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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Brett Rypien helps West beat East 21-17 in Shrine Game

Brett Rypien displayed some of his pedigree in the East-West Shrine Game.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has decided to transfer to Oklahoma. Hurts made the announcement in a story in the Players’ Tribune. He will be available immediately as a graduate transfer. …


Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts

Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump’s offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food …


Oklahoma QB, A’s prospect Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declares for NFL draft



UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Alabama, Clemson lead too early 2019 top 25 college football rankings, Washington State projected 24th

Now that the 2018 college football season has come to a close, here are my 2019 never-too-early top 25 college football rankings.


Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton granted sixth year of eligibility

Luton has started in just nine games for the Beavers since his first season in 2017 because of injuries.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Idaho State football player files complaint against coaches

Idaho State safety Jayson Miller filed a formal complaint with the university on Nov. 14. Miller says head coach Rob Phenicie twice hammer-punched his shoulder and assistant coach Jay Staggs …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

Suspended Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence among 3 Tigers off to NFL

Suspended Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is going to the NFL. The junior lineman became the third defensive starter for Clemson’s national championship team to give up their eligibility to …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Wrapping up 2018 with eye toward 2019

Clemson beat Alabama for the national championship, but can the Tigers keep the Crimson Tide from reaching another less significant milestone?


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Clemson rolls Tide, wins second national championship in three years

Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Alabama-Clemson IV: Can Saban’s dynasty reach new heights?

Alabama-Clemson IV, the third meeting with the national championship on the line, will be played Monday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Tide vs. Tigers might be getting …


Cal defensive back Bryce Turner dies at age 19

California defensive back Bryce Turner has died after being hospitalized for a medical emergency during a non-team workout. He was 19.


West Virginia hires Troy’s Neal Brown for 6 years, $19.05 million

West Virginia hired Troy’s Neal Brown on Saturday to coach the Mountaineers, landing the youngest of six coaches in the FBS who have won at least 10 games each of …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Clemson QB Switch: Tigers thrived after Trevor Lawrence’s promotion

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence earned the starting job over senior Kelly Bryant on the field and not in the staff meeting rooms.


College Football Playoff: Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa says sprained ankle feeling good

Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa says his sprained ankle is feeling good two days before the Crimson Tide play Clemson for the national championship.


QB Justin Fields confirms transfer to Ohio State from Georgia

Quarterback Justin Fields confirmed Friday night he is transferring to Ohio State following one season as Georgia’s backup.


Hall of Fame college football coach George Welsh dies

George Welsh, who coached football at Virginia for 19 years and retired as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s career victories leader, has died.


Oklahoma hires former WSU assistant Alex Grinch as defensive coordinator

Oklahoma has hired Ohio State co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Alex Grinch as defensive coordinator.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 4:07 p.m.

Clemson-Alabama IV has precedents in other sports

Playoff games between Clemson and Alabama that determine college football’s champions have become as regular an occurrence in the winter as Golden State-Cleveland NBA Finals matchups are each spring.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Tickets for College Football Playoff title game between Alabama, Clemson available for cheap

Tickets for the CFP title game between Alabama and Clemson have never been cheaper.


Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa headlines AP’s all-bowl team

Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama outdueled Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl to earn his spot as the quarterback of The Associated Press …


Clemson’s NFL prospects step closer to championship goals

Clemson All-American defensive tackle Christian Wilkins is grateful for the journey he has taken during his final college season. But he says he hasn’t reached his destination yet. The second-ranked …


Gutsy calls by a gambling Nick Saban have turned title games

Nick Saban showed he’s capable of derring-do in Alabama’s past two national championship game wins. The coach famed for his scowl, his process and his meticulous down-to-the-tiniest detail nature has …


Ralph D. Russso: Expand playoff to get the guess work out of the game

The satisfying simplicity of sports is in the definitive result. A game is played. There is a winner and a loser and the winner gets a reward.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Houston hires coach Dana Holgorsen away from West Virginia

Houston hired West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen as its coach Wednesday, ending his eight-year run with the Mountaineers.


Purdue super fan who inspired with fight against cancer dies

Tyler Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday. He was 20 years old.


QB Sam Ehlinger’s 3 TD runs lead Texas past Georgia 28-21 in Sugar Bowl

Sam Ehlinger ran for three touchdowns, the Texas defense largely held Georgia’s offense in check, and the Longhorns earned their first 10-win season since 2009 by beating the Bulldogs 28-21 …


Iowa rallies past No. 18 Mississippi State in Outback Bowl

Safety Jake Gervase made an interception in the end zone to help preserve a late lead, and ball-hawking Iowa Hawkeyes beat No. 18 Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl 27-22 …


No. 11 LSU knocks off No. 7 UCF 40-32 in Fiesta Bowl

Joe Burrow shook off a vicious early hit to throw for 394 yards and four touchdowns, helping No. 11 LSU end No. 7 Central Florida’s 25-game winning streak with a …