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Arkansas hires Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as head coach

Arkansas has hired Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its head coach, giving the longtime offensive line coach his first chance to lead a college program


Ohio State tops penultimate CFP rankings, LSU second

Ohio State will go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, followed by LSU, Clemson and Georgia


Rutgers hires Greg Schiano to rebuild Scarlet Knights again

Greg Schiano is coming back to Rutgers, reuniting the coach with the program he led for 11 years


AP Top 25: LSU remains No. 1, Alabama slides to ninth

Alabama dropped to No. 9 in The Associated Press college football poll, snapping the Crimson Tide’s record streak of 68 appearances in the top five


NCAA pushes back against Missouri after punishments upheld

The NCAA is pushing back against the University of Missouri after the school blasted the governing body for rejecting an appeal of punishments levied against in the case of a …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

AP Top 25: No. 2 Ohio State gains on top-ranked LSU

No. 2 Ohio State gained some ground on No. 1 LSU in The Associated Press college football poll and Oregon dropped out of the top 10 after being upset by …


LSU remains atop College Football Playoff rankings

The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia


Arkansas fires coach Chad Morris after 4-18 record

Arkansas fired football coach Chad Morris on Sunday after 22 games and no Southeastern Conference victories over nearly two terrible seasons


Ohio State, LSU, Alabama, Penn State top CFP rankings

Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State are the top four in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s first rankings of the season.


Around the Pac-12: Coaches cautious about California law

UCLA coach Chip Kelly was succinct when asked his opinion of California’s new law that would allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their names and likenesses. …


Injury-plagued Georgia Tech reeling on offense, last in nation

Georgia Tech hasn’t been able to catch a break on offense. The Yellow Jackets rank last in the nation with a paltry 13.5 scoring average, and first-year coach Geoff Collins …


No. 25 Michigan State gears up for tough October schedule

Forget about waiting until the stretch run in November. Michigan State will find out right now how it measures up against the Big Ten’s top teams. Ohio State, Wisconsin and …


Top 10 showdown: QBs gear up for Auburn-Florida matchup

Kyle Trask was a backup quarterback with four collegiate passes this time last year. That’s still four more than Bo Nix, who was in high school. Now, Trask is the …


All-America Watch: Ohio State CB Jeffrey Okudah on the rise

Jeffrey Okudah already was on the radar of NFL scouts as he began his second season as a starting cornerback for Ohio State. Suddenly, he has three interceptions in the …


Dogs’ Jake Fromm says Vols’ Jim Chaney taught him ‘big-boy football’

Jake Fromm wants to show his former mentor how well he learned his lessons. Fromm, No. 3 Georgia’s quarterback, says Jim Chaney, the Bulldogs’ former offensive coordinator, “really kind of …


No. 2 Clemson say they’ve been here before after close call

Clemson has taken a step back in the rankings and many of the Tigers are saying that’s not a bad thing. The second-ranked Tigers slipped from their perch atop the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019

AP Top 25: Alabama jumps to No. 1 after Clemson’s close call

Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, replacing preseason No. 1 Clemson after the Tigers had a close call with …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019

How we voted: Utah moves up a few more places in our poll after passing eye test against Washington State

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 62 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 poll this season. Every week throughout the 2019 season, he’ll break down …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

Top 25 football roundup: Top-ranked Clemson holds off North Carolina

Trevor Lawrence connected with Tee Higgins on a 38-yard touchdown pass with 9:54 left and top-ranked Clemson stopped a late 2-point conversion to hold off North Carolina 21-20 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

Big Sky football roundup: Dalton Sneed carries Montana to 45-20 victory over UC Davis

Dalton Sneed threw five touchdown passes and Montana pulled away for a 45-20 win over No. 5 UC Davis on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

Pac-12 football roundup: Stanford holds off Oregon State rally for 31-28 win

Jet Toner kicked a game-winning 39-yard field goal with six seconds left and Stanford overcame Oregon State’s late rally for a 31-28 victory Saturday night in Corvallis, Oregon, that snapped …


Top 25 football roundup: Arizona State upsets No. 15 California 24-17

Eno Benjamin scored his third touchdown of the game on a 3-yard run with 4:41 remaining, leading Arizona State to a 24-17 victory over No. 15 California on Friday night …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Nebraska unveils plans for $155M athletic training facility

Nebraska’s football team is getting a new, state-of-the-art athletic facility intended to boost recruiting and improve the Huskers’ standing nationally, university officials announced Friday.


USC-Washington, Virginia-Notre Dame headline Week 5 schedule

Notre Dame tries to bounce back from a painful loss and Southern California tries to build on the momentum of a surprising win in the two most notable college football …


No. 21 USC looks to continue momentum at No. 17 Washington

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:


Big 12 QBs far from finished with 8 non-senior starters

The Big 12 has long been a quarterback’s league. It has six Heisman Trophy winners in the last 18 seasons, and Oklahoma could produce its third in a row this …


No. 1 Clemson comfortable building depth, not player resumes

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence knows sitting and watching when the Tigers have big leads is no way to win a Heisman Trophy. It is, he said, it is a way …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa improves in football, if not Fortnite

Tua Tagovailoa is once again routinely putting up big numbers, making few mistakes and mostly sitting out the fourth quarters. The quarterback for second-ranked Alabama has remained efficient as ever …


Virginia-Notre Dame matchup headlines ACC’s Week 5

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 5:


No. 24 K-State into Big 12 opener undefeated under Chris Klieman

Some things to watch on the fifth weekend of Big 12 Conference play: