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Oklahoma State pays Peyton Manning $105K for speech

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07:08 AM ET 04.19 | Peyton Manning, a five-time NFL MVP award winner, gave a speech to 4,250 people inside Oklahoma State's basketball gym, Gallagher-Iba Arena on Wednesday night. Manning spoke for about 30 minutes and answered questions for another half hour. Manning started his prepared speech with a proclamation for the college students in the audience. "This is your world," Manning said. "Own it."OSU's Speakers Board paid Manning $105,000 for his time. There was debate on campus as to whether Manning was worth the price tag to bring him to Stillwater. Chairman Patrick Alland said the money was well spent and he would do it again.

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Accuser's lawyer calls for Florida State to charge Jameis Winston

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06:51 AM ET 04.19 | An attorney for the woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape is reportedly calling for FSU to charge Winston under the school's code of conduct policy. Baine Kerr, a Title IX lawyer representing a woman who reported the Florida State star quarterback sexually assaulted her in December 2012, told USA Today Sports he wrote a letter to the university this month seeking action. In the letter, Kerr objected to the school's handling of the investigation. FSU conducted a sexual assault inquiry in January, but Kerr told the newspaper he was informed that the school suspended the investigation, partially because Winston declined to comment during an interview with university officials. "The university took the position that since he refused to respond to questions, they could not make any Title IX findings," Kerr told USA Today. "We have objected to that as impermissible reason to delay or terminate a Title IX sexual assault investigation because that would permit any charged party to thwart an investigation simply by refusing to answer questions."

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Nick Saban gets no-huddle tips from Peyton Manning

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07:03 AM ET 04.19 | Peyton Manning and Denver Broncos' offensive coordinator Adam Gase recently made a visit to Alabama, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Thursday. Saban said the trio swapped ideas and suggestions that were helpful to each party involved. Saban said Manning and Gase "were just making some visits" and that Alabama was on the schedule. Saban received a few tips in return, particularly on how to stop a certain style of offense that has give the Tide trouble in recent years. "Since they're a no-huddle team, we had a lot of questions for them, in terms of what gives them problems and what defensive teams do that gives them problems," Saban said. "That was kind of mutual, hopefully beneficial. I know it was a benefit to us. I hope it was a benefit to them, as well."

Anniston Star

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Gus Malzahn, UGA coaches bump into recruit at Masters

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06:59 AM ET 04.19 | While working at the Masters golf tournament last week, 5-star Rashad Roundtree bumped into some celebrities and college football coaches. Roundtree, who is a rising senior safety at Lakeside-Evans High School, worked as a sales assistant and stock person in the main pro shop at Augusta National for the second year in a row. Roundtree, who was easily recognizable by his hair, said he heard "Go Dawgs" from around 30 UGA fans. Among the celebrities Roundtree saw during the week were Johnny Manziel, Alonzo Mourning and Condoleezza Rice. On Saturday, Roundtree looked up and saw Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn. "I think (Malzahn) gets tickets and is out there every year," Roundtree said. "I really didn't get the chance to speak to him, so I just shook his hand and said hey. Other people started recognizing him then, I believe." The next day, Roundtree said he bumped into UGA's coordinators, Jeremy Pruitt and Mike Bobo. "I just told them hello. We didn't have much time to talk because I was on the clock."

Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Mark Emmert's Twitter Q&A goes bad

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06:45 AM ET 04.19 | NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared on "Mike and Mike" on Friday morning and it may have been a decision he'll rethink. If, that is, someone points him to Twitter. Emmert was tweet-viscerated when a staffer encouraged users to use the hashtag #AskEmmert to post questions to the prez. Oh, boy, did people ask questions in an "emperor has no clothes" sort of way that blew up Twitter. Can every Friday be #AskEmmert day?

Washington Post

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