College football

Ohio State defenders Baron Browning, top, and Jashon Cornell, tackle Florida Atlantic receiver Willie Wright during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
September 01, 2019 - 3:20 pm
To fix a defense that statistically was the worst in Ohio State history, new coach Ryan Day went to the wedding planners' playbook: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. There are much tougher tests to come for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes. But against Florida Atlantic, the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, New Mexico coach Bob Davie walks off the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Wyoming in Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico says Davie was taken to the hospital after what it called “a serious medical incident,” following the team’s he team’s game Saturday night, Aug. 31, against Sam Houston State. Athletic director Eddie Nunez released a statement after the Lobos won 39-31 at home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nunez said the university will release more information as it becomes available. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)
August 31, 2019 - 10:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico coach Bob Davie was taken to the hospital Saturday night after "a serious medical incident" following the team's game against Sam Houston State. Athletic director Eddie Nunez released a statement after the Lobos won 39-31 at home in Albuquerque. Nunez said the...
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Alabama players put the "Old Leather Helmet" on head coach Nick Saban after defeating Duke 42-3 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff NCAA college football, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 31, 2019 - 7:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Now that's more like it, Alabama. Playing for the first time since its crushing loss to Clemson in the national championship game, the second-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sluggish start to blow out Duke 42-3 Saturday in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Tua Tagovailoa threw for 336...
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Liberty head football coach Hugh Freeze arrives to coach from a wheelchair in the coaches' box against Syracuse in an NCAA college football game in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Bell)
August 31, 2019 - 4:14 pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty coach Hugh Freeze will make his coaching debut for the Flames in a hospital bed set up in the coaches' box on Saturday night. The bed is being used to support his healing back. The Flames are hosting No. 22 Syracuse in what is arguably the biggest game in Liberty...
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Ohio State defenders Baron Browning, top, and Jashon Cornell, tackle Florida Atlantic receiver Willie Wright during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
August 31, 2019 - 3:12 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields threw four touchdown passes and ran for a score in his first game for Ohio State and the fifth-ranked Buckeyes rolled over FAU 45-21 on Saturday in the season opener. Fields, the five-star transfer from Georgia, made it look easy early, engineering touchdowns on...
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Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (23) scores on a 37-yard tun against South Florida during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 31, 2019 - 12:07 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor is off and running. Catching, too. Taking up where he left off a year ago, when he led the nation in rushing with 2,194 yards and 16 touchdowns, Taylor ran for 135 yards and accounted for four TDs to help No. 19 Wisconsin open the season with a 49-0 rout of South...
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Michigan State's Kenny Willekes, right, sacks Tulsa quarterback Zach Smith during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
August 30, 2019 - 11:11 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Raequan Williams knocked the ball out, and Kenny Willekes recovered it in the end zone. When Michigan State's defensive linemen are playing like this, the Spartans' offense has plenty of margin for error. Willekes recovered two fumbles, including one for a touchdown, and...
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Clemson's Travis Etienne runs down the sideline for a 90-yard touchdown during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
August 29, 2019 - 10:33 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Travis Etienne ran for a career-high 205 yards and three touchdowns, including one from 90 yards out, and No. 1 Clemson overpowered Georgia Tech 52-14 Thursday night for its 16th straight victory. On an offense filled with stars, it was Etienne who shone brightest for the...
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This GOES-16 satellite image taken Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at 14:20 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Dorian, right, moving over open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dorian was expected to grow into a potentially devastating Category 3 hurricane before hitting the U.S. mainland late Sunday or early Monday somewhere between the Florida Keys and southern Georgia. (NOAA via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 3:04 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The college football season opener for Boise State and Florida State will kick off a few hours sooner and a little further inland with discounted ticket prices because of the threat of Hurricane Dorian. Officials announced Thursday that the game will be played Saturday at...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 file photo, Michigan defensive back Myles Sims (6) watches from the sideline in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Penn State in Ann Arbor, Mich. With the college football season set to start for most teams this weekend, the NCAA has been handing down rulings left and right in waiver cases involving transfers seeking immediate eligibility. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)
August 28, 2019 - 5:47 pm
With the college football season set to start for most teams this weekend, the NCAA has been handing down rulings left and right in waiver cases involving transfers seeking immediate eligibility. Tennessee and Iowa got good news on a couple of high-profile players. Georgia Tech got one of its two...
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