In case you missed it, here's what's happening in college sports today, August 23.
1. Leave the purses at home
Leave those purses and camera bags at home. The NFL's new bag policy will be in effect for the Rocky Mountain Showdown on Sunday, September 1.
Fans attending the CU vs. CSU game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High will only be able to enter the stadium with bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and are no larger than 12" x 6" x 12". One-gallon clear freezer bags, Ziploc bag or similar, will be allowed. Small clutch bags approximately the size of a hand can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear bag options.
Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items, which will be inspected at a special gate at the stadium.
Binoculars, cameras, smart phones and seat cushions no larger than 18 inches wide and without pockets or zippers are still allowed. However coolers, backpacks, fanny packs, camera bags and any other bag larger than the permitted size will not be allowed in the stadium so leave them at home.
2. A&M chancellor: Manziel is innocent
Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp is on Johnny Manziel's side. Sharp said in an exchange with a local TV station KBTX, "I know he's innocent."
How you may ask?
"I just know."
Sharp sent an email to boosters that says that Manziel can't be guilty because one of the reporters who broke the story, ESPN's Darren Rovell, is an idiot.
3. Liberty Bowl, Big 12 six-year deal
A six-year deal between the Liberty Bowl and the Big 12 will take effect in the 2014 season. Under the agreement the Liberty Bowl will match a Big 12 team against a team from the Southeastern Conference. The Liberty Bowl will have the fourth pick of Big 12 teams after the league's football representatives have been chosen.
4. Rivalries taking a hit
In the world of super conferences where money is king rivalries often get lost in the dust. ESPN's Dana O'Neil examines this issue plaguing schools across the country.
5. Court backs Iowa dean firing
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that University of Iowa president Sally Manson was within her rights to fire the dean of students, Phillip Jones, for mishandling a high-profile 2007 sexual assault case involving football players.