College Football

FILE - This Nov. 26, 1964, file photo shows a general view of the National Football League draft meeting in New York. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)
April 23, 2019 - 9:59 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bert Bell had been burned and sought a way to get even. His creation, the NFL draft, has become an industry unto itself and the league's third-most popular annual event behind the Super Bowl and opening weekend. Bell owned the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933 and was hot to sign...
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban chews out a player during the first half of Alabama's A-Day NCAA college football scrimmage, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
April 22, 2019 - 5:08 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and "should be able to return to work in the very new future." Cain says the right hip replacement was "robotic assisted" at...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama's Raekwon Davis sacks Georgia's Jake Fromm during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game, in Atlanta. The SEC, a conference that prides itself on producing great defensive linemen and linebackers, must find candidates to replace all the guys heading into the pros. Alabama’s Raekwon Davis and Auburn’s Derrick Brown both enter the summer as legitimate All-America candidates as they attempt to lead their teams. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 22, 2019 - 7:46 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago. It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this year. Last year's Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC:...
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April 21, 2019 - 11:09 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State wide receiver Hunter Rison has been indefinitely suspended after his arrest on a domestic battery charge. The Manhattan Mercury reports that Riley County police arrested Rison on Friday on suspicion of domestic battery. The charge also covers knowingly or...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney walks on the field during Tennessee football's first practice of the spring season in Knoxville, Tenn. Chaney exemplifies the nomadic nature of an SEC coordinator. He’s back for his second stint as Tennessee’s offensive coordinator after holding the same title at Arkansas, Pittsburgh and Georgia since his last stay in Knoxville. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
April 19, 2019 - 1:24 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There has been plenty of coaching turnover in the Southeastern Conference this offseason, just not involving any head coaches. This will be the first year since 2006 that the SEC begins a season with no new head coaches. But despite the continuity at the top, there has been...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, left, and wide receiver K.J. Hill run through a drill during the NCAA college football team's practice in Columbus, Ohio. First-year coach Ryan Day of defending conference champion Ohio State insisted after the Buckeyes’ spring game last Saturday he hadn’t decided between Georgia transfer Justin Fields and redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin, who spent much of last season rehabbing a knee injury. Baldwin announced he would transfer on Thursday, April 18, 2019, erasing any doubt that Fields, the biggest acquisition of the offseason, would be the starter. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
April 19, 2019 - 8:16 am
The week started with nine of the 14 Big Ten teams coming out of spring practices planning to continue quarterback auditions in August. The number was down to seven by Friday. First-year coach Ryan Day of defending conference champion Ohio State insisted after the Buckeyes' spring game last...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws a pass against Texas during the first half of an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, in Dallas. Murray is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill, File)
April 18, 2019 - 11:09 am
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals used the 10th overall pick of the 2018 draft on Josh Rosen, hoping the former UCLA star would be their quarterback of the future. Rosen had some ups and downs during his first season, as many rookies do, but did nothing to dissuade the Cardinals from...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, University of Kansas new NCAA college football coach Les Miles makes a statement during a news conference in Lawrence, Kan. In his first season in charge, Miles is trying desperately to change the culture of Kansas football. He has pounded the pavement in recruiting, established relationships with influential boosters and generated newfound excitement in the Jayhawks. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
April 17, 2019 - 12:29 pm
Not all new coaches face the same challenges in college football. Who has the toughest task ahead of him in 2019? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about which first-year coaches have their work cut out for them. Louisville'...
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Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurst talks to coach Lincoln Riley during practice in Norman, Okla., Monday, April 1, 2019. (Kyle Phillips/The Norman Transcript via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 7:17 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts learned at a basketball game just how much Sooners fans already had embraced him. The week Oklahoma announced that Hurts was transferring from Alabama, he was watching halftime festivities during the Sooners' game against Vanderbilt...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields runs through a drill during an NCAA college football practice, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State is ready to unveil its new quarterback at the Buckeyes’ spring game. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bill Bender of the Sporting News joins AP’s Ralph Russo to chat about the new-look Buckeyes. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
April 11, 2019 - 12:10 pm
Ohio State is ready to unveil new quarterback Justin Fields at the Buckeyes' spring game. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bill Bender of the Sporting News joins AP's Ralph Russo to chat about the new-look Buckeyes. What will Ryan Day's influence on the team be as he takes over for...
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