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Emails: Protests spur college officials to talk with players

ATLANTA (AP) — As protests over racial injustice grab national attention in pro sports, some college and university officials are having pre-emptive talks with student-athletes and consulting each other amid concerns that such actions will spread to college sports, according to emails released Thursday.

After five black cheerleaders at Kennesaw State University knelt during the national anthem at a September football game, athletic officials there sought advice from their counterparts at schools including the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Duke University and Purdue University.

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Rolland-Jones adds to sack record, Arkansas St tops ULL 47-3

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Justice Hansen had 396 total yards and three touchdowns, Ja'Von Rolland-Jones added to his career Sun Belt record with 2 1/2 sacks, and Arkansas State beat Louisiana 47-3 on Thursday night.

Rolland-Jones forced a fumble on Louisiana's third offensive play of the game and Caleb Caston returned it 24 yards for a 7-0 lead. Rolland-Jones, the NCAA's active FBS leader with 36 career sacks, needs eight more sacks to tie former Arizona State star Terrell Suggs' FBS record.

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No. 9 Oklahoma heads to Kansas State

No. 9 Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) at Kansas State (3-3, 1-2), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (FOX)

Line: Oklahoma by 12 ½.

Series 5ecord: Oklahoma leads 74-19-4

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The Sooners are trying to climb back into national title contention after their loss to Iowa State a couple weeks ago. Kansas State is desperate to turn its season around after getting trounced by TCU last weekend, its third loss in four games.