UNDATED (AP) — Pittsburgh and Penn State will meet for the 100th time in the Keystone State Clash. Pitt hasn’t won in Happy Valley since 1988. The Nittany Lions are going for their third win in a row in the rivalry. Iowa will be trying for its fifth straight win over Iowa State in the Cy-Hawk Series. Northern Illinois could pose problems for Nebraska. Purdue has questions at quarterback entering its home game against TCU.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Tony Jones Jr. does not tend to demand the ball. It may finally be time for Notre Dame to make the patient senior its featured running back. The seventh-ranked Fighting Irish may have no choice after an injury to Jafar Armstrong. Notre Dame takes a 1-0 record into Saturday’s home game against New Mexico.
UNDATED (AP) — Chalk one up for the “student athletes.” The state of California is on the verge of putting into law the first death blow to the outdated notion of “student athletes” by giving them a chance to make some money for playing games that entertain the masses and seem to make everyone rich except them. The only real question is how long and how hard the NCAA will try to fight this.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers have sent the governor a bill to allow athletes at California colleges to hire agents and sign endorsement deals. It sets up a confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA and Stanford. The NCAA’s Board of Governors is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom not to sign the legislation.