitting only Villanova’s second-biggest buzzer beater in a national championship game.

Mature freshman shining at CB for Utah

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Utah defensive back Jaylon Johnson (7) tackles BYU wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman (3) in the second half during an NCAA college football game in Provo, Utah. Utah freshman Johnson is off to a stellar start for the Utes. The Fresno, California native has received early playing time as coaches and teammates applaud his wise-beyond-his-years nature for helping him digest the defensive system. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — Jaylon Johnson could feel the anger growing inside after his parents started having difficulties in their marriage.

Rematch of Big 12 title: Texas at No. 4 USC

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2006, file photo, Texas quarterback Vince Young rushes for the game-winning touchdown against Southern California during the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif. The two teams meet this week for the first time since that Rose Bowl game. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference in Week 3 of the season, the last weekend before any games that will count toward the conference standings:

Clemson’s visit to Louisville tops ACC’s schedule

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs the ball as North Carolina's Tomon Fox (12) chases him during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jackson, the Heisman Trophy winner and All-American, leads the nation in total offense at 505 yards per game heading into a showdown with No. 3 Clemson. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 3:

Tennessee and Florida meet in pivotal showdown

Tennessee running back John Kelly (4) tries to escape the grasp of Indiana State linebacker Jonas Griffith (46) and safety De'Jaun Tyson (21) in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 42-7. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Here are a some things to watch during the third week of the Southeastern Conference football season:

Big 12 looks to back up Oklahoma’s big win

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma State running back J.D. King (27) celebrates a touchdown with teammate James Washington (28) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tulsa in Stillwater, Okla., Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Oklahoma State plays at Pittsburgh this week. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Time for the rest of the Big 12 to step up.



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