College Football

Michigan State's Kenny Willekes, bottom right, sacks Tulsa quarterback Zach Smith (11), causing a fumble, as Tulsa's Shamari Brooks (3) and Denzel Carter, left rear, block Michigan State's Jacub Panasiuk (96) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
August 30, 2019 - 11:17 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kenny Willekes recovered two fumbles, including one in the end zone for a touchdown, and No. 18 Michigan State manhandled Tulsa 28-7 on Friday night. Willekes, back on the field after breaking his leg in last season's Redbox Bowl, was part of a swarming Michigan State...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Southern California head coach Clay Helton gestures during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame, in Los Angeles. Southern California’s bid to secure coach Clay Helton’s future begins with a revamped offense, a refurbished classic stadium and a daunting opponent. When USC returns from its first losing season since 2000 to face Mountain West champion Fresno State on Saturday night, the Trojans know they’ll need a quick turnaround to placate the hungry critics of Helton, who recruited these players and fostered a family culture at the West Coast’s glamour program. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
August 30, 2019 - 10:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's bid to secure coach Clay Helton's future begins with a revamped offense, a refurbished classic stadium and a daunting opponent. When USC returns from its first losing season since 2000 to face Mountain West champion Fresno State on Saturday night, the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Florida State's James Blackman (1) looks to pass during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C. Blackman is back under center for Florida State's opener against Boise State after not winning the quarterback competition in 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
August 29, 2019 - 11:44 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The season opener between Boise State and Florida State will be played in Tallahassee because of the threat of Hurricane Dorian. Officials moved the game out of Jacksonville on Thursday, two days before the 7 p.m. kickoff. The teams will play Saturday at noon at Doak...
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Florida players celebrate after defeating Miami 24-20 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 25, 2019 - 4:18 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Defense has been Florida's identity for a dozen or so years, with the team developing more talent on that side of the ball and watching one successful coordinator after another leave for head coaching jobs. Once considered a fluke, it has become a foundation. And after another...
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Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) throws a pass as he is pressured by Miami defensive lineman Scott Patchan (71) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 24, 2019 - 11:02 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Feleipe Franks made up for three inexcusable turnovers by accounting for three touchdowns, doing just enough to help No. 8 Florida beat Miami 24-20 Saturday night in the opening game of the college football season. Franks threw for 254 yards and two scores and ran for another...
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Former Wisconsin Badger football player Quintez Cephus, second from right, arrives at a press conference to reiterate his request for reinstatement to the university in Madison, Wis. Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The former wide receiver was acquitted earlier this month of sexual assault charges stemming from a campus incident in his apartment. He was expelled from the university in March after the university's own internal investigation. A group of current team members were on hand to show support for Cephus at the event. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 6:08 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was declared eligible to play Friday, a year after he was suspended in the fallout from a sexual assault allegation that resulted in his acquittal by a jury at trial. Cephus was suspended from the team in August 2018 after he was charged...
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FILE - This is an April 21, 2018, file photo showing Mississippi State football helmets on the sideline during the second half of Mississippi State's Maroon and White spring NCAA college football game, in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State has received three years’ probation from the NCAA after an investigation determined a part-time student tutor completed coursework for 10 football players and one men’s basketball player in an online class. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 23, 2019 - 3:44 pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — While Mississippi State's basketball and football programs dodged postseason bans, the NCAA has put the school on three years' probation as part of a slew of penalties after an investigation into academic violations. A review of the self-reported violations determined a...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) throws as quarterback Spencer Rattler watches during the NCAA college football team's practice in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has chosen Hurts as his starting quarterback for the Sept. 1 season opener against Houston over Rattler and Tanner Mordecai. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
August 20, 2019 - 10:36 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Hurts' rise to the starting quarterback position at Oklahoma wasn't a foregone conclusion, despite his wealth of championship experience at Alabama. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley took his time before naming Hurts the starter for the fourth-ranked Sooners' Sept. 1 season...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 file photo, Auburn quarterback Bo Nix throws a pass during Auburn's first practice in Auburn, Ala. Freshman Bo Nix will be Auburn’s starting quarterback in the season opener against Oregon. Auburn announced coach Gus Malzahn’s decision on Twitter, officially ending a battle with redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
August 20, 2019 - 4:44 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Freshman Bo Nix will be Auburn's starting quarterback in the season opener. Auburn announced coach Gus Malzahn's decision on Twitter Tuesday, officially ending a battle with redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood. Nix will lead the 16th-ranked Tigers against Oregon on Aug. 31 in...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence drops back to pass during Clemson's annual Orange and White NCAA college football spring scrimmage in Clemson, S.C. After leading Clemson to a national championship as a freshman, Lawrence was selected an AP preseason All-American by poll voters. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
August 20, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team presented by Regions Bank . He has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team. Lawrence, the first freshman to quarterback to lead a team to a national championship in more than 30...
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