College Football NEWS ARCHIVE

» Sunday, December 31, 2017

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley entering NFL draft

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is entering the NFL draft.

Alabama-Clemson becomes college football’s best new rivalry

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The three-peat will be complete.

Rosy outlook: Riley, Smart took over playoff-potential teams

LOS ANGELES (AP) A few days after the Rose Bowl matchup between No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Georgia was set, Sooners coach Lincoln Riley and Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart ran into each other at a high school in Georgia. They were there by themselves to recruit the same player.

Optics or reality? Southeast US reigns over college football

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Oklahoma is one team in this year's College Football Playoff that is not like the others.

No. 14 Notre Dame, No. 16 LSU to grind it out in Citrus Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Even with more than a month to prepare and a season's worth of tape to analyze, the game plan for 14th-ranked Notre Dame and No. 16 LSU is straightforward heading into Monday's Citrus Bowl: have success on the ground and stop the run.

No. 1 Clemson, No. 4 Alabama renew high-stakes rivalry

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Clemson (12-1) vs. No. 4 Alabama (11-1) at New Orleans, Monday, 8:45 p.m. ET (ESPN)

No. 3 Georgia faces No. 2 Oklahoma for 1st time in Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl: No. 3 Georgia (12-1) vs. No. 3 Oklahoma (12-1) at Pasadena, California, Monday, 5 p.m. ET (ESPN)

UNC LB Andre Smith leaving school to enter NFL draft

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina junior linebacker Andre Smith is entering the NFL draft.

Mississippi St earns bowl win, focuses on ’18 with Moorhead

Mississippi State enjoyed nearly a decade of stability and success under former coach Dan Mullen, who left the program last month to take Florida's head coaching job.

Huskies still have steps to take in joining national elite

SEATTLE (AP) In four seasons, Chris Petersen has completely remodeled Washington, changed the culture of the program, won a conference title, twice played in a New Year's Six bowl game, and once played in the College Football Playoff.

After bowl loss, Louisville awaits Jackson’s NFL decision

Another season of eye-popping statistics made Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson a finalist for his second Heisman Trophy and rallied the Cardinals from a midseason slump to their eighth consecutive bowl appearance.

Stanford’s David Shaw wins Dodd Trophy as coach of the year

ATLANTA (AP) David Shaw of Stanford has won the Dodd Trophy as coach of the year.

Miami’s 2017: A Coastal title, drama, struggles and a chain

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami's season had a little of everything.

Iowa State caps turnaround season with rare bowl win

It might have been the most satisfying 8-5 season in the history of college football.

Optics or reality? Southeast US reigns over college football

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Oklahoma is one team in this year's College Football Playoff that is not like the others.

Michigan, South Carolina eye 9 wins, solid finish in Outback

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Don't try to sell Jim Harbaugh or Will Muschamp on the notion that New Year's Day games that are not part of the College Football Playoff are irrelevant.

Michigan, South Carolina seek strong finish in Outback Bowl

Outback Bowl: Michigan (8-4) vs. South Carolina (8-4), at Tampa, Fla., Monday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Notre Dame faces LSU in matchup of running teams

Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame (9-3) vs. LSU (9-3) at Orlando, Fla., Monday, 1 p.m. ET (ABC)

Optics or reality? Southeast US reigns over college football

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Oklahoma is one team in this year's College Football Playoff that is not like the others.

Auburn, past ’sad’ SEC loss, faces UCF in Peach Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) No. 10 Central Florida will be playing for a perfect season - and respect for the team and its conference - when it faces No. 7 Auburn in the Peach Bowl on Monday.

UCF puts 12-0 record on line against Auburn in Peach Bowl

Peach Bowl: No. 7 Auburn (10-3) vs. No. 10 Central Florida (12-0) at Atlanta, Monday, 12:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Former Texas Tech OC Morris named Incarnate Word coach

(STATS) - Incarnate Word has named formed Texas Tech offensive coordinator Eric Morris as its new coach.

Notre Dame faces LSU in matchup of running teams

Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame (9-3) vs. LSU (9-3), Monday, 1 p.m. ET (ABC)

Meltdown by Richt, Hurricanes in 34-24 loss to Wisconsin

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) The Miami Hurricanes took an early 11-point lead over Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl and lost it.

» Saturday, December 30, 2017

Washington allows 13 third-down conversions in Fiesta loss

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) No. 9 Penn State's dismantling of what had been an elite Washington defense in the Fiesta Bowl came down to the Huskies' inability to stop the Nittany Lions on third down with any regularity, and the play of Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley.

With Watson gone, Alabama poised for redemption vs Clemson

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Deshaun Watson has moved on to the NFL.

2 fullbacks, 2 very different jobs heading into Rose Bowl

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oklahoma's Dimitri Flowers and Georgia's Christian Payne have the same title but very different job descriptions.

Column: Racial stereotypes diminish Renfrow-Fitzpatrick duel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Sure, Hunter Renfrow is smart and hard-working.

No. 1 Clemson’s defensive front could stifle No. 4 Alabama

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Clemson has ridden a dominant defensive line to a No. 1 ranking heading into the climactic College Football Playoff.

Mayfield poised to push Sooners past Georgia in Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) You don't really think Baker Mayfield is the type of player to end his college football career with a whimper, do you?

No. 1 Clemson’s defensive front could stifle No. 4 Alabama

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Clemson has ridden a dominant defensive line to a No. 1 ranking heading into the climactic College Football Playoff.

Baker Mayfield will blast Oklahoma past Georgia in Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) You don't really think Baker Mayfield is the type of player to end his college football career with a whimper, do you?

NC State, Doeren look to 2018 after 9 wins, Sun Bowl victory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State rode a senior-laden roster to one of its most successful seasons of the past two decades.

After losing job, Eason supports Fromm for Dogs in Rose Bowl

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jacob Eason spends part of almost every day with Jake Fromm, the kid who took his job.

’I’ll be playing’ - Sooners’ Mayfield has ’flu-like’ ailment

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield made it to Rose Bowl media day after all, swooping in late and providing a jolt of drama as he noted he has been dealing with ''flu-like'' symptoms.

No. 1 Clemson, No. 4 Alabama renew high-stakes rivalry

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Clemson (12-1) vs. No. 4 Alabama (11-1) at New Orleans, Monday, 8:45 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Northwestern’s bowl victory, 10 wins worth celebrating

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Justin Jackson had just wrapped up his college career in style when Northwestern's record-setting running back made his intentions clear.

Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson back to ’old self’ for Peach Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) The biggest key to Auburn's offensive success, running back Kerryon Johnson, says he's ''running like my old self'' and eager to play in Monday's Peach Bowl against Central Florida.

Cotton Bowl win salves disappointing season for Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Ohio State Buckeyes expected to be in the College Football Playoff this season.

Iowa State to play Liberty Bowl without Cotton-Moya, Edwards

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Iowa State will be missing defensive backs Kamari Cotton-Moya and Evrett Edwards for the Liberty Bowl against No. 19 Memphis on Saturday.

After the storm: Wisconsin, Miami find way to Orange Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) The only common opponent for Wisconsin and Miami this season has no home stadium, made no bowl game and most assuredly has no fan base.

No. 9 Penn State faces No. 12 Washington in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Penn State and Washington had national-title aspirations dashed with midseason losses.

Baker Mayfield has flu bug, makes it to Rose Bowl media day

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield showed up about 10 minutes late at Rose Bowl media day, making a bit of a dramatic entrance after missing two previous events leading to the College Football Playoff semifinal against No. 3 Georgia.

Powerful running game could push No. 3 Georgia to title game

LOS ANGELES (AP) No. 3 Georgia will bully its way into the College Football Playoff national championship game.

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield sick, misses Rose Bowl media day

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is not attending Rose Bowl media day, the third event he has missed this week leading to the College Football Playoff semifinal against No. 3 Georgia because he is sick.

No. 3 Georgia faces No. 2 Oklahoma for 1st time in Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl: No. 3 Georgia (12-1) vs. No. 3 Oklahoma (12-1) at Pasadena, California, Monday, 5 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Darnold delivers clunker in possibly final game for USC

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) If Sam Darnold returns to the home of the Dallas Cowboys in four months, he figures to leave feeling a bit better than after a rough night in the Cotton Bowl.

Ohio State All-America CB Denzel Ward sits out Cotton Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Ohio State All-America cornerback and NFL prospect Denzel Ward did not play in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night, and will not return for his senior season.

» Friday, December 29, 2017

Mayfield at practice after missing 2nd Rose Bowl media event

CARSON, Calif. (AP) ��� Baker Mayfield has a cold - or something like that - and it has become the biggest story in an otherwise quiet week leading up the Rose Bowl.

While Mayfield ails, Bulldogs scheme to stop QB in Rose Bowl

LOS ANGELES (AP) An illness has slowed down Baker Mayfield for the past few days, and Oklahoma's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback has missed a handful of public events leading up to the Rose Bowl.

Of one mind: Mayfield and Riley ascend together at Oklahoma

LOS ANGELES (AP) Usually, the Heisman Trophy winner is able to keep it together during his acceptance speech long enough to get through most of the thank yous and shout outs. Right up until it's time to acknowledge the family. That is generally when the voice starts cracking and the tears start flowing.

Of one mind: Mayfield and Riley ascend together at Oklahoma

LOS ANGELES (AP) Usually, the Heisman Trophy winner is able to keep it together during his acceptance speech long enough to get through most of the thank yous and shout outs. Right up until it's time to acknowledge the family. That is generally when the voice starts cracking and the tears start flowing.

No. 9 Penn State faces No. 12 Washington in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Penn State and Washington had national-title aspirations dashed with midseason losses.

Northwestern quarterback carted off with injured right knee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson has been carted off the field with an injured right knee hurt after catching a 24-yard pass for the No. 20 Wildcats in the second quarter of the Music City Bowl.

Kentucky’s Benny Snell ejected for contact with referee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. has been ejected from the Music City Bowl after making contact with the referee after a 7-yard loss in the second quarter.

Kentucky’s Benny Snell ejected for contact with referee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. has been ejected from the Music City Bowl after making contact with the referee after a 7-yard loss in the second quarter.

Northwestern quarterback carted off with injured right knee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson has been carted off the field with an injured right knee hurt after catching a 24-yard pass for the No. 20 Wildcats in the second quarter of the Music City Bowl.

Ex-Arkansas coach buyout document says he gets $15.4M

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The buyout for fired Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema's contract has been set at $15.4 million.

No. 9 Penn State faces No. 12 Washington in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) No. 9 Penn State (10-2) vs. No. 12 Washington (10-2), Dec. 30, 4 p.m. EST

Future looks bright again for Dantonio and Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Mark Dantonio and Michigan State clearly have their swagger back.

Heisman winner Mayfield misses 2nd Rose Bowl media event

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was at practice Friday after missing Rose Bowl media availability for the second time this week.

No. 19 Memphis, Iowa State preparing for chilly Liberty Bowl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis will be playing the Liberty Bowl in familiar territory, but the chilly weather could have Iowa State feeling right at home.

Alabama hoping linebackers coalesces after season in flux

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Alabama's Rashaan Evans doesn't even try to downplay how disruptive injuries have been to the Crimson Tide linebacker corps.

TCU’s Patterson already thinking ahead after 11 wins again

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Gary Patterson was already thinking about the big games TCU has next season.

Stanford’s future could hinge on Bryce Love’s draft decision

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) The loss of record-breaking running back Christian McCaffrey to the NFL turned out to not harm Stanford as much as expected thanks to a breakthrough season for Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love.

Make It 3: Alabama, Clemson complete their classic trilogy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) When you're in the midst of a historic trilogy, it's hard to appreciate what it will mean to the ages.

Aggies’ Trayveon Williams leaves Belk Bowl with head injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Texas A&M running back Trayveon Williams has left the Belk Bowl against Wake Forest with a head injury.

Frost, assistants busy coaching UCF, recruiting for Nebraska

ATLANTA (AP) Central Florida coach Scott Frost and nine of his assistants will be full-time Nebraska employees immediately after Monday's Peach Bowl game against Auburn.

Louisville’s Lamar Jackson never considered skipping bowl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Lamar Jackson never even considered sitting out the TaxSlayer Bowl.

Louisville’s Lamar Jackson never considered skipping bowl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Lamar Jackson never even considered sitting out the TaxSlayer Bowl.

Make It 3: Alabama, Clemson compete their classic trilogy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) When you're in the midst of a historic trilogy, it's hard to appreciate what it will mean to the ages.

Another late flop overshadows Washington State’s season

A nine-win season at Washington State was a monumental accomplishment worthy of celebration because success had been so fleeting for the Cougars.

NFL prospects in the FCS championship game

(STATS) - The collective accomplishments of the two teams in the FCS championship game overshadow the individual parts on both rosters.

Tennessee’s John Kelly says on Instagram he’s entering draft

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee junior running back John Kelly says on his Instagram account that he is entering the NFL draft.

No. 19 Memphis, Iowa State preparing for chilly Liberty Bowl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis will be playing the Liberty Bowl in familiar territory, but the chilly weather could have Iowa State feeling right at home.

Brohm helps Boilermakers complete remarkable turnaround

Jeff Brohm turned around Purdue's football program in one year.

Oklahoma RB Anderson focused on football after being cleared

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson said Friday he is focused on the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl after a prosecutor declined to file sexual assault charges against him earlier this month.

Ex-Arkansas coach buyout document says he gets $15.4M

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The buyout for fired Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema's contract has been set at $15.4 million.

After the storm: Wisconsin, Miami find way to Orange Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) The only common opponent for Wisconsin and Miami this season has no home stadium, made no bowl game and most assuredly has no fan base.

No. 19 Memphis plays bowl on home field against Iowa State

Iowa State (7-5) vs. No. 19 Memphis (10-2), Dec 30, 12:30 p.m. Eastern (ABC)

TaxSlayer Bowl might be Lamar Jackson’s final college game

TaxSlayer Bowl: Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Louisville (8-4), Saturday, Noon Eastern (ESPN)

No. 6 Wisconsin, No. 11 Miami match up in Orange Bowl

No. 6 Wisconsin (12-1, CFP No. 6) vs. No. 11 Miami (10-2, CFP No. 10), Dec. 30, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Heisman winner Mayfield misses 2nd Rose Bowl media event

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has missed a media availability for the Rose Bowl for the second time this week.

Buyout for ex-Arkansas football coach set at $15.4M

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The buyout for fired Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema's contract has been set at $15.4 million.

Buyout for ex-Arkansas football coach set at $15.4M

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The buyout for fired Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema's contract has been set at $15.4 million.

No. 19 Memphis plays bowl on home field against Iowa State

Iowa State (7-5) vs. No. 19 Memphis (10-2), Dec 30, 12:30 p.m. Eastern (ABC)

SRO tickets available for FCS title game

(STATS) - The heavily anticipated FCS Championship Game between James Madison and North Dakota State is worthy of a standing room-only crowd.

Texas coach Tom Herman’s first season ends as a winner

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Tom Herman's first season at Texas started with a dud that had Longhorns fans fuming, and ended with an on-field shimmy that had them defending him.

Oklahoma’s Kelly lands in Rose Bowl, just like mom predicted

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oklahoma linebacker and Californian Caleb Kelly is not about to start doubting mom.

» Thursday, December 28, 2017

Clemson’s shocking loss came at just the right time

NEW ORLEANS (AP) It seems so long ago but no less surreal.

Oklahoma’s Kelly lands in Rose Bowl, just like mom predicted

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oklahoma linebacker and Californian Caleb Kelly is not about to start doubting mom.

Fabulous freshman Fromm leads Georgia with poise of veteran

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jake Fromm settled in behind the microphone, scruffy faced, hair nicely coiffed, looking entirely comfortable in this unfamiliar setting - as usual.

Fabulous freshman Fromm leads Georgia with poise of veteran

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jake Fromm settled in behind the microphone, scruffy faced, hair nicely coiffed, and surveyed his surroundings.

NC State seeks 9th win in Sun Bowl against Arizona State

Sun Bowl: N.C. State (8-4) vs. Arizona State (7-5), Friday, 3 p.m. Eastern (CBS)

Rosy Cotton Bowl with playoff-snubbed Ohio State against USC

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Coach Urban Meyer could have easily stoked a debate about expanding the four-team College Football Playoff after his Buckeyes were the first team left out this season.

FCS finalists JMU, NDSU know how to withstand the grind

(STATS) - For James Madison and North Dakota State to be facing the best of each other, they might have to meet at the end of spring practice around, oh, April 15.

NC State standout Chubb likely next to sit for Sun Bowl

EL PASO, Texas (AP) North Carolina State defensive lineman Bradley Chubb hasn't talked with reporters and done only side work during practice for the Sun Bowl.

Aggies try to stay focused on Belk Bowl amid coaching change

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk remembers the sinking feeling in his stomach when he learned that Aggies football coach Kevin Sumlin had been fired.

No. 20 Northwestern looking for history at Music City Bowl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald and his 20th-ranked Wildcats have a chance to make school history with victory against Kentucky in the Music City Bowl.

Florida State closes book on Fisher, moves on to Taggart era

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) With its steaks of bowl appearances and winning seasons intact, Florida State can now officially move on to the Willie Taggart era.

NC State standout Chubb likely next to sit for Sun Bowl

EL PASO, Texas (AP) North Carolina State defensive lineman Bradley Chubb hasn't talked with reporters and done only side work during practice for the Sun Bowl.

Iowa finishes up-and-down year on a high note

For Iowa, 2017 was always going to be remembered as the year of "The Wave," the heart-warming gesture for ailing children from fans and players alike during home games.

New Mexico St ends drought, faces Utah St in Arizona Bowl

Arizona Bowl: New Mexico State (6-6) vs. Utah State (6-6), Friday, 5:30 p.m. Eastern (CBS Sports Network).

SRO tickets available for FCS title game

(STATS) - The heavily anticipated FCS Championship Game between James Madison and North Dakota State is worthy of a standing room-only crowd.

Nebraska QB Tanner Lee skipping senior year for NFL draft

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee will skip his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

Nebraska QB Tanner Lee tweets he’s declaring for NFL draft

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee is forfeiting his final year of eligibility and will enter the NFL draft.

No. 20 Northwestern looking for history at Music City Bowl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald and his 20th-ranked Wildcats have a chance to make school history with victory against Kentucky in the Music City Bowl.

Texas A&M seeks 1st bowl victory since 2014 vs Wake Forest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Belk Bowl: Texas A&M (7-5) vs. Wake Forest (7-5), Dec. 29, 1 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)

Playoff-snubbed Ohio State gets Cotton Bowl matchup vs USC

Cotton Bowl: Southern California (11-2) vs. Ohio State (11-2), Friday, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Northwestern looks for big win vs. Kentucky at Music City

No. 20 Northwestern (9-3) vs. Kentucky (7-5), Friday, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN).

Anderson leads strong stable of Oklahoma running backs

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Heisman-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield often heaps praise upon running back Rodney Anderson and Oklahoma's ground game.

Clemson pays assistant coaches top dollar, gets top results

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney makes sure his assistants get everything they need to succeed. And they're well paid for their services, a nice incentive to stick around.

QB Darnold could be making his last USC start in Cotton Bowl

DALLAS (AP) Sam Darnold knows the speed of an NFL game is much faster than it appeared from the upper-level seats that he and his Southern California teammates had for a Dallas Cowboys game after arriving in North Texas for the Cotton Bowl.

» Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Heisman winner Mayfield attends practice, misses Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Baker Mayfield skipped the trip to Disneyland on Wednesday with his Oklahoma teammates because he was not feeling well.

Oklahoma, Georgia want focus and balance before Rose Bowl

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) At 6-foot-8 and 345 pounds, Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown isn't exactly built for Disneyland.

Schiano: Not time yet to talk about dashed Tennessee deal

DALLAS (AP) Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano says the time isn't right yet for him to talk about the deal he had to become Tennessee's football coach before a public backlash changed that.

Sooners’ Mayfield misses Disneyland trip

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Baker Mayfield skipped the trip to Disneyland with his Oklahoma teammates because he was not feeling well.

Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway won’t play in the Peach Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) Injured Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway didn't travel with the team and won't play in the Peach Bowl.

USC, Ohio State much different memories of Cotton Bowl home

DALLAS (AP) Southern California running back Ronald Jones would rather forget about his last trip home to play a game.

Leach mum on Falk’s injury going into Holiday Bowl

SAN DIEGO (AP) The first question for Washington State coach Mike Leach during Wednesday's pre-Holiday Bowl news conference was about the cast on quarterback Luke Falk's non-throwing left wrist.

Iowa, Boston College on deck for Pinstripe Bowl in NYC

Iowa has gone bust in bowl games.

UAPB selects Thomas to lift program

(STATS) - Arkansas-Pine Bluff has reached across the SWAC to hire former Alcorn State defensive coordinator Cedric Thomas as its new coach.

After breakout 2017, Miami’s Jaquan Johnson looking ahead

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Miami safety Jaquan Johnson grew tired of hearing other people talk about his future, and suggest that he should leave school early for the NFL.

Clash of styles: Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech to square off

Mike Gundy and Justin Fuente have plenty in common. They were both born in Oklahoma. Both were recruited by Oklahoma State. And both had virtually the same assessment of what awaits them in the Camping World Bowl.

Alabama, Clemson back in playoffs after mass talent exodus

Clemson was fresh from the national championship game two years ago when the coaches called a highly touted recruit already being pursued by other big-name programs.

With Grier, Sills returning, West Virginia pumped for 2018

West Virginia has two good reasons to feel confident heading into next season.

UAPB selects Thomas to lift program

(STATS) - Arkansas-Pine Bluff has reached across the SWAC to hire former Alcorn State defensive coordinator Cedric Thomas as its new coach.

Heisman finalist Love to lead Stanford against TCU

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Another season, another Stanford player as a Heisman Trophy finalist. With Cardinal players making the trip to New York five times since 2009, it's become as predictable as anything in college football.

Alabama, Clemson back in playoffs after mass talent exodus

Clemson was fresh from the national championship game two years ago when the coaches called a highly touted recruit already being pursued by other big-name programs.

Virginia, Navy compete for winning season in Military Bowl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Virginia has already accomplished plenty this season, tripling its win total from a year ago and reaching a bowl game for the first time since 2011.

Virginia, Navy compete for winning season in Military Bowl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Virginia has already accomplished plenty this season, tripling its win total from a year ago and reaching a bowl game for the first time since 2011.

Tigers aim for 7th straight win against Texas in Texas Bowl

HOUSTON (AP) Missouri is on a six-game winning streak after starting the season 1-5.

Florida State meets Southern Miss in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Florida State's season started with national championship aspirations but will instead end in relative obscurity against Southern Mississippi in the Independence Bowl on Wednesday.

Illinois fires offensive coordinator, defensive backs coach

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois has fired offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and defensive backs coach Paul Williams.

» Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Ole Miss DL Breeland Speaks to enter NFL draft

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi defensive lineman Breeland Speaks has decided to skip his final year of college eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

Oklahoma’s rivalry with SEC continues with new coach Riley

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma has no plans to bow down to the mighty Southeastern Conference.

Purdue seeks bowl win over Arizona to cap Brohm’s 1st season

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Purdue's first bowl win in six years would give the Boilermakers a winning record and a perfect capper to coach Jeff Brohm's first season.

Army ends successful season under Monken with bowl win

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Four years after he was hired at Army, coach Jeff Monken has succeeded where so many others had failed over a span of more than two decades, and the achievements are significant.

Purdue seeks bowl win over Arizona to cap Brohm’s 1st season

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Purdue's first bowl win in six years would give the Boilermakers a winning record and a perfect capper to coach Jeff Brohm's first season.

Taylor the latest star of No. 6 Wisconsin’s RB assembly line

MADISON, Wis. (AP) No. 6 Wisconsin develops quality running backs as if it's an automobile assembly line.

James Madison, North Dakota State to ramp up preparations

(STATS) - The holiday returns will have to wait for James Madison and North Dakota State, it's time to get back to work.

FCS head coaching changes

(STATS) - FCS schools with head coaching changes since the start of the 2017 season, with school, former coach and new coach if applicable:

QBs Bryant and Hurts run, pass their way to Sugar Bowl

Jalen Hurts never has to look far for a reminder of the national championship game loss to Clemson.

» Monday, December 25, 2017

Cactus Bowl could be finale for Kansas State’s Bill Snyder

PHOENIX (AP) Bill Snyder has coached Kansas State for 26 seasons, returning once from retirement to coach at the stadium that bears his name.

Kansas State meets UCLA in the Cactus Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) Cactus Bowl: UCLA (6-6) vs. Kansas State (7-5), Dec. 26, 9 p.m. Eastern (ESPN).

Cactus Bowl could be finale for Kansas State’s Bill Snyder

PHOENIX (AP) Bill Snyder has coached Kansas State for 26 seasons, returning once from retirement to coach at the stadium that bears his name.

Duke hopes to keep motor going in Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) Duke coach David Cutcliffe has seen his team go through three distinct phases this season.

Utah kicker could be difference in Heart of Dallas Bowl

DALLAS (AP) If the Heart of Dallas Bowl comes down to a kick for Utah against West Virginia, the Utes will turn to someone who entered this season with only one year of high school football, didn't know what the Lou Groza Award was, yet walked off with it a few weeks ago.

Many departing players will change the face of Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Reloading is going to be more challenging than usual this time for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, who is accustomed to losing much of his talent to the NFL each year.

» Sunday, December 24, 2017

Arizona State hires SDSU’s Gonzales as defensive coordinator

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State has hired San Diego State's Danny Gonzales as defensive coordinator.

» Saturday, December 23, 2017

Fresno State seeks 1st 10-win season in 5 years vs. Houston

Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State (9-4) vs. Houston (7-4), Dec. 24, 8:30 p.m. Eastern (ESPN).

Dubuque’s Joseph wins Cliff Harris Award for small-college D

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Dubuque's Michael Joseph is the winner of this year's Cliff Harris Award, which honors the nation's top small-college defensive player.

Oklahoma’s Orlando Brown Jr chases late dad’s NFL success

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Orlando Brown Jr.'s road to greatness hasn't been as straight as one might expect for the son of an NFL offensive lineman.

No. 14 Notre Dame eager for bowl win to gain momentum

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is pleased with how his team is preparing for its Citrus Bowl clash with No. 16 LSU.

Florida State: FCS win does count toward bowl eligibility

Florida State has faced one problem after another since starting the season ranked No. 3.

» Friday, December 22, 2017

Florida State: FCS win does count toward bowl eligibility

Florida State says Delaware State did meet NCAA requirements that allow the Seminoles to count their victory against the FCS team toward bowl eligibility.

Florida State: FCS win does count toward bowl eligibility

Florida State says Delaware State did meet NCAA requirements that allow the Seminoles to count their victory against the FCS team toward bowl eligibility.

Texas suspends 3 players for Texas Bowl vs Missouri

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas has suspended three players for the Texas Bowl next week against Missouri, the latest challenge in an up-and-down season for first-year coach Tom Herman.

Hal Bedsole, star on USC’s 1962 national title team, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) Hal Bedsole, a consensus All-America receiver on Southern California's undefeated 1962 national championship team and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 76.

Texas suspends 3 players for Texas Bowl vs Missouri

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas has suspended three players for the Texas Bowl next week against Missouri, the latest challenge in an up-and-down season for first-year coach Tom Herman.

SDSU’s Penny clashes with Army’s option in Armed Forces Bowl

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Two of college football's most dominant rushing attacks will clash when San Diego State faces Army in Saturday's Armed Forces Bowl - even though the offenses are dramatically different.

NC State adds ex-Duke coach Roof to coaching staff

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State is adding former Duke coach Ted Roof as its 10th assistant.

Former Ohio State receiver Trevon Grimes enrolls at Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Former Ohio State receiver Trevon Grimes has enrolled at Florida.

Appalachian State, Toledo meet in bowl for 2nd straight year

Dollar General Bowl: Appalachian State (8-4, 7-1 Sun Belt) vs. Toledo (11-2, 7-1 MAC), Saturday, 7 p.m. EST (ESPN)

No. 23 South Florida meets Texas Tech in Birmingham Bowl

Birmingham Bowl: No. 23 South Florida (9-2) vs. Texas Tech (6-6), Saturday, Dec. 23, 12 p.m. EST (ESPN)

Few 5-stars left as early signing period comes to close

After the first early signing period for major college football, there are still some big prizes to be had on the recruiting trail.

Bowl comes with more issues for Florida State in sad season

Florida State has faced one problem after another since starting the season ranked No. 3.

Ohio beats UAB 41-6 in Bahamas Bowl

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Ohio coach Frank Solich knew his Bobcats were better than their record showed. You'll get no argument from UAB.

LSU lands coveted receiver Terrance Marshall

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU has signed one of the highest rated wide receivers in the nation on the final day of the NCAA new early signing period for football.

South Florida’s Strong facing familiar foe in Texas Tech

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Charlie Strong is facing a familiar opponent in his first bowl game with South Florida.

Tennessee adds 13 players during early signing period

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has announced the addition of wide receiver Alontae Taylor, giving the Volunteers a total of 13 newcomers from this week's early signing period.

Bowl comes with more issues for Florida State in sad season

Florida State has faced one problem after another since starting the season ranked No. 3.

Texas suspends 3 players for Texas Bowl vs Missouri

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas has suspended three players for the Texas Bowl next week against Missouri, the latest challenge in an up-and-down season for first-year coach Tom Herman.

Smart directs quick turnaround in second season at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Only one year ago, it was difficult to see the foundation for success Kirby Smart was building at Georgia.

Tennessee Tech brings back Dewayne Alexander as head coach

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Tech has brought back Dewayne Alexander as the 12th head coach in program history.

Louisville cornerback to enter NFL draft, skip bowl game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville junior cornerback Jaire Alexander has told coach Bobby Petrino he will enter the NFL draft and will not play for the Cardinals against Mississippi State in the Dec. 30 TaxSlayer Bowl.

Talent company wants ex-football star’s lawsuit tossed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Efforts by a former Ohio State and NFL football star to expand his antitrust lawsuit over alleged improper use of ex-players' images are futile and the complaint should be tossed out, talent management company IMG said in a court filing.

Dooley moves across SWAC to become Prairie View coach

(STATS) - The SWAC race got much more interesting with Prairie View A&M's hiring of Eric Dooley as its new head coach Friday, and potentially much tougher for two-time reigning conference champ Grambling State.

Fordham turns coaching reins over to Conlin

(STATS) - Fordham hired Yale offensive coordinator Joe Conlin as its new coach on Friday.

SDSU’s Penny clashes with Army’s option in Armed Forces Bowl

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Two of college football's most dominant rushing attacks will clash when San Diego State faces Army in Saturday's Armed Forces Bowl - even though the offenses are dramatically different.

SDSU’s Penny clashes with Army’s option in Armed Forces Bowl

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Two of college football's most dominant rushing attacks will clash when San Diego State faces Army in Saturday's Armed Forces Bowl - even though the offenses are dramatically different.

Reports: Fisher to depart Western Illinois

(STATS) - Multiple reports say Western Illinois coach Charlie Fisher is resigning after two seasons to join Herm Edwards' new staff at Arizona State as wide receivers coach.

10 storylines that defined FCS 2017

(STATS) - Coaches, players and teams on the move have been defining the FCS in 2017.

Tennessee Tech names alum Alexander coach

(STATS) - Dewayne Alexander has spent a nearly 30-year coaching career in Tennessee, so he appears well-suited to lead his alma mater's program at Tennessee Tech again.

Taggart’s first 2 weeks at Florida St focused on recruiting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Willie Taggart's recruiting priorities during his first two weeks as Florida State's football coach haven't been limited to high school seniors and the early signing period.

» Thursday, December 21, 2017

Midseason bonfire ignites Missouri turnaround

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri coach Barry Odom was on everyone's hot seat list when the Tigers dropped to 1-5 in October.

Third Notre Dame player suspended for bowl game vs LSU

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) No. 14 Notre Dame has suspended a third player for the Citrus Bowl against No. 16 LSU.

Austin Peay rewards Healy with new contract

(STATS) - After leading a stunning turnaround and earning FCS coach of the year honors, Austin Peay's Will Healy has been rewarded with a new four-year contract that runs through 2021, athletics director Ryan Ivey announced Wednesday.

CFB notebook: Kent State names Lewis, 31, head coach

Kent State's new coach is the youngest in major college football.

Georgia’s Patrick enters drug program, to miss CFP semifinal

Troubled Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick is entering a drug treatment program after violating his probation and will miss Georgia's College Football Playoff semifinal game against Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl.

Central Michigan faces Wyoming in Idaho Potato Bowl

Idaho Potato Bowl: Central Michigan (8-4) vs. Wyoming (7-5), Dec. 22, 4 p.m. EST (ESPN)

Kill steps away from coaching, glad he gave it one more shot

Jerry Kill is back in Illinois this week to spend the holidays with family after retiring from coaching for good because of the seizures caused by his epilepsy.

Kent State tabs Lewis, 31, as head coach

Kent State's new coach is the youngest in major college football.

Former Syracuse assistant Lewis takes over at Kent State

KENT, Ohio (AP) Kent State is hoping the nation's youngest coach can return them to old glory.

Improving Oklahoma defense faces CFP challenge in Georgia

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Each year, Oklahoma's defense has major lapses that make their fans grumble about coordinator Mike Stoops.

NCAA grants UNC player extra year after criminal case ends

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The NCAA has granted additional eligibility for a North Carolina player who missed most of the 2016 season amid charges of sexual battery and assault on a female student.

Fitzpatrick on No. 4 Bama: ’Some people just don’t like us’

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama is embracing a different role going into these playoffs.

Indiana WR Cobbs to enter NFL draft

Indiana redshirt junior receiver Simmie Cobbs, who is second in the Big Ten with 72 receptions, announced on Thursday that he will enter the 2018 NFL draft.

UAB faces Ohio, seeks first-ever bowl win in second try

Bahamas Bowl: UAB (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), Friday, Dec. 22, 12:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Early signing period sees hundreds of players commit

The new early signing period was years in the making so do not expect changes to it after the first one.

Fine dining or fast food? Eating’s better in Power Five

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) At Nebraska, athletes dine on specially made entrees such as mahi mahi steaks, bison meatloaf or chicken marsala at the Lewis Training Table.

FCS all-star game commits up to 43

(STATS) - The list of FCS senior standouts continues to grow for the three major postseason all-star games next month - the Reese's Senior Bowl, East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

» Wednesday, December 20, 2017

No. 21 Tennessee squeaks past Furman 66-61

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Grant Williams scored a tiebreaking basket with 54 seconds left Wednesday night as No. 21 Tennessee outlasted Furman 66-61 to snap the Paladins' five-game winning streak.

Stanford signs 11 players on day 1 of early signing period

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford signed 11 players on the first day of the early signing period, led by four-star quarterback Jack West and receiver Michael Wilson.

QB Fields, RB White ride ’tidal wave’ on Dogs’ signing day

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Coach Kirby Smart says Georgia's march to the College Football Playoff provided recruiting momentum that helped his staff sign 19 players, including highly rated quarterback Justin Fields and running back Zamir White, on the first day of the early signing period.

5-star Parsons caps Penn State’s top-5 recruiting class

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Five-star defensive end Micah Parsons decided to sign with Penn State - after he had de-committed from the Nittany Lions earlier this year - to highlight a class of 21 signees that ranked among the best in the country.

Majority of top prospects capitalize on early signing period

The relevance of the traditional National Signing Day in early February may have just taken a major hit.

Colorado goes for strength, bloodlines in recruiting class

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Bloodlines and skill meant more to Mike MacIntyre than experience when it came to quarterback Blake Stenstrom, a key recruit in the University of Colorado's 19 signees in the first-ever early signing day for football.

Meyer, Ohio State jump out ahead in early signing period

College football's new signing period started Wednesday, with Ohio State leading the way and a bunch of familiar teams not far behind.

LSU adds to defensive, offensive lines with early signees

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU has sought to bolster its offensive and defensive lines in the early signing period.

Louisville recruits include nephew of ex-star Elvis Dumervil

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville has signed defensive tackle Dejmi Dumervil-Jean, the nephew of former Cardinals star and NFL player Elvis Dumervil, among 20 recruits announced on opening day of the early signing period.

» Tuesday, December 19, 2017

CFB notebook: Kiffin, FAU agree to 10-year extension

Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic agreed to a new 10-year contract, the school announced on Tuesday.

Maryland WR Moore to enter draft

Maryland receiver D.J. Moore announced Tuesday that he is bypassing his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

Rutgers OC Kill announces health-related retirement

Veteran football coach Jerry Kill announced his retirement on Tuesday, citing health reasons for his resignation as Rutgers' offensive coordinator.

Virginia Tech WR Phillips to miss bowl game vs. OK State

Virginia Tech wide receiver Cam Phillips underwent sports hernia surgery and will miss the Camping World Bowl against Oklahoma State, the school announced Tuesday.

Alabama loses LB Moses to foot injury

Alabama freshman linebacker Dylan Moses sustained a foot injury in practice and is out indefinitely, putting his availability in jeopardy for the team's College Football Playoff semifinal game against Clemson.

Florida Atlantic gives Kiffin 10-year extension

Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic agreed to a new 10-year contract, the school announced on Tuesday.

Washington State’s Leach nets contract extension

Washington State coach Mike Leach, who has led the Cougars to 26 victories in the past three seasons, received a raise and a contract extension, the school announced Monday night.

» Monday, December 18, 2017

Middle Tennessee WR James to enter NFL draft

Middle Tennessee redshirt junior wide receiver Richie James will enter the 2018 NFL draft, he announced on social media Sunday.

West Virginia WR Sills to return for senior season

West Virginia wide receiver David Sills V, the national leader in touchdown receptions with 18, will return for his senior season, the school announced Monday.

» Friday, December 15, 2017

Pitt OT O’Neill bypassing senior season

The Pittsburgh Panthers lost their third underclassman to the NFL Draft when left tackle Brian O'Neill announced Friday he would skip his final year of eligibility.

Louisiana-Lafayette hires Napier as head coach

Billy Napier was introduced as the head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday.

Colorado State extends Bobo’s contract

Colorado State coach Mike Bobo received a three-year contract extension through the 2022 campaign, the school announced Thursday.

» Thursday, December 14, 2017

Oregon RB Freeman to skip bowl game

Oregon senior running back Royce Freeman won't play in the Ducks' bowl game in order to focus on the NFL Draft, coach Mario Cristobal announced Thursday.

QB Grier returning to West Virginia; Crawford skipping bowl game

West Virginia's football team batted .500 off the field Thursday, learning that one key player will return while another is leaving early.

CFB notebook: Frost wins Eddie Robinson award

Outgoing Central Florida coach Scott Frost was named winner of the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award on Thursday.

QB Grier returning to West Virginia next season

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier announced Thursday that he will return for his senior season and bypass the 2018 NFL draft.

QB DiNucci announces decision to transfer from Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben DiNucci announced Thursday that he is leaving the program and will transfer to another program.

Oklahoma RB Anderson avoids rape charge

Oklahoma leading rusher Rodney Anderson has avoided criminal charges after being accused of rape earlier in the month of December, the Cleveland County District Attorney announced Thursday.

Frost wins Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award

Outgoing Central Florida coach Scott Frost was named winner of the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award on Thursday.

» Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Boston College DE Landry ’fully committed’ to Senior Bowl

Boston College defensive end Harold Landry, one of the top pass-rushing prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft, told Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com that he is "fully committed" to playing in the Senior Bowl as he recovers from an ankle injury.

» Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CFB notebook: New SMU coach Dykes will coach bowl game

Sonny Dykes was introduced as SMU's new football head coach Tuesday, and he soon will be on the sideline.

James Madison signs coach Houston to 10-year extension

Fear of losing its coach to a major school helped James Madison decide to reward coach Mike Houston with a 10-year contract extension.

Dykes introduced at SMU, will coach in Frisco Bowl

Sonny Dykes was introduced as SMU's new football head coach Tuesday, and he soon will be on the sideline.

Injured Wyoming QB Allen aims to play in bowl game

Josh Allen doesn't want to let a lingering shoulder injury dictate his chance to play one more game with Wyoming.

QB Park requests release from Iowa State

Former Iowa State starting quarterback Jacob Park requested his release from the school and intends to transfer.

» Monday, December 11, 2017

CFB notebook: Ole Miss’ Patterson to transfer to Michigan

University of Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson announced on Twitter Monday that he will transfer to Michigan, where he might be eligible in 2018 due to NCAA sanctions against the Rebels' program.

Ole Miss QB Patterson to transfer to Michigan

University of Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson announced on Twitter Monday that he will transfer to Michigan, where he might be eligible in 2018 due to NCAA sanctions against the Rebels' program.

Pittsburgh S Whitehead to enter NFL draft

Pittsburgh junior safety Jordan Whitehead announced on social media Monday that he will enter the 2018 NFL draft.

Florida A&M picks Simmons as head coach

Florida A&M has tabbed Willie Simmons to be the next head coach of its football team, multiple outlets reported on Monday.

» Sunday, December 10, 2017

Aggies suspend DT Henderson after arrest

Texas A&M starting defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson was suspended indefinitely after being arrested on multiple felony assault charges on Sunday.

Washington State WR Martin no longer with program

Washington State dismissed leading wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. for an undisclosed violation of team rules on Sunday, though there are conflicting accounts of what happened.

Washington State WR Martin no longer with program

Washington State dismissed leading wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. for an undisclosed violation of team rules on Sunday, though there are conflicting accounts of what happened.

Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK -- Baker Mayfield's college career began with him being introduced as a walk-on quarterback. Now the Oklahoma quarterback has Heisman Trophy winner attached to his name.

Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK -- Baker Mayfield's college career began with him being introduced as a walk-on quarterback. Now the Oklahoma quarterback has Heisman Trophy winner attached to his name.

» Saturday, December 9, 2017

Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK -- Baker Mayfield's college career began with him being introduced as a walk-on quarterback. Now the Oklahoma quarterback has Heisman Trophy winner attached to his name.

Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK -- A year ago, Baker Mayfield headed to New York with a chance to win the Heisman Trophy and finished third.

Missouri giving Barry Odom 2-year extension

Missouri extended the contract of head football coach Barry Odom for two years, the school announced Saturday. The new agreement runs through the 2022-2023 season.

» Friday, December 8, 2017

Mayfield heads to Heisman ceremony as favorite

Baker Mayfield, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting last season, is a near-lock on Saturday night to become the sixth Oklahoma player to win the award.

Oregon promotes Cristobal to head coach

Oregon promoted co-offensive coordinator and interim coach Mario Cristobal to head coach, the school announced Friday.

Oregon promotes Cristobal to head coach

The Oregon Ducks will promote co-offensive coordinator and interim coach Mario Cristobal to head coach, according to multiple reports Friday.

» Thursday, December 7, 2017

Oklahoma QB Mayfield cleans up at awards show

Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield took home plenty of hardware Thursday night, winning four major awards in what is expected to be a precursor to hoisting the Heisman Trophy.

CFB notebook: Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins Walter Camp award

Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield was selected as the Walter Camp Player of the Year, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Thursday.

Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins Walter Camp award

Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield was selected as the Walter Camp Player of the Year, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Thursday.

Riley returns to Oregon State as assistant coach

Mike Riley is back at Oregon State -- this time as an assistant head coach.

Tennessee hires Alabama DC Pruitt as head coach

Tennessee has hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its new head coach, the school confirmed on Thursday.

Tennessee reportedly set to hire Alabama DC Pruitt

Tennessee is expected to hire Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its new head coach, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

» Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Arkansas hires SMU’s Morris as head coach

The Arkansas Razorbacks hired SMU's Chad Morris to become their next head coach, the school announced Wednesday.

Emotional Taggart set for ’dream job’ with Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As Willie Taggart sat in his home Monday night, weighing the offer with his wife from Florida State to leave Oregon and become the Seminoles' next head football coach, in walked his 16-year-old son, Willie Taggart Jr., with a piece of advice for his dad.

South Carolina fires OC Roper

South Carolina fired offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, head coach Will Muschamp announced Wednesday.

Arkansas finalizes deal with SMU’s Morris as next coach

The Arkansas Razorbacks hired SMU's Chad Morris to become their next head coach, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

» Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CFB notebook: Florida State hires Oregon’s Taggart

Less than a week after Jimbo Fisher resigned from Florida State to take the head coaching position at Texas A&M, the Seminoles hired former Oregon coach Willie Taggart as their new coach, the school announced on its website Tuesday.

Florida State lands Taggart as new coach

It didn't take long for Florida State to replace Jimbo Fisher.

Memphis locks in coach Norvell to extension

Memphis coach Mike Norvell agreed to a five-year, $13 million extension, the university announced Tuesday.

Florida State lands Taggart as new coach

It didn't take long for Florida State to replace Jimbo Fisher.

Florida State RB James declares for NFL draft

Florida State safety Derwin James has declared for the NFL draft and will not play in the Seminoles' upcoming Independence Bowl matchup against Southern Mississippi, the redshirt sophomore announced Tuesday.

Central Florida tabs Heupel as head coach

Central Florida hired Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel as its head coach on Tuesday.

Reports: Rice to hire Stanford OC Bloomgren as coach

Rice is finalizing a deal to hire Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren as its next head coach, multiple outlets reported.

Oklahoma RB Anderson accused of rape in protective order

An emergency protective order was issued against Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson on Monday in Cleveland County (Okla.) District Court, accusing him of rape.

» Monday, December 4, 2017

N.C. State DE Chubb wins Nagurski Trophy

North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb was awarded the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation's top defensive player in a ceremony Monday night in Charlotte, N.C.

Ohio State-USC highlight of non-playoff bowl games

Ohio State was left on the outside looking in by the College Football Playoff selection committee on Sunday, but the Buckeyes can't lament being passed over for long.

Jackson, Mayfield, Love named Heisman Trophy finalists

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson will have a chance to become the first repeat Heisman Trophy winner since 1975.

CFB notebook: Texas A&M hires Fisher away from Florida St.

Texas A&M officially confirmed the hiring of Jimbo Fisher as its head football coach with a 10-year, $75-million contract on Monday morning ahead of his introductory press conference.

Pitt WR/KR Henderson to enter 2018 NFL draft

Pittsburgh junior Quadree Henderson, a speedy wide receiver and kick returner, announced Monday he will enter the NFL Draft.

Florida St. attempts to meet with Oregon’s Taggart

Florida State officials planned to meet with Oregon head coach Willie Taggart on Monday about the university's job opening, according to multiple reports.

ASU’s Edwards fired up at introductory press conference

New Arizona State football coach Herman Edwards displayed the passion for which he is known on Monday during his introductory press conference.

Texas A&M confirms 10-year, $75M contract for Fisher

Texas A&M officially confirmed the hiring of Jimbo Fisher as its head football coach with a 10-year, $75-million contract on Monday morning ahead of his introductory press conference.

Texas A&M confirms 10-year, $75M contract for Fisher

Texas A&M officially confirmed the hiring of Jimbo Fisher as head football coach with a 10-year, $75-million contract on Monday.

Staying put: Malzahn agrees to new deal with Auburn

Gus Malzahn isn't going anywhere.

» Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sun Devils officially hire Edwards as head coach

Arizona State made it official and hired Herm Edwards as its next head coach, the school announced Sunday night.

Georgia’s stout defense faces major playoff test

You want a contrast in styles? The Rose Bowl between Georgia and Oklahoma in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff is just for you.

Playing in Rose Bowl a bonus for playoff-bound Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. -- There was no massive watch party for Oklahoma heading into the College Football Playoff announcement on Sunday.

Clemson’s Swinney: ’Fitting’ to play Alabama in playoff

It's going to be Clemson vs. Alabama, Part III.

5 reasons why Clemson can win it all

Clemson, making its third consecutive appearance in the College Football Playoff, is the defending national champion.

5 reasons why Alabama can win it all

Alabama snuck into the College Football Playoff, somewhat controversially over Ohio State, but that is now old news.

CFB notebook: Alabama in final four; Ohio State out

The College Football Playoff selection committee untangled one of its most difficult logic pretzels with supreme confidence, picking Alabama over Ohio State on Sunday as the last team into the final four.

5 reasons why Georgia can win it all

Georgia is making its first appearance in the College Football Playoff, looking for the school's first national championship in football since the 1980 season.

Staying put: Malzahn agrees to new deal with Auburn

Gus Malzahn isn't going anywhere.

5 reasons why Oklahoma can win it all

No. 2 Oklahoma is making its second appearance in the College Football Playoff, set to play Georgia in a semifinal game in the Rose Bowl.

Louisiana-Lafayette fires Hudspeth

Louisiana-Lafayette fired coach Mark Hudspeth on Sunday after seven seasons at the school.

Saban already looking ahead as Alabama gets CFP nod

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- While everyone in the college football world was glued to a television, Alabama coach Nick Saban was out doing one of his favorite things: recruiting.

Undefeated Central Florida No. 10 in AP poll

There is only one remaining undefeated team in the nation and that squad is nowhere near the top of the final regular-season Associated Press Top 25 poll.

Central Florida has ex-A&M coach Sumlin in crosshairs

Central Florida is targeting former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin to be its next head coach, according to multiple reports Sunday.

Two Georgia players arrested on marijuana charges

Just hours after Georgia defeated Auburn to win its first SEC Championship since 2005, thus sealing its place in the College Football Playoff final four, the Bulldogs were dealt a blow in the form of two arrests.

Alabama joins Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia in CFP

The College Football Playoff selection committee untangled one of its most difficult logic pretzels with supreme confidence, picking Alabama over Ohio State on Sunday as the last team into the final four.

Oklahoma’s Mayfield leaves no doubt for Heisman

The drama in this year's Heisman race is of an historical nature.

Alabama joins Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia in CFP

In one of the biggest debates in the four years of the College Football Playoff, the selection committee on Sunday picked Alabama over Ohio State as the last team into the final four.

Oklahoma’s Mayfield leaves no doubt for Heisman

The drama in this year's Heisman race is of an historical nature.

Report: Tennessee contacts Miles for coaching job

The latest twist in the Tennessee coaching search features a report that former LSU coach Les Miles has been contacted about the vacancy.

Georgia LB Smith looks impressive in SEC title game

The hype leading up to the SEC Championship clash may have focused on the star senior running backs, but like any good linebacker, Georgia's Roquan Smith quickly put a stop to it once the game began.

Top 25 roundup: No. 6 Georgia stuns No. 2 Auburn

ATLANTA -- The College Football Playoffs will feature a red and black hue.

» Saturday, December 2, 2017

Nebraska lands UCF’s Frost as head coach

Scott Frost, a former Nebraska quarterback who coached Central Florida to a 12-0 record and an American Athletic Conference championship, will be Nebraska's new head coach, the school announced Saturday.

» Friday, December 1, 2017

Currie out, Fulmer in as Tennessee athletic director

Former Tennessee Volunteers head coach Phillip Fulmer took over as athletic director after John Currie was placed on leave with pay, the university announced Friday.

CFB notebook: Fisher makes jump to Texas A&M

The saga over whether Jimbo Fisher would stay or leave ended Friday when he submitted his resignation to Florida State officials and accepted Texas A&M's offer to become that school's new coach.

Ohio State QB Barrett game-time decision vs. Wisconsin

Less than one week after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, Ohio State senior quarterback J.T. Barrett is a game-day decision for Saturday's Big Ten title game between the eighth-ranked Buckeyes and No. 4 Wisconsin.

Currie out, Fulmer in as Tennessee athletic director

Former Tennessee Volunteers head coach Phillip Fulmer took over as athletic director after John Currie was placed on leave with pay, the university announced Friday.

Fisher leaves Florida State for Texas A&M

The saga over whether Jimbo Fisher would stay or leave ended Friday when he submitted his resignation to Florida State officials and accepted Texas A&M's offer to become that school's new coach.

Ole Miss gets hit with additional bowl-ban year

The NCAA hit the Ole Miss football team with more punishment on Friday, including an additional year from playing in the postseason in 2018.

Fisher leaves Florida State for Texas A&M

The saga over whether Jimbo Fisher would stay or leave ended Friday when he submitted his resignation to Florida State officials and accepted Texas A&M's offer to become that school's new coach.

Currie out as Tennessee athletic director

John Currie is out as Tennessee athletic director after an embarrassing week in the school's search for the next Volunteers football coach.

Ole Miss gets hit with additional bowl-ban year

The NCAA hit the Ole Miss football team with more punishment on Friday, including an additional year from playing in the postseason.

Currie out as Tennessee athletic director

John Currie is out as Tennessee athletic director after an embarrassing week in the school's search for the next Volunteers football coach.

Report: WSU’s Leach discusses Tennessee vacancy

Tennessee's drama-filled coaching search took a new turn Thursday night with Washington State's Mike Leach emerging as the leading candidate.

Reports: Tennnesse might go after WSU’s Leach

Tennessee's drama-filled coaching search took a new turn Thursday night with reports that the school was pursuing Washington State's Mike Leach.