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Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks take on a rejuvenated UNC defense headed by Gene Chizik in an ACC/SEC opener. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was trated unfairly by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Ohio State says quarterback Cardale Jones is ''doing fine'' after he was examined at a hospital Wednesday night.
Kyle Flood will coach Rutgers in its season opener against Norfolk State on Saturday despite an ongoing academic investigation and the arrest and suspension of five football players.
Trevone Boykin and his buddies at TCU have grown tired of hearing about last season, when the Horned Frogs shared the Big 12 title but were left out of the first College Football Playoff.
Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward has been suspended for Denver's opener against Baltimore over a nightclub incident that happened more than 15 months ago.
A few days of indecision over, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is back on schedule for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic and a chance for a magical career-ending race.