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Florida State still the team to beat

The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins this month.

Army grad Coach K takes Team USA to West Point

Auburn backup QB: Nick Marshall will win Heisman

The common presumption is that Jeremy Johnson will be the starter against Arkansas on Aug. 30. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has said only that Marshall won't start the game after the quarterback was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana in July.

Boonville 13 All-Stars play Glen Allen in Babe Ruth World Series

The Boonville 13 All-Stars start their journey to a Babe Ruth World Series Championship title.

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame face questions of leadership

It's been a tumultuous time at Notre Dame since Brian Kelly arrived following the 2009 season. Kelly was asked whether those issues reflected on his leadership.

Florida's Will Muschamp, Kansas' Charlie Weis on hot seat in 2014

Last season, Southern California and Texas changed coaches and created a cascade of corresponding moves.

A similar situation could play out this season, with a few coaches in high-profile positions heading into 2014 very much in need of winning records and quality victories.

Cousins injures right knee in Team USA practice

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins hurt his right knee when he got tangled with Anthony Davis after both big men hit the floor going after a loose ball during a scrimmage toward the end of Thursday's practice.

After going 4-8, Florida vows to return SEC elite

The Gators slogged through a miserable 2013 season.

LSU brings youth, new-look offense into 2014

For the Tigers to win at least 10 games for a fifth straight season, it will require more help from new players at key positions than at any time in the past half-decade.

Sun Devils' Sarafin tells magazine he's gay

Arizona State offensive lineman has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.

Kentucky seeks growth in Mark Stoops' 2nd year

Mark Stoops' second season at Kentucky could be a big turnaround.

Inexperience, schedule could hamper Tennessee

Tennessee believes it's on the way to recapturing its former status as an perennial Southeastern Conference contender.

Players who leave NFL find it hard to return

"When you get out, it's so hard to get back in," said offensive lineman Ryan McKee, one of a handful of players trying to get a second chance in Kansas City.

Vanderbilt Commodores set big goal with new coach

Vanderbilt linebacker Kyle Woestmann says the football team watched the Commodores clinch the College World Series in June and are inspired to make their mark in the Southeastern Conference.

Pacers believe Paul George will make full recovery

On Tuesday, 11 days after Paul George's gruesome injury in a U.S. national team scrimmage, Larry Bird and Frank Vogel said doctors believe the two-time All-Star can be his old self after a long recovery.

Chiefs finally building up depth at wide receiver

The Chiefs have basically put out "HELP WANTED" signs for pass catchers going back four head coaches. And the call has been answered by a forgettable cast of characters: Terrance Copper, Devard Darling, Will Franklin, Chris Chambers and Steve Breaston, among many others.

NCAA seeks clarification in O'Bannon ruling

The NCAA wants clarification on two points in a California judge's ruling in the landmark Ed O'Bannon case.

Chiefs' Charles relishes chance to lay the lumber

Jamaal Charles may be known for his slick moves and world-class speed, but he also relishes a chance to lay the lumber on an unsuspecting defensive back or hard-charging linebacker.

Eight-year-old boy wonder wins shot put national championship

New to track, an 8-year-old from Columbia has shown he's a quick learner.

Stanton powers Marlins past Cardinals in 6-5 win

Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs and made a spectacular diving catch in right field to help the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Monday night.

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