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Vols CB Thompson faces domestic charge

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson has been arrested on a domestic assault charge stemming from an argument with his girlfriend.

A woman told police the argument began Saturday night after she found another woman's fake eyelashes in Thompson's room. She said the argument began in Thompson's dorm room, moved to a stairwell and continued for 10 to 20 minutes.

Thompson and the woman said they had been dating for four years.


No. 19 Wisconsin to start Coan at QB

MADISON, Wis. (AP) There was no formal announcement on Sunday when Jack Coan was named starter at quarterback for 19th-ranked Wisconsin, which opens the season Friday at South Florida.

The news came as no surprise, since Coan took the first-team reps in fall camp, ahead of Chase Wolf and highly touted freshman Graham Mertz. The two were co-listed as backups on the depth chart, with Danny Vanden Boom rounding out the group.


Florida State names Blackman starting QB

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) James Blackman was the front-runner all along and now the quarterback has won Florida State's starting job.

Coach Willie Taggart made the announcement on Sunday night in a statement posted on the school's website. Blackman beat out Wisconsin graduate transfer Alex Hornibrook and Louisville transfer Jordan Travis. The redshirt sophomore will start for the Seminoles when they open the season against Boise State on Saturday in Jacksonville.


Collins to unveil Ga. Tech's makeover

ATLANTA (AP) Geoff Collins isn't making a big deal about Georgia Tech being a five-touchdown underdog against No. 1 Clemson.

Collins, the first-year coach , insists his focus throughout preseason practice has been on the huge makeover he has directed instead of the challenge of Thursday night's opening game against Clemson, the defending national champion.


No. 8 Florida relies on defense again

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Defense has been Florida's identity for a dozen or so years, with the team developing more talent on that side of the ball and watching one successful coordinator after another leave for head coaching jobs.

Once considered a fluke, it has become a foundation.


UCLA's Calvert out due to NCAA violation

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA linebacker Bo Calvert is out indefinitely due to a violation of NCAA rules. The school announced the sophomore's status on Sunday but did not specify the infraction.

Calvert played in five games last year with nine tackles. His absence is another blow to the Bruins' depth at inside linebacker after projected starter Tyree Thompson suffered a foot injury and had to undergo surgery. Seniors Krys Barnes and Lokeni Toailoa are listed as the starters going into Thursday's season opener at Cincinnati.


ECU suspends 2 players after arrests

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Two East Carolina players have been suspended from the team indefinitely after they were accused of breaking into a car.

Coach Mike Houston on Sunday announced the suspensions of linebacker Delvontae Harris and cornerback Juan Powell.


Byrd catches 4 TDs, Hawaii beats Arizona

HONOLULU (AP) Cedric Byrd is developing quite the knack for fast starts.

The Hawaii senior wide receiver hauled in four touchdown passes to help Hawaii escape with a 45-38 win over Arizona Saturday.


Florida suspends 4 before season opener

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) No. 8 Florida has suspended four players, including safety Brad Stewart and defensive tackle Tedarrell Slaton, for the team's season opener against Miami.

The Gators announced the suspensions about five minutes before kickoff at Camping World Stadium. They also suspended receiver Rick Wells and walk-on defensive back Pat Moorer.


Miss. St. given probation, suspends 10

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) While Mississippi State's basketball and football programs dodged postseason bans, the NCAA has put the school on three years' probation as part of a slew of penalties after an investigation into academic violations.

A review of the self-reported violations determined a part-time student tutor completed coursework for 10 football players and one men's basketball player in an online class.

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