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Super Host? Bucs can become 1st to play Super Bowl at home

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a chance to make history at Green Bay on Sunday. If they do, it might come with an asterisk. ...

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...

Brawl mars Mississippi State’s Armed Forces win over Tulsa

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A bowl victory that increased Mississippi State’s win total this season to four and No. 22 Tulsa’s failed attempt...

Florida QB Trask officially turns pro after record season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Kyle Trask made his future plans official Thursday, formally announcing he’s declining an opportunity to return to school...

West Virginia rallies to beat Army 24-21 in Liberty Bowl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Reserve quarterback Austin Kendall threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Simmons with 5:10 left and West Virginia held off...

Ball State beats No. 19 San Jose State 34-13 in Arizona Bowl

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tears were shed when Ball State coach Mike Neu told his players this summer that the season had been canceled...

Miami QB D’Eriq King tore knee ligament, plans 2021 return

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami quarterback D’Eriq King tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Hurricanes’ loss this week...

Sugar Bowl features Clemson-Ohio State CFP semifinal rematch

No. 2 Clemson (10-1, No. 2 College Football Playoff) vs. No. 3 Ohio State (6-0, No. 3 CFP), 8 p.m. EST ...

Gators rattled: No. 8 Oklahoma routs Florida in Cotton Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lincoln Riley will remember this Oklahoma season for a long time. It took a lot to get to the end...

Pasadena allows Rose Bowl name to be used in Texas

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The College Football Playoff semifinal in Texas will be allowed to call itself the Rose Bowl Game, but Pasadena officials...

Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell is AP coach of the year

Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell is The Associated Press college football coach of the year after leading the Chanticleers to a surprising, near-perfect season. ...

Ball drop: Wisconsin wins Duke’s Mayo Bowl, breaks trophy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Wisconsin Badgers captured the Duke's Mayo Bowl and the trophy that came along with it. ...

South Carolina QB Hilinski intends to transfer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski is transferring after two up-and-down seasons with the Gamecocks. ...

The Latest: K-State pauses all women’s basketball activities

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

All-American safety Talanoa Hufanga leaves USC for NFL draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California safety Talanoa Hufanga is headed to the NFL after a standout junior season. ...

Arizona Bowl pits No. 19 San Jose State against Ball State

Arizona Bowl: No. 19 San Jose State (7-0) vs. Ball State (6-1), at Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona, Thursday, 2 p.m. EST (CBS). ...

2020 sports quiz: Brady to Bundesliga, Big Ten to Brooklyn

You’ve had time to shelter at home and bone up. Your 2020 year-end sports quiz awaits. Like much else these days, quizzes will be...

Texas overcomes Ehlinger injury, routs Colorado 55-23

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas has been tested all year, but losing senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger to a shoulder injury was an obstacle the...

Sanders, Oklahoma State beat Miami 37-34 in Cheez-It Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Oklahoma State went to the air early and often to finish its season on a high note. ...

Tide’s DeVonta Smith the 1st WR to win AP Player of the Year

DeVonta Smith of Alabama is The Associated Press college football player of the year and the first wide receiver to win the award since...

Sacrifice and stress: How players handled season of COVID-19

The Saturday night after winning an afternoon home game is one of the best times to be a college football player. ...

USC offensive tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker to enter NFL draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker is headed to the NFL draft. ...

No. 10 Florida will be without top 4 pass catchers in Cotton

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida will be without its top four pass catchers in the Cotton Bowl against eighth-ranked Oklahoma. ...

Alabama’s Jones, Smith, Harris lead 6 Tide AP All-Americans

Heisman Trophy finalists Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team, leading a contingent of five Alabama players...

Music City Bowl between Iowa and Missouri canceled

The Music City Bowl between Missouri and Iowa was canceled Sunday because COVID-19 issues left the Tigers unable to play. ...

Authorities: Utah’s Ty Jordan died in accidental shooting

DALLAS (AP) — Ty Jordan, a star freshman running back for the University of Utah, died at a Dallas-area hospital after accidently shooting himself,...

No. 23 Liberty outlasts No. 9 Coastal Carolina in Cure Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Liberty ended Coastal Carolina's perfect season with a blocked kick in overtime. ...

No. 16 La.-Lafayette tops UTSA 31-24 in First Responder Bowl

DALLAS (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette’s seemingly comfortable 17-point lead over UTSA disappeared during the second half of the First Responder Bowl. ...

Brown, Georgia State top WKU 39-21 in LendingTree Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Georgia State’s second trip to Mobile this season was even more successful than its first. ...

QB D’Eriq King says he’s returning to Hurricanes in 2021

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — D’Eriq King transferred to Miami with the hope of competing for championships. ...

University: Utah star freshman running back Ty Jordan dead

DALLAS (AP) — Ty Jordan, a star freshman running back for the University of Utah who grew up in the Dallas area, has died,...

Marks lifts Buffalo to 17-10 Camellia Bowl win over Marshall

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Kevin Marks scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:09 left and Buffalo made a final defensive stop to beat...

Broussard, Jefferson headline AP All-Pac-12 football team

Colorado's Jarek Broussard ran for 301 yards in one game and averaged more than six yards per carry. Oregon State's Jermar Jefferson averaged more...

Hawaii beats Houston 28-14 in New Mexico Bowl — in Texas

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Chevan Cordeiro threw three first-half touchdown passes, Calvin Turner broke the New Mexico Bowl record with a 92-yard kickoff return...

Heisman finalists: Tide teammates plus Lawrence and Trask

Alabama teammates Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith along with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Florida’s Kyle Trask have been named finalists for the Heisman Trophy....

The Latest: UTSA football coach Jeff Traylor tests positive

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

AP All-Big 12: Iowa State players and coach win top awards

Iowa State running back Breece Hall and linebacker Mike Rose are The Associated Press Big 12 offensive and defensive players of the year after...

White, Memphis top Florida Atlantic 25-10 in Montgomery Bowl

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Brady White already held several Memphis career records, but he left another mark in his finale. ...

Ga. Southern routs La. Tech 38-3 in New Orleans Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts kept his team in suspense until pregame warmups. ...

Arizona hires Patriots assistant Fisch as head coach

Jedd Fisch was a law student wanting a chance to witness history when he followed O.J. Simpson's lawyers into the courthouse elevator. After being...

San Jose State finalizing extension with Brent Brennan

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State is finalizing a contract extension with football coach Brent Brennan after he led the school to...

Wilson carves up UCF in likely final game for No. 13 BYU

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The NFL will have to wait for BYU’s Zach Wilson — for a few days, at least. ...

Auburn hires Boise State’s Harsin to lead football program

Auburn has hired Boise State's Bryan Harsin as its head coach, luring him away from his alma mater and into the powerful Southeastern Conference. ...

Florida, Mullen sanctioned for NCAA recruiting violations

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida received a year of probation and football coach Dan Mullen was sanctioned Tuesday after the school and the NCAA...

AP All-Big Ten: Ohio State’s Fields, Indiana’s Allen honored

Quarterback Justin Fields repeated as offensive player of the year and is joined by three of his teammates on The Associated Press All-Big Ten...

Army takes Liberty Bowl spot left by Tennessee’s withdrawal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Army went from left out of the bowls to replacing Tennessee in the Liberty Bowl on Monday night, hours after...

Peoples sets bowl rushing mark, App State tops North Texas

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Camerun Peoples and Appalachian State began college football's virus-impacted bowl season with a record-breaking show at the Myrtle Beach Bowl...

No. 13 BYU, UCF bring explosive offenses to Boca Raton Bowl

Preparing for the Boca Raton Bowl proved a bit of a slippery slope for the Central Florida Knights. ...

Clemson’s Swinney votes CFP opponent Ohio State 11th

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had long discussed the inequality of teams that play double-digit games against those who play shorter...

STAT WATCH: Numbers reflect dominance of Alabama, Clemson

It should come as no surprise to see Alabama and Clemson fill the top two seeds in the College Football Playoff. ...

Army left out in Bowl Day marred by cancellations, opt outs

At a time when team after team had opted out of bowl games, Army found itself in a different sort of situation — left...

Clemson and Ohio State get CFP rematch in Sugar Bowl

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Shortened schedule and all, Ohio State is headed back to the College Football Playoff and a familiar foe will be...

Snubbed by committee, Texas A&M will face UNC in Orange Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jimbo Fisher's fondness of the Orange Bowl goes back to his youth, and he can still remember what a...

Cotton Bowl: Big 12 champ Oklahoma vs SEC runner-up Florida

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma is going right back to the stadium where the Sooners just won their sixth Big 12 championship in a...

CFP: Alabama-Notre Dame, Clemson-Ohio St as Aggies left out

A season filled with uncertainty brought on by the pandemic will end with a perfectly predictable College Football Playoff. ...

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