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Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce dies at 87

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Earle Bruce embraced the difficult task of following his mentor, Woody Hayes, as Ohio State's head football coach. In his later years, he became a much-loved patriarch of the program he helped build.

Bruce died in Columbus at the age of 87, according to a statement released by his daughters through Ohio State on Friday. He'd been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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Oklahoma RB Sermon hurt in spring game; coach says he's OK

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon went down with a leg injury Saturday during the first quarter of the Sooners' spring game, but coach Lincoln Riley thinks he will be fine.

Sermon was injured on a tackle by safety Patrick Fields. He was helped off the field after the 11-yard run and did not return.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Jan 9
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Alabama (57)13-11,5214
2Georgia13-21,4543
3Oklahoma12-21,3742
4Clemson12-21,2921
5Ohio State12-21,2865
6UCF (4)13-01,24810
7Wisconsin13-11,1946
8Penn State11-21,1209
9TCU11-397413
10Auburn10-49177
11Notre Dame10-385714
12USC11-38398
13Miami (FL)10-376911
14Oklahoma State10-375817
15Michigan State10-370518
16Washington10-366812
17Northwestern10-352820
18LSU9-436816
19Mississippi State9-435924
20Stanford9-533615
21South Florida10-226723
22Boise State11-325125
23North Carolina State9-4232-
24Virginia Tech9-412622
25Memphis10-311919

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