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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.

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly talks to the media at the beginning of fall practice in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame says it is investigating "suspected academic dishonesty" involving several students, including four members of the football team. The school released a statement Friday, Aug. 15 saying it has notified the NCAA and that because of potential NCAA violations the four players are being held out of practice and completion until the conclusion of the investigation and the university honor code process. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

Notre Dame shelves 4 players in academic misconduct probe

- Associated Press

The university on Friday barred KeiVarae Russell, the team’s best cornerback, leading returning receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive end Ishaq Williams, and backup linebacker Kendall Moore from practice and games while it investigates “suspected academic dishonesty.”

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) smiles on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Tallahassee, Fla. Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved _ win consecutive Heisman trophies.  (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

Jameis Winston has chance to be two-time Heisman Trophy winner

- Associated Press

Archie Griffin is shocked that he remains the lone double winner since the award’s inception in 1935. Until recently, the majority of winners were seniors or juniors that could turn pro. But five of the last seven winners have been sophomores or redshirt freshmen.

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. A federal judge ruled Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Judge rules against NCAA in O’Bannon case

- Associated Press

A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can’t stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over.

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Napier's goal before Heat camp: Learning the ball

- Associated Press

Shabazz Napier is doing a lot of learning these days as he gets ready for his first training camp with the Miami Heat. New team. New city. New surroundings.

Purdue 2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule

- Associated Press

The Big Ten released dates and opponents for its conference schedule Thursday. All times listed are Eastern but most game times are to be announced at a later date. Purdue had already announced its non-conference schedule.

Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning of a United States semi-final baseball game against Las Vegas at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Column: Time for these child stars to get paid?

- Associated Press

Like just about every other organized youth sports program, the Little League World Series is being played mostly for the benefit of grown-ups. Only it's way more organized than anything you're likely to find at the end of your block and the grown-ups who benefit the most aren't family and friends, but the suits who run Disney and a host of other media outfits.

Purdue 2014-15 Women's Basketball Schedule

Associated Press

The Big Ten released dates and opponents for its conference schedule Thursday. All times listed are Eastern. Those without game times will be announced at a later date. Purdue had already announced its non-conference schedule.

Indiana Men's Basketball 2014-15 Big Ten Schedule

- Associated Press

The Big Ten released dates and opponents for its conference schedule Thursday. All times listed are Eastern but most game times will be announced at a later date. Indiana's schedule:

OSU freshman hospitalized after cardiac incident

Associated Press

An Oregon State University athletics spokesman says a freshman member of the men's basketball team suffered "an apparent cardiac-related medical incident" and is hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Cal interim AD Williams jumps into new role

- Associated Press

Michael Williams makes it clear: The word "caretaker" is not the description for how he sees his role as interim athletic director at California.

Indiana 2014-15 Women's Basketball Schedule

Associated Press

The Big Ten released dates and opponents for its conference schedule Thursday. All times listed are Eastern. Those without game times will be announced at a later date. Indiana had already announced its non-conference schedule.

UH athletics plans cuts to address red ink

Associated Press

University of Hawaii sports programs are again projecting a deficit and plan to cut spending on operational budget items by about 5 percent.

Gaines, Kresse to receive Lapchick Awards

Associated Press

Naismith Hall of Famer Clarence "Big House" Gaines, who won 828 games in 47 years at Winston-Salem State, and John Kresse, who led the College of Charleston to an NAIA championship and four NCAA Division I tournament appearances, have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Lapchick Character Award.