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Ohio State, other Big Ten East powers facing uncertainty

The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren’t the only program with uncertainty in …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Big Ten notebook: Jim Harbaugh, Michigan looking to play game outside U.S.

Michigan hasn’t played a game outside the United States in more than a century but coach Jim Harbaugh said that will change soon. Asked about the possibility of playing a …


Mike Locksley excited to lead Maryland football past tumultuous 2018

When Mike Locksley was hired in December as Maryland’s head football coach – the first black head coach in program history – he knew the timing was perfect. The 49-year-old …


Clemson needs to fill major holes on defensive line

Clemson has several holes to fill on defense after its second national football championship in three years. The Tigers have lost seven starters from the team that defeated Alabama 44-16 …


Virginia looking for playmakers to help QB Bryce Perkins

Virginia is looking for playmakers to step in and help dual-threat quarterback Bryce Perkins. The Cavaliers need to replace wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus and running back Jordan Ellis, who both …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 3 p.m.

Georgia leads growing SEC pack chasing powerhouse Alabama

Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs are trying to take the next step. For a team that has emerged as a national contender, that means beating Southeastern Conference powerhouse Alabama. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:03 p.m.

Texas says 10-win season not enough to be ‘back’ in Big 12

Texas coach Tom Herman knows that the Longhorns are a bit ahead of schedule after 10 wins in his second season. They also made the Big 12 championship game and …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

American Commissioner Mike Aresco: No plans to replace UConn

American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco says the league has no plans to add a member to replace Connecticut when the school leaves to join the Big East. UConn’s return …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Record-setting Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen, 38, dies

Jared Lorenzen, a husky left-handed quarterback who set multiple Kentucky passing and offensive records before backing up Eli Manning on the New York Giants’ Super Bowl-winning 2007 team, has died. …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

AP sources: UConn in talks to move back into Big East

A University of Connecticut official says the school is working to get back into the Big East for basketball and other sports. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity …


‘This isn’t for everyone’: A labor of love for football refs

Being a college football official has never been more difficult. Those who do it face relentless criticism and attacks on their credibility. The Southeastern Conference is exploring ways to publicly …


United Airlines, USC agree to modify L.A. Coliseum naming deal

United Airlines and the University of Southern California have reached a new naming rights agreement for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to resolve criticism that putting a corporate name on the …


Euro steps: Top football programs discover European recruits

A former college football player from Ohio now living in Germany is trying to open a pipeline to the United State for European recruits. Brandon Collier has worked with players …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 1:48 p.m.

Vegas, baby! SEC, Big Ten to share bowl spot in new stadium

The Big Ten and Southeastern conferences will be heading to Las Vegas for bowl season in upcoming years. The two leagues will take turns sending a team to face the …


Analysis: Picking the 2020 class for college football hall

A glance at the list of candidates eligible for selection to the College Football Hall of Fame is likely to produce the following reaction: How is that guy not in …


Transfer, play right away? Don’t bank on it, NCAA cases show

A string of recent high-profile transfers gave the college football world the impression it was getting easier for players to switch schools and compete right away. The reality is much …


Illinois DE Roundtree injures spine in swimming accident

Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree was speaking, eating and sitting up after severely injuring his spine in a weekend swimming accident near his Florida home, a school spokesman said Monday. …


NFL Network to broadcast 10 Conference USA football games

The NFL Network and Conference USA have agreed to a four-year partnership that will put 10 Saturday afternoon conference football games on the network each season. The exact schedule will …


Coach Dan Mullen responds to Florida’s recent legal troubles

Florida coach Dan Mullen’s personal beliefs about violence toward women haven’t resulted in a zero-tolerance policy for his program. Mullen expressed disappointment in having two players and a staff member …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney signs largest college football contract ever

Two national titles in three years have helped earn Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney the biggest contract in college football history. University trustees approved the 10 year, $92 million deal …


Pac-12 spring football notebook: Justin Herbert returns to quarterback Oregon Ducks

One Pacific-12 Conference team that doesn’t have a quarterback issue is Oregon, which has Justin Herbert back for his senior season.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

He’s retired from competitive dance and kung fu, but Washington’s Kyler Gordon is still Mr. Spotlight

Kyler Gordon was an athlete before he was anything else.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 1:26 p.m.

Plenty of coaching changes around SEC during offseason

There has been plenty of coaching turnover around the Southeastern Conference this offseason. It just didn’t involve the men in charge. The 2019 season shapes up as the first time …


14 Big Ten football players poised to break out in the fall

A look at football players in the Big Ten this spring who are poised to have standout seasons this fall


7 Big Ten teams will extend QB competitions into preseason

Seven of the 14 Big Ten teams are coming out of spring practices planning to continue quarterback auditions in August. Incumbents Peyton Ramsey at Indiana and Arthur Sitkowski at Rutgers …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

To slow flow of grad transfers, NCAA could constrain schools

Football and basketball coaches may be less likely to add graduate transfers to their teams under a change being considered by the NCAA.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

Deep Cyclones seeking replacements for Hakeem Butler, David Montgomery

Iowa State should have one of the most talented teams in school history. The Cyclones will also be without two of the most gifted players they’ve ever had in wide …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

QB Matthew Baldwin signals intent to transfer from Ohio State

Ohio State quarterback Matthew Baldwin has signaled his intention to transfer. A school spokesman confirmed the redshirt freshman has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal. He was competing …


Coach Joe Moorhead puts focus on Mississippi State’s offense

Mississippi State’s lack of a consistent passing offense wrecked what could have been a special season in 2018 for the Bulldogs. Second-year coach Joe Moorhead is working to correct the …


14 ACC players who could break out during fall camp

A look at football players in the Atlantic Coast Conference this spring who are poised to break out this fall.