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Pitt RB James Conner grateful as cancer goes into remission

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner's spring — much like that of former Pittsburgh teammate Tyler Boyd— included a phone call that changed his life.

Only this one had nothing to do with the NFL draft.

Months of worry and wearying cancer treatments that left the bruising running back exhausted at times ended for the Pitt running back on Monday, when Dr. Stanley Marks told the 2014 ACC Player of the Year his long bout with Hodgkin's lymphoma was just about over.

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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.

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Clemson's Seth Beer gaining attention with stellar season

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Forget the long home runs, the walk-off hits or Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson Tweeting in amazement about outfielder Seth Beer's stellar freshman season. Beer's father said his son's most eye-popping moment came as an 8-year-old when he deftly swiped a loose tooth from younger sister Savannah's mouth.

"Just reached in and snatched it out. We couldn't believe it," a still awed Michael Beer told The Associated Press. "To me, that's the legend of Seth Beer."