College Football

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)
December 30, 2019 - 2:53 pm
No. 3 Clemson is an underdog — again. Once more, the defending national champions have to deal with being labeled second best when they face No. 1 LSU for the College Football Playoff title in New Orleans on Jan. 13. “I mean, you can say we're pretty comfortable with it," said linebacker Chad Smith...
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West Virginia's Emmitt Matthews Jr. celebrates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Cleveland. West Virginia defeated Ohio State 67-59. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
December 29, 2019 - 4:30 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — West Virginia freshman guard Miles McBride remains an avid Ohio State football fan. The Cincinnati native doesn’t share the same love for its basketball team. McBride scored a season-high 21 points, including six in the final 2:22, as No. 22 West Virginia rallied for a 67-59...
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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney celebrates 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)
December 29, 2019 - 2:45 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The matchup is set for a tantalizing College Football Playoff national championship game. On one side, defending champ Clemson, with its 29-game winning streak. On the other, unbeaten and No. 1 LSU, with its record-setting offense and Heisman Trophy winner. But first, we...
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Virginia Cavaliers head coach Bronco Mendenhall, left, and Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen, right, pose for a photograph during a news conference for the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Florida plays Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30. (AP Photo/Mario Houben)
December 29, 2019 - 1:12 pm
MIAMI (AP) — University of Virginia junior Charles Snowden recalls that when he first arrived on campus, new acquaintances were disappointed to learn he was a linebacker rather than a power forward. “I was 6-7 and 190 pounds, real skinny," Snowden said. "And people would say, ‘Are you on the...
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Clemson safety Nolan Turner (24) celebrates after his interception against Ohio State in the final minute of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
December 29, 2019 - 1:37 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — LSU has the Heisman-winning quarterback and Clemson brings the 29-game winning streak. The College Football Playoff has delivered another doozy for its title game, and it features two teams of Tigers who haven't lost a game this season. They pushed through the CFP semifinals...
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Clemson safety Nolan Turner (24) celebrates after his interception against Ohio State during the final minute of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
December 29, 2019 - 1:28 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Blaring from the Clemson locker room after yet another playoff victory was Aretha Franklin's classic “Respect.” The Tigers have won two of the last three national titles and become college football's gold standard program, yet still often feel overlooked. Doubted...
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LSU Offensive Coordinator Steve Ensminger watches teams warm up before the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game between LSU and Oklahoma, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. Ensminger's daughter-in-law, Carley McCord, died in a plane crash Saturday in Louisiana on the way to the game. (AP Photo/John Amis)
December 28, 2019 - 9:55 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Steve Ensminger wiped tears from his eyes after first walking onto the football field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for LSU's pregame warmups. The Tigers assistant was still fighting his emotions when he quickly left the field after the top-ranked team in the country earned a spot in the...
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This photo provided by AcadianNews shows first responders looking over the site of a plane crash near Feu Follet Road and Verot School Road in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Authorities confirmed the accident but details on whether anyone was injured was not immediately known. (AcadianNews via AP)
Associated Press
December 28, 2019 - 9:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A small plane en route to a college football playoff game crashed into a post office parking lot in Louisiana shortly after takeoff Saturday, killing five people, including a well-known sports reporter who was the daughter-in-law of one of the team's coaches. The two-engine Piper...
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LSU coach Ed Orgeron holds the trophy after the team's Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game against Oklahoma, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. LSU won 63-28. (AP Photo/John Amis)
December 28, 2019 - 8:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Burrow turned in the greatest performance yet in his Heisman Trophy season, throwing for seven touchdowns and 493 yards as No. 1 LSU romped to a breathtaking 63-28 victory over No. 4 Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl semifinal game Saturday. The Tigers (14-0) headed to the national...
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Memphis quarterback Brady White (3) looks to throw as Penn State defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (99) closes in during the first half of the NCAA Cotton Bowl college football game, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
December 28, 2019 - 6:15 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — New Memphis coach Ryan Silverfield made his first staff change after the Cotton Bowl: He “fired” himself as offensive line coach. After a whirlwind three weeks following Mike Norvell's departure to become Florida State's coach, the Tigers lost in their first New Year's Six...
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