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Nebraska has first practice under Frost

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska ended a week filled with position meetings with the first spring practice under new coach Scott Frost, a two-hour workout in shorts and helmets at the Hawks Championship Center.

"Good day one, really impressed with the effort and enthusiasm out here," Frost said. "The guys took to the style of practice that we're going to have really well. A lot of details that still need to get fixed, but that was good effort and intense."

The Huskers will take next week off for spring break and return to practice March 27.


Utah RB Shyne again on comeback trail

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) For the second straight year, Utes running back Armand Shyne has entered spring camp trying to bounce back from a major injury.

But he's not letting it deter him from trying to carve out a major role in Utah's backfield.


McKnight's killer sentenced to 30 years

GRETNA, La. (AP) The man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 road rage shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday.

Ronald Gasser, 56, had faced up to 40 years in prison. Defense lawyers argued that Gasser fired in self-defense when McKnight walked up to his car following a 5-mile confrontation that began on a bridge spanning the Mississippi River in New Orleans and ended with gunfire in neighboring Jefferson Parish.


Gundy offers to pay for school security

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has offered to pay for enhanced security measures to protect the school system attended by his children.

Gundy on Wednesday told the Stillwater school board he is worried there's no plan to deal with an on-campus gunman and said that one should be developed. Gundy's comments came amid national student walk-outs following a shooting that killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida.


Alabama to visit White House in April

WASHINGTON (AP) The White House says the championship University of Alabama football team will visit next month.

Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the team will come to the White House April 10.


Staffer out at Michigan after arrest

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Fergus Connolly, a former staff member for the Michigan football program, is no longer employed by the school.

Spokesman Dave Ablauf confirmed the departure Thursday.


Michigan unsure on Patterson eligibility

Michigan is unlikely to know whether Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson will be eligible to play next season by the time it begins spring practice March 23.

Attorney Tom Mars, who is advising Patterson, said an NCAA ruling cannot come until after Ole Miss has the opportunity to respond to Michigan's application for a waiver. Mississippi has 10 business days to submit a response, starting from when it receives the information from Michigan, and the clock on that was expected to start Wednesday.


Oklahoma T Brown improves at pro day

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma left tackle Orlando Brown was livid after his dismal performance at the NFL scouting combine and its aftermath.

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, media and family members were among those who criticized him after one of the worst combine performances ever. Brown said one fan sent an unflattering message in German that he had to have translated to read.


Conference USA inks deal with CBS Sports

IRVING, Texas (AP) Conference USA has agreed to a new five-year contract that will make CBS Sports Network the primary television home for the league's football and men's basketball games.

C-USA announced the deal with CBS Sports on Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed. The contract begins next season and runs through the 2022-23 season.


WR Boyd embracing new start with Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A long waiting game is finally over for Bronson Boyd.

Boyd will get a chance to play for the first time in nearly two years when he takes the field for Utah this season. The redshirt freshman sat out in 2017 after joining the Utes following his dismissal from Texas Tech. He also missed his senior season at The Oakridge School, a private school in Arlington, Texas, in 2016 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.

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