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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2004, file photo, Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State in 1955, autographs a Hula Bowl T-shirt for a fan in Kaanapali, Hawaii. Cassady, a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back, died early Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Tampa, Fla., Jerry Emig, the Ohio State associate athletic director said. He was 85. Cassady played both football and baseball at Ohio State in the early 1950s, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1955. He also played 10 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Detroit, and got the nickname "Hopalong" from local sports writers after the black-hatted Western star of the 1950s. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 20, 2019 - 8:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in...
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Newly-installed bleacher seats at Sanford Stadium ahead of this weekend's big game with Notre Dame in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The University of Georgia is installing 500 additional seats for the game. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
September 20, 2019 - 8:06 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Two years ago, this was the game that signaled Georgia's return to national prominence. Now, it's a chance to solidify the Bulldogs' standing as a perennial championship contender. Third-ranked Georgia will host No. 7 Notre Dame on Saturday night to wrap up a home-and-home series...
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Notre Dame's Robert Hainsey (72), Julian Okwara (42), Ian Book (12) and Tommy Kraemer (78) sing after beating New Mexico 66-14 after an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 19, 2019 - 3:29 pm
The echoes have been slumbering at Notre Dame for more than two decades. The Fighting Irish really need to make some new memories. Well, here's their chance. Again. No. 7 Notre Dame can prove it's no longer living in the past with a victory Saturday night at third-ranked Georgia, a game that could...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018, fikle photo, Rutgers punter Adam Korsak punts the ball in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland, in College Park, Md. The Big Ten Conference knows the value of having good punters, and they are sometimes willing to go a long way to get them. Korsak is a former Australian rules football player who trained at ProKick Australia before coming to the United States. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
September 19, 2019 - 12:55 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference knows the value of having good punters, and it is willing to go a long way to get them. The league has four of the nation's top 23 punters after last weekend's games: Michael Sleep-Dalton of Iowa (46.4 yard average), Adam Korsak of Rutgers (46.4),...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2016, file photo, Minnesota linebackers coach Mike Sherels talks at his home in Lakeville, Minn. Sherels has reached a $1 million settlement with the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview involving treatment that left him in a coma in 2016. The Minneapolis Star Tribune says the university disclosed the settlement Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in response to a data request. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP, File)
September 19, 2019 - 12:51 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Gophers linebackers coach Mike Sherels has reached a $1 million settlement with the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview involving treatment that left him in a coma in 2016. The Star Tribune says the university disclosed the settlement Wednesday in response to a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer directs her team during the first half of a NCAA basketball game against Maryland, in Baltimore. Stringer is back with a new outlook on life after having to step away at the end of last season because of exhaustion. Rutgers' Hall of Fame women's basketball coach said doctors told her last February that she ought to take the time to rest. She listened, missing the end of the Scarlet Knights' season that finished with a loss to Buffalo in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
September 19, 2019 - 10:46 am
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — C. Vivian Stringer is back with a new outlook on life after stepping away at the end of last season because of exhaustion. Rutgers' Hall of Fame women's basketball coach said doctors told her last February that she ought to rest. She listened, missing the end of the Scarlet...
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Utah running back Zack Moss (2) is tackled by Idaho State defensive back Adkin Aguirre (12) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 19, 2019 - 10:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's home winning streak against Utah is older than the 96-year-old Coliseum. The last time USC lost a home game to the Utes was in 1916, when the school whose unofficial nickname had recently changed from the Methodists to the Trojans played downtown at long-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Louisville NCAA college basketball head coach Rick Pitino answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference media day in Charlotte, N.C. The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Rick Pitino have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit, with the former Cardinals men's basketball coach's changing his termination to a resignation. The settlement unanimously approved Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, by the ULAA states that Pitino has received compensation and the school agrees not to pursue further legal action. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, FIle)
September 18, 2019 - 2:15 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file...
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Washington State coach Mike Leach stands along the sideline during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Houston, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
September 18, 2019 - 1:36 pm
HBO Sports is going behind the scenes with the football programs at Arizona State, Florida, Penn State and Washington State for four episodes of its "24/7" documentary series. HBO announced Wednesday it will run an hour-long episode for each team, starting Oct. 2 with Florida preparing for its Sept...
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Georgia Bulldogs running back D'Andre Swift (7) scores on a pass play which he broke for a touchdown during the first half of todays Georgia vs Arkansas State NCAA football game at Sanford Stadium in Athens. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 12:42 pm
Early in the season it can be difficult to know what to make of teams and results. Who is ranked too high? Who is underrated? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bill Connelly of ESPN joins AP's Ralph Russo to sort through the small-sample size haze with some advanced analytics...
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