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BOSTON - The brains arrive at all hours in white cardboard boxes stamped "RUSH!" Inside each package is an inch-and-a-half-thick foam liner and a red bag protecting an ordinary white plastic bucket. When a courier service delivered Kevin Ellison's brain to the Bedford VA Medical Center near Boston just after 2 p.m. on Jan. 22, Dr. Victor Alvarez performed the routine he has done so many times ...

Tremendously well for the quarterbacks and their new teams, judging from the College Football Playoff field. Three of the four starting quarterbacks in this season's playoff began their college careers at other schools: LSU's Joe Burrow transferred from Ohio State, Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts from Alabama and Ohio State's Justin Fields from Georgia. "We're fortunate that the transfer rule is in ...

An alleged $40,000 payment to former basketball star Dennis Smith Jr. is at the center of the NCAA's case against N.C. State. In its 66-page response to the Notice of Allegations the NCAA sent in July, N.C. State questioned the evidence of the payment by T.J. Gassnola, a former Adidas associate, and the veracity of Gassnola's testimony during a federal fraud trial in New York in 2018. N.C. ...