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Miami invites four-man QB competition


07:52 AM ET 04.14 | On the same day Miami revealed its new fleet of uniforms, the young quarterbacks set to wear them proved they still have some work to do. The 2014 UM spring game, actually a controlled scrimmage using about 65 yards of the field, gave first-team quarterback Kevin Olsen and his backup Gray Crow their first taste of being on center stage at Sun Life Stadium. But be assured that when incoming freshmen Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier arrive in Coral Gables next month to begin their college careers, the current two-man competition will grow to four. "Clearly, Kevin is ahead of Gray right now," UM coach Al Golden said. "But he was behind Ryan [Williams]. So I think it's safe to say that not only are those two competing, but the two that come in. We need someone to emerge."

Miami Herald

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Kansas recruit wants to be one-and-done


07:51 AM ET 04.14 | Cliff Alexander didn't need to watch Joel Embiid's announcement to know the two wouldn't be teaming up Kansas. And in case anyone had doubts, Alexander will make the same decision if he ends up in Embiid's shoes. "I knew he was going to go to the draft," said Alexander, a 6-foot-9 forward who will join the Jayhawks next season. "If someone tells me that I'm the No. 1 pick, I'm going to enter the draft, no questions asked." So could that be Alexander next year, topping the draft boards after one season at KU? "Hopefully," he said. "If I do what I need to do next year, yeah." Welcome to the world of the one-and-done, which turns quickly when you're a program at the top. After losing two star freshmen in Embiid and Andrew Wiggins, the Jayhawks will welcome two more in Alexander and Kelly Oubre.

The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Penn State wins B1G honor going away


07:50 AM ET 04.14 | This spring, the Big Ten has shown that crazy spring game crowds are not exclusive to the SEC. With a spring game slate featuring a whopping nine schools from the 12-team (for now) conference, Penn State stood head and shoulders above every other Big Ten program as slightly more than 72,000 fans took in the Nittany Lions' spring closer. The school came within a few thousand of breaking the program's spring-game record. ... In other Big Ten attendance news, both Nebraska and Ohio State saw crowds in excess of 61,000 for their respective spring games. The former had an exact total of 61,772 -- 61,773 if you count the cat -- while the latter was announced at just over the 61,000-fan mark. The total for the Buckeyes may be a bit of a disappointment to head coach Urban Meyer, who had been hoping to see 85,000-plus.

College Football Talk

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Future best player in the nation (and a lottery pick)


07:49 AM ET 04.14 | Over the weekend at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore, a U.S. national junior select team topped a world select team, 84-73. ... [Here are quick] thoughts on the game: 1. Emmanuel Mudiay is going to be a problem. The 6-foot-5 SMU commit went for 20 points and 3 assists with 5 turnovers while wearing a "DR Congo" jersey. A big, strong, powerful guard Mudiay showed he can score in transition and on jumpers off the pick-and-roll while also creating for others. Fran Fraschilla said SMU could be a "top 15" team next year with Mudiay. Larry Brown told me Friday Mudiay is the best player in the country and will be a lottery pick "if I don't screw up." 2. In case you missed it, Duke is loaded. If you're Coach K, you're doing everything you can to keep Jabari Parker and/or Rodney Hood on campus next year.

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UCLA losing two more?


07:47 AM ET 04.14 | UCLA's program hasn't always had it easy over the past few seasons, and it may take another hit this offseason. Guards Jordan Adams and Norman Powell have filed paperwork to determine their NBA draft status, leaving open the possibility that UCLA's basketball team could lose two more players. Guards Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine have already declared for the draft. Adams and Powell are seeking information on where they could be picked in the draft. UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley filed similar paperwork for the NFL draft after the 2013 season. He decided to return for his junior season. Adams averaged 17.4 points to lead the Bruins. He also had a team-high 95 steals. Powell averaged 11.4 points and was the team's top defensive player. College underclassmen have until April 27.

Los Angeles Times

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