College Football

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill watches players before an NCAA college football game between Kansas State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. McNeill spent years coaching defense for Mike Leach at Texas Tech before becoming a head coach at his alma mater, East Carolina. After being fired at ECU, coach Lincoln Riley brought McNeill to Oklahoma in 2017. Riley then turned to the 60-year-old McNeill to try to stabilize a defense that continued to struggle after Mike Stoops was fired following the Texas game in October. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
December 26, 2018 - 5:14 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables began his coaching career at Kansas State in the mid-1990s, trying to come up with ways to stop Nebraska's power option. The Cornhuskers were predictable, but often darn near unstoppable. So as far as Venables is concerned, coaching...
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Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) scores a touchdown ahead of Boise State cornerback Tyler Horton (14) during the first half of the First Responder Bowl NCAA football game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
December 26, 2018 - 2:46 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl between No. 23 Boise State and Boston College has been canceled because of the threat of severe weather after a delay of nearly an hour and a half. The game was stopped with BC leading 7-0 with 5:08 remaining in the first quarter Wednesday at Cotton...
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File- This Sept. 8, 2018, file photo shows Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush looking to pass against Ball State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. Wimbush is practicing with Notre Dame to be the No. 2 quarterback for the third-ranked Fighting Irish in the Cotton Bowl amid questions about his future with the team after the College Football Playoff. There have been several media reports indicating that Wimbush has notified Notre Dame that he intends to transfer. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
December 26, 2018 - 1:00 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Brandon Wimbush is practicing with Notre Dame to be the No. 2 quarterback in the Cotton Bowl amid questions about the former starter's future with the third-ranked Fighting Irish after the College Football Playoff. Several media reports say Wimbush has notified Notre Dame that he...
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December 24, 2018 - 3:46 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and two other players failed NCAA tests for performance enhancing drugs and might not play in the Cotton Bowl against No. 3 Notre Dame. Swinney said at a news conference Monday at AT&T Stadium that the...
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December 23, 2018 - 3:41 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has hired former Houston assistant Kendal Briles as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The school announced Briles' hiring on Sunday but did not disclose the terms. Briles replaces Walt Bell, who took the head coaching position at UMass earlier...
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December 23, 2018 - 11:14 am
Two LSU football players were trying to sell an electronic item when one of them fatally shot an 18-year-old man trying to rob them, police said Sunday. A statement released by Baton Rouge police does not identify the players, but a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press...
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December 22, 2018 - 9:43 pm
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Sawyer Smith threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns, B.J. Smith and Sidney Davis ran for touchdowns and Troy beat Buffalo 42-32 in the Dollar General Bowl on Saturday night. Troy (10-3) secured the hard-fought win on Davis' 20-yard touchdown run with 3:09 remaining, a play...
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Army quarterback Luke Langdon (9) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Glen Coates (6) against Houston during the first half of Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
December 22, 2018 - 7:54 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. initially ran right before cutting back the other way and eluding a tackler. He sent two other defenders sliding to the ground when he switched directions again and took off toward the end zone. That nifty 77-yard run was one of his Armed...
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December 22, 2018 - 7:24 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jamie Newman's season started on a sour note and finished on a sweet one. Newman ran for a 1-yard touchdown with 34 seconds left to cap a big performance and Wake Forest's comeback in a 37-34 victory over Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl on Saturday. The quarterback who lost...
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BYU coach Kalani Sitake receives the the trophy full of potatoes from Kevin McDonald, executive director of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, after BYU's 49-18 win over Western Michigan in the NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
December 21, 2018 - 7:49 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — At the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl pregame press conference Thursday, BYU coach Kalani Sitake set high expectations when asked about how he thought quarterback Zach Wilson would play. "Perfectly," Sitake said jokingly. "That's what I'm praying for, perfect play from everyone."...
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