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Ex-Maryland QB Hill transfers to Vols

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Former Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill has transferred to Tennessee.

Tennessee athletic department spokesman Zach Stipe confirmed Thursday that the Volunteers have added Hill as a walk-on. Hill won't play this season due to NCAA transfer rules.

247Sports first reported Tennessee had added Hill, who has torn ligaments in each of his knees during his college career.


UTEP TE Laufenberg dies of cancer at 21

DALLAS (AP) Luke Laufenberg, the son of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Babe Laufenberg and a tight end at UTEP, has died after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. He was 21.

The elder Laufenberg posted on Twitter on Thursday, writing "we lost a son, a brother, a friend, and a warrior. Have never seen a person battle like Luke Laufenberg, but he lost his fight with cancer."


Miss. St. names Stevens starting QB

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Penn State graduate transfer Tommy Stevens has won the starting quarterback job at Mississippi State.

Stevens beat out junior Keytaon Thompson and will start Aug. 31 in New Orleans when the Bulldogs' meet Louisiana-Lafayette in their season opener.


No. 22 Syracuse's defense ready to excel

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Here's a switch for Syracuse coach Dino Babers - defense rules.

Known for his up-tempo offenses, the fourth-year coach is looking to his defense to help lift the No. 22 Orange to even greater heights this fall.


UNC's Brown savors return to coaching

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Mack Brown has accomplished nearly everything a college coach could want, from winning a national championship to being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Yet the 67-year-old Brown is choosing to stand in the heat and thick humidity on the North Carolina practice fields, typing out notes on his smartphone while watching drills for the program he's charged with turning around once again.


Wisconsin WR practices, still ineligible

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus returned to practice Wednesday, though he is not eligible to play in games yet at least in part because he lacks credits after he was expelled this spring amid sexual assault allegations.

Coach Paul Chryst told reporters at practice that Cephus didn't get a "ton of reps" but it as "great having him out here."


Tenn. St. suspends QB after rape charge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee State has suspended quarterback Demry Croft indefinitely following his indictment on rape and sexual battery charges.

The 22-year-old Croft was released from jail Monday on $50,000 bond. He faces six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery.


Ohio State to host Arkansas St. in 2022

Ohio State will host Arkansas State in 2022.

Arkansas State made the announcement Thursday in a news release.


Pac-12 won't do morning starts in 2019

The Pac-12 won't be kicking off football games in the morning this season, but the idea is not off the table.

Pac-12 spokesman Andrew Walker said Wednesday that some schools are still interested in playing games that can be slotted into the noon Eastern time window by broadcast partner Fox. That means 9 a.m. kickoffs for the schools in the Pacific time zone and 10 a.m. in the Mountain time zone.


Clemson, Tide lead AP All-America team

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, and he has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team.

Lawrence, the first freshman to quarterback to lead a team to a national championship in more than 30 years, was joined on the first-team offense by Clemson running back Travis Etienne in the list released Tuesday and presented by Regions Bank . Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons was a first-team selection on defense. Clemson and No. 2 Alabama tied for the most first-team selections with three.

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