College Football

Cincinnati cornerback Cam Jefferies (14) stiff-arms UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel (11) after intercepting a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 04, 2019 - 10:42 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ahmad Gardner returned an interception for a go-ahead touchdown and Cincinnati clamped down on freshman quarterback Dillon Gabriel and No. 18 UCF's high-scoring offense Friday night for a 27-24 victory that ended the Knights' streak of 19 conference wins. After getting blown out...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
October 02, 2019 - 3:52 pm
A new California state law could force the NCAA to make a big change to its rules for amateurism. How is that going to work? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast presented by Regions Bank, Andy Staples joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the ramifications of the Fair Pay to Play Act...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2013, file photo, an athlete jumps near the NCAA logo during practice for a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Austin, Texas. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 30, 2019 - 4:45 pm
The NCAA and the billion-dollar enterprise that is big-time college sports have been facing targeted attacks on amateurism rules for more than a decade. Each one threatened to bring down the governing body and fundamentally change college sports forever. The NCAA has lost court cases, made...
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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)
September 29, 2019 - 7:02 pm
Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, replacing preseason No. 1 Clemson after the Tigers had a close call. Alabama received 29 of 61 first-place votes Sunday from the media panel as the Tigers' one-point victory at North Carolina gave the AP...
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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 - 2:14 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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Utah wide receiver Demari Simpkins (3) carries the ball against Washington State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 29, 2019 - 2:08 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A week after limping off the Los Angeles Coliseum field defeated and hurt, Tyler Huntley felt as if he was walking on air as he skipped off the wet turf at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Huntley, who was rumored to be a game-time decision, passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more...
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September 28, 2019 - 10:48 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ohio State was supposed to get its first big test of the season at Nebraska. It hardly turned out that way. Justin Fields threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez was intercepted on three of the Cornhuskers' first four series, and the...
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Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel (11) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Connecticut, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
September 28, 2019 - 9:37 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 22 UCF rebound from its first regular-season loss in nearly three years with a 56-21 rout of Connecticut to begin American Athletic Conference play Saturday night. The two-time defending AAC champions improved...
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North Carolina's Sam Howell (7) gets stopped on a two-point conversion by Clemson's James Skalski (47) and Xavier Thomas (3) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
September 28, 2019 - 9:26 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The ball sat on the 3-yard line, forcing top-ranked Clemson into the most unexpected of positions. Get a stop, or lose the lead late against heavy underdog North Carolina — and maybe the game along with its spot as the front-runner for the College Football Playoff. The...
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Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) leaps into the air for his fourth touchdown reception well ahead of coverage from Mississippi defensive back Keidron Smith (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
September 28, 2019 - 7:31 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa and DeVonta Smith hooked up for a 74-yard touchdown strike barely a minute into the game. Turns out they were just getting started. Tagovailoa and Smith partnered on five touchdown passes and between them set a few school records while No. 2 Alabama ran away...
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