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WSU's Gesser resigns over misconduct

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State University employee and former quarterback Jason Gesser resigned Tuesday, a day after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

Gesser, 39, sent a letter to the university resigning his post as assistant athletic director effective immediately.

"I am deeply saddened that recent circumstances in my private life have created a distraction for the department and university," Gesser wrote. "While I certainly never intended to hurt anyone, I believe it is best for all involved for me to move on."

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Iowa St. to wear decals for slain golfer

AMES, Iowa (AP) The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer from Spain whose body was found on a golf course in central Iowa (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

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Meyer: Scandal damaged OSU's reputation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as "a window in time I made an error."

He acknowledged Monday that the program's reputation has suffered and said he hopes more clarity about what happened will help mitigate the damage.

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Stanford RB Love to return vs. Oregon

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford will get star running back Bryce Love back for this week's Pac-12 North showdown against No. 20 Oregon but the seventh-ranked Cardinal will be without a key defensive player.

Coach David Shaw said Tuesday that outside linebacker Casey Toohill will miss the game against the Ducks (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) with an undisclosed injury.

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Wake lists Hinton as backup QB for Irish

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Kendall Hinton is back for Wake Forest - but as a backup quarterback.

Coach Dave Clawson on Tuesday listed Hinton as the backup to freshman Sam Hartman for the Demon Deacons' game against No. 8 Notre Dame (3-0) this weekend.

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Auburn seeks big plays, fewer mistakes

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) The Auburn Tigers are racking up too many big penalties and not enough big plays.

The combination already has hindered the ninth-ranked Tigers in a close win against No. 10 Washington and a loss to No. 6 LSU .

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Mississippi State breezes to 3-0 start

Mississippi State has been so good through the season's first three games that there is not much reason for coach Joe Moorhead to complain.

If anything, the results have been too easy.

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WR Thomas plays starring role for Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) There's only one method of slowing down Miami wide receiver and returner Jeff Thomas that's been absolutely proven so far this season.

Thing is, breaking his car key isn't really an option for Hurricane opponents.

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No. 17 TCU turns focus to Big 12 play

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Within minutes after TCU's loss to Ohio State, coach Gary Patterson was asked what he would want people to say about that game should the 17th-ranked Horned Frogs go on to win the Big 12 title and be in consideration for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

"They said that they shouldn't hold it against Washington because they played a really good football team," Patterson said, referring to the No. 10 Huskies' season-opening loss to Auburn in another off-campus game and adding that TCU should get similar credit.

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Vols, Gators to meet after 2017 thriller

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks gets goosebumps every time he sees the replay.

The throw. The catch. The celebration.

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