College football

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) is congratulated after Clemson defeated Ohio State 29-23 in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
January 08, 2020 - 4:11 pm
For No. 3 Clemson to repeat as national champions, the Tigers will need to figure out a way to slow down No. 1 LSU and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Cam Mellor from Pro Football Focus breaks down the matchups that could decide Monday's national...
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In this 1984 photo, Michigan state NCAA college football head coach George Perles gets lifted on the shoulders of team members after a victory. George Perles, who coached Michigan State to a Rose Bowl victory in 1988 and was an assistant for the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s that won four Super Bowls, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, the school said. He was 85. (Manny Crisostomo/Detroit Free Press via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 4:01 pm
George Perles, who coached Michigan State to a Rose Bowl victory in 1988 and was a key defensive assistant for the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 85. Perles played football at Michigan State and later was an assistant coach, head coach, athletic director and...
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Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) passes in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Baylor in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
January 08, 2020 - 2:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm is heading to the NFL, despite some struggles during a junior season that led to speculation he might return for one more year with the Bulldogs. Fromm announced his decision Wednesday in a statement on his Twitter page, one week after leading the...
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LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) runs against Oklahoma cornerback Woodi Washington (5) during the second half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. LSU won 63-28. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
January 08, 2020 - 2:24 pm
Joe Burrow and Justin Jefferson were easy selections for The Associated Press All-Bowl Team after they connected for four first-half touchdowns in LSU's College Football Playoff semifinal blowout of Oklahoma. Selecting the rest of the team wasn’t nearly as simple. Although the season won’t end...
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In this photo provided by Mike Pettus, Central of Clay County High School's Quentin Knight (16) scores against Sardis High School during a football game in Lineville, Ala., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. At Central of Clay County High School in Alabama, small-town football is thriving. The team has helped bond two communities that were once fierce rivals, then reluctant partners, and now proud supporters of a two-time Class 5A state football champions. (Mike Pettus via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 1:45 pm
LINEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Fans are encouraged to come on the field before the football games at Central High School of Clay County and form two lines, creating a path from the back of the end zone toward midfield. From there, the Volunteers make a grand entrance, bursting through a red and blue banner...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule stands on the field prior to an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Waco, Texas. A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers are completing a contract to hire Baylor's Matt Rhule as their coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, on condition of anonymity because the deal is not done. The Panthers have not spoken publicly about the coaching search. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)
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January 07, 2020 - 7:44 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Tepper is entrusting Baylor’s Matt Rhule to lead the Carolina Panthers out of what he views as a cycle of “long-term mediocrity.” The Panthers owner hired the 44-year-old Rhule on Tuesday to become the team's next head coach. He replaces Ron Rivera, who was fired with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy watches during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders, in Oakland, Calif. The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago as Green Bay's coach, has agreed to become the ninth coach in team history, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the move. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
January 07, 2020 - 5:54 pm
The Cowboys and Redskins went the experience route in their head coaching searches. The Giants and Panthers apparently are comfortable with newcomers to the job. Dallas replaced Jason Garrett with a Super Bowl winner, Mike McCarthy, who was as successful in Green Bay as anyone this side of Vince...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) is congratulated after Clemson defeated Ohio State 29-23 in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
January 07, 2020 - 5:02 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was ready to get right back on the field to play for another College Football Playoff title after the Tigers'hard-fought semifinal win over Ohio State last month. That changed once he woke up the next day. “I was really sore so I was glad to...
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January 06, 2020 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to attend the Jan. 13 College Football Playoff National Championship in New Orleans. The game features No. 1 Louisiana State University versus No. 3 Clemson, which is looking for its third national title in the last four seasons. Both teams are...
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LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22) runs through attempted tackles by Oklahoma safeties Pat Fields (10) and Justin Broiles (25) during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
January 06, 2020 - 4:24 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — LSU's Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Clemson's Travis Etienne have much more in common than their Louisiana backgrounds heading into the national title game. Both are smallish running backs who were overlooked at times in high school but have emerged as critical factors for next...
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