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Indiana adds DL Handy, RB Carr

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) The Indiana Hoosiers are beefing up their roster with more veteran help.

Defensive lineman Jaren Handy has joined the program after playing 14 games with Auburn over the past two seasons, Indiana coach Tom Allen said Monday. On Sunday, former Southern California running back Stephen Carr tweeted that he would be joining the Hoosiers next season.

Both were considered top 100 recruits coming out of high school and both could make an immediate impact - just like the other five transfers Allen has attracted since the end of last season, Indiana's best in decades.


Clemson-UGA tops ESPN opening weekend

ESPN's opening weekend of college football features defending national champion Alabama facing Miami in Atlanta and Clemson vs. Georgia in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The network also announced a six-year agreement with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Southwestern Athletic Conference to continue broadcasting the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kickoff and the Celebration Bowl matching both league's champions. Both games take place in Atlanta.


Sam Houston wins FCS title in thriller

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The way Sam Houston handled everything in the longest and most unusual college football season, coach K.C. Keeler felt it was fitting that the Bearkats got their first FCS national title with a last-minute touchdown after waiting out a lengthy weather delay.

Eric Schmid's third touchdown pass was a 10-yarder to Ife Adeyi with 16 seconds left, and Sam Houston, following two fourth-down conversions on that final drive, beat top-seeded South Dakota State 23-21 on a rain-drenched Sunday.


Pac-12 picks MGM exec as commissioner

The Pac-12 hired George Kliavkoff to be the conference's next commissioner Thursday, replacing Larry Scott with another college sports outsider and charging him with rebuilding the football brand.

Kliavkoff has been the president of sports and entertainment for MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas since 2018.


NC State extends AD Corrigan 2 years

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State athletics director Boo Corrigan has received a two-year contract extension through April 2026.

The school said its board of trustees approved the deal Friday, a little more than two years after Corrigan left Army to begin work as Debbie Yow's successor.


New Northwestern AD Polisky steps down

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Mike Polisky resigned as Northwestern's athletic director Wednesday amid mounting criticism following his promotion last week to replace Jim Phillips.

Polisky said in a statement he is stepping down as AD and leaving the school after 11 years because "current challenges will not allow me to effectively lead our department" and he does not want to be a "distraction."


Famed Hawaii QB Brennan dead at 37

HONOLULU (AP) Colt Brennan, a star quarterback at the University of Hawaii who finished third in the 2007 Heisman Trophy balloting, died early Tuesday, his father said. He was 37.

Brennan, who had public struggles with alcohol, died at a hospital in California, his father, Terry Brennan, told The Associated Press.


Kansas keeping longtime assistant Jones

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) New Kansas coach Lance Leipold is retaining longtime assistant Emmett Jones, who had served as the Jayhawks' interim coach when the program was missing both a football coach and athletic director.

Leipold, who was hired away from Buffalo two weeks ago, announced the majority of his staff on Wednesday.


Vols' top tackler transferring to 'Bama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Tennessee's leading tackler Henry To'o To'o is heading to rival Alabama.

The junior linebacker announced Saturday on social media that he was transferring to the defending national champions. To'o To'o would likely be a candidate to replace starting inside linebacker Dylan Moses.


Buffalo names Michigan's Linguist coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Maurice Linguist was hired as the University at Buffalo's football coach Friday night, just months after he became Michigan's co-defensive coordinator.

Linguist joined Jim Harbaugh's Michigan staff in January as part of an offseason overhaul following a losing season, and was to share the defensive duties with Mike McDonald.

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