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TCU's Carter charged with pot possession

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU wide receiver Brandon Carter has been charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop.

TCU athletic officials on Wednesday did not immediately comment on the arrest of Carter, who has not taken part in spring practices for academic reasons.

Fort Worth police say Carter was arrested Tuesday afternoon during a traffic stop and allegedly possessed less than 2 ounces of marijuana.


PSU fans plan Paterno statue off campus

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university.

A State College, Pa., restaurant owner says he's interested in having the new statue put in front of his establishment.


Swinney won't change despite complaint

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday he wouldn't change procedures after the Freedom From Religion Foundation's letter of complaint expressing concerns about the football program's connection to the coach's Christian religion.

The watchdog group sent its complaints this month. According to the foundation, Swinney has promoted a culture in the program that promotes Christianity and violates constitutional guidelines against publicly funded institutions endorsing religion or engaging in religious exercises


Emmert wants efficient, effective NCAA

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes - regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them.

One day before the board of directors meets in Indianapolis and two days before Northwestern football players are scheduled to vote on creating college sports' first union, the NCAA president told The Associated Press that a new governance system could solve many problems by providing more opportunities for college athletes and their families.


Jones looks to solve Vols' depth issues

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee football coach Butch Jones doesn't hesitate to point out his biggest concern heading into his second season.

"Hands down, it's depth," Jones said Wednesday in a post-spring interview with The Associated Press. "It's depth still throughout the entire football program. We're still dealing with the realities of building a program."


Arkansas' Derby enjoying switch to TE

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) AJ Derby was admittedly stubborn about giving the quarterback position every chance he could.

That is, until the Arkansas senior realized his final season of college football was approaching - with the very real possibility he might not see the field.


Tressel finalist to be Akron president

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is among three finalists in the University of Akron's search for a new president.

Tressel has been an administrator there for two years. He took the job after being forced out at Ohio State following a scandal in which his players sold memorabilia for cash and tattoos.


Tennessee RB Hill decides to transfer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee running back Alden Hill has decided to transfer to another school.

Hill tweeted a link to a post on his Instagram account Tuesday in which he said he had "decided to move on for my best interest and find a new home." Although Hill's Twitter account is unverified, Tennessee coach Butch Jones confirmed via text message that Hill was planning to transfer.


New Mexico RB Gongbay faces rape charges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) The University of New Mexico says running back Crusoe Gongbay is facing rape charges and has been suspended from the team.

University officials issued a statement Monday night saying the 20-year-old turned himself in to campus police.


Atlanta eyes FBS title game, Super Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) The city of Atlanta wants to host college football's national championship game in 2018 as a prelude to a possible Super Bowl bid.

Peach Bowl President Gary Stokan discussed the timetable after a news conference Monday to announce a six-year agreement with the current title sponsor. The game is part of a new playoff system and will again be known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl after carrying only the corporate moniker the last eight years.

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