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Clemson loses appeal, duo to miss season

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA panel rejected the school's appeal of their drug suspension.

Clemson athletic spokesman Jeff Kallin said Friday that the school learned of the NCAA decision on Wednesday. The school issued a statement that it is disappointed in the ruling and continues "to believe our student-athletes did not knowingly ingest any banned substances."

However, Kallin said the school doesn't plan further action.

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Texas HS hires ex-Baylor coach Briles

Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program.

Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough announced Friday the board of trustees had approved a two-year contract with Briles, who was 65-37 in eight seasons with Baylor. Before coaching in college, Briles had a successful 20-year career as a high school coach in Texas.

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Ole Miss' Bjork hired as Texas A&M AD

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Ross Bjork has been hired as Texas A&M's athletic director.

Bjork, who is the athletic director at Mississippi, will take over for Scott Woodward, who left for the same job at LSU last month.

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Texas extends Herman 2 years to 2023

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Tom Herman's Texas Longhorns won 10 games for the first time in a decade. Now the school is giving him a guaranteed contract extension worth an extra $13 million.

University of Texas System regents on Thursday approved a two-year extension that runs through the 2023 season. The last two years are will pay Herman $6.5 million in 2022 and $6.75 million in 2023.

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CFP title game teams to get 15-day break

College football's bowl season will begin on a Friday this season and several minor bowls have been pushed back on the calendar to fill 15 days between the playoff semifinals and national championship.

ESPN released a schedule for 35 bowl games to appear on its networks in December and January.

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Alabama, USF announce 3-game series

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama and South Florida will start a three-game football series in the 2023 season.

The schools announced Thursday they'll play in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 16, 2023. They'll meet in Tuscaloosa the following season on Sept. 7 and again Sept. 12, 2026.

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Maryland to hire outside medical staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) The University of Maryland will have medical staff tending to the school's sports teams employed outside of the athletics department.

This would include the head team physician, athletic trainers, nutritionists and mental health practitioners.

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Belk Bowl to move to New Year's eve

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Belk Bowl is moving to New Year's eve.

The annual football game which features a matchup between the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Southeastern Conference teams will be played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina and begin at noon Eastern time. The game will be televised by ESPN.

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Hawaii Bowl returning to Dec. 24 in 2019

HONOLULU (AP) The Hawaii Bowl will be back on Christmas Eve this year after being played on Dec. 22 last season, only the fourth time in the game's history that it had not been held on Dec. 24.

The game will feature teams from the Mountain West Conference, the American Athletic Conference or BYU. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. EST on ESPN.

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Maryland snags ex-Va. Tech QB Jackson

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Quarterback Josh Jackson, a star at Virginia Tech two seasons ago, has transferred to Maryland with two years of eligibility remaining.

Terrapins coach Michael Locksley also announced Tuesday that tight end Tyler Mabry will join the Maryland football program after playing three years at Buffalo.

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