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DETROIT | Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

DETROIT  — Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92. The Detroit Lions and Penn State announced Triplett’s death Thursday. Triplett was the third African-American selected in the 1949 draft, but he was the first of those draftees to play … Continue reading DETROIT | Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

Alabama-LSU on CBS draws best TV rating of college season

CBS says Alabama-LSU in prime time Saturday drew the best overnight television rating for any college football game this season. The top-ranked Crimson Tide’s 29-0 victory against the Tigers, who came into the game ranked No. 4 in the AP Top 25, earned a 6.7 rating. That was up 81 percent from last season’s 3.7 … Continue reading Alabama-LSU on CBS draws best TV rating of college season

No. 20 Wisconsin is up next in Wildcats’ quest to win West

Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK Wisconsin at Northwestern Northwestern (4-3) somehow, some way is 4-1 in Big Ten play for the first time since 2000 and a half-game ahead of Wisconsin, Purdue and Iowa in the West. The Wildcats started 1-3 and in the last two … Continue reading No. 20 Wisconsin is up next in Wildcats’ quest to win West

COLUMBUS, Ohio | No. 3 Ohio State pulls away to beat pesky Indiana 49-26

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dwayne Haskins Jr. passed for a career-best 455 yards and six touchdowns and No. 3 Ohio State pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Indiana 49-26 on Saturday. A week after a gritty victory at Penn State, the Buckeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) were forced to work hard by quarterback Peyton … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | No. 3 Ohio State pulls away to beat pesky Indiana 49-26

COLUMBUS,Ohio | That scrutinized bit of Meyer’s OSU contract may be new norm

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The investigation of how football coach Urban Meyer handled domestic violence accusations against an assistant has drawn attention to his obligation to report violations of Ohio State’s sexual misconduct policy — a type of specificity becoming increasingly common in college athletic contracts, especially for highly paid coaches who are standard-bearers for their … Continue reading COLUMBUS,Ohio | That scrutinized bit of Meyer’s OSU contract may be new norm

BELLEFONTE, Pa | Penn State frat member gets house arrest over pledge death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State fraternity member who plied a pledge with vodka the night he was fatally injured in a series of falls avoided jail time Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to three months of house arrest. Ryan Burke, who had pleaded guilty to four counts of hazing and five alcohol … Continue reading BELLEFONTE, Pa | Penn State frat member gets house arrest over pledge death

Penn State frat member learns sentence in pledge death case

The first member of a Penn State University fraternity to plead guilty in connection with the death of a pledge after a night of drinking and hazing last year will be sentenced on Tuesday. Ryan Burke will learn his punishment after pleading guilty to four counts of hazing and five alcohol violations. The 21-year-old Scranton … Continue reading Penn State frat member learns sentence in pledge death case

ARLINGTON, Texas | Penn State’s Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft

ARLINGTON, Texas — Saquon Barkley is the best player in this year’s draft. Yet he might not go in the first handful of picks Thursday night. Huh? Blame the desperation to find quarterbacks in great part for the possibility that the Penn State All-America running back could fall well below where his talent, character and … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | Penn State’s Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft