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FIU's ex-Hurricanes ready for Miami

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MIAMI (AP) Among those who will attend the Miami-FIU game this weekend will be the coach who built the last Hurricanes team that won a national championship, the recruiting director for that team, the quarterback from that season and the person in charge of their strength and conditioning program at that time.

They'll all be in FIU colors.

There is much more than that brawl 12 years ago that links Miami and FIU, a pair of schools that are only eight miles apart. And there's no shortage of people in FIU's athletic department with deep Miami ties, which adds another layer of intrigue to Saturday's matchup between the 21st-ranked Hurricanes (2-1) and the Panthers (2-1).


UCF LB Mayes arrested for sexual battery

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A University of Central Florida football player has been arrested on a sexual battery charge.

Campus police arrested 18-year-old Demetreius Mayes on Tuesday in Orlando. He's a freshman linebacker for the UCF Knights.


Lock, Missouri a test for No. 2 Georgia

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) As time was expiring in Missouri's duel with Purdue, Tucker McCann drilled a winning 25-yard field goal to move the Tigers to their first 3-0 start since 2015.

He probably wouldn't have had the chance without Drew Lock.


Day gets $487K bonus as Meyer's fill-in

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State assistant Ryan Day earned an extra $487,000 for steering the Buckeyes during Urban Meyer's suspension.

That's the amount of the lump-sum bonus the university will give Day for acting as head coach from Aug. 1 through last Sunday. Meyer served a three-game suspension for mismanagement of former assistant Zach Smith.


Sanchez giving UNLV winning attitude

LAS VEGAS (AP) Gauging from the bookcase in his office, UNLV coach Tony Sanchez has absorbed wisdom from some of the greatest college football coaches - Lou Holtz, Jimmy Johnson, Bear Bryant.

Yet while he's taken their philosophies to heart during his coaching career, this summer Sanchez took a different approach, looking to employ more detail, more focus, and tactical strategies while preparing for his fourth season in charge of a program that has improved by one victory in each of his first three seasons.


So. Carolina stadium upgrades approved

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina trustees have approved $21 million worth of improvements for Williams-Brice Stadium scheduled for completion before the 2020 season.

School leaders approved the project Wednesday.


WSU's Gesser resigns over misconduct

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State University employee and former quarterback Jason Gesser resigned Tuesday, a day after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

Gesser, 39, sent a letter to the university resigning his post as assistant athletic director effective immediately.


Iowa St. to wear decals for slain golfer

AMES, Iowa (AP) The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer from Spain whose body was found on a golf course in central Iowa (all times local):

2:45 p.m.


Meyer: Scandal damaged OSU's reputation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as "a window in time I made an error."

He acknowledged Monday that the program's reputation has suffered and said he hopes more clarity about what happened will help mitigate the damage.


Stanford RB Love to return vs. Oregon

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford will get star running back Bryce Love back for this week's Pac-12 North showdown against No. 20 Oregon but the seventh-ranked Cardinal will be without a key defensive player.

Coach David Shaw said Tuesday that outside linebacker Casey Toohill will miss the game against the Ducks (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) with an undisclosed injury.

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