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Florida's Kerry Blackshear Jr speaks during the Southeastern Conference NCAA college basketball media day, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 16, 2019 - 3:47 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There will be plenty of new faces with an opportunity to make an impact in the Southeastern Conference now that the upperclassmen who dominated the league last year have departed. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is confident the league will remain strong, even after losing 12 of...
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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron congratulates quarterback Joe Burrow (9) after he scored a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 16, 2019 - 3:01 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 LSU are in the process of turning long-held perceptions of the Southeastern Conference upside down. They are the highest-scoring teams in the nation at the midway point of this college football season. That should shatter any lingering notions that...
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Vanderbilt head coach Jerry Stackhouse speaks during the Southeastern Conference NCAA college basketball media day, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 16, 2019 - 2:46 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Former NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse is back in school — now as a coach. Stackhouse, who played for 18 years in the NBA, is a first-time college coach at Vanderbilt after receiving...
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Colorado's Jalen Sami, left, rushes Oregon's Justin Herbert during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
October 16, 2019 - 12:57 pm
The Pac-12 has slipped into the background of the college football season. Again. The conference is still providing plenty of highlights and intrigue. No conference is more unpredictable from top to bottom. In the College Football playoff era, those are not necessarily good qualities. Being the...
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Iowa plays Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Kinnick Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. Penn State won 17-12. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
October 16, 2019 - 11:53 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graduation rates among college athletes continue to hit record highs. The NCAA's most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show 89% of all athletes who enrolled in college in 2012 earned degrees, an increase of 1 percentage point over last year's all-time high. That's nearly...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
October 16, 2019 - 9:43 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is once again sitting atop the Atlantic Coast Conference — and the third-ranked Tigers are putting the struggling league on their back and bringing the ACC along for the championship ride. The ACC hasn't had much to hang its hat on this football season with Clemson the...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
October 16, 2019 - 7:33 am
Clemson has slipped to No. 3 behind No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 LSU in the AP Top 25. Do the Tigers deserve better after two national championships in three seasons? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast presented by Regions Bank, ESPN's David Hale joins the AP's Ralph Russo to talk about...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) passes in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida, in Baton Rouge, La. Burrow was selected to the AP Midseason All-America NCAA college football team, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 15, 2019 - 9:03 am
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who is on a record-breaking pace during the first half of the season, and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team released Tuesday. No. 2 LSU, No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 12 Oregon each placed three players on the...
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Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor celebrates a touchdown against Michigan State during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 38-0. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
October 14, 2019 - 11:20 pm
The same six teams occupied the first six spots in the Top 25 poll all the way up until Georgia lost 20-17 in overtime to South Carolina last week, causing the Bulldogs to tumble from No. 3 to No. 10. That does not mean there hasn't been the unexpected during the first half of the college football...
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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, left, and Southern California head coach Clay Helton meet after an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
October 14, 2019 - 12:29 pm
Halfway through the season there has already been a coaching change in major college football. Rutgers fired Chris Ash before the calendar flipped to October. Who else is a candidate to join Ash in buyout life? CLAY HELTON, USC (3-3) The Trojans are about where they figured to be with a difficult...
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