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Dismissed Michigan State DE in custody

FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio speaks during an NCAA college football news conference at Spartan Stadium, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State will play a spring football game Saturday, April 1, 2017. The question is: Why? (Dale G Young/Detroit News via AP, File)

OKEMOS, Mich. (AP) Police say former Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson is in custody after being charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The Meridian Township Police Department updated a message on its website Sunday to say the 19-year-old was in custody. No additional information was provided.

Robertson is accused of forcing a woman to have sex with him at her apartment on April 8. Shortly after prosecutors announced the charge on Friday, Michigan State said Robertson had been dismissed from the football team.


Michigan football team arrives in Italy

ROME (AP) Jim Harbaugh didn't have a great answer, believe it or not.

Speaking with a 31-year-old Nigerian refugee who now lives in Rome, Michigan's coach was presented Sunday with the basic, fundamental question of why American football is called "football," given that players barely use their feet.


Hurts, RBs looking up for Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama's offensive backfield is sporting a new look these days, even if in some ways it's only temporary.

Coaches and teammates say quarterback Jalen Hurts has improved his dropback passing during spring practices while his freshman backups learned the offense and got acclimated to college life. Then there's a talented group of tailbacks, half of whom are recovering from injuries and unlikely to play in Saturday's spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.


Eason 'electric' in Georgia spring game

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia quarterbacks Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm had the stage Saturday, when the Bulldogs' G-Day spring game was designed to feature the passing game.

The results were mixed, especially for Eason, the sophomore returning starter .


Kansas State's Snyder 'doing very well'

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Bill Snyder took his familiar place on the sideline inside the stadium that bears his name, and watched the first half with his usual exacting eye as Kansas State played its annual spring game.

Perhaps it will be the last time he goes through this rite of spring.


Irish show off new QB, coordinators

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) This year of sweeping change for Notre Dame passed another mile marker Saturday with the Blue and Gold spring game.

The 20,000 or so fans that took in the 2-hour intra-squad scrimmage at Notre Dame Stadium on a bright day got a glimpse of a promising first-year starting quarterback and a taste of the schemes being implemented by new coordinators on both sides of the ball.


Kiffin wraps up first spring at FAU

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Lane Kiffin had his trademark windbreaker on for Florida Atlantic's spring game, replete with the omnipresent visor underneath the headset.

The look for FAU's coach hasn't changed.

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