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Man charged in connection with OJ Simpson Heisman theft

- Associated Press

A man arrested in connection with the theft of a duplicate of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy more than 20 years ago from the University of Southern California faced arraignment Wednesday on a felony charge, prosecutors said.

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Illinois  head coach Tim Beckman talks to defensive back Taylor Barton (3) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Western Kentucky at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, Aug. 29, 2015, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)

Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

- Associated Press

A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014, file photo, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin walks the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Part of Sumlin's reputation for being more hip than most coaches comes from being photographed at various events. He's been to a Drake concert and loves MMA fighting. Since it's happened so much, he was tickled to have gone unnoticed when he and his wife attended the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight in May. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Sumlin's style a hit with players at Texas A&M

- Associated Press

A visit to Texas A&M football practice is musically akin to a trip to a swanky hip-hop club in downtown Houston or a hotspot on Miami's South Beach.