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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.


ACC teams look to answer questions at quarterback

The list of proven quarterbacks in the Atlantic Coast Conference is short. In fact, it basically starts and ends with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence. Ten schools faced questions of varying degrees …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 4:32 p.m.

Bill Plaschke: In wake of scandal, USC’s Lynn Swann needs to go

When Lynn Swann was hired out of nowhere to become USC’s athletic director in April 2016, his lack of major college administrative experience was brushed away with a promise.


Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer joining Fox’s studio team

Fox has announced that it has hired Urban Meyer as one of the analysts for its retooled college football pregame show.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:13 a.m.

Texas fires former QB Vince Young from part-time job

Texas has fired former star quarterback Vince Young from his part-time role as a development officer for poor performance and often being absent from work or not in touch with …


Nick Saban wants to rebuild “Alabama Factor” after falling short

Alabama enters spring practice with a largely new coaching staff and plenty of hot-hot recruits. Same old expectations, though. The Tide has new coordinators, seven new coaches and 15 early …


Ex-Georgia OC Jim Chaney attempts to rejuvenate Vols’ offense

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt knows first-hand the problems new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney can cause an opposing defense. Chaney was Georgia’s offensive coordinator and Pruitt was Alabama’s defensive coordinator in …


New OC Graham Harrell sees sunny days ahead for USC’s offense

Graham Harrell has begun work in one of the most scrutinized jobs in college football this season. Southern California’s new offensive coordinator is installing his version of the Air Raid …


New Ohio State coach Ryan Day kicks off tenure with many new faces

New Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has opened his first practice of his tenure with plenty of new faces. Day, who replaced a retiring Urban Myers, convened the first …


Fast food at White House for FCS football champ North Dakota State

The smell of burgers and fries wafted through the State Dining Room as President Donald Trump celebrated the championship football players from North Dakota State on Monday with fast food, …


Jury finds ex-Baylor football player not guilty of rape

The McLennan County jury deliberated about two hours in Waco before acquitting Shawn Oakman of sexual assault.


EWU hires Ian Shoemaker as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach

On Monday, Central Washington head football coach Ian Shoemaker accepted the job as OC and quarterbacks coach for the Eagles, according to EWU coach Aaron Best.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

Jon Wilner: What are the Pac-12 Networks worth to members? Apparently, not much

Some Pac-12 schools are receiving annual payouts from the Pac-12 Networks that are a fraction of what they’d hoped for – and a fraction of what has been reported in …


Justin Fields gets waiver to play immediately for Ohio State

Quarterback Justin Fields has been granted a waiver that will allow him to play immediately for Ohio State after transferring from Georgia. Fields, a former five-star recruit, transferred to the …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:18 a.m.

Clemson’s offensive coordinators join million-dollar club

Clemson’s co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott have received raises to now make $1 million a year. Several Clemson football assistants and staffers earned raises approved by the school’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Florida State, Miami try to flip narrative on signing day

Florida State and Miami were hoping signing day could help put 2018 to rest and start building toward better times. Coming off a 5-7 record in their first season under …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

NCAA bans Missouri from postseason after academic misconduct

The NCAA has sanctioned Missouri’s football, baseball and softball programs after an investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a tutor. Among the penalties were three years of probation and one year …


Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley’s salary jumps to $6 million

Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley’s salary jumped to $6 million and he had his contract extended a year, through the 2023 season. Riley and Oklahoma’s Board of Regents agreed in …


2-point shootouts? NCAA looks to limit OT football games

The NCAA football rules committee is going to consider changes to the overtime format. The goal is to make it less likely for games to go beyond two extra possessions …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Senior Bowl ‘golden opportunity’ for small school prospects

John Cominsky has more people watching Senior Bowl practices this week than he figures would typically attend his games at Division II Charleston. He’s among the NFL prospects from small …


Revamped NCAA waiver policy helps transfers play right away

A high-profile overhaul to NCAA transfer rules stopped short of creating free agency in college sports. A separate modification of the waiver process provided something of a compromise. It has …