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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.

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller warms up during an NCAA college football practice on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Braxton Miller reinjures shoulder in Ohio State practice: report

- Associated Press

Miller, a senior, had missed spring practice after surgery on his right shoulder. He had been held out of a scrimmage and practices during fall camp after experiencing some soreness. But he proclaimed last week he was healthy and ready to go.

The "Golden Dome" of the administration building is shown before the start of the Notre Dame/against the Purdue college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

SNYDER: Contempt for those caught in academic scandals should start at top

- The Washington Times

Disgraceful behavior tends to trickle down. Some athletes won’t take their academics seriously if the school doesn’t. And if the school doesn’t, regular students won’t, either. The message becomes clear to everyone on campus: The most important thing is helping athletes retain their eligibility, not receive an education.

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