College sports

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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Southern California quarterback Matt Fink throws against Utah during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 27, 2019 - 11:09 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A month ago, the idea of Matt Fink even seeing the field for No. 21 USC seemed unlikely. Maybe in a blowout or some mop-up duty at best. Even he finds it a little shocking to be sitting in his current position, about to make his first start Saturday at No. 17 Washington after coming...
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Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins (3) runs the ball past Florida State linebacker Emmett Rice (56) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
September 27, 2019 - 9:58 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — There is no margin for error now for No. 10 Notre Dame. Coming off a 23-17 loss at No. 3 Georgia that silenced many doubters, the Fighting Irish (2-1) find themselves in must-win mode every week going forward if they want to climb back into the discussion for the College...
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Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher reacts after Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) returns to the sideline after throwing an interception against Lamar during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)
September 27, 2019 - 9:06 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While No. 23 Texas A&M and Arkansas both have 2-2 records and lost their SEC openers, the programs are in entirely different places under their second-year coaches. The Razorbacks have lost their last 12 SEC games, and 16 of 17 overall. They are coming off a home loss to...
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Southern California coach Clay Helton, left, hugs quarterback Matt Fink after the team's 30-23 win over Utah in an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 27, 2019 - 12:27 am
Notre Dame tries to bounce back from a painful loss and Southern California tries to build on the momentum of a surprising win in the two most notable college football matchups this week. The 21st-ranked Trojans visit No. 17 Washington on Saturday, while the 10th-ranked Fighting Irish host No. 18...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner, left, directs his team against Notre Dame during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, in Charlotte, N.C. Georgia Tech's basketball team was banned from postseason play for the upcoming season and slapped with four years of probation for major recruiting violations committed by a former assistant coach and an ex-friend of head coach Josh Pastner. The sanctions handed down Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, by the NCAA also included a reduction in scholarships, limits on recruiting and a fine of $5,000 plus 2% of the program's budget. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
September 26, 2019 - 3:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner still has the support of his athletic director even after the Yellow Jackets basketball team was slapped with NCAA sanctions Thursday, including a ban on postseason play for upcoming season. Dealing a major blow to Pastner's efforts to rebuild the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2019, file photo, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) looks to throw against Rice during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Houston. While Oklahoma appears to have another serious Heisman contender with Big 12 newcomer and dual-threat graduate transfer Jalen Hurts, the Longhorns have one of the eight underclassmen starting quarterbacks in the league. Texas junior Sam Ehlinger is off to a record-setting pace that could also get him in that Heisman conversation. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 26, 2019 - 1:33 pm
The Big 12 has long been a quarterback's league. It has six Heisman Trophy winners in the last 18 seasons, and Oklahoma could produce its third in a row this year. While graduate transfer Jalen Hurts has a Sooners quarterback in the Heisman conversation again, the Big 12 also has a deep group of...
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September 26, 2019 - 1:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has pleaded not guilty. The pleas were entered Thursday on behalf of 18-year-old Francisco Mendez, who faces 12 charges...
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Carson King, of Altoona, Iowa, snaps a selfie Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who holds a proclamation declaring Saturday as Carson King Day. The honor was to mark King’s plans to donate more than $1 million to charity after his decision to display a hand-written sign before the Sept. 14 Iowa State-Iowa football game seeking money for beer prompted an overwhelming number of donations. (AP Photo/David Pitt)
September 26, 2019 - 12:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Amid applause and smiles, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday established this Saturday as Carson King Day, celebrating the story of a 24-year-old security guard whose hand-written sign held up on ESPN during the Iowa-Iowa State football game resulted in more than $1 million...
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Workers set up the ESPN College GameDay stage in front of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Nebraska's NCAA college football game against No. 5 Ohio State on Saturday night was always going to be a big one. Add a visit from ESPN's "College GameDay" show in the morning, and it becomes huge. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 26, 2019 - 11:18 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With nary a conference championship since 1999, and now on its fifth coach since Tom Osborne's teams ruled the mid-1990s, Nebraska has been an afterthought in college football most of the last two decades. This week, the Cornhuskers (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) are front and center again...
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