College Football

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, James Madison defensive lineman Ron'Dell Carter (5) enters the field before the start of an NCAA football game, in Harrisonburg, Va. Carter was selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)
January 10, 2020 - 4:35 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — North Dakota State and James Madison are both finishing up their first season with new head coaches. The Bison even have a freshman quarterback. Yet here they both are again. The teams that have combined for the last eight FCS championships are back in Frisco playing for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Tennessee offensive lineman Trey Smith (73) plays against BYU during an NCAA football game in Knoxville, Tenn. Smith was selected to The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP, File)
January 09, 2020 - 1:43 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offensive guard Trey Smith says he will return to school for his senior year after making a successful comeback from a career-threatening medical issue to earn first-team, all-Southeastern Conference honors this past season. Smith played all 13 games for Tennessee...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson looks to throw against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
January 08, 2020 - 6:34 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The top prize for individual excellence in college football is the Heisman Trophy. For the first time in the Super Bowl era, five winners of that prestigious keepsake are expected to suit up in the same game, each in pursuit of the NFL's most coveted team award — the Vince...
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LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) runs against Oklahoma cornerback Woodi Washington (5) during the second half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. LSU won 63-28. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
January 08, 2020 - 1:24 pm
Joe Burrow and Justin Jefferson were easy selections for The Associated Press All-Bowl Team after they connected for four first-half touchdowns in LSU's College Football Playoff semifinal blowout of Oklahoma. Selecting the rest of the team wasn’t nearly as simple. Although the season won’t end...
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In this photo provided by Mike Pettus, Central of Clay County High School's Quentin Knight (16) scores against Sardis High School during a football game in Lineville, Ala., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. At Central of Clay County High School in Alabama, small-town football is thriving. The team has helped bond two communities that were once fierce rivals, then reluctant partners, and now proud supporters of a two-time Class 5A state football champions. (Mike Pettus via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 12:45 pm
LINEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Fans are encouraged to come on the field before the football games at Central High School of Clay County and form two lines, creating a path from the back of the end zone toward midfield. From there, the Volunteers make a grand entrance, bursting through a red and blue banner...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy watches during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders, in Oakland, Calif. The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago as Green Bay's coach, has agreed to become the ninth coach in team history, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the move. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
January 07, 2020 - 4:54 pm
The Cowboys and Redskins went the experience route in their head coaching searches. The Giants and Panthers apparently are comfortable with newcomers to the job. Dallas replaced Jason Garrett with a Super Bowl winner, Mike McCarthy, who was as successful in Green Bay as anyone this side of Vince...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) is congratulated after Clemson defeated Ohio State 29-23 in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
January 07, 2020 - 4:02 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was ready to get right back on the field to play for another College Football Playoff title after the Tigers'hard-fought semifinal win over Ohio State last month. That changed once he woke up the next day. “I was really sore so I was glad to...
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LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22) runs through attempted tackles by Oklahoma safeties Pat Fields (10) and Justin Broiles (25) during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
January 06, 2020 - 3:24 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — LSU's Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Clemson's Travis Etienne have much more in common than their Louisiana backgrounds heading into the national title game. Both are smallish running backs who were overlooked at times in high school but have emerged as critical factors for next...
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January 06, 2020 - 11:23 am
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is entering the NFL draft. Tagovailoa, who had surgery on his right hip in November, announced his decision Monday, ending two months of speculation regarding the star quarterback's plans as he tries to return from the serious injury. He...
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January 04, 2020 - 5:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has hired a trio of new assistants led by new offensive coordinator Todd Fitch and defensive coordinator Ted Roof. Mason also announced Saturday that Peter Rossomando is the Commodores' new offensive line coach. Fitch is a 35-year veteran of...
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