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OU football: The good, the bad and the ugly of the first half of the Sooners' season

FORT WORTH, Texas — OU reached the midpoint of the regular season after Saturday’s 33-14 win at TCU. The Sooners’ first five...

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Duke's Taylor out indefinitely; Gilbert opts out of season

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke center Will Taylor will be out indefinitely due to surgery on his right knee.Taylor is scheduled to...

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SEC fines Lane Kiffin over officiating complaints

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has fined Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin $25,000 for his complaints about...

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ESPN won't hold college basketball events in Florida bubble

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — ESPN won’t hold college basketball tournaments in a Florida bubble next month.In a statement Monday, ESPN...

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No. 13 Michigan's offense was ready for season opener

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Even as Michigan closed the 2019 season with dispiriting losses to Ohio State and Alabama, there were...

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No. 17 Hoosiers moving beyond upset to take another big step

Coach Tom Allen and the No. 17 Indiana Hoosiers celebrated wildly after Saturday's monumental upset of Penn State.On Sunday,...

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UNLV football will be first with fans at Raiders' stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fans of UNLV football will be the first to attend a game at the home of the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders after the...

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No. 2 Bama striving to replace (some of) Waddle's production

Alabama isn't looking for Slade Bolden to be another Jaylen Waddle.Not even the second-ranked Crimson Tide has that kind of...

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Wisconsin coach stays mum on QB Mertz with Huskers up next

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst isn’t discussing quarterback Graham Mertz’s status following reports that the redshirt freshman has...

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Hall of Fame Jackson State coach W.C. Gorden, 90, dies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — W.C. Gorden, a Hall of Fame coach who led Jackson State to a 28-game Southwestern Athletic Conference...

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No. 10 Florida, Mullen return to work after COVID outbreak

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida resumed meetings and practices for the first time in two weeks Monday, getting back to...

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Rutgers surprised college ranks with win in Schiano's return

The college football world has no idea what to expect from Rutgers anymore.Heading into the start of Greg Schiano's second...

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Maryland looking past Northwestern debacle toward Minnesota

For Maryland, the best part about a short week that features a matchup with Minnesota on Friday night is that the Terrapins...

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Purdue's Brohm hopes to return Saturday, Moore still unclear

Jeff Brohm plans to be back at practice Wednesday and back on the sideline Saturday.He can't wait.Just two days after the...

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Missouri wide receiver arrested, dismissed from team

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri wide receiver Maurice Massey has been dismissed from the team after being arrested, school...

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AP Top 25 Reality Check: Who's best or rewarding success?

The AP Top 25 is embracing diversity.Nine of the 10 FBS conferences have a ranked team this week, including all the leagues...

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This Date in Baseball

Oct. 271985 — The Kansas City Royals, behind Bret Saberhagen’s five-hitter, beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-0 in Game 7 of the...

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AP Sportlight

Oct. 271967 — New Mexico tight end Emilio Vallez catches 17 passes for 257 yards to tie an NCAA record in a 75-12 rout of...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

MLBARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the second time in six days, escaping a fourth-inning...

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STAT WATCH: Accuracy of Mertz, Fields in openers tops FBS

The passing accuracy displayed by Wisconsin's Graham Mertz and Ohio State's Justin Fields in their teams' openers had only been...

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Today in History

Today in HistoryToday is Monday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2020. There are 66 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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AP Top 25: Indiana jumps in at 17; Ohio State moves up to 3

Indiana jumped into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 17 on Sunday after pulling off the weekend’s most...

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Wisconsin issues statement amid reports Mertz tests positive

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin says nobody who played in the season opener Friday night tested positive for COVID-19 or...

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AP source: Arizona accused of 5 Level I violations by NCAA

Arizona was accused of nine counts of misconduct, including five Level I violations, in a Notice of Allegations sent by the...

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Auburn guard Brandon Council out for year with knee injury

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn right guard Brandon Council is expected to miss the rest of the year with a knee injury.Tigers coach...

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POLL ALERT: Indiana jumps into Top 25 after stunning Penn State; Ohio State surges to No. 3 behind Clemson, Alabama

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Indiana jumps into Top 25 after stunning Penn State; Ohio State surges to No. 3 behind Clemson,...

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Rice misses quadruple-doink FG, MTSU wins in double OT

HOUSTON (AP) — Asher O'Hara plowed through a defender at the goal line to score on a 14-yard keeper, lifting Middle Tennessee...

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AP Top 25 Takeaways: Heisman race begins as Fields enters

Now that Justin Fields has arrived, the Heisman Trophy race can begin.Though the front-runner might not be the quarterback you...

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Wilson leads No. 12 BYU past Texas State 52-14

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU’s offense is becoming virtually unstoppable with Zach Wilson at the controls.Wilson threw for 287 yards...

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Indiana beats No. 8 Penn State 36-35 in overtime

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Michael Penix forced overtime with a 2-point conversion run with 22 seconds left, then scored on a...

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Ridder runs, passes No. 19 Cincinnati past No. 16 SMU, 42-13

DALLAS (AP) — Desmond Ridder had an upset stomach that briefly sent him to the injury tent. On the field, the Cincinnati...

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San Diego State runs for 287 yards, 3 TDs in win over UNLV

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Greg Bell had 19 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown, Chance Bell scored on runs of 5 and 19 yards, and...

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Ramsey, Anderson lead way, Northwestern pounds Terps 43-3

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Peyton Ramsey sure seemed comfortable in his new surroundings. Northwestern looked like a team out to...

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Starkel, Deese help SJSU beat Air Force 14-6

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Nick Starkel threw two touchdown passes to tight end Derrick Deese Jr. in the third quarter and San...

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Saturday's best in college football

STARS—Mac Jones, Alabama, threw for 387 yards and ran for a TD, helping the No. 2 Crimson Tide overcome receiver Jaylen...

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Saturday's best

STARS—Mac Jones, Alabama, threw for 387 yards and ran for a TD, helping the No. 2 Crimson Tide overcome receiver Jaylen...

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No. 18 Michigan tops No. 21 Minnesota 49-24 in Milton debut

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After playing sparingly for Michigan as a backup his first two years and waiting for this virus-shortened...

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McCormick runs for 3 TDs, leads UTSA past La. Tech 27-26

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sincere McCormick ran for three second-half touchdowns to lead UTSA to a 27-26 victory over Louisiana Tech...

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No. 11 Miami holds off Virginia 19-14, moves to 5-1

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami's coaching staff sent a clear message to its receivers this week by opening up what was a...

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LSU freshman Finley thrives, Tigers stop So. Carolina, 52-24

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU freshman TJ Finley was a picture of poise and decisiveness, unfazed by the prospect of making his...

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Strong gets Nevada past Wyoming 37-34 in OT to open season

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Carson Strong threw his fourth touchdown pass, a nine-yarder to Romeo Doubs in overtime as Nevada beat...

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Boise State wins season opener, beats Utah State 42-13

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — No fans were on hand to witness Boise State’s 42-13 season-opening win over Utah State on Saturday evening,...

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Hawaii beats Fresno State 34-19 in season, MWC opener

Chevan Cordeiro and Calvin Turner each scored twice as Hawaii beat Fresno State 34-19 on Saturday night in the Mountain West...

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The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):10:50 p.m.A spokesman says Vice President Mike...

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Rockette, Baker spark South Alabama past UL-Monroe

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Devin Rockette returned an interception a school-record 95 yards to open scoring early, Kawaan Baker hauled...

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Ehlinger helps Texas beat Baylor 27-16 to end skid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sam Ehlinger passed for an early touchdown, then ran for two more in the second half to lead Texas to a...

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McPhearson fumble return lifts Texas Tech over West Virginia

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Cornerback Zech McPhearson returned a fumble 56 yards for a touchdown with 8:44 left to lift Texas Tech...

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Missouri grinds out 1st victory over Kentucky in five years

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri kept handing the ball to Larry Rountree, and Kentucky barely got a chance to take a turn....

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Indiana's gamble pays off in OT upset over No. 8 Penn State

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Allen had grown weary of close calls in big games.On Saturday, Allen went for it —...

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Sanders, Hubbard lead No. 6 Oklahoma St. past Iowa St. 24-21

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Sanders waited a long time for this moment.Oklahoma State's sophomore quarterback passed for...

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Texas players stay on the field for "The Eyes of Texas" song

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There was still no school band but the song still played. And this time, the Texas players stayed on the...

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Fields, No. 5 Ohio St run away from Huskers in opener, 52-17

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields and No. 5 Ohio State shook off the rust in the first half and then buried Nebraska the rest...

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No. 2 Alabama loses Jaylen Waddle, beats Tennessee 48-17

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Losing their most dynamic player left Alabama in no mood to celebrate — not even a big win over a...

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Jurkovec, BC roll over Georgia Tech 48-27

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College is back to being a running team, and that's fine with quarterback Phil Jurkovec.After throwing for...

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No. 3 Notre Dame rides big plays to 45-3 win over Pitt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Kelly understands human nature. And the longtime Notre Dame coach is fine if his players are looking...

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Two-sport standout Tom Yewcic dies at age 88

ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Tom Yewcic, a multisport standout who played one game at catcher for the Detroit Tigers before spending...

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WKU edges Chattanooga in the Mocs only game this fall

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Backup quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Craig Burt Jr. with 1:21 to play...

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Wells throws 2 TD passes, No. 22 Marshall beats FAU 20-9

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Redshirt freshman Grant Wells showed some poise in the pocket when No. 22 Marshall faced its first...

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Georgia State holds on for 36-34 win over Troy

Cornelious Brown IV threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and Georgia State won 36-34 after Troy missed on a 2-point pass...

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Wake Forest beats No. 19 Virginia Tech 23-16

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Walk-on freshman safety Nick Andersen had three interceptions, Christian Beal-Smith ran for 129...

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Saban says Alabama's Jaylen Waddle likely needs surgery

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban said junior wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has a high ankle sprain with a...

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Hawkins fuels Louisville in 48-16 rout of Florida St.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Javian Hawkins ran for a season-best 174 yards and a career-high three touchdowns for Louisville, which...

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Tune leads Houston past Navy in 37-21 win

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Clayton Tune threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns and Houston beat Navy 37-21 on Saturday.Dalen...

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Backup QB throws winning TD pass with 6 seconds left for EKU

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Backup Dakota Allen threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Matt Wilcox Jr. with six seconds remaining and...

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Army accepts bid to Independence Bowl

Army has accepted a bid to play in the Independence Bowl, becoming the first team in the country to gain a spot in the...

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Gabriel throws 5 more touchdown passes in UCF's 51-34 win

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel threw five touchdown passes — three to Marlon Williams — and UCF's top-ranked offense...

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Willis throws 6 touchdowns as Liberty beats Southern Miss

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Malik Willis threw for 345 yards and six touchdowns — five in the first half — and Liberty remained...

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No. 25 Coastal Carolina beats Georgia Southern 28-14

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Backup quarterback Fred Payton three three touchdown passes and No. 25 Coastal Carolina won its first game...

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No. 1 Clemson wakes up late to beat Syracuse 47-21

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence has seen plenty of tight games against Syracuse. He's also seen the top-ranked Tigers come...

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Stephen F. Austin downs Abilene Christian 35-32 in OT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Trae Self threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns and Stephen F. Austin beat Abilene Christian 35-32...

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Williams, Carter lead No. 14 UNC past No. 23 NC State 48-21

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina responded to its first loss with another dominating rushing performance, along with...

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Rutgers snaps Big Ten skid, beats Michigan State 38-27

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Greg Schiano’s return to Rutgers paid immediate dividends. Already, the Scarlet Knights are assured...

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Nix finds Williams for game winner as Auburn tops Ole Miss

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix directed two fourth-quarter touchdown drives, capped by a 42-yard touchdown pass to Seth Williams...

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Oklahoma has first win streak after cruising past TCU 33-14

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Spencer Rattler didn't throw an interception for the first time since the opener, and Oklahoma led...

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White throws four TDs, Memphis rallies past Temple

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brady White passed for 313 yards with four touchdowns, including a pair just after halftime as Memphis...

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Brooks shines as No. 20 Kansas State trounces Kansas, 55-14

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State leaned on special teams to extend its winning streak over Kansas to a series-record 12...

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Reynolds, Charlotte take control late in 38-28 win over UTEP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Reynolds threw for two scores and Aaron McAllister ran for two touchdowns and Charlotte beat UTEP...

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Army rolls past Mercer 49-3 for fourth straight victory

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Sandon McCoy had three 1-yard touchdown runs and Army beat Mercer 49-3 on Saturday.McCoy increased his...

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No. 25 Coastal Carolina minus injured starting QB McCall

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — No. 25 Coastal Carolina will play its first game as a ranked team without starting quarterback Grayson...

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The Latest: French Open champ Iga Swiatek to quarantine

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___French Open champion Iga Swiatek said she...

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Friday Sports in Brief

NFLWashington coach Ron Rivera will have his last treatment for a form of skin cancer on Monday, two months after being...

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Mertz, No. 14 Wisconsin rout Illinois 45-7 in Big Ten opener

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Graham Mertz gave a star-making performance on the opening night of the Big Ten’s...

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Louisiana-Lafayette snaps UAB's 21-game home winning streak

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Levi Lewis threw for two touchdowns, Chris Smith returned a kickoff 100 yards and Louisiana-Lafayette...

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Tulsa capitalizes on 3 South Florida turnovers, wins 42-13

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Deneric Prince rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns, Corey Taylor II added 67 yards rushing and two...

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Jacksonville State gets 1st FCS victory over FBS this season

MIAMI (AP) — Alen Karajic made his fourth field goal with 2:40 remaining and Jacksonville State beat Florida International...

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NCAA sanctions Jackson State for certification violations

The NCAA has placed Jackson State’s athletic program on two years’ probation with a $5,000 fine in an agreement for violating...

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Army-Navy game in December moves from Philly to West Point

The Army-Navy football game in December has been moved from Philadelphia to West Point because of attendance limits placed on...

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More than 30 colleges await Connecticut basketball 'bubble'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A resort casino on tribal land in Connecticut is completing plans to host more than 30 college...

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Arizona basketball receives notice of allegations from NCAA

Arizona has received a formal notice of allegations from the NCAA stemming from a federal investigation into shady recruiting...

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College football's Lott Trophy to be awarded in February

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Lott IMPACT Trophy, given to the nation’s top defensive player for both his performance and...

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Saban thinks Alabama's defense now has something to build on

Alabama's defense now has something to build on, a second-half shutout against a top-5 team.It's no small thing for a group...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta...

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Week 8: Mountain West brings late show back; Big 12 showdown

College football Saturdays this season have mostly been over by around midnight Eastern. Maybe 12:30 a.m.West of Texas, the...

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On other side of an outbreak, teams can find some relief

A few days before the long-awaited start of the Big Ten football season, Ohio State coach Ryan Day was not about to celebrate a...

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Conflict raging over 'The Eyes of Texas' school song

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Losing football games is one thing at the University of Texas. A challenge to the hallowed school song is...

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Thomas accounts for 5 TDs, App State beats Arkansas State

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas tied a career high with four passing touchdowns and he added a 60-yard rushing score to lead...

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Humbled LSU eyeing QB contingency vs surging South Carolina

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron was grateful for an extra week to help the Tigers confront considerable challenges...

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Holiday Bowl becomes 4th game to cancel due to pandemic

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Holiday Bowl has become the fourth bowl game to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.Holiday Bowl...

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

HARDCOVER FICTION1. A Time for Mercy John Grisham (Doubleday)2. The Return Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central)3. The Evening and...

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Cincinnati-SMU a Top 25 game like no other on Dallas campus

DALLAS (AP) — There has never been a game quite like this on the SMU campus.A meeting of undefeated Group of Five teams when...

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No. 18 Michigan faces difficult opener at No. 21 Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan hasn't left Minnesota with a loss since 1977.This time, the only fans in the seats will be family...

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Jags' Lambo poised to return at Chargers, who cut him in '17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars placekicker Josh Lambo is returning in time to face the team that cut him three...

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Michigan State dropping swimming and diving teams

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is dropping swimming and diving teams for men and women after the 2020-21...

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A return to football and relief for Baylor and Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Tom Herman and Baylor's Dave Aranda are old friends and college teammates who will meet for the...

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No. 25 Coastal Carolina plays 1st as ranked team vs. Eagles

Georgia Southern (3-1, 1-1 Sun Belt) at No. 25 Coastal Carolina (4-0, 2-0), Saturday at noon ET (ESPNU).Line: Coastal Carolina...

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Florida Atlantic set for first road trip at No. 22 Marshall

Florida Atlantic (1-0, 1-0 Conference USA) at Marshall (4-0, 2-0), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET (Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports...

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No. 20 K-State looks for 12th straight win over Kansas

Kansas (0-4, 0-3 Big 12) at No. 20 Kansas State (3-1, 3-0), Saturday at noon ET (FS1).Line: Kansas State by 20.Series record:...

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No. 19 Hokies looking to run over Wake Forest on the road

No. 19 Virginia Tech (3-1, 3-1 ACC) at Wake Forest (2-2, 1-2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network).Line: Virginia Tech by 8...

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Michigan visits Minnesota in virus-delayed Big Ten opener

No. 18 Michigan at No. 21 Minnesota, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC).Line: Michigan by 3.Series record: Michigan 75-25-3.WHAT’S...

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No. 14 Tar Heels, No. 23 Wolfpack renew instate rivalry

No. 23 North Carolina State (4-1, 4-1 ACC) at No. 14 North Carolina (3-1, 3-1), Saturday at noon ET (ESPN).Line: UNC by...

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No. 12 BYU hosts Texas State, attempt to move to 6-0

Texas State (1-5) at No. 12 BYU (5-0), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. ET (ESPN).Line: BYU by 28 1/2.Series record: First meeting...

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No. 11 Miami set to play host to reeling Virginia

Virginia (1-3, 1-3 ACC) at No. 11 Miami (4-1, 3-1), Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (ACC Network).Line: Miami by 12 1/2.Series record:...

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No. 9 Cincinnati at No. 16 SMU for 1st Top 25 campus matchup

No. 9 Cincinnati (3-0, 1-0 American) at No 16 SMU (5-0, 2-0), Saturday at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2).Line: Cincinnati by 2 1/2.Series:...

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No. 8 Nittany Lions eager for Big Ten opener at Indiana

No. 8 Penn State at Indiana, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (FS1).Line: Penn State by 5 1/2.Series record: Penn State leads...

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Iowa St., Oklahoma St. put unbeaten Big 12 records on line

No. 17 Iowa State (3-1, 3-0 Big 12) at No. 6 Oklahoma State (3-0, 2-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX).Line: Oklahoma State by...

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No. 5 Ohio St opens pandemic-delayed season against Nebraska

Nebraska at No. 5 Ohio State, Saturday at noon ET (FOX).Line: Ohio State by 26.Series record: Ohio State leads 7-1.WHAT’S AT...

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No. 14 Tar Heels, No. 23 Wolfpack meet in instate rivalry

Both North Carolina coach Mack Brown and North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren want to see how their team responds to setbacks...

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No. 3 Notre Dame puts 10-game win streak on the line at Pitt

No. 3 Notre Dame (4-0, 3-0 ACC) at Pittsburgh (3-3, 2-3), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).Line: Notre Dame by 10 1/2.Series...

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No. 2 Alabama visits Tennessee trying to continue win streak

No. 2 Alabama (4-0) at Tennessee (2-2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS).Line: Alabama by 21.Series Record: Alabama leads 57-37-8...

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No. 1 Clemson looks for 27th straight ACC win vs. Syracuse

Syracuse (1-4, 1-3 ACC) at No. 1 Clemson (5-0, 4-0), Saturday at noon ET (ACC Network).Line: Clemson by 46.Series record:...

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Questions abound as No. 11 Miami prepares for Virginia

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Virginia has questions at quarterback. Miami has questions at receiver.Both teams hope Saturday...

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D-line coach Panagos to miss Rutgers' season with knee issue

Rutgers defensive line coach Jim Panagos will miss the season because he needs knee surgery.Coach Greg Schiano disclosed the...

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Indiana seeks signature win in opener against No. 8 Penn St.

The Indiana Hoosiers took some big steps in rebranding their football program last season.Now they're looking to build on the...

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No. 19 Virginia Tech presents big challenge for Wake Forest

Justin Fuente makes it clear No. 19 Virginia Tech has many areas in which it needs to improve.The good news for the Hokies...

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Auburn, Ole Miss seek rebounds and so do their quarterbacks

Matt Corral and Bo Nix are trying to rebound from games they'd rather forget. The same thing can be said for their...

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Sound check: Fans return as No. 12 BYU hosts Texas State

BYU coach Kalani Sitake likes the sound of this — about 6,000 screaming Cougars fans will be allowed back inside LaVell Edwards...

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OU looks to build on Texas win, rejoin poll in visit to TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The last time Oklahoma was unranked for more than a month, Bob Stoops had just started rebuilding a...

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BC hoping QB Jurkovec next in lineup of prolific passers

BOSTON (AP) — Jeff Hafley’s phone has been buzzing with A-listers since he was hired by Boston College.Former NFL quarterbacks...

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Kentucky visits Missouri with both teams coming off big wins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kentucky finally ended a 17-game losing streak at Tennessee. Missouri beat the reigning national...

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AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

Oct. 291950 — Detroit’s Wally Triplett gains 294 yards in kickoff returns and ends up with 331 total yards as the Lions pound...

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Finally! No. 5 Ohio State opens against rebuilding Nebraska

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State receiver Chris Olave took a wrong turn in the end zone last December and has been itching to...

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No. 20 K-State ready for Kansas in annual Sunflower Showdown

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Chris Klieman probably knows a little how Kansas counterpart Les Miles felt this week...

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Tucker, Schiano ready for opener between Spartans, Rutgers

Mel Tucker is starting a new challenge at Michigan State. Greg Schiano is resuming an old one at Rutgers.With so much change...

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Big Ten, like other leagues, might see sloppy play to start

The Big Ten will start playing football at what normally would be midseason.Don't expect the teams to be in midseason form.The...

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Illinois seeking to surprise No. 14 Wisconsin one more time

Illinois believes its upset of Wisconsin last year showed how far the program has come. The oddsmakers are reminding the Illini...

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With new QB, Northwestern hopes rebound starts against Terps

Peyton Ramsey already has one big victory for Northwestern.A graduate transfer from Indiana, he won the quarterback competition...

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Brohm trying to make all right calls against Iowa in opener

Purdue offensive coordinator Brian Brohm went through his usual practice routine this week.He met with his older brother, Jeff,...

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No. 17 Iowa St. seeks milestone win at No. 6 Oklahoma St.

Iowa State drew national attention by beating Oklahoma earlier this month.The 17th-ranked Cyclones could take perhaps a bigger...

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Big 12 defenses rising up, changing poor reputation

Defenses are making a stand early in this Big 12 season.The conference best known in recent years for high-scoring showdowns...

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No. 3 Notre Dame wary as it hits road to face erratic Pitt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Kelly needs more. Too often during a lackluster victory over Louisville last week, the Notre Dame coach...

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Pandemic-plagued Florida Atlantic resumes at No. 22 Marshall

Florida Atlantic coach Willie Taggart held up two crossed fingers for luck in predicting he would have enough players available...

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No. 2 Alabama looks to keep rolling vs struggling Tennessee

By the numbers, Alabama-Tennessee isn't much of a rivalry anymore with the Crimson Tide having won 13 straight.Don't tell that...

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West Virginia pits top defense against sluggish Texas Tech

Texas Tech might be able to pick up a few pointers from West Virginia's game films on slowing down offenses in the Big 12.The...

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No. 25 Coastal Carolina rolling, Georgia Southern up next

No. 25 Coastal Carolina plays for the first time ever as a ranked FBS team when it faces Georgia Southern on...

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No. 1 Clemson, Syracuse meet heading in opposite directions

If Syracuse is trying to catch up with No. 1 Clemson, Orange coach Dino Babers believes his team has plenty of company.“The...

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Louisville hosts Florida State, looking to end 4-game slide

Nearly five weeks have passed since Louisville’s last home game. It's been even longer since the Cardinals' last victory.The...

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Rarity: North Carolina, NC State meet in Top 25 showdown

Here are some things to watch in Week 7 of Atlantic Coast Conference play:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 23 North Carolina State at No. 14...

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Tide goes for 14th straight in 'Third Saturday in October'

Here are things to watch in Week 5 in the Southeastern Conference:GAME OF THE WEEKApologies to the purists: the “Third Saturday...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

MLBARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe hit two home runs to break out of an extended postseason slump and the Tampa Bay Rays...

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Harbaugh, No. 18 Michigan face stiff test vs No. 21 Gophers

Here are things to watch during the opening week of play in the Big Ten Conference:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 18 Michigan at No. 21...

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No. 17 Iowa St. looks for 1st 4-0 Big 12 mark at No. 6 OSU

Some things to watch in the Big 12 on Saturday, the first time in three weeks with a full slate of conference games:GAME OF THE...

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No. 14 Wisconsin's rushing attack adapts to post-Taylor era

Wisconsin’s rushing attack will look quite a bit different this season without Jonathan Taylor in the backfield.The Badgers...

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Kentucky transfers Sarr, Toppin immediately eligible to play

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky announced Wednesday that the NCAA and Southeastern Conference have granted transfers Olivier...

Health

Bowden thanks doctors, fans after 'tough' bout with virus

Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden thanked his doctors, family and fans their support and prayers through his...

Health

The Latest: Marquette halts all basketball for 2 weeks

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Marquette University has paused all men’s...

Sports

Penn State coach Pat Chambers resigns after investigation

Pat Chambers resigned as Penn State's basketball coach Wednesday following an internal investigation by the school into...

Sports

Merritt Norvell, first Black AD at Michigan State, has died

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Merritt Norvell Jr., the first Black athletic director at Michigan State, has died. He was 79.A...

Health

Wright leads Villanova through COVID-19, early injuries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An avid sports fan, Villanova coach Jay Wright watched with interest how Major League Baseball muddled...

Sports

Boise State begins shortened season as favorite in MWC

When Bryan Harsin was trying to figure out how to keep his team engaged throughout the uncertainty surrounding whether Boise...

Health

Army purring again under coach Jeff Monken

Say this about Army coach Jeff Monken — he's a master of improvisation.Faced with the loss of his top three quarterbacks to...

Sports

Touching tribute: BYU's Masen Wake honors late mom after TD

For two weeks, BYU sophomore Masen Wake kept his tribute to his mother covered up, waiting for just the right moment to unveil...

Sports

LSU working with NCAA to self-impose penalties for football

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has self-imposed penalties for NCAA rules violations by the football program that include a...

Sports

SEC standouts who returned for more finding success so far

DeVonta Smith could be tearing up the NFL instead of the Southeastern Conference.The Alabama standout has 38 receptions for 483...

Sports

Big West basketball to reduce travel; no fans at games

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — The Big West Conference will play 20 league games in men’s and women’s basketball under a modified format...

Sports

Coastal Carolina cracks Top 25, poised to keep moving up

A few things have changed for Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell since his team's first national ranking.There have been...

Health

Oats: Alabama freshman Tchikou to miss season after surgery

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama freshman forward Alex Tchikou will miss the upcoming basketball season after suffering a torn...

Health

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___Oct. 21Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Department of Justice's...

Health

College Football Picks: Big Ten returns to Big Ten weather

Just as Big Ten weather hits the Midwest comes the start of the Big Ten football season.The conference that called off fall...

Sports

South Carolina gets NCAA waiver for transfer WR Brooks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina will get a much needed boost to its passing attack with the NCAA approving transfer...

Health

Illinois seeks to stun No. 14 Badgers for 2nd straight year

Illinois at No. 14 Wisconsin, Friday at 8 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network).Line: Wisconsin by 19 1/2.Series record: Wisconsin...

Sports

Lawrence leads midyear honors in ACC with mistake-free play

Trevor Lawrence has been at his best from the start for top-ranked Clemson.The junior is again putting up big numbers but...

Health

No. 10 Florida, Mullen plan to resume practice next week

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida is planning to start returning to its football facility Monday, nearly two weeks after...

Business

Former Texas Tech women's coach disputes firing in lawsuit

Former Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, who was fired after USA Today published a report detailing...

Health

Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched six dominant innings, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts homered and the Los...

Sports

Driving range: Notre Dame's Doerer gets kick out of golf

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jonathan Doerer pays careful attention to the nuances of his stance, swing path and ball contact — and...

Health

Lives Lost: Hawaii football coach who prepped kids for life

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu football coach Willie Talamoa bought his players cleats, drove them to practice and often stayed late...

Sports

Tucker still mum on QB as Michigan State opener approaches

Mel Tucker's success in his first season as Michigan State's coach may be determined in large part by who is playing...

Business

Gasparilla Bowl college football game gets new title sponsor

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Gasparilla Bowl has a new title sponsor.The annual college football game scheduled to be played this...

Sports

Herman says no mandate for Texas players over school song

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman said Monday there is no mandate that his players stay on the field for the...

Health

The Latest: UEFA cancels men's soccer under-19 Euros

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___UEFA has called off the under-19 European...

Sports

No. 1 Clemson has new faces on defense and still dominating

Clemson once again has a dominating defense that delivers crunching hits and game-changing interceptions that has helped the...

Sports

Auburn trying to reverse tumble from top 10 to unranked

Once a top 10 team, the Auburn Tigers are fortunate to even be at .500 four games into the season.From quarterback Bo Nix to...

Sports

Smart stands by Dogs' Bennett after 3 interceptions in loss

An unexpected open week would be the perfect opportunity to consider changes following No. 4 Georgia's ugly loss to...

Sports

Locksley chooses Maryland starting QB, but keeps it a secret

Maryland coach Mike Locksley has finally decided on his starting quarterback for Saturday's opener against Northwestern.He's...

Business

Labor Dept: Women basketball coaches at UConn were underpaid

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven women, including...

Business

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd4. Bloons TD...

Sports

Saban wants Alabama's focus on what's ahead after big win

Nick Saban's postgame dance during Alabama's celebration of a big win was short-lived, then it was back to business.A video of...

Health

Monday's Sports in Brief

MLBARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The starting pitchers for the World Series are set.Tyler Glasnow will start Game 1 for Tampa Bay,...

Sports

Penn State RB Journey Brown could miss season

Penn State says running back Journey Brown could miss the season due to a “medical condition."247 Sports first reported Monday...

Business

Attny: Iowa saying no to demands only emboldens ex-players

The attorney representing eight Black former Iowa football players who allege racial discrimination during their time with the...

Sports

Spiders' Sherod to miss season after tearing ACL in practice

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond guard and captain Nick Sherod will miss the coming season after tearing the ACL in his right knee...

Sports

Tennessee coach fires assistant, puts pressure on Vols' QB

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt isn't happy with how his Volunteers have lost two straight games after snapping an eight-game...

Sports

MSU's Fulton, Willekes suspended after assault charges

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State linebackers Luke Fulton and Charles Willekes are currently suspended after being...

Sports

Same old Pitt? Panthers stuck in neutral after hot start

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi calls it “the 24-hour rule.” Win or lose, the Pittsburgh coach expects the Panthers to move on...

Sports

Ball's injury forces Hoosiers to scramble to fill void

Indiana coach Tom Allen had big plans for fifth-year senior Marcelino Ball.He wanted to see the playmaking safety-linebacker...

Sports

Pac-12 establishes cancellation, tiebreaker procedures

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 has established cancellation and tiebreaker policies for its virus-truncated football...

Sports

Wisconsin's veteran defense ready for bigger responsibility

Wisconsin traditionally wins games because of its running game and defense.Now that Jonathan Taylor has moved on to the NFL,...

Health

Harbaugh starts season with 2 years left on deal at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Usually, college football coaches at major programs have many years on their contract that helps them...

Health

Brohm to miss Purdue opener vs Iowa after 2nd positive test

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm started feeling abnormally fatigued late last week. By Saturday, the symptoms worsened.Two positive...

Health

The Latest: UMass-Marshall football game set for Nov. 7

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___No. 22 Marshall has scheduled a Nov. 7 home...

Sports

Martinez beats out McCaffrey for Huskers' starting QB job

Adrian Martinez has turned back a challenge from Luke McCaffrey to win the starting quarterback's job for Nebraska's opener at...

Sports

Sitkowski or Vedral will start at quarterback for Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The Rutgers quarterback competition is down to Nebraska graduate transfer Noah Vedral and redshirt...

Sports

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Clemson poised for long stay at 1

The biggest news in the latest Associated Press college football poll was what didn't change.Clemson remained No. 1 in the Top...

Sports

STAT WATCH: Offense name of game with scoring on record pace

Scoring and other offensive numbers continue to rise through seven weeks of the college football season, and the weekend showed...

Business

Iowa says it won't pay ex-players' demand for $20 million

The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation...

Sports

Who can contain No. 2 Alabama's receivers? Not even Georgia

If it wasn't Jaylen Waddle outrunning the Georgia defense, it was DeVonta Smith winning a fight for the ball in the back of the...

Health

Purdue: Football coach Brohm tests positive for COVID-19

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school announced...

Sports

No. 23 NC State loses QB Leary to surgery for leg injury

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Starting quarterback Devin Leary could miss the rest of the regular season for No. 23 North Carolina State...

Sports

AP Top 25: Clemson remains overwhelming No. 1 over Alabama

Clemson easily held off Alabama on Sunday to retain the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college football poll, extending its...

Sports

POLL ALERT: Clemson easily holds off Alabama to remain No. 1; Notre Dame rises to No. 3, followed by Georgia, Ohio State

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Clemson easily holds off Alabama to remain No. 1; Notre Dame rises to No. 3, followed by Georgia,...

Health

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Path to 2 SEC in CFP is through Tide

Round One goes to Alabama.The question now is will this be the first of two meetings between the second-ranked Crimson Tide and...

Sports

No. 2 Alabama roars back for 41-24 win over No. 3 Georgia

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A positive COVID-19 test couldn't keep Nick Saban from the sideline, and Georgia's heralded defense had...

Sports

Travis helps Florida State beat No. 5 North Carolina 31-28

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida State team looking to get back to respectability in the ACC made a striking statement. The...

Sports

Hendon Hooker helps No. 23 Virginia Tech beat Boston College

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech is starting to get most of its key pieces back to full strength.And Saturday night, the...

Health

Cent. Arkansas forces 6 turnovers, beats Missouri St. 33-24

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Breylin Smith threw two touchdown passes, and the Central Arkansas defense had seven sacks and forced...

Sports

No. 2 Alabama rolls past No. 3 Georgia, 41-24

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Mac Jones passed for 417 yards and four touchdowns and No. 2 Alabama’s aerial assault picked apart No....

Sports

White's 6th TD pass caps record comeback over UCF, 50-49

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brady White's sixth touchdown pass with just over a minute remaining completed a school-record 21-point...

Sports

Wells and Knox account for 5 TDs; Marshall beats La. Tech

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Grant Wells accounted for three touchdowns, Brenden Knox ran for two scores, and Marshall cruised to a 35-17...

Sports

Bean accounts for 5 TDs in North Texas' 52-35 victory

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Backup Jason Bean rushed for three touchdowns, passed for two more and North Texas rallied to beat...

Sports

Xavier Gipson leads Stephen F. Austin over Angelo St. 31-12

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Xavier Gipson caught two touchdown passes and scored on a punt return to lead Stephen F. Austin to a...

Sports

Arkansas forces seven turnovers, beats Ole Miss 33-21

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral entered Saturday's game against Arkansas with just one...

Sports

Walker runs for 123 yards, 3 TDs; Wake Forest beats Virginia

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Kenneth Walker III had 123 yards rushing and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead 75-yard...

Health

Werts accounts for 4 TDs, Georgia Southern beats UMass 41-0

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Shai Werts threw three touchdown passes and added a 4-yard touchdown run to help Georgia Southern beat...

Sports

No. 11 Texas A&M beats Mississippi State 28-14

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Texas A&M controlled the line of scrimmage and the clock.Isaiah Spiller ran for 114 yards and two...

Sports

TDs from Angeline, Thomas help NC State beat Duke 31-20

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Cary Angeline and Thayer Thomas had second-half touchdown catches to help North Carolina State beat Duke...

Sports

Legassey 47-yard FG as time expires gets Troy past EKU 31-29

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Evan Legassey kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired to give Troy a 31-29 victory over Eastern Kentucky...

Sports

Book's TD run helps No. 4 Irish avert upset bid by Cardinals

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — When it came time to deliver, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book stopped beating himself up and kept the...

Sports

Lawrence throws 5 TDs, No. 1 Clemson rolls past Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — Trevor Lawrence wasn't focused on his near-record streak of passes without an interception, just as he has tuned...

Health

Florida's Mullen joins players in testing positive for virus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen, who last week wanted 90,000 fans packed inside the stadium amid a pandemic,...

Sports

King's 4 TD passes lead No. 13 Miami past Pittsburgh, 31-19

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami avoided the post-Clemson letdown and now can set its sight on remaining in the conference...

Sports

McBride runs for 133 yards, leads UAB over W Kentucky 37-14

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — DeWayne McBride had a 71-yard touchdown run and finished with 133 yards to lead UAB to a 37-14 victory...

Sports

Kentucky snaps skid at Neyland, beats No. 18 Tennessee 34-7

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two years ago, Kentucky was playing well before being shut down at Neyland Stadium by a Tennessee team...

Sports

Cooper accounts for 3 TDs in Jacksonville State's 24-17 win

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Zerrick Cooper ran for two touchdowns, threw for another and Jacksonville State defeated North Alabama...

Sports

Adkins runs for 101 yards and a TD, Army beats UTSA 28-16

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Anthony Adkins had a career-best 66-yard touchdown run and finished with 101 yards to lead Army to a 28-16...

Sports

Liberty stays unbeaten and defeats struggling Syracuse 38-21

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Liberty rushing leader Josh Mack came down with a stomach bug Friday night, so Shedro Louis got the nod...

Sports

Nix picks cost No. 15 Auburn in 30-22 loss to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Jaycee Horn was tired of hearing he didn't have the ball skills to be a truly...

Sports

Leddie Brown, Doege lead West Virginia over Kansas 38-17

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Leddie Brown broke open a close game with a long touchdown run in the third quarter and caught one of...

Sports

Russo throws for 4 TDs, Temple hangs on for 39-37 win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Russo threw for four touchdowns and Amir Tyler stuffed a two-point conversion try with a minute to...

Sports

South Alabama gets first win in new stadium, beats Texas St.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Desmond Trotter tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Kawaan Baker with about seven minutes to play, helping...

Health

Smith runs for 157 yards, 2 TDs in Navy's 27-23 victory

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Nelson Smith ran for a career-high 157 yards and two touchdowns and Navy defeated East Carolina 27-23...

Sports

Alabama's Saban cleared to coach after 3rd negative test

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban will be back on the sideline against Georgia after all.The Southeastern...

Sports

Wilson throws 4 TDs in No. 14 BYU's 43-26 win over Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Down by double-digits late in the third quarter, BYU did not panic.The Cougars scored the final 29 points to...

Sports

No. 14 BYU rallies to beat Houston 43-26;

HOUSTON (AP) — Zach Wilson threw four touchdowns and finished 25 of 35 for 400 yards as No. 14 BYU rallied for a 43-26 win over...

Sports

No.. 17 SMU beats Tulane 37-34 in OT to improve to 5-0

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Crossley ended the first overtime possession with an interception and Chris Naggar made a 34-yard...

Health

UCLA will still be outfitted by Under Armour despite lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA will still be outfitted by Under Armour this season even though the university is suing the apparel...

Health

Kansas coach cleared of virus but skips West Virginia game

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles has been cleared to return to the Jayhawks after his positive test for COVID-19,...

Health

SEC postpones 3rd game this week, moving Missouri-Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference postponed next week's game between Missouri and No. 10 Florida on Friday,...

Health

The Latest: Md. allowing up to 10% capacity at NFL stadiums

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Maryland will allow up to 10% capacity at...

Health

Miller, Whillock among 4 Northwestern players opting out

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Defensive end Samdup Miller, safety Travis Whillock, quarterback Aidan Smith and tight end Jason...

Sports

Kansas forward de Sousa opting out of upcoming season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas forward Silvio de Sousa is opting out of the upcoming college basketball season, potentially...

Health

Alabama's Saban tests negative for COVID-19 in follow-up

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has tested negative in a follow-up test for COVID-19, leaving open the...

Sports

College coaches still scrambling to fill hoops schedules

College coaches endured a tense time waiting for the NCAA to green light the 2020-21 basketball season.They knew there was a...

Business

A-10 commissioner: NCAA penalties against UMass unfortunate

The NCAA is stripping Massachusetts of victories in men’s basketball and women’s tennis for overpaying 12 athletes about $9,100...

Sports

Wisconsin OL Dietzen's comeback delights Badgers teammates

Wisconsin offensive lineman Jon Dietzen spent much of his time away from football watching games and wondering how well he...

Health

Week 7: Georgia-Alabama in spotlight; schedule disrupted

The COVID-19 pandemic is packing a punch in college football this week, nowhere harder than in the Southeastern...

Sports

Inexperience creates questions for usually tough Ute defense

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Experience is in short supply on the Utah defense as it prepares to head into the pandemic-shortened...

Sports

Georgia's winning formula resembles the old Alabama way

Georgia's defense throttles opposing running backs, boasting a deep and formidable front, playmaking linebackers and star...

Sports

15 combined TDs in Arkansas State's Fun Belt victory

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Layne Hatcher threw for 332 yards and four touchdowns, starter Logan Bonner added 197 yards passing and...

Health

Cincinnati-Tulsa postponed due to Bearcats' COVID-19 issues

No. 8 Cincinnati’s game at Tulsa on Saturday has been postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests among Bearcats players.The...

Health

Saban still asymptomatic, but sidelined for Alabama-Georgia

Nick Saban won’t be allowed to coach No. 2 Alabama from home against third-ranked Georgia per NCAA guidelines, and also can't...

Sports

No. 4 Irish put winning streaks on line against Cardinals

Louisville (1-3, 0-3 ACC) at No. 4 Notre Dame (3-0, 2-0), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET (NBC).Line: Notre Dame by 16 1/2.Series...

Sports

Hurricanes, Pittsburgh both hoping to bounce back Saturday

Pittsburgh (3-2, 2-2 ACC) at No. 13 Miami (3-1, 2-1), Saturday at noon ET (ACC Network).Line: Miami by 13 1/2.Series record:...

Health

Bobby Bowden leaves hospital after COVID-19 treatment

Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden was released from a hospital Thursday after being treated for COVID-19.Bowden...

Sports

No. 4 Irish seek tighter defense vs struggling Louisville

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly knows if No. 4 Notre Dame expects to play for championships in December and January, it...

Health

Can a 7-win Pac-12 team make the playoffs? It's complicated

As the last Power Five conference to jump into the college football season, the chances that a Pac-12 team can reach the...

Health

As football opens, Wisconsin's other fall athletes must wait

Wisconsin’s football team is practicing amid a pandemic knowing the start of its season is only a week away. Members of the...

Sports

NCAA grants Olivia Owens immediate eligibility at Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky says the NCAA has granted former Maryland center Olivia Owens immediate eligibility to play this...

Sports

Women’s wrestling, rugby backers join Iowa gender complaint

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa students who want to establish intercollegiate women’s wrestling and rugby programs...

Health

The Latest: Men's hoops back on the court at Purdue

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___ The Purdue men’s basketball team will hold...

Sports

Unbeaten Liberty visits struggling Syracuse in big test

A year ago, Hugh Freeze was relegated to a hospital bed to coach his first game at Liberty and watched his Flames get...

Sports

No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia takes center stage in SEC

Here are things to watch in Week 4 in the Southeastern Conference:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 3 Georgia at No. 2 Alabama. The mid-week...

Sports

No. 2 Alabama braces for No. 3 Georgia's visit minus Saban

The bombshell news came three days and change before college football's biggest regular season game of the year.No. 2 Alabama's...

Business

After NIL, next NCAA challenge is restructuring Division I

As the NCAA moves toward landmark changes that will empower athletes more than ever, the next big debate within college sports...

Sports

Arkansas ready to move on from close loss to Auburn

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman is ready to put the controversial ending to last week's two-point loss to...

Sports

No. 14 BYU looks to improve to 5-0 in visit to Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — BYU coach Kalani Sitake is urging his 14th-ranked team to remain focused after its 4-0 start.BYU got a scare...

Health

Instate neighbors Duke, NC State meet after 7-year hiatus

North Carolina State and Duke are finally getting back together in football.The Wolfpack and Blue Devils – separated by about...

Health

No. 23 Virginia Tech looks to rebound against surprising BC

Boston College (3-1, 2-1 ACC) at No. 23 Virginia Tech (2-1, 2-1), Saturday at 8 p.m. (ACC Network).Line: Virginia Tech by...

Sports

No. 18 Tennessee looks to continue home streak vs. Kentucky

Kentucky (1-2) at No. 18 Tennessee (2-1), Saturday at noon ET (SEC Network).Line: Tennessee by 6.Series record: Tennessee leads...

Sports

No. 15 Auburn seeks second straight win, vs. South Carolina

No. 15 Auburn (2-1 SEC) at South Carolina (1-2), Saturday at noon ET (ESPN).Line: Auburn by 3.Series record: Auburn leads...

Sports

No. 11 Texas A&M seeks encore to upset at Mississippi State

No. 11 Texas A&M (2-1, 2-1 SEC) at Mississippi State (1-2, 1-2), Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (ESPN).Line: Aggies by 5 1/2.Series:...

Sports

No. 1 Clemson provides measuring stick for rebuilding Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech couldn't ask for a better opportunity to show how far the program has come in coach Geoff Collins'...

Sports

No. 5 UNC plays Florida State aiming to stay unbeaten in ACC

No. 5 North Carolina (3-0, 3-0 ACC) at Florida State (1-3, 0-3), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC).Line: UNC by 13 1/2.Series...

Sports

No. 11 Texas A&M looks to keep rolling vs Mississippi State

Jimbo Fisher wants No. 11 Texas A&M to savor a big victory.For Fisher and the Aggies that means remembering what they did well...

Sports

Minus Saban, No. 2 Alabama set to meet No. 3 Georgia

No. 3 Georgia (3-0, 3-0 SEC) at No. 2 Alabama (3-0, 3-0), Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (CBS).Line: Alabama by 4.Series Record: Alabama...

Sports

No. 1 Clemson hopes to avoid letdown against Georgia Tech

No. 1 Clemson (4-0, 3-0 ACC) at Georgia Tech (2-2, 2-1), Saturday at noon ET (ABC).Line: Clemson by 27.Series record: Georgia...

Sports

No. 18 Tennessee tries to bounce back against rival Kentucky

The 18th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers seem to have the perfect opponent up next for them as they try to bounce back with a...

Sports

No. 17 SMU puts unblemished record on the line at Tulane

No. 17 SMU (4-0, 1-0 American Athletic Conference) at Tulane (2-2, 0-2), Friday at 6 p.m. ET (ESPN).Line: SMU by 6 1/2.Series...

Sports

No. 5 Tar Heels look for 4-0 start in trip to Florida State

North Carolina is unbeaten and has its highest ranking in more than two decades, even as the fifth-ranked Tar Heels have yet to...

Sports

Diaz says Hurricanes must shed arrogance, rebound vs Pitt

MIAMI (AP) — The competition isn’t as formidable this week for the Miami Hurricanes, and that has their coach concerned.After...

Sports

Cavaliers, Demon Deacons looking for signs of improvement

Virginia will be looking to put a poor performance in the rearview mirror when it plays at Wake Forest on Saturday. The Demon...

Health

Kansas hopes to have coach Les Miles back at West Virginia

Four games into the college season, West Virginia will finally welcome thousands of people to a home football game. Kansas...

Sports

Gamecocks' improving offense set for test vs No. 15 Auburn

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina quarterback Collin Hill sees his offense getting better. Hill and the Gamecocks will get...

Sports

No. 23 Hokies, Boston College renew longstanding rivalry

Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente and the No. 23 Hokies have battled two opponents each time they have taken the field: the...

Sports

Eagles visit No. 23 Hokies in key game on ACC schedule

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 6:GAME OF THE WEEKBoston College at No. 23 Virginia Tech....

Sports

No. 17 SMU aims to extend recent dominance of erratic Tulane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The football series between No. 17 SMU and Tulane could not be more evenly matched, with each winning 13...

Health

Wisconsin moves on without wondering what could have been

Wisconsin is trying not to think about its missed opportunity from last March as the Badgers seek to build on the momentum they...

Sports

Coastal Carolina knocks off No. 21 La.-Lafayette 30-27

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Massimo Biscardi made a 40-yard field goal with 4 seconds left to give Coastal Carolina a 30-27 victory...

Business

Jones: Tuberville charity filings raise questions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama on Wednesday criticized Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville’s...

Health

Tampa, Phoenix chosen as women's Final Four sites

The NCAA women's basketball Final Four is finally headed west again.Phoenix will host the 2026 championship, the NCAA announced...

Sports

Former Texas State coach Kaspar denies allegations of racism

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Danny Kaspar, the former Texas State basketball coach who resigned while under investigation for...

Health

Nick Saban, Alabama AD Greg Byrne test positive for COVID-19

Alabama coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19, three days before the...

Sports

Texas AD "expects" players stand together for school song

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said Wednesday he expects players to “stand together as a unified...

Business

NCAA will vote in January to change NIL, transfer rules

A set of proposals to permit NCAA athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorships deals will go up for vote in...

Sports

RB Walker wins appeal, immediately eligible for Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia says the NCAA's Committee on Legislative Relief has granted Indiana transfer running back...

Health

CAA releases schedule designed to limit travel, exposure

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Colonial Athletic Association released its men's and women's basketball schedules for the 2020-21...

Health

At home: Sam Noyer returns to Colorado with chance at QB job

Sam Noyer packed up his stuff in December and departed Colorado for what he thought was the last time.His driving ambition: To...

Health

Staley hopes Gamecocks finish what they couldn't in 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley thinks her players are eager to finish what they couldn't last spring...

Health

Virus wreaking havoc on SEC with Saban now testing positive

The Southeastern Conference had to postpone two games in the last three days because of positive COVID-19 tests, and now...

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Michigan expected to be good, not great, again with Harbaugh

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has been good, not great, under coach Jim Harbaugh.Harbaugh's sixth season in charge of...

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Alabama's Nick Saban says he has tested positive for COVID-19, but has no symptons; AD Greg Byrne also has positive test

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Nick Saban says he has tested positive for COVID-19, but has no symptons; AD Greg Byrne also...

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C-USA pushes football title game back 2 weeks to Dec. 18

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Conference USA has pushed its football championship game back two weeks to Dec. 18, giving the league...

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In unusual SEC season, defense is becoming a punchline

LSU coach Ed Orgeron has lost patience with blown assignments, missed tackles and poor pursuit angles by Tigers defenders.And...

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NCAA: Dayton will host First Four through at least 2026

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton will continue to host the NCAA Tournament First Four through at least 2026.The NCAA on Wednesday...

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Getting Bateman back could be game-changer for Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Big Ten football went on hiatus, Tanner Morgan settled in with the rest of Minnesota's quarterbacks for...

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Men abused by Ohio State doctor call for NCAA investigation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some of the men alleging decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor are asking the NCAA and...

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Expectations tempered for Michigan St in Tucker's 1st season

Mel Tucker got a late start at Michigan State. Mark Dantonio's retirement didn't come until February, and Tucker was hired as...

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Wilson's rise brings back memories of BYU's time as QB U

A generation of college football fans grew up knowing BYU as QB U.Cougars quarterbacks consistently became first-round NFL...

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SEC postpones LSU-Florida game as Gators deal with outbreak

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida and defending national champion LSU are now scheduled to play in December....

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Clifford, No. 9 Penn State look to keep offense rolling

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — To break up the monotony of quarantine, Sean Clifford played catch with a familiar receiver all...

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Coach Greg Schiano starts second rebuilding tour at Rutgers

Greg Schiano has turned around a horrible Rutgers football program once. Doing it a second time is going to be even harder,...

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LSUs' Orgeron says QB Brennan not practicing this week

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Myles Brennan has been too sore to practice this week, coach Ed Orgeron said...

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Vegas to host NCAA Tournament men's regional for first time

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Las Vegas will host an NCAA Tournament men's regional for the first time after the NCAA changed a policy...

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South Dakota arena to host 8-team Thanksgiving week tourney

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Four teams that finished last season in The Associated Press Top 25 make up half the field for a...

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Maryland, Locksley seek stability at QB for 2020 and beyond

Since its last winning season in 2014, Maryland has gone through four different head coaches and a variety of quarterbacks --...

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No. 6 Ohio St confident about another run at national title

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State came within one botched play of likely advancing to the national championship game last...

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No. 4 Notre Dame riding experienced o-line to 3-0 start

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Even somebody with vision as compromised as left tackle Liam Eichenberg wound up having against Florida...

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It's almost 'go time' for Big Ten; Buckeyes favored again

The wait is almost over for the Big Ten.The ACC, Big 12 and SEC have been playing anywhere from three to five weeks amid the...

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ACC teams struggling early following postseason berths

Several Atlantic Coast Conference schools that reached the postseason in 2019 have work to do if they hope to return this...

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No. 16 Badgers ready to contend again after offseason losses

Wisconsin will open the season without quite as much experience as it expected to have.Senior quarterback Jack Coan underwent...

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Iowa breaks in new QB while riding momentum from 2019 finish

Iowa is on the best five-year run in program history and now turns to Spencer Petras to continue it.Petras, who will replace...