An Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
Bo Pelini was fired as Nebraska’s football coach on Sunday after a seven-year stint marked by an inability to restore the program to national prominence and too many embarrassing defeats.
An Ohio State football player reported missing after he uncharacteristically skipped two practices has a history of sports-related concussions, and his family worries he might have become disoriented, his sister said.
Matt Youmans, Kelly Stewart and Ken Thomson preview the college football and NFL week by offering 12 plays.
With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith are meeting Tuesday to discuss the league’s personal conduct policy.
LaDainian Tomlinson’s record stood for 15 years. Melvin Gordon’s lasted a week. Samaje Perine ran for 427 yards on Saturday, scoring five touchdowns on a rain-soaked field to lead the No. 23 Oklahoma Sooners over Kansas 44-7 Saturday.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season by the NFL on Tuesday for committing an “incident of abusive discipline” on his 4-year-old son.
Tennessee has suspended leading tackler A.J. Johnson and defensive back Michael Williams amid a sexual assault investigation.
Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.