College Football NEWS ARCHIVE

» Saturday, March 31, 2018

Baylor paid Art Briles $15M after firing him amid scandal

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor University paid former football coach Art Briles more than $15 million after firing him in 2016 in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that included allegations against former players and rocked his program, according to newly released tax documents.

South Carolina awaiting full go for Samuel, Allen-Williams

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Will Muschamp believes the Gamecocks improved enough during the spring that things will only get better once two injured playmakers - receiver Deebo Samuel and linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams - are back at full speed this fall.

Auburn receiver Will Hastings has knee ligament surgery

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn wide receiver Will Hastings has had surgery for a torn knee ligament.

Baylor paid Art Briles $15M after firing him amid scandal

WACO, Texas (AP) New tax records show that Baylor University paid former football coach Art Briles more than $15 million after firing him in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that rocked his program.

» Friday, March 30, 2018

Goedert skips running 40 at SDSU pro day

(STATS) - Former South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert disappointed some of the NFL scouts in attendance when he did not run the 40-yard dash at the Jackrabbits' pro day Friday in Brookings.

Moorhead, Mississippi St pushing for quick spring transition

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State's Joe Moorhead is going through the same problems and having the same headaches that first-year coaches always go through when establishing the way they want their football program run.

» Thursday, March 29, 2018

One-handed Griffin making impact well before NFL draft

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Annika Emmert and her mom made the short trip south to attend Shaquem Griffin's pro day at UCF.

Heisman winner Lamar Jackson bolsters case as QB at pro day

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Lamar Jackson's determined look as he threw the football left no question about his NFL intentions.

Michigan cancels home-and-home with Virginia Tech in 2020-21

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan has cancelled a home-and-home football series with Virginia Tech in 2020 and 2021.

Heisman winner Lamar Jackson bolsters case as QB at pro day

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Lamar Jackson's determined look as he threw the football left no question about his NFL intentions.

Peach Bowl makes new $8 million investment in Hall of Fame

ATLANTA (AP) Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan still sees the College Football Hall of Fame as the key to Atlanta's goal of becoming the ''capital of college football,'' and his bowl has invested an additional $8 million toward that vision.

2 ex-Clemson football players, 1 ex-Duke player arrested

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Three former college football players - two from Clemson and one from Duke - have been arrested and charged with armed robbery and possessing a weapon while committing a crime.

DeLuca improves 40 times at NDSU pro day

(STATS) - The 21 NFL teams represented at FCS national champion North Dakota State's annual pro day Thursday must have liked linebacker Nick DeLuca's improved time in the 40-yard dash.

Dartmouth hires son of Don Shula as assistant football coach

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) Dartmouth has hired a son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula as an assistant football coach.

» Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Watts-Jackson plans to leave Michigan State program

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) He scored one of the most memorable touchdowns in Michigan State history.

Watts-Jackson plans to leave Michigan State program

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Jalen Watts-Jackson, who etched his name into Michigan State lore by scoring the winning touchdown against Michigan in 2015 on a botched punt, says he has requested his release from the Spartans.

Author Krakauer wins order for release of rape case records

HELENA, Mont. (AP) A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to author Jon Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies make.

Washington begins spring football featuring some changes

SEATTLE (AP) The start of spring football at Washington on Wednesday brought a new offensive coordinator, a new play-caller on defense and even a new highly hyped transfer quarterback still a year away from playing.

Author Krakauer wins order for release of rape case records

HELENA, Mont. (AP) A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to author Jon Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies make.

Author Krakauer wins order for release of rape case records

HELENA, Mont. (AP) A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to author Jon Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies make.

Callaway, Elam seek 2nd chances at Florida’s pro day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Receiver Antonio Callaway and safety Matt Elam have spent the last few weeks working out together in South Florida.

Author Krakauer wins order for release of rape case records

HELENA, Mont. (AP) A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to author Jon Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies make.

Q&A with Montana’s Bobby Hauck

(STATS) - Bobby Hauck's return to Montana for a second stint as football coach has given the Grizzlies' rabid fan base the hope, if not expectation, the program will be among the FCS elite again sooner rather than later.

Damien Harris’s return fortifies strong Alabama backfield

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Damien Harris bucked the trend of Alabama's recent starting tailbacks, who follow up big seasons with early departures for the NFL.

FCS playoff committee reinforcing selection rules

(STATS) - The NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee is making a concerted effort this offseason to explain the playoff selection process to its members.

» Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Michigan State signs DT out of Illinois

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State has signed defensive tackle Dashaun Mallory to a national letter of intent.

Alabama QB Tagovailoa back throwing in practice after injury

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is back throwing in practice.

Eastern Washington’s schedule an imperfect 10

(STATS) - Seemingly willing to play any opponent anywhere and anytime, FCS power Eastern Washington usually doesn't have a problem filling out its always attractive schedule.

QB Perkins draws raves as Virginia begins spring practice

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall believes in some respects the Cavaliers are back to square one in the rebuilding of their program.

Hoops-turned-NFL dream: Scouts like Senat’s upside

(STATS) - Greg Senat participated in various community engagements while attending Wagner College. He worked with missionaries, boys and girls clubs, and summer youth groups.

Notre Dame TE Kmet gets relief on Irish baseball diamond

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly offered Cole Kmet a day off last Saturday.

Hoops-turned-NFL dream: Scouts like Senat’s upside

(STATS) - Greg Senat participated in various community engagements while attending Wagner College. He worked with missionaries, boys and girls clubs, and summer youth groups.

Saint Francis to face fellow NEC powers at home

(STATS) - Saint Francis will seek to bounce back in its 11-game 2018 schedule, which was announced Tuesday.

» Monday, March 26, 2018

Ken Dorsey returning to Miami - as an assistant AD at FIU

MIAMI (AP) Ken Dorsey, who quarterbacked the Miami Hurricanes to the 2001 national championship, has been hired as an assistant athletic director at Florida International.

UNI’s Fountain motivated even more

(STATS) - Former Northern Iowa wide receiver Daurice Fountain not being invited to the NFL Combine was considered the biggest snub among FCS candidates for next month's draft.

Aussie Zema seeks to get a kick out of the NFL

(STATS) - There were times early last season at Incarnate Word that punter Joe Zema would ask his teammates on the sidelines: "What does this mean?" or "How does that work?"

» Saturday, March 24, 2018

Vols’ Kirkland out after ’minor little cleanup’ with knee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. will miss the next two to three weeks of spring practice as he continues his comeback from a knee injury that sidelined him for the entire 2017 season.

» Friday, March 23, 2018

Michigan TE Wheatley to miss spring with foot injury

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan tight end Ty Wheatley is expected to miss the rest of spring football with a foot injury.

Florida State receiver Murray to miss remainder of spring

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State's Nyqwan Murray will miss the remainder of spring practice due to an injury to his left knee.

Florida ups facility spending to $130M, adds new ballpark

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida has significantly revised plans to upgrade several on-campus facilities, which will now include a new baseball stadium across campus and a more expansive building to house the all-important, revenue-generating football program.

Longtime QB coach Werner looks speed up Gamecocks’ offense

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) New South Carolina quarterbacks coach Dan Werner is clear about how he wants his signal callers to play this season - fast.

Florida ups facility spending to $130M, adds new ballpark

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida has significantly revised plans to upgrade several on-campus facilities, which will now include a new baseball stadium across campus and a more expansive building to house the all-important, revenue-generating football program.

Valparaiso to host five in 2018 season

(STATS) - Valparaiso seeks to build on its first winning season in 14 years during an 11-game 2018 schedule that was announced Friday.

» Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tennessee, former AD Currie agree to $2.5 million settlement

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has reached a $2.5 million settlement with former athletic director John Currie less than four months after he was suspended in the midst of a football coaching search that turned into a fiasco.

Moving forward: Cougars start spring after Hilinski death

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Kyle Sweet got out of the cold rain that greeted the first day of spring practice for Washington State and threw on a black baseball hat with a `3' affixed to the side.

Tennessee, former AD Currie agree to $2.5 million settlement

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has reached a $2.5 million settlement with former athletic director John Currie less than four months after he was suspended in the midst of a football coaching search that turned into a fiasco.

Tennessee, former AD Currie agree to $2.5 million settlement

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has reached a $2.5 million settlement with former athletic director John Currie less than four months after he was suspended in the midst of a football coaching search.

Cupboard isn’t bare on Notre Dame offensive line

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) An NFL talent evaluator turned to two rivals Thursday at Notre Dame's Pro Day and stated the obvious to knowing nods.

Former Florida coach McElwain sells home, takes another loss

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Coach Jim McElwain took another loss three months after he left Florida.

Nicholls not easing into 2018 schedule

(STATS) - As Nicholls tries to build on its first postseason appearance in 12 years, it begins the 2018 season with one of the most competitive opening stretches in the FCS.

2018 NFL Draft: 15 FCS defensive prospects to watch

(STATS) - With about 150 former FCS players on NFL rosters annually, teams are looking closer than ever at the quality across the subdivision.

» Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Whitehead addressing character questions ahead of draft

PITTSBURGH (AP) The question comes up in every meeting Jordan Whitehead has with NFL teams considering drafting the talented if enigmatic Pittsburgh safety, one that could have as much of an impact on where Whitehead begins his pro career as any 40-yard dash, bench press or highlight-reel play.

Leo Brown, 1st black Ohio State football captain, dies at 84

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Leo Brown, Ohio State's first black football captain, has died. He was 84.

Fun bunch: Taggart’s first FSU practice sets different tone

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Willie Taggart's first practice at Florida State on Wednesday definitely had a different tone compared to his predecessor.

North Carolina hires Robert Gillespie as assistant coach

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina has hired Robert Gillespie as an assistant football coach.

Charleston Southern to kick off 2018 season at Florida

(STATS) - A season-opening game at Florida and five home games help to highlight Charleston Southern's 11-game 2018 schedule which was announced Wednesday.

» Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Injury puts Alabama’s intriguing QB battle on hold for now

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama's quarterback competition could be on hold, at least briefly.

Tennessee’s Pruitt: ’We want to see who the competitors are’

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt is looking for one thing in particular as he begins his first spring practice as a head coach.

James spends Florida State’s Pro Day mostly on sidelines

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Derwin James considers himself one of the best players in this year's NFL draft and during Florida State's Pro Day the safety made a calculated decision.

Iowa seeking new linebackers in spring workouts

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) For years, Iowa didn't have much to worry about at linebacker.

Georgia gets back to work after wrenching loss in title game

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) It's been more than two months since that last play.

New Rutgers offensive coordinator starting from scratch

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers will start from scratch under new offensive coordinator John McNulty.

N.C. Central, Eastman eyeing 2018 schedule

(STATS) - North Carolina Central and interim coach Granville Eastman have their sights focused on the MEAC title again after their program's three-year run as conference champion ended last season.

Jacksonville State assessing storm damage

(STATS) - Jacksonville State's athletic director expressed relief that the university was in the midst of spring break this week when a possible tornado swept through the small city in northeast Alabama Monday night.

Jacksonville State assessing tornado damage

(STATS) - Jacksonville State's athletic director expressed relief that the university was in the midst of spring break this week when a tornado swept through the small city in northeast Alabama Monday night.

2018 NFL draft: 15 FCS offensive prospects to know

(STATS) - With about 150 former FCS players on NFL rosters annually, teams are looking closer than ever at the quality across the subdivision.

» Monday, March 19, 2018

Report: Catamounts schedule 2019 game at Alabama

(STATS) - Western Carolina will end its 2019 regular season with a game at Alabama.

Eastern Illinois adds two future FBS games

(STATS) - Eastern Illinois announced a pair of future games against FBS opponents on Monday.

UT Martin to open 2018 season against two FBS teams

(STATS) - UT Martin will open the 2018 season against a pair of FBS opponents and play five times at home as part of an 11-game schedule which was announced Monday.

AAC, ACC create football officiating alliance

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The American Athletic Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference have created a football officiating alliance that will handle scheduling, training and evaluation.

Interim coach Jones seeks to lift Morgan State

(STATS) - Morgan State will play five times at home as part of an 11-game 2018 schedule under interim coach Ernest Jones.

» Friday, March 16, 2018

Frost likes enthusiasm in Huskers’ spring practice opener

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska ended a week filled with position meetings with the first spring practice under new coach Scott Frost, a two-hour workout in shorts and helmets at the Hawks Championship Center.

Running back Armand Shyne on comeback trail at Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) For the second straight year, Utes running back Armand Shyne has entered spring camp trying to bounce back from a major injury.

Missouri Valley Football Conference spring outlook

(STATS) - Other Missouri Valley Football Conference teams haven't backed down during North Dakota State's FCS dynasty this decade, but the 2018 season offers a distinct challenge.

South Dakota State football coach pleads no contest to DUI

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) South Dakota State University football coach John Stiegelmeier has pleaded no contest to drunken driving.

» Thursday, March 15, 2018

Draft Diary: Cain shows out for NFL on Clemson’s pro day

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) The third in a series of stories with Clemson receiver Deon Cain as the AP follows his journey to the NFL draft.

Football staffer no longer employed by Michigan after arrest

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Fergus Connolly, a former staff member for the Michigan football program, is no longer employed by the school.

Draft Diary: Cain shows out for NFL on Clemson’s pro day

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) The third in a series of stories with Clemson receiver Deon Cain as the AP follows his journey to the NFL draft.

Alabama football team to visit White House

WASHINGTON (AP) The White House says the championship University of Alabama football team will visit next month.

Holy Cross drops knight image despite keeping Crusaders name

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) The College of the Holy Cross says it will stop using the image of a knight as a logo and mascot even though trustees last month decided to keep the nickname Crusaders for its athletic teams.

OSU’s Mike Gundy offers to pay for public school security

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has offered to pay for enhanced security measures to protect the school system attended by his children.

Holy Cross drops knight image despite keeping Crusaders name

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) The College of the Holy Cross says it will stop using the image of a knight as a logo and mascot even though trustees last month decided to keep the nickname Crusaders for its athletic teams.

Bethune-Cookman’s 2018 schedule includes three classics

(STATS) - Bethune-Cookman will play in three classics as part of coach Terry Sims' fourth season this year.

OSU’s Mike Gundy offers to pay for public school security

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has offered to pay for enhanced security measures to protect the school system where his children attend.

James Madison RB Johnson eligible for sixth season

(STATS) - James Madison running back Cardon Johnson has been granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA, assuring the FCS power of again having one of the deeper running back units in the nation.

Ivy League spring football outlook

(STATS) - The old guard in the Ivy League (well, the recent one) didn't just get a punch in the face last season, it got a dose of reality.

» Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Michigan unlikely to have answer on Patterson by practice

Michigan is unlikely to know whether Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson will be eligible to play next season by the time it begins spring practice March 23.

Conference USA reaches new 5-year deal with CBS Sports

IRVING, Texas (AP) Conference USA has agreed to a new five-year contract that will make CBS Sports Network the primary television home for the league's football and men's basketball games.

Michigan unlikely to have answer on Patterson by practice

Michigan is unlikely to know whether Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson will be eligible to play next season by the time it begins spring practice March 23.

Conference USA reaches new multiyear deal with CBS Sports

IRVING, Texas (AP) Conference USA has agreed to a new multiyear contract that will make CBS Sports Network the primary television home for the league's football and men's basketball games.

Oklahoma T Brown improves on poor combine showing at pro day

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma left tackle Orlando Brown was livid after his dismal performance at the NFL scouting combine and its aftermath.

Husker’ Frost entering spring with QB race front and center

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The biggest question new Nebraska coach Scott Frost faces as he enters spring practice: Who will play quarterback?

Receiver Bronson Boyd embracing new start with Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A long waiting game is finally over for Bronson Boyd.

SWAC spring football outlook

(STATS) - That every week is a championship week has taken on renewed meaning in the SWAC.

Murray State, Louisville add to series

(STATS) - Murray State and Louisville have agreed to a Sept. 9, 2023, matchup at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, according to a report.

» Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Florida, Mullen open spring practice with plenty of unknowns

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) New Florida coach Dan Mullen crisscrossed the state the last two months, telling anyone and everyone his plan for returning the Gators to national prominence.

Big Sky spring football outlook

(STATS) - The Big Sky welcomes founding member Idaho back into the conference in a drop down from the FBS level this year.

Lauletta weathers Richmond pro day

(STATS) - If a cold-weather NFL team selects former Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta in the draft next month, it will have good reference from the Spiders' pro day on Tuesday.

Big Sky spring football outlook

(STATS) - The Big Sky welcomes founding member Idaho back into the conference in a drop down from the FBS level this year.

Best FCS nickname - bracket-style

(STATS) - Welcome to an FCS tournament in which North Dakota State may have the same chance as ... Marist?

Hampton reaches amicable exit terms with MEAC

(STATS) - Hampton football is moving downfield once again.

» Monday, March 12, 2018

James Madison QB competition highly anticipated

(STATS) - Any team that has a quarterback competition in the spring usually finds it be the overwhelming storyline. It gets multiplied at a program like James Madison.

NEC spring football outlook

(STATS) - The Northeast Conference title race has the potential to be one of the best in the FCS this year.

Former Tennessee AD Currie to be resident at Robert Morris

Robert Morris University says former Tennessee athletic director John Currie will serve as executive-in-residence for a week at its business school.

» Sunday, March 11, 2018

Ex-Spartans RB London says he’s transferring to Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Running back Madre London has tweeted that he's transferring from Michigan State to Tennessee.

Ex-Spartans RB London says he’s transferring to Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Running back Madre London has tweeted that he's transferring from Michigan State to Tennessee.

» Friday, March 9, 2018

Kerryon Johnson’s 40-yard run highlights Auburn pro day

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Kerryon Johnson can now happily get back to his football routine.

Kerryon Johnson’s 40-yeard run highlights Auburn pro day

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Kerryon Johnson can now happily get back to his football routine.

Lehigh to face competitive 2018 schedule

(STATS) - Lehigh hopes to turn a strong non-conference schedule into its third straight Patriot League title.

Iowa State shuffles coaching staff ahead of spring workouts

AMES, Iowa (AP) After losing its offensive coordinator to the NFL, Iowa State is taking a wait-and-see approach to finding a replacement.

Drake to host six, take on Montana

(STATS) - After finishing second in the Pioneer Football League last season, Drake will seek to take the next step in its 11-game 2018 schedule which was announced Friday.

Ex-Stanford QB Keller Chryst finishing career at Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has added former Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst to its roster as a graduate transfer.

CAA Football spring outlook

(STATS) - While James Madison may appear to be pulling away from the rest of CAA Football, there isn't a big margin for error in the conference standings.

Iowa State shuffles coaching staff ahead of spring workouts

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State has shuffled its offensive coaching staff, moving three assistants into new positions to compensate for the loss of coordinator Tom Manning to the Indianapolis Colts.

» Thursday, March 8, 2018

Oklahoma to seek Mayfield replacement in spring practice

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma will start figuring out who will replace Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield when spring practice opens Saturday.

Jim Harbaugh picks Ed Warinner to coach Michigan’s O-line

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan's reshaped football coaching staff now includes moving Ed Warinner to lead the offensive line.

Lamar to host six, visit Texas Tech

(STATS) - Six of Lamar's 11 games on its 2018 schedule will be at home as the Cardinals seek improvement in coach Mike Schulz's second season.

MEAC spring football outlook

(STATS) - The suddenly decreasing MEAC is ready to reaffirm what's strong in the conference - and coming off an unbeaten season, North Carolina A&T fits that bill quite well even with coach Rod Broadway's retirement.

Youngstown State to face Michigan State in 2021

(STATS) - Youngstown State and Michigan State have agreed to a Sept. 11, 2021, game in East Lansing.

» Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Belichick, top Alabama prospects among pro day spectators

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama's pro day featured some prominent figures in spectator roles, including NFL head coaches, highly rated prospects fresh from the combine and a former Southeastern Conference head coach expected to join the Crimson Tide staff as an analyst.

Michigan football staffer suspected of drunken driving

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) A staff member for the Michigan football team was arrested this week on suspicion of drunken driving.

Eastern Illinois to kick off 2018 season at Arkansas

(STATS) - Eastern Illinois' visit to Arkansas will bring a historical start to the Panthers' 2018 schedule.

Pro days with something to prove

(STATS) - A pro day is one of the final opportunities for a player to impress teams before the NFL draft, and they're especially big for FCS players who always feel they have to do more than their FBS counterparts.

Ohio Valley spring outlook

(STATS) - It may sound absurd that a team that has won 33 straight league games is vulnerable, but rivals in the Ohio Valley Conference hope that is the case with Jacksonville State this year.

Ohio Valley spring outlook

(STATS) - It may sound absurd that a team that has won 33 straight league games is vulnerable, but rivals in the Ohio Valley Conference hope that is the case with Jacksonville State this year.

Low-stress spring a welcome change for Ole Miss football

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) There aren't many people paying attention to Mississippi's football program these days.

Ohio Valley spring outlook

(STATS) - It may sound absurd that a team that has won 33 straight league games is vulnerable, but rivals in the Ohio Valley Conference hope that is the case with Jacksonville State this year.

Chanting protesters shut down Temple stadium town hall

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Chanting community members protesting Temple University's plan to open a $135 million football stadium on its campus shut down a town hall meeting meant to address their concerns.

» Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Cristobal previews spring football for the Ducks

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon opens spring practice on Wednesday under coach Mario Cristobal. But before he even got his preview press conference underway on Tuesday, he shared his thoughts on another Oregon team, the sixth-ranked women's basketball team.

QB derby injects urgency into spring practice for Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A three-way quarterback derby promises to lend some intrigue to Ohio State's spring practice that opened on Tuesday morning.

QB derby injects urgency into spring practice for Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A three-way quarterback derby promises to lend some intrigue to Ohio State's spring practice that opened on Tuesday morning.

USC receiver Joseph Lewis charged in domestic violence case

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California wide receiver Joseph Lewis IV has pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to five misdemeanors stemming from two alleged domestic violence attacks last month.

Minnesota RB Brooks to redshirt 2018 with lower-body injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks will redshirt the 2018 season with a lower-body injury that will require surgery.

Patriot League spring outlook

(STATS) - The Patriot League is seeking a bounce-back season, and it probably will get one with a competitive title race.

Central Arkansas replacing O-linemen Cook, Mallett

(STATS) - Southland Conference champion Central Arkansas has gone from having one of the top offensive lines in the FCS to rebuilding it in coach Nathan Brown's first season.

Norfolk State has attractive 2018 schedule

(STATS) - A home game against FCS power James Madison is one of the highlights of Norfolk State's 11-game 2018 schedule, which was announced Tuesday.

» Monday, March 5, 2018

Better fall finish priority as Irish begin spring football

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Brian Kelly knows the last five Novembers have not been kind to his Notre Dame football team.

Sam Houston State has late kickoff to 2018 season

(STATS) - Sam Houston State has a late start to the 2018 season, but the Bearkats know they have to be ready once the games begin.

UCF championship license plate part of transportation bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Fans of UCF's football team are close to having a Florida license plate celebrating the Knights' 2017 undefeated season and claim as national champions.

UCF championship license plate part of transportation bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Fans of UCF's football team are close to having a Florida license plate celebrating the Knights' 2017 undefeated season and claim as national champions.

Richmond QB Lauletta a standout at NFL Combine

(STATS) - To think Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta was recovering from a torn ACL at this time last year, his ascension in NFL draft talk is incredible.

Princeton’s Lovett to take hand-off, then give them

(STATS) - The loss of a league offensive player of the year would devastate many teams, but Princeton is in a unique situation with John Lovett's return in the 2018 season.

Big South spring outlook

(STATS) - The wheels are still spinning in the Big South, and not just because Kennesaw State led the FCS in rushing last season.

» Saturday, March 3, 2018

Dorne Dibble, who played on 2 Lions title teams, dies at 88

NORTHVILLE, Mich. (AP) Dorne Dibble, a two-way player at Michigan State who was on two Detroit Lions title teams in the 1950s, has died. He was 88.

South Carolina State seeks turnaround in 2018

(STATS) - South Carolina State will begin its 2018 season against two FBS opponents and plays five times at home as part of an 11-game schedule which was announced Saturday.

Dorne Dibble, who played on 2 Lions title teams, dies at 88

NORTHVILLE, Mich. (AP) Dorne Dibble, a two-way player at Michigan State who was on two Detroit Lions title teams in the 1950s, has died. He was 88.

South Carolina State seeks turnaround in 2018

(STATS) - South Carolina State will begin its 2018 season against two FBS opponents and plays five times at home as part of an 11-game schedule which was announced Saturday.

» Friday, March 2, 2018

NCAA proposal: Kickoff fair catch inside 25 to be touchback

The team receiving a kickoff would be allowed to make a fair catch between its goal line and 25-yard line and have it result in a touchback under an NCAA Football Rules Committee proposal.

NCAA proposal: Kickoff fair catch inside 25 to be touchback

The team receiving a kickoff would be allowed to make a fair catch inside the 25-yard line and have it result in a touchback under an NCAA Football Rules Committee proposal Friday.

Presbyterian suffering roster turnover

(STATS) - Spring break was being ushered in at Presbyterian College on Friday, with the football team beginning its spring practice when students are back on campus in two weeks.

Southern Conference spring outlook

(STATS) - It might have seemed like Wofford's Mike Ayers was going to outlast all the coaches in the Southern Conference, but his retirement has added to the relatively new look across the conference.

» Thursday, March 1, 2018

UNC hires Rutgers assistant Henry Baker

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina has added Henry Baker to its coaching staff.

Auburn enters spring with healing Stidham, tailback battle

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn opens spring practice with competition at running back and a recuperating Jarrett Stidham.

Sun Belt Conference signs 8-year deal with ESPN

The Sun Belt Conference has signed a new eight-year contract with ESPN that gives the network exclusive multimedia rights to all of the league's sports.

SDSU coach Stiegelmeier apologizes for DUI arrest

(STATS) - South Dakota State coach John Stiegelmeier has issued an apology following his DUI arrest in late January.

AP Source: Sun Belt Conference signs 8-year deal with ESPN

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Sun Belt Conference has signed a new eight-year contract with ESPN that gives the network exclusive rights to all of the league's sports.

Pioneer Football League spring outlook

(STATS) - Improvement during spring practices will go a long way if Pioneer Football League teams are going to loosen San Diego's grip on the conference.

Morehead State seeking improvement in 2018

(STATS) - Morehead State will kick off the 2018 season at Eastern Kentucky and host six opponents as part of its 11-game schedule.