College Football

In this photo taken April 13, 2019, and provided by WVU Athletics Communications, West Virginia offensive lineman Colton McKivitz (53) and teammates walk past a chunk of coal prior to their NCAA college spring football game in Morgantown, W.Va. Head coach Neal Brown took players and coaches to visit a coal mine after the start of fall practice to learn more about the industry and the fans who support the team. Brown said he wanted his players “to know who they represent.” (Dale Sparks/West Virginia University Athletics Communications via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 2:21 pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — One of Neal Brown's priorities during his first fall camp at West Virginia was to learn more about the Mountaineers' fanbase, so the new coach took his team to a working coal mine. Brown took three busloads of players and coaches earlier this month to Arch Coal's Leer...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, right, sacks Tulane quarterback Jonathan Banks during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Columbus, Ohio. Chase Young is known to lead with his mouth. Being the loudest Buckeye on the field is part of the reason his teammates elected him a captain this season. The other part is that he can back it up the chattering. Young is Ohio State’s best player, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound man with startling quickness and a mean streak who rarely stops cheering, cajoling and trash-talking. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 27, 2019 - 11:47 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chase Young is one chatty Buckeye, and he has the game to back up the big talk. Young is No. 5 Ohio State 's best player and was named to the preseason Associated Press All-America team presented by Regions Bank. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive end with startling quickness...
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August 27, 2019 - 6:04 am
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Some suspended Mississippi State University football players who violated academic policies will be identified before this weekend's game. Head football coach Joe Moorhead declined to specify the players to reporters Monday. The Bulldogs open the season Saturday against the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, Clemson players huddle before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, in Santa Clara, Calif. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 26, 2019 - 11:43 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson fans should get used to seeing several new faces on defense this season, especially up front. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said some of the competition to replace the seven vacancies from last year's national championship squad is so tight "we don't know who's going to run...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2019, file photo, Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze attends an NCAA college football practice in Lynchburg, Va. Freeze still does not know if he will be on the sidelines for his debut with the Flames against No. 22 Syracuse, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Freeze had back surgery on Aug. 16 and has been staying in a hotel near campus because he is not allowed to climb steps, including at his home. (Taylor Irby/The News & Advance via AP, File)
August 26, 2019 - 2:36 pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — New Liberty coach Hugh Freeze still doesn't know if he will be on the sidelines for his debut with the Flames against No. 22 Syracuse Saturday night. Right now, he's not even on the field. He is helping to run practices from a hotel room. Freeze had back surgery on Aug. 16 and...
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CORRECTS TO UPDATE WILSON IS LOST FOR THE SEASON - FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, North Dakota State running back Seth Wilson is wrapped up by Eastern Washington defensive back Nzuzi Webster (6), defensive back Anfernee Gurley, right, and linebacker Chris Ojoh (58) during the first half of the FCS championship NCAA college football game in Frisco, Texas. Wilson averaged more yards per carry last year than any other regular back and was expected to play a key role until he was lost for the season to knee injury for a team that is already replacing eight players on offense and seven on defenses. Despite all the holes to fill, the defending FCS champs are is ranked No. 1 in a preseason poll of FCS coaches. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
August 26, 2019 - 2:24 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The most dominant team in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision has had turnovers in so many places — head coach, assistant coaches, quarterback and nearly 70% of its starting lineup. It would seem that this year's playoff might be more than the race for second...
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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 - 1:18 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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August 25, 2019 - 10:08 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about the many football players and coaches named Miles at Kansas and elsewhere, The Associated Press reported erroneously Trent Miles' job status. He is a former, not current, coach at Georgia State. The current coach is Shawn Elliott. A corrected version...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney kisses the championship trophy after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, in Santa Clara, Calif. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 25, 2019 - 8:08 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows how to draw a crowd. Hold one, too. Whether he is out running errands in Clemson, watching his sons play high school football a few years back, taking batting practice at St. Louis Cardinals camp or smiling in front of packs of TV cameras, the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa scrambles during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson in Santa Clara, Calif. Tagovailoa has been studying men from the Bible, like Joseph, Moses and David. The Alabama quarterback can draw from their successes and failures and the fact that they each had some of both. Now, Tagovailoa has, too, after an almost too-good-to-be-true start to his college career. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 23, 2019 - 4:07 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa has been studying men from the Bible, incluiding Joseph, Moses and David. The Alabama quarterback believes he can draw from their successes and failures and the fact that they each had some of both. Tagovailoa can relate to their experiences after an almost...
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