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Troy signs Sumrall through 2026 season

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TROY, Ala. (AP) Jon Sumrall has agreed to a new four-year contract as Troy's coach after leading the Trojans to a Sun Belt Conference championship and national ranking in his debut season.

The school announced the deal, which runs through 2026, on Monday but didn't release details.

The Trojans went 12-2 and won their final 11 games, second only to national champion Georgia, including the league championship game and the Cure Bowl against UTSA. For the first time, they finished a season ranked, ending up 19th in The Associated Press Top 25.


Saban: QB Young is best player in draft

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Nick Saban says his quarterback , Bryce Young, is the best prospect in the upcoming NFL draft.

Now, the star Alabama passer and 2021 Heisman Trophy winner is trying to convince NFL teams - the Carolina Panthers, in particular - that the Crimson Tide coach is right, from the combine to Thursday's pro day at his old practice facility.


Utah State WR upgraded to fair condition

Utah State redshirt freshman wide receiver Josh Davis is in fair condition on Friday, one day after collapsing at spring football practice following sudden cardiac arrest, the university announced.

Davis, initially was listed in critical condition, was breathing on his own. He is in the intensive-care unit at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.


Mitchell drove 141 mph before arrest

BONIFAY, Fla. (AP) Suspended Alabama freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell drove over 141 mph (227 kph) while trying to evade deputies before his arrest on drug charges in the Florida Panhandle last week, authorities said.

Mitchell and another man, who was a passenger in Mitchell's car, were arrested last week and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or deliver, according to a Holmes County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. The other man also was charged with carrying a concealed gun without a permit. Holmes County is located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Panama City and shares its northern border with Alabama.


Nebraska leading rusher Grant suspended

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska opened spring practice with running back Anthony Grant suspended indefinitely to work on academics and other issues, first-year coach Matt Rhule announced Monday.

Grant led the team in rushing with 915 yards and six touchdowns last season. He also caught 18 passes for 104 yards.


Mizzou suspends LB Bailey for DWI arrest

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri linebacker Chad Bailey was suspended from the team after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated early Sunday, the team said.

The 23-year-old, who was a team captain last season, was booked at about 2:45 a.m. and released after posting $500 bond, according to online records from the Boone County Sheriff's Office.


Carter gets year probation for UGA crash

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter was given 12 months' probation and a $1,000 fine on Thursday after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and racing related to a crash that killed Bulldogs offensive lineman Devin Willock and a recruiting staff member.

Projected as one of the top players in next month’s NFL draft, Carter was sentenced in Athens-Clarke County Municipal Court, according to a statement from attorney Kim T. Stephens. Carter also must complete 50 hours of community service and a state-approved defensive driving course, and his driving privileges have been suspended for 120 days.


SCar gives AD Tanner raise, extension

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner received a two-year contract extension that ties him to the school through June 2026.

Tanner, 64, is a two-time College World Series champion as the Gamecocks' baseball coach who moved to leading the athletic department in July 2012.


Michigan RB Corum on track for fall camp

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan All-America running back Blake Corum said his surgically repaired left knee has gotten strong enough that he's been cleared to run on an anti-gravity treadmill next week.

Corum said Thursday that he is “100%” sure he will play in the season-opening game on Sept. 2 against East Carolina


Ga. Tech, Florida St. to play in Ireland

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech and Florida State will open the 2024 season in Dublin, Ireland.

The Aer Lingus College Football Classic matchup announced Wednesday will mark the second time that two Atlantic Coast Conference teams have opened the season in Ireland. Georgia Tech beat Boston College 17-14 in the 2016 opener in Dublin.

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