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Ex-Illini coach Beckman out as volunteer assistant at UNC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman will no longer serve as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina.

The school issued statements saying Beckman was out Thursday night, a day after Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora defended allowing Beckman to work in the program a year after Illinois had fired him amid allegations of player mistreatment.

Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS

NEW YORK (AP) — Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA. As the 76-year-old play-by-play man gets set for his 17th and final season as the voice of Southeastern Conference football on CBS, he is happily diving into one of his favorite parts of the job.

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Confident Allen settling in as starting QB for Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Austin Allen has been in this situation before, taking over at quarterback following the graduation of his older brother, Brandon.

The last time the younger Allen did so, he led Fayetteville High School to back-to-back state championships.

It's a scenario Arkansas' coaches would love nothing more than to see repeat itself on the collegiate level over the next two seasons, particularly after naming Austin Allen the Razorbacks starting quarterback this spring.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Aug 21
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Alabama (33)14-11,4691
2Clemson (16)14-11,4432
3Oklahoma (4)11-21,3525
4Florida State (5)10-31,32514
5LSU (1)9-31,26916
6Ohio State (1)12-11,2244
7Michigan (1)10-31,14712
8Stanford12-21,0293
9Tennessee9-41,02122
10Notre Dame10-31,00611
11Mississippi10-371810
12Michigan State12-27106
13TCU11-27077
14Washington7-6651-
15Houston13-16448
16UCLA8-5496-
17Iowa12-24849
18Georgia10-3448-
19Louisville8-5447-
20USC8-6344-
21Oklahoma State10-331620
22North Carolina11-328315
23Baylor10-328013
24Oregon9-421819
25Florida10-418025

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