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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

FanDuel pays out bets on Alabama to win title ahead of game

FanDuel sportsbook is paying out bets from people who picked Alabama to win the college football national championship – over a month before the game is played. The company announced …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Five things to watch on college football’s championship weekend: SEC play-in; Kyler Murray’s Heisman push

College football closes its regular season with championship weekend, leading to selection Sunday when the playoff is set and the bowls are matchups are finalized. This is the first season …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

FSU fan fired after posting coach Willie Taggart should be lynched

A Facebook post suggesting Florida State head coach Willie Taggart should be lynched has cost a Seminoles fan his job.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Couch Slouch: There’s a word for College Football Playoff: rigged

The only popular team sport in America more rigged than college basketball is college football. That’s not opinion, that’s fact; it is incontrovertible, indisputable and inarguable.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

USC keeping Helton after 5-7 season, but changes promised

Clay Helton will remain USC’s head coach despite presiding over the Trojans’ first losing season since 2000, USC athletic director Lynn Swann announced Sunday.


Texas Tech fires former QB Kingsbury after 6 years as coach

Kliff Kingsbury was fired Sunday by Texas Tech after the former record-setting Red Raiders quarterback had a losing overall record in his six seasons as their head coach.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Top-25 roundup: Kellen Mond helps Texas A&M over No. 8 LSU 74-72 in 7 OTs

Kellen Mond’s 2-point conversion to Kendrick Rogers in the seventh overtime gave Texas A&M 74-72 victory over No. 8 LSU on Saturday in College Station, Texas in a game that …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Pac-12 roundup: No. 3 Notre Dame rolls to 12-0 season, beats rival USC 24-17

Ian Book passed for 352 yards and Dexter Williams went 52 yards on a go-ahead touchdown run for the Irish. J.T. Daniels passed for 349 yards for the Trojans, who …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

FCS Playoffs: Montana State tops Incarnate Word in opener; Nicholls State to face Eastern Washington

Troy Andersen ran for a touchdown and threw for another, leading Montana State to a 35-14 win over Incarnate Word in the first round of the FCS playoffs. His touchdown …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Top-25 roundup: No. 6 Oklahoma edges No. 12 West Virginia in offensive shootout

Kyler Murray threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, No. 6 Oklahoma scored two defensive TDs and the Sooners beat No. 12 West Virginia 59-56 Friday night in …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

CJ Verdell has 5 TDs in Oregon’s 55-15 win over Oregon State

CJ Verdell ran for 187 yards and four touchdowns, and also caught a scoring pass, and Oregon defeated Oregon State 55-15 Friday in a Civil War victory that was marred …


No. 22 Mississippi State beats Mississippi 35-3 in Egg Bowl

Nick Fitzgerald ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score to lead No. 22 Mississippi State over Mississippi 35-3 in an Egg Bowl marred by a fight in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:09 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: It’s the Apple Cup and everything else this weekend

It’s rivalry weekend, and one game trumps the rest. Tune into the Civil War if you’d like, check out the Territorial Cup if you’re so inclined, but just make sure …


Colorado fires coach Mike MacIntyre after six straight losses

Colorado has fired coach Mike MacIntyre after the team lost six straight games in his sixth season at the school.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Top-25 roundup: Ohio State rallies to beat Maryland 52-51 in OT

Ohio State went to overtime to avoid one of the most stunning upsets of the season, beating Maryland 52-51 on Saturday in College Park, Maryland when the Terrapins failed to …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 11:47 p.m.

Pac-12 roundup: No. 21 Utah handles slow start, snow and Colorado 30-7

The 21st-ranked Utah Utes overcame a slow start, sloppy field and a snowstorm to rout the Colorado Buffaloes 30-7. The Utes won despite losing their defensive star Chase Hansen to …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Logan Jones’ late touchdown run lifts Montana State over Montana 29-25

Senior running back Logan Jones’ 13-yard touchdown run with 2:19 left pushed Montana State into the lead, and a goal-line fumble with under 10 seconds left sealed the Bobcats’ 29-25 …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

Top 25: Sean Modster has 3 TD catches, No. 23 Boise State tops New Mexico 45-14

Sean Modster caught a career-best three touchdown passes to lead No. 23 Boise State to a 45-14 victory over New Mexico on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke

The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area resulting from …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Carroll football coach Mike Van Diest retires after 20 seasons

Carroll College football coach Mike Van Diest announced his retirement Monday after 20 seasons and six NAIA national championships at the Helena school.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

Pac-12 roundup: Jason Shelley, Armand Shyne help Utah beat Oregon 32-25

In his first start, Jason Shelley ran for two touchdowns and Armand Shyne had 174 yards rushing to power Utah past Oregon 32-25. The Utes lost Tyler Huntley, their starting …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Josh Davis runs Weber State over Southern Utah 31-18

Josh Davis ran for 225 yards and two touchdowns and Weber State kept pace in the Big Sky Conference race with a 31-18 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday night …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Alabama beats No. 18 Mississippi State 24-0

Fresh from a 29-0 victory over No. 9 LSU, Alabama defense hasn’t allowed a point in nine-plus quarters.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Top 25 roundup: Brett Rypien leads Boise State past No. 16 Fresno State 24-17

Boise State, which hasn’t lost to Fresno State at home since 1984, beat a ranked team for the first time in November in program history to keep its conference title …


Kansas fires football coach Beaty with year left on contract

Kansas has fired football coach David Beaty, effective at the end of the season, ending a three-plus year tenure marked by modest improvement but just a handful of wins.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Top 25 roundup: Alabama routs LSU in top-five showdown

Tua Tagovailoa threw two touchdown passes and ran 44 yards for a score in his toughest test this season, Alabama’s defense stifled No. 4 LSU, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Pac-12 roundup: Manny Wilkins, N’Keal Harry lead Sun Devils past No. 16 Utah 38-20

Manny Wilkins threw three touchdown passes to N’Keal Harry and Arizona State beat Utah 38-20, knocking the No. 16 Utes out of sole possession of first place in Pac-12 South. …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Trey Tuttle, Jake Constantine lift Weber State over Sacramento State

Jake Constantine passed for two touchdowns and Trey Tuttle added a pair of field goals and Weber State defeated Sacramento State 26-14 on Saturday in Ogden, Utah to win its …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

McKenzie Milton throws 3 TDs, No. 9 Temple holds off Temple 52-40

McKenzie Milton threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 9 UCF hold off Temple 52-40 and extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 21 games. Taj McGowan …


Maryland fires coach DJ Durkin day after reinstatement

DJ Durkin has been fired as Maryland’s football coach, one day after being reinstated by the school. His dismissal comes after the decision to bring him back on Tuesday was …