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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.

** FILE ** In this March 26, 2014, file photo, Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson dribbles past the NCAA logo during practice at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Things to know about NCAA antitrust ruling

- Associated Press

A federal judge has ruled that some college athletes can receive payments when they leave school for the rights to their names, images and likenesses, opening the door for them to get a fraction of the billions of dollars generated by collegiate athletics. The decision comes after a lawsuit launched by former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon, who was upset because his image was used in a video game, but he wasn’t paid.

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