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Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday. Graham had a brief collegiate soccer career, but traded that in for the life of a journalist and hasn't looked back. Graham has worked for the Dallas Morning News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as well as ESPN.com and AOL. She is forever striving to be the cool mom to two boys.

  • Notre Dame declares RB Greg Bryant ineligible for 2015

    In this Sept. 13, 2014, photo, Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant  runs against Purdue during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. While he is fourth on the team in carries, Bryant leads the eighth-ranked Irish in rushing with 119 yards, averaging 5.4 yards a carry. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)In this Sept. 13, 2014, photo, Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant runs against Purdue during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. While he is fourth on the team in carries, Bryant leads the eighth-ranked Irish in rushing with 119 yards, averaging 5.4 yards a carry. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant will not suit up for the Irish this season.

    Coach Brian Kelly announced Tuesday that Bryant would remain on scholarship and would be allowed to practice with the team, but that he would not occupy a roster spot.

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    “There are certain expectations within our program that must be met on a daily basis,” Kelly said in a statement. “Quite simply, Greg did not meet those expectations.”

    Pete Sampson of Irish Illustrated, who spoke with Bryant’s father, said Bryant was declared academically ineligible, but that he would return to campus for school on Aug. 22.

    Bryant played in 12 games last season and ranked second in rushing for the Irish with 289 yards. His three rushing TDs were fourth-best on the team.

    In late June,

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  • Wake Forest suspends two, adds Wisconsin graduate transfer

    Wake Forest safety Thomas Brown (26) celebrates his fumble return for a touchdown against Duke with Marquel Lee (40) and an assistant coach, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Wake Forest safety Thomas Brown (26) celebrates his fumble return for a touchdown against Duke with Marquel Lee (40) and an assistant coach, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Wake Forest announced the suspension of two players ahead of fall camp for violating team rules.

    Defensive back Thomas Brown has been suspended one game and offensive lineman Ryan Anderson will miss five games for undisclosed violations.

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    Both players will be allowed to practice during their suspensions.

    Anderson was the favorite to be the team’s starting center and Brown a starting safety.

    Brown has played in 23 games in the past two years with one start. The highlight of his career came in 2013 when as a true freshman he returned a fumble 59 yards against Duke to give the Demon Deacons an early 7-0 lead in what would ultimately be a 28-21 loss.

    Wake Forest also announced the addition of defensive back Deven Gaulden, who recently graduated from Wisconsin. Gaulden played in all 14 games a year ago and made five starts.

    For more Wake Forest news, visit DeaconsIllustrated.com.

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  • Cincinnati picked to win the American Athletic Conference

    Cincinnati, one of three co-champions of the American Athletic Conference a year ago, was picked to win the conference in 2015.

    The Bearcats earned 22 of the media’s 30 first-place votes. Memphis (5), Houston (2) and UCF (1) earned the remaining first-place votes. Memphis and UCF shared the title with Cincinnati a year ago.

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    However, there will be no co-champions this year as the AAC introduces a conference championship game now that its membership is complete. Navy joins the conference this season, which brings the total membership to 12. The Midshipmen were among the favorites to win the West Division, falling behind Memphis and Houston. Cincinnati garnered all but one first-place vote to win the East.

    Cincinnati, Memphis and Houston all bring back their starting quarterbacks from a year ago — Gunner Kiel, Paxton Lynch and Greg Ward Jr., respectively. The trio represented three of the top four quarterbacks in terms of

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  • Former Utah CB Dominique Hatfield charged with assault

    This photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Dominique Hatfield. Hatfield, a Utah cornerback, has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a man who wanted to buy an Xbox from him. Unified Police of Salt Lake County say the victim was meeting with Hatfield on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, after seeing an online classified ad when Hatfield pulled out a knife and demanded the money. Salt Lake County Jail records show the 20-year-old is still in custody. No bail has been set. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP)This photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Dominique Hatfield. Hatfield, a Utah cornerback, has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a man who wanted to buy an Xbox from him. Unified Police of Salt Lake County say the victim was meeting with Hatfield on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, after seeing an online classified ad when Hatfield pulled out a knife and demanded the money. Salt Lake County Jail records show the 20-year-old is still in custody. No bail has been set. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    Former Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield was charged with assault on Monday stemming from a July 5 incident.

    According to the probable cause statement obtained KSL.com, Hatfield was at a party when a person at the party asked Hatfield to stop "rolling marijuana into a blunt." The individual did not want the smell of marijuana in the room because there were several Utah athletes at the party and they could be subject to drug tests.

    Hatfield took exception to this request and he and "unknown individuals" then grabbed the victim and "began striking him in the face and other parts of his body."

    Court documents stated the victim sustained bruising to his eyes, shoulder and back as well as cuts to his face and nose.

    Hatfield has been charged with a Class B Misdemeanor for assault.

    This incident came just four days after Hatfield was allegedly involved in an unrelated aggravated robbery and theft case. Those charges were dropped, but coach Kyle Whittingham dismissed Hatfield from the team.

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  • Pitt WR Tyler Boyd, DL Rori Blair suspended for season opener

    Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) takes part in drills in the NCAA football team's first day of Spring practice, Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) takes part in drills in the NCAA football team's first day of Spring practice, Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Junior wide receiver Tyler Boyd and sophomore defensive lineman Rori Blair have been suspended for the season opener against Youngstown State, coach Pat Narduzzi announced Monday.

    Both players were charged with DUI’s this offseason during separate incidents. Blair was stopped on March 15 for driving 117 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone in Pittsburgh. Blair was given a blood test, which came back positive for cannabinoids.

    Boyd was stopped in suburban Pittsburgh and the officer at the scene smelled alcohol on Boyd. However, Boyd passed a field sobriety test and his blood alcohol limit was lower than legal limit of 0.08. Boyd admitted to the officer that he had been drinking and because he was 20 years old, he was taken to a hospital for a blood test.

    Both players were suspended during the offseason, but Boyd was reinstated after he received probation.

    “In addition to their game suspensions, Tyler and Rori have been, and will continue to be, subject to internal discipline and

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  • WATCH: Braxton Miller make a one-handed catch while holding five footballs

    For those worried about how Ohio State’s Braxton Miller will fare as a receiver, the university’s Instagram account is here to put your mind at ease.

    Yes, that’s Miller holding five footballs and catching a sixth — one-handed — from the jugs machine in the Ohio State indoor practice facility.

    Obviously, there’s a lot more that goes into receiver — route running, blocking, etc. — but knowing that Miller has hands and concentration like that has to inspire some confidence that he can make the transition from quarterback to receiver. It also gives some hope that that right shoulder might be further along than anyone anticipated.

    During Big Ten media days last week, coach Urban Meyer said he’d been working with Miller on his footwork, but that he had not seen him catch a ball.

    “Feedback I'm getting from guys like JT and Cardale is that he's very athletic obviously and he can catch the ball,” Meyer said. “I've not seen him do that. I'm anxious to see him do that.”

    Chances are when Meyer

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  • DT Maquedius Bain leaves LSU days after reinstatement

    LSU DT Maquedius Bain (USATSI)LSU DT Maquedius Bain (USATSI)

    LSU confirmed Monday that defensive tackle Maquedius Bain has left the program after the sophomore tweeted Monday that he was no longer with the Tigers.

    Bain was one of the three players reinstated to the team last week after authorities dropped charges against them for unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling. Bain, quarterback Anthony Jennings and defensive back Dwayne Thomas had been suspended since mid-June, but Friday the East Baton Rouge District Attorney decided not to pursue charges after the alleged victim asked charges be dropped.

    All three players were welcomed back to the team Friday afternoon.

    Bain appeared in 10 games last season and had six tackles

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  • Under Armour unveils uniforms for Notre Dame, Maryland and Cincy (Photos)

    The long-awaited unveiling of Notre Dame’s new Under Armour uniforms has finally arrived.

    And don’t worry uniform purists, Under Armour actually showed some restraint.

    The traditional look of Notre Dame’s uniform is unchanged. It’s the same gold helmets, pants and blue jerseys we’ve all come to know and love. Even the trim is roughly the same.

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    Not a big surprise that Under Armour stuck with tradition for Notre Dame’s everyday uniforms, especially since it likely will have a lot more creative freedom with the uniforms for the Shamrock Series. Those combinations were hit and miss (mostly miss) in the past few years under Adidas, so it will be interesting to see what Under Armour concocts.

    Remember, this is the same Under Armour that burst

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  • Carli Lloyd continues hot streak, wins NWSL Player of the Month

    The accolades for U.S. women’s national team midfielder Carli Lloyd just keep on coming.

    Lloyd was named the National Women's Soccer League Player of the Month by the media after helping her team post a 2-0-1 record during July. This on the heels of helping lead the USWNT to its first FIFA Women’s World Cup title in 16 years. She scored three goals in the World Cup final against Japan and was named the most valuable player of the tournament.

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    She continued her hot scoring streak upon returning to the NWSL with three goals in the month of July, including this scorcher that was one of the league’s best goals of the season.

    Midfileder Carli Lloyd scores a 30-yard goal for the Houston Dash.Midfileder Carli Lloyd scores a 30-yard goal for the Houston Dash.

    Shockingly, this was the first time Lloyd had been named NWSL Player of the Month and she’s the first Houston Dash player to receive the honor.

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  • Oklahoma State has new 'icy white' Pistol Pete helmets (Photo)

    Oklahoma State has a new icy white Pistol Pete helmet (pistolsfiring.com)Oklahoma State has a new icy white Pistol Pete helmet (pistolsfiring.com)

    The long-awaited “icy white” version of Oklahoma State’s Pistol Pete helmets have finally been unveiled.

    According to the site Pistols Firing, the helmet, which had been spotted in the spring, finally was put on display next to the orange version that made appearances last year.

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    Have to say, this helmet is pretty sharp. Chrome against white is a clean combination and few teams can go wrong with a caricature throwback logo.

    No word yet on when these helmets will actually see the field, but we’re guessing they probably will be reserved for one of the more anticipated games on the schedule.

    For more Oklahoma State news, visit OStateIllustrated.com.

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