Former Alabama receiver Carter sues Kiffin, Florida Atlantic

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) -- Former Alabama receiver Antonio "A.C." Carter has filed a fraud suit against Florida Atlantic, coach Lane Kiffin and the state of Florida. The lawsuit accuses Kiffin and the school of offering him a job to get him to help sign a "coveted prospect," and then going back on repeated assurances that the job was his.

Cancer free and confident, James Conner eager to get to NFL

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- James Conner long envisioned the day he would walk into the indoor practice facility the Pittsburgh Panthers share with the Pittsburgh Steelers and be welcomed by a sea of NFL scouts and coaches. Yet the record-setting running back didn't envision it quite like this, walking from station to station with a crew from NFL Films in tow to chronicle another important step in the 21-year-old's remarkable comeback from a battle with cancer.

The Latest: Witness says he thought Sandusky was reported

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the criminal trial of former Penn State president Graham Spanier (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A former Penn State vice president says he erroneously assumed for about a decade that state child welfare authorities had been contacted about a complaint that Jerry Sandusky had been seen showering with a boy in a football team shower.

Calipari, Stoops sign 2-year extensions with Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky has signed John Calipari and Mark Stoops to two-year contract extensions, keeping Calipari as its men's basketball coach through 2024 and Stoops with the football program through 2022. Calipari's base salary increases $500,000 to $7.75 million next season and rises to $8 million annually for each year after under the amended deal.

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Judge dismisses ex-rowers' suit against University of Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- A judge dismissed a lawsuit against the University of Kansas by parents of two former rowers who allege they were sexually assaulted by a Jayhawk football player in a campus dorm. Douglas County District Judge B. Kay Hoff ruled, among other things, that the former rowers have left the university and no longer face an immediate threat of harm, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.

Preliminary approval given to $208.7 million NCAA settlement

About 40,000 college football and basketball players will not need to submit a claim to receive a portion of the $208.7 million the NCAA will pay to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that claimed the value of their athletic scholarships was illegally capped. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in California gave preliminary approval Tuesday to the settlement that was agreed upon by the NCAA and plaintiffs in February.

Spring flings: 6 intriguing quarterback competitions

College football teams can be divided into two groups during the spring: Those with quarterback competitions and those without. The ones without are usually kind of boring. There might be position battles all over the depth chart, but nothing quite piques interest like an opening at QB1. Two of the most intriguing quarterback situations this spring might not qualify as genuine competitions.

SEC Rises: Football league has 3 teams vying for Elite Eight

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Tennessee's Rick Barnes has coached in the Big East, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12. He's made the NCAA Tournament nearly two dozen times and advanced to the Final Four. He's been around. He's seen it done a number of different ways. So Barnes has credibility when he raves about his current league, the Southeastern Conference.

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Utah offense a work in progress as spring practice resumes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Troy Taylor would like 90-95 percent of his offense installed by the end of spring practices, though Utah's new offensive coordinator knows there's ebbs and flows to the process. The Utes returned to the field Tuesday following spring break, and the offense wasn't as sharp as Taylor hoped during its first day in pads. "You want to progress as spring progresses," Taylor said.

Oklahoma QB Mayfield faces uncertainty after arrest

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Baker Mayfield is trying his best to move on from his arrest in Arkansas last month. The problem is the Oklahoma quarterback doesn't know what the consequences will be. Police in Fayetteville, Arkansas, arrested the 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist in the early hours of Feb. 25. Video from the Fayetteville Police Department shows that Mayfield walked, then tried to run away before being tackled by an officer following an altercation.

Hurts' growth key for Tide as spring practice opens

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Nick Saban has a starting quarterback returning to Alabama for the first time since 2013. If he's feeling more comfortable because of that, it didn't show Tuesday after the first spring practice. "Well, we have one year of experience -- all of our quarterbacks combined," Saban said. "So that's more of a dynamic than having the starting quarterback back.

Wicker: SDSU could build football stadium on its own

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Athletic director John David Wicker says San Diego State is prepared to build a new football stadium on its own if it isn't involved in a billion-dollar development that would include a stadium for an MLS team. The university has concerns with the SoccerCity concept, including the proposed size of the stadium. The Aztecs would like a stadium that seats between 35,000 and 40,000.

While Michigan gets Italy, Long takes SDSU to Little Italy

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Two buses pulled up in front of one of this city's signature Italian restaurants Tuesday afternoon and San Diego State football players and coaches piled out. It had been an uneventful 11-mile trip from campus. The Aztecs posed for a team picture under the Little Italy street sign and then headed out into the historic downtown neighborhood to hang out with the locals, play some Bocce ball and eat.

Spring practice kicks off Tennessee's QB competition

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's quarterback competition has officially begun. The search for Joshua Dobbs' replacement took center stage Tuesday as the Volunteers opened spring practice. Tennessee has scholarship quarterbacks are Quinten Dormady, Jarrett Guarantano and Sheriron Jones back from last season, and the Vols also have walk-on Zac Jancek and incoming freshman Will McBride, who enrolled early enough to participate in spring practice.

Syracuse starts spring ball; QB Eric Dungey healthy again

Syracuse is back on the field after a snowy end to winter, and coach Dino Babers has it a little bit easier the second time around. "The main thing is basically that everybody knows what they're doing," Babers said Monday. "I really appreciate the speed that practice went at today." Babers also appreciated the fact that starting quarterback Eric Dungey is healthy again and back in the lineup. "He's just a leader," Babers said.

Georgia's Smart expects QB Fromm to push Eason this spring

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Kirby Smart wants Georgia's 18 returning starters on offense and defense to feel the heat of competition this spring. That includes quarterback Jacob Eason. Smart opened his second spring practice as coach on Tuesday. Familiarity in Smart's system can make players more confident about their assignments, but the coach doesn't want that feeling of comfort to go too far.

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