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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, file photo, Oxford High School student Kwon Alexander dons an LSU cap signifying his intent to attend and play football there during a news conference on national signing day at Oxford High School in Oxford, Ala. The first Wednesday of February in college football has become a celebration of hat-picking suspense and hopeful speculation. Now the relatively new phenomena of national signing day as a spectacle could be heading toward extinction with the likely introduction of early signing period. Wednesday’s signing day will mark the end of an era. (Tamika Moore/AL.com via AP, File)
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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, file photo, Oxford High School student Kwon Alexander dons an LSU cap signifying his intent to attend and play football there during a news conference on national signing day at Oxford High School in Oxford, Ala. The first Wednesday of February in college football has become a celebration of hat-picking suspense and hopeful speculation. Now the relatively new phenomena of national signing day as a spectacle could be heading toward extinction with the likely introduction of early signing period. Wednesday’s signing day will mark the end of an era. (Tamika Moore/AL.com via AP, File)

    Recruiting reforms could bring end to signing day circus

    The first Wednesday of February in college football has become a celebration of hat-picking suspense and hopeful speculation. Schools use national signing day to excite their fans, market the program and impress future recruits with a flashy welcome. On one day, thousands of high school football players make their commitments to schools official. A few […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler speaks in Minneapolis. A university investigation called for punishing 10 players following an alleged sexual assault on campus last fall. Coach Tracy Claeys was fired in part because of his public support of his players differed with Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Hearings begin for suspended Minnesota football players

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ten Minnesota football players suspended for their alleged involvement in a sexual assault faced a panel of university employees on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to avoid expulsion and other punishments recommended by the school’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office. The players have denied any wrongdoing and remain enrolled. The […]
  • Louisville head coach Rick Pitino shouts instructions to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

    Pitino, Louisville rebut NCAA findings in escort scandal

    Louisville has informed the NCAA the school disputes allegations that Rick Pitino violated his responsibility as a head coach by failing to monitor former staffer Andre McGee’s activities that resulted in a sex scandal and subsequent investigation by the governing body. The school on Wednesday released responses it submitted last week after receiving a Notice […]
  • Oregon assistant football coach to be fired after DUI arrest

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon says the football co-offensive coordinator will be fired after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, marking the latest problem for the team. The school said in a statement Sunday that David Reaves has been placed on administrative leave and the process to terminate his […]