College Football

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2012, file photo, Arizona State wide receivers Rashad Ross, left, JJ Holliday, center, and Alonzo Agwuenu drink water from a spring after NCAA college football practice at Camp Tontozona in Kohls Ranch, Ariz. Arizona State football players are returning to a newly renovated training camp, restoring a beloved football tradition. The Arizona Republic reported Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, that the Sun Devils had to cancel the preseason training camp last year at their usual facility near the mountain town of Payson after wet conditions delayed the installation of an artificial grass football field. The field was completed in April at Tonto Creek Camp, which was formerly named Camp Tontozona. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)
August 05, 2019 - 3:07 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University football players are returning to a newly renovated training camp, restoring a beloved football tradition. The Sun Devils had to cancel the preseason training camp last year at their usual facility near the mountain town of Payson after wet conditions...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida Atlantic in Orlando, Fla. Part of the sales pitch that lured Milton from his home state of Hawaii to UCF was a pledge by then-Knights coach Scott Frost to help put the quarterback on a path to a post-playing career in coaching. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 04, 2019 - 11:35 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Part of the pitch that lured McKenzie Milton from his home state of Hawaii to UCF was a pledge by then-Knights coach Scott Frost to put the quarterback on a path to a post-playing career in coaching. A horrific leg injury last November turned Milton's long-term plans into his...
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban exits the field after a team photo prior to Alabama's fall camp fan-day college football scrimmage, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
August 03, 2019 - 11:17 am
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban denies offering a job to ex-Ohio State assistant Zach Smith last year, citing the results of a background check as the reason. The Crimson Tide's connection with Smith surfaced with the release Friday of former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer's texts and...
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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 in the driver’s seat in the quarterback competition at Florida State. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
August 03, 2019 - 8:00 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — James Blackman is in the driver's seat in the quarterback competition at Florida State. As the Seminoles' opened preseason practice on Friday, Blackman is the unquestioned leader. He was taking the first-team reps and guiding the Seminoles with a smile and business-like...
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August 02, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer encouraged Zach Smith to stay with the Buckeyes in January 2018 after the then-assistant coach was pursued by Alabama, according to texts messages from Meyer to Smith. On Friday, Ohio State released thousands of pages of heavily redacted texts and email that were...
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Georgia head coach Kirby Smart watches drills during the team's first scheduled NCAA college football practice Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 02, 2019 - 3:13 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — If you're looking for a terser-than-usual response from Kirby Smart, just bring up how the last two seasons ended. The Georgia coach will shoot you a steely eyed glare that falls somewhere between disgust and disdain, then respond with a banal cliche that makes it clear you're...
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Former Wisconsin football player Quintez Cephus testifies during his trial, Friday Aug. 2, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Cephus has told jurors that the two women he is accused of sexually assaulting wanted to have sex with him. (Ed Treleven/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 2:51 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury deliberated for just 30 minutes on Friday before it acquitted former University of Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus on charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two female students. Cephus, 21, was suspended from the football team last August and was expelled...
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Former Wisconsin football player Quintez Cephus testifies during his trial, Friday Aug. 2, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Cephus has told jurors that the two women he is accused of sexually assaulting wanted to have sex with him. (Ed Treleven/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 2:45 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on trial of former Wisconsin Badger football player (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A jury has acquitted former Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus on charges alleging he sexually assaulted two female students. Jurors delivered their verdict on Friday after...
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Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley answers a question during an NCAA college football media day news conference in Norman, Okla., Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Riley has done everything his first two years as Oklahoma's coach, including coaching two Heisman winners. But he hasn't won a national title. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
August 02, 2019 - 2:16 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Lincoln Riley could take a few moments to stop and soak it all in. But that's not how he got so far, so fast. Riley has accomplished more at age 35 than most coaches do in a career. Barely two years into his run at Oklahoma, he has been to the College Football Playoff twice and...
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day watches the quarterbacks during NCAA college football practice, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
August 02, 2019 - 12:20 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sporting several weeks of beard growth, Ryan Day looked calm for a new guy leading a storied college football program where the unrelenting pressure helped push his legendary predecessor into early retirement. The 40-year-old Day opened his first training camp as Ohio State...
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