College Football

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)
AP
November 24, 2020 - 4:05 pm
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney remains frustrated about postponing the Tigers game against Florida State, a decision he sees as an insult to his program's credibility. While the Tigers' players and staff have apparently turned the page, it not quite as easy for Swinney, who touts a “windshield...
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Marc Ryan
Offsides with Marc Ryan
November 24, 2020 - 10:00 am
The initial College Football Playoff Rankings will be revealed tonight after the conclusion of Offsides with Marc Ryan on ESPN. If the committee crosses their T's and dots their I's appropriately, here's what the top ten will look like. But since the committee is known for its unpredictability,...
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Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman, center, gestures on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
AP
November 23, 2020 - 10:30 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has shuffled its schedule, pushing back the Arkansas-Missouri and Tennessee-Vanderbilt games that had been set for Saturday. The league announced Monday that it has postponed the Arkansas-Missouri game because of a combination of positive tests,...
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Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) makes a catch against Kentucky defensive back Brandin Echols (26) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
AP
November 23, 2020 - 5:36 am
The College Football Playoff rankings will be released for the first time this season Tuesday. Combine the latest AP Top 25 with a little history and you can find hints about what to expect. Never has the selection committee's initial top four precisely matched the top four of the AP poll that...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Gonzaga's Killian Tillie (33) cuts down the net after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament in Las Vegas. As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation is not so much about who will be cutting nets at the end of March Madness, as whether anyone will cut nets at all. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
AP
November 22, 2020 - 9:41 pm
As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation isn't so much about who will be cutting down the nets at the end of March Madness as much as whether anyone will cut down the nets at all. If some team, any team, does climb a ladder in...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)
AP
November 22, 2020 - 8:17 pm
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said his team met the medical standard to play against Florida State and believes the Seminoles called off the game because of reasons other than COVID-19. “This game was not canceled because of COVID. COVID was just an excuse to cancel the game," an angry Swinney said...
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Northwestern players celebrate after they defeated Wisconsin 17-7 in an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
AP
November 22, 2020 - 2:34 pm
Alabama is now a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Northwestern moved up to No. 11 on Sunday for its best ranking in 24 years. For the second straight week, the top eight teams in the poll held their spots. The Crimson Tide received all 62 first-place votes after...
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FILE- In this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, file photo, Marshall's Micah Abraham (6) celebrates after a Middle Tennessee turnover during an NCAA college football game in Huntington, W.Va. An unusual college football season has produced some unexpected unbeaten teams dotting the AP Top 25 with about a month left. Led by No. 7 Cincinnati and No. 8 BYU, five teams from outside the Power Five conferences have yet to lose. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP, File)
AP
November 19, 2020 - 4:57 pm
Before the pandemic forced most schools to tear up their schedules, Marshall had an interesting September slate. The Thundering Herd was set to play rebuilding East Carolina and perennial MAC contender Ohio on the road and Pittsburgh and Boise State at home in Huntington, West Virginia. None of...
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Indiana running back Stevie Scott III rushes during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
AP
November 18, 2020 - 10:04 pm
This Saturday, Indiana will play at Ohio State and Clemson will visit Florida State. One of these games is a matchup of ranked teams that will go a long way toward deciding a division title. The other carries a 35-point spread. As three-time national champion Florida State limps toward its worst...
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FILE - Duke players celebrate after the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis, in this Monday, April 6, 2015, file photo. The NCAA announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, it plans to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one geographic location to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
AP
November 16, 2020 - 7:05 pm
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off one of the greatest upsets in American sports history at the 2018 NCAA Tournament, knocking off Virginia to become the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1. The madness kept coming that March from Pittsburgh to San Diego. Top-ranked Xavier lost in...
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