College Football

Ohio State wide receiver K.J. Hill (14) runs for a touchdown in front of Nebraska cornerback Dicaprio Bootle (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 29, 2019 - 12:42 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It's been pounded into the heads of Ohio State players since the winter, how losses to unranked opponents from the Big Ten West ended bids for the College Football Playoff the last two years. The Buckeyes seem to have received the message. Their domination of Nebraska in a 48-7...
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Rutgers head coach Chris Ash, left, and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shake hands after an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Michigan won 52-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 29, 2019 - 12:32 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Chris Ash's tenure as Rutgers coach is over after three-plus seasons that resulted in only three Big Ten victories. Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced Sunday that Ash had been fired four games into his fourth season, with the Scarlet Knights showing little progress...
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Washington State head coach Mike Leach speaks with a official in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 29, 2019 - 12:14 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Washington State coach Mike Leach has never been one to hold his thoughts. After two tough losses, including a 38-13 thrashing by No. 19 Utah on Saturday night, Leach let loose on his feelings about his team and its performances, describing the Cougars as "fat, dumb, happy,...
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Southern California quarterback Matt Fink throws against Utah during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 27, 2019 - 11:09 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A month ago, the idea of Matt Fink even seeing the field for No. 21 USC seemed unlikely. Maybe in a blowout or some mop-up duty at best. Even he finds it a little shocking to be sitting in his current position, about to make his first start Saturday at No. 17 Washington after coming...
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Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins (3) runs the ball past Florida State linebacker Emmett Rice (56) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
September 27, 2019 - 9:58 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — There is no margin for error now for No. 10 Notre Dame. Coming off a 23-17 loss at No. 3 Georgia that silenced many doubters, the Fighting Irish (2-1) find themselves in must-win mode every week going forward if they want to climb back into the discussion for the College...
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Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher reacts after Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) returns to the sideline after throwing an interception against Lamar during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)
September 27, 2019 - 9:06 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While No. 23 Texas A&M and Arkansas both have 2-2 records and lost their SEC openers, the programs are in entirely different places under their second-year coaches. The Razorbacks have lost their last 12 SEC games, and 16 of 17 overall. They are coming off a home loss to...
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Southern California coach Clay Helton, left, hugs quarterback Matt Fink after the team's 30-23 win over Utah in an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 27, 2019 - 12:27 am
Notre Dame tries to bounce back from a painful loss and Southern California tries to build on the momentum of a surprising win in the two most notable college football matchups this week. The 21st-ranked Trojans visit No. 17 Washington on Saturday, while the 10th-ranked Fighting Irish host No. 18...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2019, file photo, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) looks to throw against Rice during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Houston. While Oklahoma appears to have another serious Heisman contender with Big 12 newcomer and dual-threat graduate transfer Jalen Hurts, the Longhorns have one of the eight underclassmen starting quarterbacks in the league. Texas junior Sam Ehlinger is off to a record-setting pace that could also get him in that Heisman conversation. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 26, 2019 - 1:33 pm
The Big 12 has long been a quarterback's league. It has six Heisman Trophy winners in the last 18 seasons, and Oklahoma could produce its third in a row this year. While graduate transfer Jalen Hurts has a Sooners quarterback in the Heisman conversation again, the Big 12 also has a deep group of...
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September 26, 2019 - 1:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has pleaded not guilty. The pleas were entered Thursday on behalf of 18-year-old Francisco Mendez, who faces 12 charges...
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Carson King, of Altoona, Iowa, snaps a selfie Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who holds a proclamation declaring Saturday as Carson King Day. The honor was to mark King’s plans to donate more than $1 million to charity after his decision to display a hand-written sign before the Sept. 14 Iowa State-Iowa football game seeking money for beer prompted an overwhelming number of donations. (AP Photo/David Pitt)
September 26, 2019 - 12:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Amid applause and smiles, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday established this Saturday as Carson King Day, celebrating the story of a 24-year-old security guard whose hand-written sign held up on ESPN during the Iowa-Iowa State football game resulted in more than $1 million...
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