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Mallory, Indiana's wins leader, dies

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Bill Mallory, who led Colorado to the Orange Bowl and became the winningest football coach in Indiana history, has died from a brain injury suffered in a recent fall. He was 82.

Indiana announced Mallory's death on Friday, a day after his son, Indiana State coach Curt Mallory, posted on Twitter his father was in hospice care following emergency brain surgery earlier in the week. Curt Mallory said his father was injured in a fall on Tuesday.

Curt Mallory tweeted on Friday Bill Mallory "passed away peacefully" earlier in the day, surround by extended family.

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Nebraska to honor former coach Solich

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Ohio coach Frank Solich, whose firing at Nebraska is still debated among fans 15 years later, will return to the state this winter to receive a service award from the Football Writers Association of America.

The organization announced Friday that Solich would be presented the Tom Osborne Legacy Award at the Outland Trophy banquet on Jan. 9 in Omaha. The FWAA said Solich has agreed to come to the event, which will be one of his few public appearances in the state since he was dismissed in 2003.

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Tennessee LB Kirkland transferring

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. is leaving Tennessee as a graduate transfer.

Kirkland tweeted Thursday that "Tennessee will always hold a special place in my heart." He added that "these moments have been priceless and I'm a better player and man from this experience."

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Kentucky DB arrested on drug charges

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky junior safety Marcus Walker has been charged with trafficking cocaine and marijuana following a police search of an off-campus apartment.

Lexington police arrested Walker and 23-year-old Tavon Wells early Thursday morning after finding at least five pounds of marijuana and four grams of cocaine in a search of the residence. The arrest citation stated that a large amount of cash and a cash counter were found in the search. Walker, from Lake Wales, Florida, is also charged with possessing drug paraphernalia.

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Bryant tops Clemson QB depth chart

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) There's no debate at Clemson heading into the fall - Kelly Bryant is the Tigers' starting quarterback.

Bryant, the returning starter, was first on the depth chart released by the Tigers on Wednesday with freshman Trevor Lawrence the backup. Bryant will have the spot heading into fall workouts where he hopes to build on his successful season as a first-time starter in leading Clemson to a 12-2 record including an Atlantic Coast Conference title and a spot in the College Football Playoff.

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Alabama-USC to open 2020 at AT&T Stadium

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Alabama and Southern California will meet in Arlington, Texas to open the 2020 college football season.

The game announced Wednesday will be a rematch of the 2016 AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium. The Crimson Tide won 52-7 in the programs' eighth meeting but first in more than three decades.

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Ex-player sues Mich. St. over expulsion

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) A former NFL football player is suing Michigan State University, saying his rights were violated when he was expelled after a sexual misconduct investigation.

Keith Mumphery was not charged with a crime. But he says his NFL career was ruined after his 2016 expulsion from a graduate program was reported by news media a year later.

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Kansas fires AD with progress 'elusive'

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Sheahon Zenger brought an impeccable reputation to Kansas, where he was tasked with solidifying an athletic department in turmoil, resurrecting the football program and keeping basketball at the forefront.

He failed in everything but keeping hoops on top. So it came as little surprise Monday when Chancellor Douglas Girod, despite having given Zenger a vote of confidence just last fall, announced that he had been fired after seven years in charge.

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USF, Florida agree to 3-game series

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) South Florida and Florida have agreed to play three times during a four-year stretch, including twice in Gainesville.

The Bulls and Gators will play at Florida Field in 2022 and 2025, and at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa in 2023.

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Tulane extends Fritz's deal through 2023

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen says the contract for football coach Willie Fritz has been extended by two years through the 2023 season.

The extension comes after two years at the helm for Fritz, who has improved Tulane's victory total in each campaign, but has yet to win more than five games in a season.

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