The American Athletic Conference relaunches this week knowing realignment could have been worse and wanting a fighting chance on the field.
Rutgers will pick 22 children to play flag football for the final five minutes of the Scarlet-White spring game.
The Big East schools remaining from the Catholic 7 split will rebrand as the American Athletic Conference, or AAC.
Kyle Flood enters his second year as head coach with two new coordinators and seven starters to replace on defense.
Former Notre Dame quarterback Gunner Kiel attended Cincinnati's spring scrimmage over the weekend at the Bengals' Paul Brown Stadium.
Heisman Trophy contender Teddy Bridgewater looks to lead Louisville back to a BCS bowl after knocking off Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
Hal Mumme, the longtime coach and innovator of the Air Raid offense, has joined the SMU staff as passing game coordinator.
The new agreement between the Big East and ESPN will run through 2020.
Wide receiver Terrence Mitchell, wide receiver Chris Dunkley and running back Bradley Battles have been suspended indefinitely from the USF football team.
The Big East has completed a media rights deal with ESPN, and could a name change be next? A potential name change was part of the Big East's televisions negotiations with NBC, which originally offered a reported $20-23 million per year for Big East rights.

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