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At 32 years old, Southern Illinois' Bryan Mullins is certainly on the short list of youngest head coaches in the country this season. As he enters his first season coaching SIU, his goal is to eventually get the program back to the heights he saw wearing a Saluki uniform.

Tennessee linebacker Jeremy Banks has issued an apology through the school after video was released showing him cursing and saying that "where I'm from, we shoot at cops" during his arrest last month following a traffic stop.

John Bachus III threw for one touchdown and ran for another to stake Tennessee-Martin to a 24-0 first-half lead en route to a 40-7 win over Murray State in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both schools Saturday night.

Ty Storey threw two touchdown passes, including a 7-yarder to Jahcour Pearson early in the fourth quarter, and Western Kentucky picked off four passes and held on for a 20-13 victory over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ Louisville says the NCAA has granted waivers to Georgia Tech transfers Elizabeth Balogun and Elizabeth Dixon, making two of the Atlantic Coast Conference's top freshmen last season immediately eligible to play for the Cardinals.

Jared and Jarad McCray make up one set of identical twins on the football team, while Isaiah and Elijah Downing complete a set of fraternal twins for the Racers.  

The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Rick Pitino have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit, with the former Cardinals men's basketball coach's changing his termination to a resignation.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Jarrett Guarantano threw three touchdown passes and Tennessee rolled to a 45-0 blowout of Football Championship Subdivision program Chattanooga as the Volunteers began digging their way out of their slowest start in over three decades.

PADUCAH, KY -- Lyon County High School graduate and University of Kentucky sophomore golfer Cullan Brown has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, Brown announced on Saturday.

Preston Rice threw two first-half touchdown passes, Jared McCray and Rodney Castille each ran for two more scores and Quinaz Turner returned a first-quarter kickoff 95 yards for a score as Murray State routed in-state, NAIA-rival Pikeville, 59-20 in a season-opener Thursday night.

Carlos Blackman threw his only pass of the night, an 80-yard scoring strike to Lujuan Winningham, and followed it with a 1-yard rushing score as Central Arkansas rallied to score three fourth-quarter touchdowns to knock off Western Kentucky 35-28 in the opening game of the season for both schools on Thursday night.

Daniel Santacaterina ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third as Southeast Missouri State rolled past Southern Illinois, 44-26 Thursday night in the 87th meeting between the schools located just 45 miles apart.

A pair of OVC football teams will begin the season ranked in the 2019 FCS Coaches Top 25 poll with Jacksonville State coming in at No. 6 and Southeast Missouri beginning the year at No. 18.

The Southern Illinois men's basketball program will play in the inaugural Sunshine Slam Tournament at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida, from November 8-10, 2019. SIU will play three games in three days and will face UTSA, Delaware, and Oakland. Every game will be streamed through FloSports.

WLEX LEXINGTON, KY — Both Cullan Brown and Case Cochran continued to climb up the leaderboard at the Barbasol Championship on Saturday afternoon. Brown, who is competing in his first professional tournament as a amateur, shot a 67 in Saturday’s third round. The Lyon County alum and Kentucky freshman had five straight birdies on the front nine, and put him…

NASHVILLE, TN — For the sixth-straight year a panel of media covering the Ohio Valley Conference have conducted a Preseason Football Media Poll prior to the start of the season. In total 15 voters from around the league cast a ballot on who they thought would be the 2019 football favorites and preseason players of the year. The OVC will…

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Defending Southeastern Conference champion Alabama is the favorite to once again beat Georgia in the title game in a preseason media poll. The Crimson Tide was selected by 203 of 260 voters this week at SEC media days in results released Friday. Georgia, which lost to Alabama in the championship game last season, received 49 first-place…

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) – J.T. Poston shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. Poston birdied six of the first eight holes at rain-softened Keene Trace, bogeyed the par-3 ninth and added five more birdies on the back nine for his lowest score on the PGA Tour. Winless on the tour,…

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) –  Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee have a new offensive coordinator and more 300-plus pound blockers. The Volunteers are hoping that combination and an experienced quarterback in Jarrett Guarantano help kick-start one of the Southeastern Conference’s least productive offenses. Pruitt hired Jim Chaney from Georgia to run an offense that finished last in the league in both total…