It's a nice break for SEC teams looking to finish the season strong or improve their bowl destination — or simply becoming eligible for one — with rivalry week looming in Week 14.
Gurley, the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher, has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits.
A recently stingy Chiefs defense will face its biggest challenge of the year against the rejuvenated San Diego Chargers' offense.
After a 29-year year absence, the Royals punched their ticket to the Fall Classic with a win Wednesday. At Bengal's Bar & Grill, fans partied like it was 1985.
Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns, including a 51-yarder in the fourth quarter, as Georgia held off gritty Tennessee for a 35-32 victory.
Blake Sims played the entire game against West Virginia for Alabama, despite coach Nick Saban saying Sims and transfer Jake Coker would get playing time.
Sarafin became the first active openly-gay Division I football player when he talked to Compete, a Tempe-based magazine for gay sports, about his sexual orientation for a story in its August issue.
Mason was a backup through most of his career, but he got a head-start on his new role late last season when four-year starter Aaron Murray went down with a knee injury.
The Gamecocks coach is entering his 10th year and believes after three-straight 11-2 seasons, his club is prepared for that next step of a Southeastern Conference championship.
Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart's No. 14 car struck fellow racer Kevin Ward Jr. when Ward exited his car to confront Stewart at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Although, on Sunday, Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said that investigators don't have any evidence at this point to support criminal intent in the death of Ward, Povero also said that criminal charges have not been ruled out.
A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can't stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses, striking down NCAA regulations that prohibit them from getting anything other than scholarships and the cost of attendance at schools
Presumed top contenders like Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia and LSU are breaking in new quarterbacks. Those factors — and the wild, unpredictable 2013 season — are giving other teams around the league hope.
The Tigers lost 3,000-yard passer Zach Mettenberger, 1,600-yard rusher Jeremy Hill and 1,000-yard receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry from last season's 10-3 squad. Moreover, guard Trai Turner joined all of the above entrants into the NFL. All but Mettenberger had remaining eligibility.
Coming off the program's worst showing since 1979 — a 4-8 record that included seven consecutive losses and a humbling setback to Georgia Southern — Florida is banking on a quick turnaround in 2014.
Coach Gus Malzahn made those announcements Friday after the defending Southeastern Conference champions finished their first practice of preseason camp. He didn't say how long Marshall or Mincy will remain on the bench against the Razorbacks on Aug. 30.
Allen's quest for redemption will begin in earnest when Arkansas' players report for preseason practice on Sunday. They'll take the field a day later, eager to shake any hangover from last season's winless march through the Southeastern Conference.
Mississippi State is expecting quarterback Dak Prescott to have an all-Southeastern Conference caliber season in his first full year as the starter.
A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions
College sports' governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows, according to a filing in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Critics have accused the NCAA of giving too much discretion to individual schools about when athletes can go back into games, putting them at risk.
Spurrier's getting closer each year and he enters his 10th season — only two shy of his national championship tenure at Florida — with expectations higher than ever after a third consecutive 11-2 season.