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Michigan adds ex-Florida coach McElwain

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan has hired former Florida coach Jim McElwain to coach its wide receivers.

Jim Harbaugh announced the addition to his staff Tuesday.

McElwain and the Gators agreed to a split last season when the team was 3-4. McElwain won 19 games over his first two years. The former Colorado State coach and Alabama offensive coordinator became the first coach in SEC history to take a team to the conference championship game in his first two years.

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Mayfield rejects comparisons to Manziel

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Baker Mayfield doesn't like comparisons to Johnny Manziel, although the Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma wasn't surprised by them after an arrest and other antics during his time with the Sooners.

At a stop in his home state of Texas to accept the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback, Mayfield said Monday he and Manziel were "two completely different people."

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MSU extends Dantonio 1 year through 2023

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio's contract has been extended one year through the 2023 season.

Dantonio has had a six-year rollover deal, so an extension like this is routine. But it comes as Michigan State's football and basketball programs face questions following an ESPN report last month detailing various allegations. Dantonio defended himself after the report, saying he's always worked with the proper authorities when dealing with sexual assault cases.

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K-State DC retires amid staff shakeup

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State defensive coordinator Tom Hayes is retiring after more than four decades in coaching, including stints with nine different Division I schools and two NFL franchises.

Wildcats coach Bill Snyder announced Hayes' decision in a statement Friday.

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Duke makes Albert, Guerrieri co-DCs

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke has promoted assistants Ben Albert and Matt Guerrieri to co-defensive coordinator positions and added Lanier Goethie as an assistant coach.

Coach David Cutcliffe announced a series of staff moves Friday.

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Ark. St. sues Miami for canceled game

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Arkansas State has sued Miami and is seeking $650,000 in damages for failing to reschedule the football game in Jonesboro that was canceled in September because of concerns about Hurricane Irma.

The lawsuit was filed in Craighead County District Court late Friday afternoon, and Arkansas State says Miami has "refused to timely and reasonably reschedule the game in years in which it has openings."

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Attendance down 1,409 fans per game

Buoyed by turnaround season, Purdue bucked a trend in college football by increasing attendance by more 13,000 fans per game in 2017 - and, in the process, banked an extra $2.5 million in revenue compared to 2016.

Attendance at the FBS level was down overall last season by 1,409 fans per game, according to NCAA stats . CBS Sports reported it was the largest year-to-year decrease since 1983.

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Ole Miss appeals NCAA punishment

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi filed its appeal Thursday of the NCAA committee on infractions' decision to ban the football program from the postseason in 2018, limit unofficial recruiting visits and cite the school for lack institutional control in a case involving 21 violations.

The NCAA committee handed down its decision in December after a lengthy investigation.

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UNM's Davie to start suspension Saturday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico coach Bob Davie will begin serving a 30-day school suspension Saturday, following multiple investigations into treatment of players and interfering with possible criminal or misconduct cases involving members of the team.

New Mexico President Chaouki Abdallah said in a statement Thursday that Davie's unpaid suspension will end March 18. Athletic director Eddie Nunez will determine coaching assignments while Davie is suspended.

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ND president rips denial of wins appeal

Notre Dame's president ripped the NCAA's decision to deny the school's appeal to restore 21 vacated football victories from an academic misconduct violation, saying the association "perverted" the notion that universities determine how they police academics.

The NCAA denied Notre Dame's appeal Tuesday, wiping off the books all 12 wins from the Fighting Irish's 2012 national championship game run under coach Brian Kelly.

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