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With Big Ten West in flux, Wisconsin embraces its identity

CHICAGO (AP) — While the Big Ten East gets all the attention, with the defending national champions at Ohio State and Jim Harbaugh-mania at Michigan, the conference's western division is mostly in flux.

Perennial powers Wisconsin and Nebraska have new coaches. Longtime coaches at Northwestern and Iowa are trying to rediscover their mojo. Illinois is rebuilding while dealing with off-the-field issues. Purdue is practically starting from scratch and Minnesota is trying to show it can maintain its status as a division contender under coach Jerry Kill.

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Florida State president warns football team about misconduct

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State's president has told the football team that members must start conducting themselves appropriately after two players were charged with punching women.

President John Thrasher said in a statement that he met with the team Monday to reiterate that players' actions must reflect well upon the university. He said a few players' misconduct can damage its reputation.

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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.