Dalvin Cook sets down the PlayStation controller and takes a seat on the couch in his new apartment in Boca Raton, a temporary home before the NFL draft. Cook’s new pearly white Mercedes sits in the condominium parking lot outside. There’s a glass bowl on the coffee table, mounted upon a trophy base filled with fake oranges commemorating Cook’s final game as a collegian, when he willed one football powerhouse over another.
With most spring practices in the books, it’s time to take a look at each Power Five team’s early 2017 storylines. Key takeaway: Last year’s BC spring game featured six total points, and no touchdowns. The Eagles have a quarterback competition, they have more depth and they appear ready to pick up the pace.
A federal judge dismissed former USC linebacker Lamar Dawson’s class-action wage lawsuit against the NCAA and Pac-12 Conference on Tuesday, saying the case was based on “untenable legal theory.” Dawson, who played for USC from 2011 through 2015, sued in U.S. District Court in San Francisco in September. The case alleged the NCAA and Pac-12 violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and California law because they don’t pay football players minimum wage or overtime. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg disagreed with Dawson’s argument in a 12-page opinion. “Leaving aside the policy question of whether and how Division I FBS college football players should be compensated, there is simply no legal basis