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That sounds just about right. The college season kicks off the next day with North Carolina at South Carolina, and by then everyone needs to be focused on the real reason the games are played _ to turn a hefty profit for everyone involved save the kids who actually play them.

Whoever said cheaters never prosper apparently didn’t follow college football. It happens all the time.

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Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org and follow him at www.twitter.com/JimLitke.