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Randy Woodson, Dave Doeren, Debbie Yow

Yow savors Wolfpack's work to reach goal of Top 25 status

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Athletic director Debbie Yow has spent five years pushing to turn North Carolina State into a top-25 program. The 2014-15 sports season has brought the Wolfpack to the edge of that goal.

North Carolina State earned its best finish in the Directors' Cup rankings of Division I sports programs. It's finishing an indoor practice building that will end football's long wait for the status-symbol facility and recruiting chip. And it has started a renovation to a venerable campus arena that will displace several programs for more than a year but is part of the always-keep-improving drive.

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Florida State freshman quarterback suspended from team

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson has been suspended indefinitely from the team.

Coach Jimbo Fisher announced Johnson's suspension Thursday for a violation of athletic department policy. The school released no details on what led to the suspension.

Other media outlets are reporting an altercation involving Johnson on Wednesday night at a Tallahassee bar.

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Auburn-Oregon set for 2019 opener, 9 years after BCS meeting

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Auburn and Oregon will open the 2019 season at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, nine seasons after meeting in the BCS national championship game.

The matchup on Aug. 31, 2019, was announced Tuesday. It is part of a series of Labor Day weekend season openers at the home of the NFL's Cowboys.