College Football

May 16, 2019 - 11:19 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Reserve Clemson linebacker Shaq Smith's name is in the transfer portal and Tigers coach Dabo Swinney says he's looking to leave the program. Smith is a former five-star recruit from Baltimore, Maryland who has seen limited action in two seasons. Smith graduated from Clemson...
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May 15, 2019 - 3:45 pm
The College Football Playoff hits middle-age this season. Where does it go from here? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , ESPN's Heather Dinich joins AP's Ralph Russo to discuss the future of the postseason system used to crown a champion. The four-team playoff turns six this season...
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In this February, 2019 photo, Clemson assistant coach Steve Smith, left, gestures as head coach Brad Brownell, right, looks up, during an NCAA college basketball game in Clemson, S.C. Clemson has parted ways Smith on Friday, May 3, 2019, after his voice was heard on a federal wiretap involving defendant Christian Dawkins on the ongoing trial into college corruption. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 9:22 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has parted ways with men's basketball assistant coach Steve Smith after his voice was heard on a federal wiretap involving defendant Christian Dawkins on the ongoing trial into college corruption. The video from 2017 included Smith commenting about why Clemson's...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 28, 2019 - 11:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University's joy over one of its own going to the pros quickly shifted to grief this weekend after a shooting killed a current Washburn football player and wounded the former member of the team who was drafted by the New York Giants just hours earlier. Police in Topeka...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Arizona Cardinals selected Murray in the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 26, 2019 - 12:49 am
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona general manager Steve Keim did not want to look at tape of Kyler Murray. The Cardinals traded up in last year's draft to take Josh Rosen, so it's not like they needed another quarterback. Ever diligent, Keim forced himself to watch the reigning Heisman Trophy winner...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, referee Reggie Smith reviews a targeting penalty during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lubbock, Texas. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel adjusted the targeting rule in college football, allowing video review officials to overturn calls if any element of the penalty cannot be confirmed. The adjustment to the rule announced Tuesday, April 23, 2019, means there will be no option for letting the call on the field "stand" during a targeting review. It must either be confirmed or overturned. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, File)
April 24, 2019 - 2:21 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel adjusted the targeting rule in college football, allowing video review officials to overturn calls if any element of the penalty cannot be confirmed. The adjustment to the rule announced Tuesday means there will be no option for letting the...
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FILE - This Nov. 26, 1964, file photo shows a general view of the National Football League draft meeting in New York. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)
April 23, 2019 - 12:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bert Bell had been burned and sought a way to get even. His creation, the NFL draft, has become an industry unto itself and the league's third-most popular annual event behind the Super Bowl and opening weekend. Bell owned the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933 and was hot to sign...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, left, and wide receiver K.J. Hill run through a drill during the NCAA college football team's practice in Columbus, Ohio. First-year coach Ryan Day of defending conference champion Ohio State insisted after the Buckeyes’ spring game last Saturday he hadn’t decided between Georgia transfer Justin Fields and redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin, who spent much of last season rehabbing a knee injury. Baldwin announced he would transfer on Thursday, April 18, 2019, erasing any doubt that Fields, the biggest acquisition of the offseason, would be the starter. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
April 19, 2019 - 11:16 am
The week started with nine of the 14 Big Ten teams coming out of spring practices planning to continue quarterback auditions in August. The number was down to seven by Friday. First-year coach Ryan Day of defending conference champion Ohio State insisted after the Buckeyes' spring game last...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, University of Kansas new NCAA college football coach Les Miles makes a statement during a news conference in Lawrence, Kan. In his first season in charge, Miles is trying desperately to change the culture of Kansas football. He has pounded the pavement in recruiting, established relationships with influential boosters and generated newfound excitement in the Jayhawks. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
April 11, 2019 - 12:49 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Among all the changes that have taken place at Kansas since Les Miles was hired to resurrect the moribund football program, the easiest to notice is the title of the spring game. It's called "Late Night Under the Lights." Might as well try to channel whatever you can from your...
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April 10, 2019 - 12:55 pm
The Big 12 has agreed to a deal that gives ESPN the rights to all football championship game through 2024 and makes the league the first Power Five conference to provide exclusive content to ESPN+, the cable giant's online subscription streaming service. Sports Business Journal Daily first reported...
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