College sports

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)
October 02, 2019 - 11:14 am
The top six teams from The Associated Press preseason poll are still the top six teams as the calendar turns to October. The order is a little different, but it has been a chalky start to the college football season. No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 Ohio State, No. 5 LSU and No. 6...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2019, file photo, West Virginia defensive linemen Darius Stills (56) and Dante Stills (55) hug during an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va. Dante Stills and his older brother, Darius, are among the Big 12's sack leaders and they'll be looking to cause more disruption when West Virginia hosts No. 11 Texas on Saturday. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)
October 02, 2019 - 8:46 am
The Stills family is once again creating problems on defense at West Virginia. Linemen Dante Stills and his older brother, Darius, are among the Big 12's sack leaders and they'll look to cause more disruption when Sam Ehlinger and No. 11 Texas take on the Mountaineers on Saturday. Their father is...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2015, file photo, former Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill watches from the sidelines during the first half of the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game against Central Michigan in Detroit. Some of the most experienced head coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference aren’t exactly coaches anymore. North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia Tech have hired former head coaches to advisory or analytical positions in the past 10 months. The programs benefit from having an extra voice of experience. The ex-coaches themselves see it as a way to stay involved in the sport without having to do any on-field coaching or recruiting. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 02, 2019 - 8:15 am
Some of the most experienced head coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference aren’t exactly coaches anymore. Three schools _ North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia Tech _ have hired former head coaches to advisory or analytical positions in the past 10 months, providing an additional voice of...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) jogs off the field after a victory over Mississippi in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
October 02, 2019 - 8:07 am
The Southeastern Conference seems to be in good playoff position with five teams ranked in the top 10. The downside is they still have to play each other, giving this group arguably harder roads than any playoff contenders outside the league. No. 7 Auburn still has four opponents remaining...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo, College Football Hall of Fame inductee London Fletcher, left, and his high school and college coach Mike Moran pose following their surprise reunion and ride on the Goodyear Blimp in Cleveland. It's been an emotional whirlwind lately for Fletcher, who was enshrined last week in the Washington Redskins' Ring of Honor. He'll soon become a member of the College Football Hall of Fame — inducted along with Goodyear's iconic blimp, the first non-player or coach elected. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
October 02, 2019 - 6:19 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — London Fletcher looked down and traced his unlikely path to football stardom. From more than 1,000 feet above his hometown, Fletcher gazed out one of the Goodyear Blimp's gondola windows and memories flashed before him. Below, he could see his childhood home on Giddings Road, where...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 1998, file photo, Texas tailback Ricky Williams poses with the Heisman trophy at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York. Brian Hobbs remembers getting a call in 2014 to let him know retired football star Ricky Williams was interested in selling his Heisman Trophy. Hobbs is now selling the trophy as part of his collection of Williams memorabilia being offered by Heritage Auctions’ Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles offerings. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)
September 30, 2019 - 4:21 pm
Brian Hobbs remembers getting a call in 2014 to let him know Ricky Williams was interested in selling his Heisman Trophy. An avid sports memorabilia collector, Hobbs drove from his home in Tallahassee, Florida, to meet Williams in Austin, Texas, where the former Longhorns star was finishing the...
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Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) looks to Kansas State defensive back Kevion McGee (7), while breaking free for a 84 yard run during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Hubbard led Oklahoma State rushing with 296 yards in the 26-13 win over Kansas State. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)
September 29, 2019 - 11:33 pm
A year ago, hardly anyone outside the Big 12 had heard of Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard. One month into this season, the rest of the nation must be wondering how that could be. Hubbard turned in his third 200-yard game over the weekend, running for 296 yards against Kansas State in the top rushing...
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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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