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Meet the men's basketball teams that were omitted from the preseason @FerrisMowers poll and will start the year with a gigantic chip on their shoulder.
Team USA's closing ceremony uniform by Ralph Lauren places an emphasis on sustainability.
Two former LSU students say ex-Washington RB Derrius Guice raped them in 2016, when he was a rising star freshman. Although multiple coaches were notified, LSU does not appear to have investigated either woman’s claims, a USA TODAY investigation found.
Former LSU football coach Les Miles was accused of texting female students, taking them to his condo alone, making them feel uncomfortable and, on at least one occasion, kissing a student, according to an internal investigative report released by LSU.
Brett Favre: "I can't tell you how many people, have said to me, 'I don't watch anymore, it's not about the game anymore,' and I tend to agree."
Anthony Rizzo, who previously said he chose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because he wanted to see more data, has tested positive for the coronavirus.