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GameDay Kickoff: Big Ten, SEC show off schedule strength

Jostling for playoff position will start right away as Ohio State and Alabama are among the teams with difficult opening tests.

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Sources: Redskins to keep RG III as backup

The Washington Redskins plan to keep Robert Griffin III as their backup quarterback and will not release him ahead of Saturday's roster deadline, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN.

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Berry: My bold fantasy football predictions

John Brown will catch at least 10 TDs this season. Yes, you heard me ... 10 TDs! With this and other predictions, Matthew Berry goes way out on a limb with a bold statement for each NFL team.

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Baylor's offense flying high again in win (1:26)
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Arkansas Tech honors late teammate (0:20)
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Serena wins point, sticks the landing (0:38)
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Highlights: United States 2-1 Peru (1:33)
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Highlights: Mexico 3-3 Trinidad & Tobago (2:22)
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Report: Kane investigation headed to grand jury

The case involving a sexual assault allegation against Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will be presented to a grand jury beginning next week, The Buffalo News reported.

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Pac-12 vs. SEC on display in Houston (1:51)
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Bob Ryan: Patriots will be scrutinized more than ever (0:54)
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How a bench reacts after a dunk (0:14)
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Brady's back and so are the Pats (0:52)
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Who prevails this weekend in college football? (1:56)
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Jen Welter: 'It was very natural with the guys' (1:43)
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Sports and racial identity

Mike Wise writes that Serena Williams has embraced her blackness and found a spiritual home while Tiger Woods has been proudly biracial and found a perhaps unintended kind of isolation.

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Germany wins Eurobasket opener
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Dirk Nowitzki and Dennis Schröder combined for 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead Germany to a 71-65 win in the Eurobasket opener for both teams. Germany is trying to qualify for the 2016 Olympics after missing out in 2012.

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Gary Patterson: We found a way to win
College Football 

The TCU coach explains how facing teams that know him and his program particularly well -- like Minnesota -- can be tricky.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Potentially tricky openers for both Nebraska and Penn State today. Interested to see how Huskers defense, playing in simplified, more aggressive scheme, holds up against BYU quarterback Taysom Hill. Coaches love DT Maliek Collins -- interested to see how he looks. Penn State's big question remains the offensive line. Temple is a good barometer as Owls really get after the quarterback. We should learn something about both Huskers and Lions.

GameDay makes Auburn-Louisville picks
College Football 

Kirk Herbstreit and David Pollack think new starting QB Jeremy Johnson will lead No. 6 Auburn to victory, but Desmond Howard has the Cardinals pulling off the upset.

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College Football 

Soundtrack to our Saturdays
College Football 

College GameDay looks back at the contributions of Chris Fowler, who stepped aside as host after 25 years.

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Arkansas Tech tribute turns into TD
College Football 

The Wonder Boys lined up with 10 players on the field for their first defensive play as a way to honor Zemaric Holt, a teammate who drowned this summer. Amazingly, the result was a fumble recovery for a TD.

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Redskins to hold onto RG III
NFL 

Washington will keep Robert Griffin III as their backup QB, and won't release him ahead of today's deadline, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Griffin has been out since Aug. 20 with a concussion.

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NFL 

Tulowitzki leaps over O's catcher at 1st
MLB 

Troy Tulowitzki reached first on an error but when he rounded the base on the overthrow, he had to jump over the Orioles' Matt Wieters, the catcher that was backing up first, to make it back to the base safely.

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Malzahn says Johnson is ready
College Football 

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says of QB Jeremy Johnson: "When he's played he's played well. This is his team."

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Tate and Golic predict Texas-Notre Dame
College Football 

Former Notre Dame WR Golden Tate said "I feel right back at home" on SportsCenter from South Bend, and predicted a big win in a high-scoring game for Notre Dame vs. Texas.

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

There are guys in this business that do this job with such ease that you can only marvel at them. Chris Fowler is in that select group.

Nick Wagoner @nwagoner

Chris Fowler just said his goodbyes to College Gameday and it was every bit as sincere and outstanding as his work on the show.

Could Nebraska fall in Lincoln?
College Football 

Nebraska hasn't lost a season opener since 1985, but the College GameDay crew thinks BYU could end that streak today. Kirk Herbstreit: "I think BYU is one of those upset specials everyone keeps talking about."

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DWade @DwyaneWade

ok ok! it's time to see why part of my house is decorated with Nebraska memorabilia. Headed to Lincoln for my very first @Huskers game.

Watch: College GameDay on ESPN
College Football 

It's the first Saturday of the new college football season. For storylines, predictions and whatever Lee Corso puts on his head next, GameDay has you covered. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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College Football 

David Pollack's 54-inch box jump
College Football 

Box jump videos were all the rage this offseason, as players showed off their vertical leap. On College GameDay, ESPN's David Pollack showed the kids how it's done.

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