College Football

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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Former Wisconsin Badger football player Quintez Cephus, second from right, arrives at a press conference to reiterate his request for reinstatement to the university in Madison, Wis. Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The former wide receiver was acquitted earlier this month of sexual assault charges stemming from a campus incident in his apartment. He was expelled from the university in March after the university's own internal investigation. A group of current team members were on hand to show support for Cephus at the event. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 3:08 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was declared eligible to play Friday, a year after he was suspended in the fallout from a sexual assault allegation that resulted in his acquittal by a jury at trial. Cephus was suspended from the team in August 2018 after he was charged...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, Miami head football coach Manny Diaz prepares to blow his whistle during an NCAA college football practice at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. At right, in an Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Florida head coach Dan Mullen watches players warm up before an NCAA college football game against LSU in Gainesville, Fla. Florida and Miami have the college football stage to themselves for 3 ½ hours Saturday, a new chapter in their once-heated and forever-storied rivalry.(AP Photo/File)
August 23, 2019 - 9:55 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida and Miami have the college football stage to themselves for 3 ½ hours Saturday, a new chapter in their once-heated and storied rivalry. The eighth-ranked Gators and the rebuilding Hurricanes will usher in the 2019 season inside a packed stadium in Orlando, surrounded by...
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In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photograph, Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens answers a reporter's question about competition among quarterbacks in preseason camp as they prepare for the upcoming NCAA college football season during media day, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 22, 2019 - 1:40 pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has named Penn State graduate transfer Tommy Stevens its starting quarterback. Stevens had been competing with junior Keytaon Thompson for the right to start the Aug. 31 season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette at New Orleans. Mississippi State coach Joe...
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In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photograph, Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens answers a reporter's question about competition among quarterbacks in preseason camp as they prepare for the upcoming NCAA college football season during media day, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 22, 2019 - 1:40 pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has named Penn State graduate transfer Tommy Stevens its starting quarterback. Stevens had been competing with junior Keytaon Thompson for the right to start the Aug. 31 season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette at New Orleans. Mississippi State coach Joe...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, Florida head coach Dan Mullen, left, talks with defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Mullen is navigating a few last-minute roster tweaks before the season opener. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 22, 2019 - 12:17 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen and Manny Diaz first crossed paths a decade ago in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was 45 degrees in mid-October for an 11:30 a.m. kickoff between Mississippi State and Middle Tennessee State. Mullen was calling plays in his first year as the Bulldogs' head coach,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 file photo, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) celebrates his second touchdown carry in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Georgia in New Orleans. The hits came at Sam Ehlinger from just about every angle this summer. Baker Mayfield jabbed him first. Then Terry Bradshaw landed one. Texas’ junior quarterback didn’t seem to mind, and will likely care even less every time he gets to flash a “Hook’em horns” hand sign after scoring a touchdown. Which he does a lot. Ehlinger and the Longhorns are expected to again challenge for the Big 12 title in 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
August 22, 2019 - 12:12 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The hits came at Sam Ehlinger from just about every angle this summer. Baker Mayfield jabbed him first. Then Terry Bradshaw landed one. The junior quarterback for Texas didn't seem to mind, and will likely care even less every time he gets to flash a "Hook'em horns" hand sign...
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