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Georgetown head coach John Thompson III gestures during the first half of an NCAA college NIT tournament first round basketball game against West Virginia, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Washington. Georgetown won 77-65. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

JTIII: Georgetown will keep pace with Power 5 programs


The Power 5 conferences in college athletics have been granted unprecedented power. No matter the upcoming changes, John Thompson III says Georgetown and the Big East will keep pace.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches drills during an NCAA college football practice on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Big Ten goes for money, exposure with neutral-site games

- Associated Press

Ohio State, which beat Navy in Columbus in 2009, will be closing out a two-game series with the Midshipmen. The Buckeyes will earn $850,000 for playing the game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, which is about a 45-minute drive from Navy’s campus in Annapolis.

Texas Tech Michael Brewer passes against Oklahoma State during an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Michael Brewer named Hokies’ starting quarterback for opener

The 6-foot, 200-pound Brewer, a Lake Travis, Texas, native comes from a long line of quarterbacks. His father, Robert, played quarterback at Texas, as did his grandfather, Charlie. His uncle and great uncle were quarterbacks at Texas and Texas Tech, respectively.

FILE  -  In a Nov. 16, 2013, file photo Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster cheers his team prior to the start of the Maryland Virginia Tech NCAA college football game in  Blacksburg, Va. Foster loves it that some are calling Virginia Tech DBU, or Defensive Back U.     (AP Photo/Steve Helber, file)

Virginia Tech defensive backs hope to carry on proud tradition

- Associated Press

An impressive list of alums has some Virginia Tech fans calling the school DBU (Defensive Back University). Kyshoen Jarrett, Detrick Bonner, Kendall Fuller and Brandon Faycson — this year’s starting secondary — hope to follow a well-worn path to the NFL.

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