College Football

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney speaks during a news conference ahead for the College Football playoffs Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. Ryan Day of Ohio State was unable to attend. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 27, 2019 - 4:47 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Braden Galloway, one of three Clemson players suspended by the NCAA right before last year's College Football Playoff, is set to make his season debut for the third-ranked Tigers against No. 2 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday. Galloway, defensive tackle Dexter...
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Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts arrived at the Omni Hotel with the team in Atlanta, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. The Oklahoma Sooners will face the LSU Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Saturday, December 28. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 4:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Burrow needed a year under his belt, along with a coaching change and a new wide-open offense, to really find his way at LSU. Jalen Hurts didn't have even that long to adjust, which makes his lone season at Oklahoma even more remarkable. Now, two transfer quarterbacks who left an...
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North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell looks to pass against Temple during the first half of the Military Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
December 27, 2019 - 2:37 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Freshman Sam Howell threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns in addition to catching a TD pass, and North Carolina blew out Temple 55-13 in the Military Bowl on Friday to cap a satisfying return season for coach Mack Brown. Howell completed 25 of 34 passes and ran for 53 yards...
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Teachers and students from Arizona celebrate with Orange Crushem, the half of the Clemson football team who finished putting together 750 backpacks with supplies before the other half finished, at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Fiesta Bowl Charities, in partnership with an Arizona nonprofit, Back to School Clothing Drive, hosting the friendly supply packing competition providing 1,500 school supply bags for Title I students across the state. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 1:34 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jeff Scott likes watching and listening to introductory news conferences, in part so he can map out what he'll say when his time to become a head coach arrives. When it finally did and Clemson's co-offensive coordinator was named South Florida's head coach, Scott didn't get...
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Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi holds the championship trophy after the team defeated Eastern Michigan 34-30 in the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 27, 2019 - 12:28 am
DETROIT (AP) — Pittsburgh players took punches, and one was hit with spit, and the Panthers still kept their cool in critical moments to win a bowl game for the first time in five appearances under coach Pat Narduzzi. Kenny Pickett threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Taysir Mack with 47 seconds left...
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Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz (white cap) is doused by his players after they won the NCAA college football Independence Bowl against Miami, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (Henriette Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP)
December 26, 2019 - 8:42 pm
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — J'Mar Smith threw a touchdown pass and had a late scoring run to help Louisiana Tech beat Miami 14-0 on Thursday night in the only shutout in the Independence Bowl’s 44-game history. Louisiana Tech (10-3) reached double-digit victories for the first time since 1984 and ran...
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December 26, 2019 - 7:57 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Oregon and Wisconsin are taking contrasting approaches to everything that comes before the Rose Bowl. Ducks coach Mario Cristobal is treating this week as a business trip, making sure players got a workout in after arriving in Los Angeles on Christmas Day. Badgers coach Paul...
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Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz speaks to members of the media about the 2019 Holiday Bowl during a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)
December 26, 2019 - 6:19 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly 30 years after Hayden Fry last worked a sideline in San Diego, the No. 19 Iowa Hawkeyes will remember their former coach when they play No. 22 USC in the Holiday Bowl on Friday night. Iowa will remove the Tigerhawk decals from its helmets to honor Fry, who died on Dec. 17 at...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) is seen following the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Clemson won 62-17. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
December 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence went to high school about 20 miles from each other in the suburbs northwest of Atlanta. They have worked out since middle school with the same quarterback trainer, a former Pac-12 QB and full-time firefighter who is more well-respected than...
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December 26, 2019 - 5:08 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse wide receiver Trishton Jackson has decided to skip his senior season and enter the 2020 NFL draft in April. Jackson, who caught 69 passes for 1,050 yards and 12 touchdowns in 13 career games for the Orange from 2018-19, made the announcement on Thursday. “It has been...
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