College sports

Florida State head coach Willie Taggart, right, disagrees with the referee in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Miami in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
AP
November 03, 2019 - 5:42 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State fired second-year football coach Willie Taggart on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Seminoles lost to rival Miami and with the team in danger of missing a bowl game for the second consecutive season. Taggart was 9-12 at Florida State, which won the...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice at the NCAA tournament college basketball in Pittsburgh. The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
AP
October 29, 2019 - 5:37 pm
The NCAA took a major step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The nation's largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how to allow athletes to...
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Grand Marshall Laurie Hernandez, from left, Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber, Grand Marshall Rita Moreno and Grand Marshall Gina Torres appear at the tournament house in Pasadena, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Hernandez, Moreno and Torres will be the Grand Marshals for the 2020 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 3:22 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Rita Moreno and Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez have been named grand marshals of the 2020 Rose Parade. Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber announced the grand marshal selections Tuesday, saying each exemplifies the theme of the 131st Rose...
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LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) celebrates his touchdown reception in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. LSU won 42-28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 13, 2019 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — LSU moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the country for the 29th time and putting the Tigers behind No. 1 Alabama less than a month before the rivals meet in Tuscaloosa. The Tigers jumped from No. 5...
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Georgia head coach Kirby Smart leaves the field after losing 20-17 in double overtime to South Carolina in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
October 13, 2019 - 2:45 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The first warning signs came in slow starts against Notre Dame and Tennessee. Georgia's full-fledged reality check arrived when another slow start ended with a double-overtime loss at home to unranked South Carolina. Coach Kirby Smart's new reality: Georgia isn't as dominant as...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) passes against Texas A&M during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)
October 12, 2019 - 8:09 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa threw four touchdowns and Alabama's offense kept rolling in the Tide's first game at No. 1 this season with a 47-28 victory over No. 24 Texas A&M on Saturday. Tagovailoa threw his first interception of the season but became Alabama's career passing...
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Florida State quarterback James Blackman is tackled by Clemson's James Skalski during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
October 12, 2019 - 7:23 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdown passes, two to Justyn Ross, and No. 2 Clemson answered any lingering questions from its close call at North Carolina, winning its 21st straight game by pounding Florida State 45-14 on Saturday. The Tigers and coach Dabo Swinney faced two...
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Referees keep Oklahoma players from interacting with Texas players as they leave the field after pregame warmups before an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Dallas. Oklahoma won 34-27. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
October 12, 2019 - 6:56 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The clusters of players for No. 6 Oklahoma and 11th-ranked Texas were getting closer at midfield 30 minutes before the annual Red River rivalry, and officials were already trying to separate them when a few got too close and started jawing at each other. Referee Mike Defee flung his...
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Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) puts on the Golden Hat after beating Texas 34-27 in an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
October 12, 2019 - 6:36 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Jalen Hurts tried the Golden Hat on for size and gave a half-hearted "horns down" sign in a group photo with the cheerleaders while celebrating the way Kyler Murray couldn't in the Red River rivalry a year ago. Now the Oklahoma quarterback will try to get the Sooners back to where...
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Michigan's Carlo Kemp celebrates an interception in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois, Saturday, Oct.12, 2019, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Holly Hart)
October 12, 2019 - 5:54 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A four-touchdown lead had been whittled to three and No. 16 Michigan needed a response to Illinois' 25 straight points. Shea Patterson and the Wolverines put together a long touchdown drive and the Michigan defense forced two turnovers in a late surge to hold off Illinois 42-...
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