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Leroy Keyes, gold standard of Purdue football, dies at 74

Leroy Keyes, a two-time consensus All-American running back and one of the greatest football players in Purdue history, died Thursday. He was 74. ...

TSU hires 1st-time coach Eddie George hoping for revival

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State is banking on Eddie George's name, connections and football knowledge as a former NFL running back to return...

Randall and Smith lead San Diego over Stetson 34-10

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mason Randall threw two touchdown passes, Terrence Smith ran for two scores, and San Diego beat Stetson 34-10 on Saturday....

Lance Armstrong’s son charged with sexual assault from 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The son of former cyclist Lance Armstrong was charged with sexual assault from 2018 when he was 18, according to...

$50M suit alleges retaliation over allegations against coach

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit, an associate athletic director at Louisiana State University accuses university officials of...

Ex-Florida State football player accused of killing man

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida State football player was involved in a scuffle with his girlfriend hours before he fatally...

About 17 million view Baylor’s championship win over Gonzaga

NEW YORK (AP) — Even an NCAA championship matchup between two widely acknowledged as the best men's college basketball teams in the country wasn't...

Davidson snaps San Diego’s 39-game league winning streak

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tyler Phelps threw three touchdown passes to lead Davidson to a 31-25 victory over San Diego on Saturday, ending the...

AP Sources: NCAA has not tested for drugs at championships

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has not tested players for performance-enhancing drugs at March Madness and other recent college championships, The Associated Press has...

High court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to college athletes in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting their education-related...

Jones, Smith, Harris reconnect at Alabama’s pro day No. 2

DeVonta Smith was there for quarterback Mac Jones once again, this time it was at Alabama's latest pro day. ...

Supreme Court case could change the nature of college sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court case being argued this week amid March Madness could erode the difference between elite college athletes and professional...

State police to probe deadly Virginia Beach police shooting

Virginia Beach police have turned over their investigation of an officer-involved shooting of a former college football player to Virginia State Police after the...

Virginia Beach man killed by police played college football

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man shot and killed by a police officer at a Virginia oceanfront resort area was a college football...

Howard Schnellenberger, 87, Miami, Louisville coach, dies

MIAMI (AP) — Howard Schnellenberger was a pipe smoker with a push-broom mustache and gruff baritone, and he paired his grandiloquent manner with grandiose...

UC Davis sets program records for points, total yards

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Hunter Rodrigues was 19 of 23 for 265 yards and three touchdowns and UC Davis set school records for total...

San Diego wins 39th straight Pioneer game, ties FCS record

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mason Randall was 32 of 41 for 302 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, and San Diego tied an...

Playmakers wanted: Defending champ Alabama replacing stars

Nick Saban and Alabama opened spring practice Friday with an immediate goal. Along with winning another national championship, that is. ...

NCAA basketball players use biggest stage to deliver message

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A social media effort to raise awareness about inequities in college sports by some prominent basketball players came with calls for...

Not NCAA Property: Players push for reform on social media

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several prominent players at the March Madness basketball tournament took aim at the NCAA on social media Wednesday, demanding changes to...

No. 6 Alabama adds another SEC title, edges LSU at tourney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Skip calling Alabama simply a football school anymore. The Crimson Tide have courted a new moniker they think fits so...

Kansas AD Jeff Long resigns after Les Miles debacle

Kansas athletic director Jeff Long resigned Wednesday, less than two days after the school mutually parted with Les Miles amid sexual misconduct allegations dating...

Report finds ‘no racist intent’ behind song ‘Eyes of Texas’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas' long-awaited report on “The Eyes of Texas” has found that the school song has “no racist...

Miles out at Kansas over behavior with women while at LSU

Les Miles is out as Kansas' head coach just days after he was placed on administrative leave amid sexual misconduct allegations from his tenure...

Kansas places Miles on administrative leave after LSU report

Kansas placed coach Les Miles on administrative leave Friday night, hours after a report released by LSU revealed school officials there considered firing him...

Suns cruise past short-handed Warriors 120-98

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix coach Monty Williams loves saying that he isn't going to get “happy on the farm” because his team's won a...

AP Top 25 Podcast: College football’s biggest underachievers

Tennessee's turmoil. Southern California's struggles. Nebraska’s search for an identity in a changing college football landscape. ...

By opting out of video game, ND calls attention to NIL issue

The NCAA's proposal to permit athletes to earn money from endorsements would stand in the way of players' names, images and likenesses being used...

ESPN re-signs Rece Davis as ‘College GameDay’ host

ESPN has re-signed Rece Davis to a multiyear contract that will keep him in place as host of the network’s popular Saturday college football...

Clemson all-ACC cornerback Kendrick no longer with Tigers

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting cornerback Derion Kendrick is no longer part of the Tigers' program. ...

Column: Names of Black athletes need to adorn stadiums

As Black History Month comes to a close, there have been myriad tributes to the accomplishments of African Americans in sports arenas across the...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Humans vs. math in early 2021 projections

By the numbers, 2021 looks promising for Miami. Humans are more skeptical about the Hurricanes being back. ...

Tim Tebow retires from baseball after five years with Mets

Tim Tebow is retiring from baseball after five years as a minor leaguer with the New York Mets. ...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Sarkisian’s road from rehab to Texas

Steve Sarkisian was out of college football five years ago, having lost a dream job because of his struggles with alcoholism. ...

UCF hires former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn to lead Knights

Gus Malzahn had planned take a season off from coaching and maybe do some TV work. ...

The Latest: Tuberville stands by account of Trump phone call

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump's second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): ...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Takeaways from 2020 coaching changes

A pandemic could not stop some college football programs from spending millions to change football coaches. ...

“Midnight Train to Georgia’ songwriter Jim Weatherly dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hall of Fame songwriter Jim Weatherly, who wrote “Midnight Train to Georgia" and other hits for Gladys Knight, Glen Campbell...

Tournament of Roses sues Pasadena over Rose Bowl Game rights

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association is suing the city of Pasadena over rights to the trade names Rose Bowl...

Alabama follows up title by finalizing star-studded class

Alabama continues recruiting at a level that should strengthen the reigning national champion’s status as college football’s premier program. ...

Oregon leads Pac-12 in recruiting for third straight year

Oregon was among the top recruiting programs under the previous two coaches, consistently pulling in classes among the top half of the Pac-12 Conference. ...

Video game maker EA Sports announces return of NCAA Football

Video game maker EA Sports announced Tuesday that it is bringing back its college football series, which was shelved eight years ago after the...

Franks-to-Yeboah TD seals National’s 27-24 Senior Bowl win

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M's Kellen Mond was the Senior Bowl Most Valuable Player but two fellow Southeastern Conference Western Division products made...

Players who opted out look to shake off rust at Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — ...

NCAA probe is ‘speed bump’ to Vols’ new coach Josh Heupel

Josh Heupel believes he can win quickly at Tennessee and position the football program for long-term success. He's so confident that not even the...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Tennessee’s deep hole; Scott’s legacy

The offseason started but the college football news never stops. ...

Ole Miss hires Baker as passing game coordinator/TEs coach

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin has hired John David Baker as passing game coordinator and tight ends coach. ...

Super Host: Bucs become 1st to play Super Bowl at home

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will feel right at home in the Super Bowl. ...

NFL draft early entry list has 3 national title-winning QBs

Ohio State junior quarterback Justin Fields is among 98 players granted special eligibility by the NFL into the league's draft, while national championship-winning QBs...

The Latest: Northern Colorado not playing Big Sky football

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Bama hires ex-Texans coach O’Brien as offensive coordinator

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — National champion Alabama has hired former Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. ...

Tennessee moves quickly, hires UCF’s Danny White as new AD

Tennessee has hired UCF athletic director Danny White as the Volunteers' new athletic director just three days after the firing of football coach Jeremy...

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott stepping down at end of June

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott is stepping down at the end of June, ending an 11-year tenure in which the conference landed a transformational billion...

Comfort TV viewing gives ratings boost to football, dramas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unprecedented impeachment hearing failed to keep TV viewers from settling back into familiar, escapist habits last week. ...

Tennessee fires Pruitt, 9 others for ‘serious’ NCAA issues

The Tennessee football program is starting over yet again, this time after coach Jeremy Pruitt and nine others were fired Monday for cause when...

History-making woman kicker invited to Biden inauguration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sarah Fuller, the first woman to score in a Power Five conference football game, says she's been invited to attend...

Marshall hires Alabama assistant Huff as football coach

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall has given Alabama’s Charles Huff his first head coaching job. ...

Maryland prepares $3.5 million payout to McNair parents

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the parents of football player Jordan McNair,...

FCS schedules nearly set with season starting in February

One college football season just ended, and another one starts in just over a month. ...

New Texas coach Sarkisian defends “The Eyes of Texas”

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fresh off a national title with Alabama, Steve Sarkisian plans big changes to Texas' football program. ...

Thousands party in streets after Alabama win, despite virus

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of University of Alabama football fans partied in the street near campus after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State...

Alabama’s Nick Saban already working on chasing title No. 8

Nick Saban wasn't ready to contemplate his legacy moments after capturing a record seventh national championship “because you're always looking forward.” ...

RB Markese Stepp lands at Nebraska after transfer from USC

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Running back Markese Stepp has transferred from Southern California to Nebraska, strengthening an area of need for the Cornhuskers following...

Unstoppable Tide: Alabama routs Ohio St for national title

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the...

COVID-19 shadows title game as college football season ends

The end of the college football season began with a scene that would have looked bizarre 12 months ago — and will likely appear...

Carson Palmer, Bob Stoops lead college Hall of Fame class

Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest...

ESPN doubles down by expanding MegaCasts to NFL playoffs

ESPN's MegaCast treatment during the College Football Playoff is among their most ambitious productions during the year. The network is doubling down though by...

Michigan decides to stick with Jim Harbaugh with 5-year deal

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has decided to stick with coach Jim Harbaugh, finalizing a new, five-year deal on Friday. ...

Homebound viewers boost New Year’s Eve ratings; a CNN high

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stuck at home on a pandemic New Year's Eve, TV viewers turned to Ryan Seacrest, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen...

Bama’s Waddle back practicing, status for title game unclear

Alabama star receiver Jaylen Waddle has returned to practice. Now the question is will he be able to play in the title game Monday...

Sark latest ‘Bama assistant multi-tasking before title game

Steve Sarkisian is the latest Alabama coordinator to be drawing up game plans for a national title showdown before leaving for a new head...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence declaring for NFL draft

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has made it official — he's heading to the NFL. ...

Alabama’s Smith becomes 1st WR to win Heisman in 29 years

NEW YORK (AP) — On an Alabama team stacked with stars, DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football while playing a...

Reported virus issues at Ohio St raise specter of CFP delay

College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said Tuesday the national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State is still a go for Monday...

Ohio State coach Day expects QB Fields to play vs Alabama

Ohio State coach Ryan Day said he expects Justin Fields to play in the College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama after the...

Alabama, Ohio State travel different paths to title game

Alabama breezed through the regular season and college football's semifinals, surviving a solitary scare in the Southeastern Conference championship game to reach its expected...

Texas A&M runs past North Carolina in Orange Bowl, 41-27

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher pulled a hamstring as he tried to avoid the players who wanted to give...

No. 12 Iowa State beats No. 25 Oregon 34-17 in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Breece Hall ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns, Brock Purdy accounted for two scores and No. 12 Iowa State...

Texas fires Herman after 4 seasons, hires Tide OC Sarkisian

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas was tired of waiting for Tom Herman to deliver a Big 12 title and turn the Longhorns back into...

Kentucky runs for 281, beats NC State 23-21 in chippy Gator

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky's postgame locker room provided a scene players and coaches might never forget. They celebrated a third consecutive bowl victory...

Corral, Ole Miss take down No. 7 Indiana in Outback Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Even before Mississippi took the field for the Outback Bowl, the Rebels felt good about the direction they're headed. ...

Prolific WR Amon-Ra St. Brown joins USC exodus to NFL draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown is headed to the NFL draft after three seasons at Southern California. ...

Ole Miss to reward Kiffin with new contract after 1 season

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi says it has reached agreement in principle with coach Lane Kiffin on a new contract. ...

6 years later, Alabama and Ohio State go at it again

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — When Ohio State upset Alabama in the semifinals of the first College Football Playoff on the way to the Buckeyes'...

Kentucky’s Horsey among 3 Comeback Player of Year winners

Kentucky offensive lineman Kenneth Horsey is one of three winners announced Saturday of the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award, along with...

Clemson star QB Lawrence sputters in Superdome again

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was on his back, reaching out desperately with his right hand to try to gather in...

Fields’ day: No. 3 Ohio State routs No. 2 Clemson 49-28

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Numbers have fueled Ohio State all year. ...

Roll Tide! No. 1 Alabama beats Notre Dame 31-14 in Rose Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A truly untraditional Rose Bowl setting, a very common result for Alabama in the College Football Playoff. ...

Clemson linebacker Skalski ejected for hit on Fields

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clemson starting middle linebacker James Skalski has been ejected from the Sugar Bowl for a tackle that knocked Ohio State...

AP source: Florida fires 2 assistants after defensive fiasco

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen wasted little time identifying problem areas following his team's worst defensive season in more than a...

Notre Dame better in Texas, but loses again in semifinals

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Book had Notre Dame moving with a chance to get within a touchdown of No. 1 Alabama when his...

Ohio State without starting G Miller, RB Teague vs. Clemson

Ohio State will be without starting guard Harry Miller, second-leading rusher Master Teague and defensive ends Zach Harrison and Tyler Friday in the Sugar...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson entering NFL draft

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU quarterback Zach Wilson is entering the NFL draft. ...

Ramsey leads No. 15 Northwestern past Auburn in Citrus Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Northwestern's defense sent coordinator Mike Hankwitz into retirement as a winner. ...

Podlesny’s FG lifts Georgia past Cincinnati in Peach Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) — Jack Podlesny told Georgia coaches before Friday's Peach Bowl that he felt confident attempting field goals from as long as 55...

USC DL Marlon Tuipulotu, CB Olaijah Griffin headed to draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California defensive lineman Marlon Tuipulotu and cornerback Olaijah Griffin are headed to the NFL draft. ...

No. 7 Indiana excited to be in Outback Bowl against Ole Miss

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No. 7 Indiana is not going to let anything dampen its enthusiasm. ...

NC State seething in underdog role vs Kentucky in Gator Bowl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It’s one of the oddest betting lines of the bowl season. ...

Texas A&M, North Carolina look forward, await Orange Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — If there’s one belief that Texas A&M and North Carolina share heading into the Orange Bowl, it’s that there’s...

No. 12 Iowa State to face No. 25 Oregon in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — No. 12 Iowa State finished first in the Big 12 regular season for the first time and set a school...

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