College football

December 20, 2018 - 6:35 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An affidavit alleges University of Kansas football player Pooka Williams punched a woman in the stomach and grabbed her by the throat earlier this month. The Lawrence Journal-World reported the 18-year-old woman showed the officer text messages from Williams admitting to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell (99) and teammates celebrate their 27-7 victory over Boston College in a game in Boston. Ferrell was named to the 2018 AP All-America NCAA college football team, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 20, 2018 - 2:24 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Amari Rodgers was a freshman trying to fit into Clemson's plans a year ago when the Tigers opened practice for the College Football Playoff. He didn't have to go far to have any questions answered. "Last year, it was my first time, so I was kind of asking around, Deon Cain and...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 file photo, Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) speaks to fans after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game between Georgia and Alabama, in Atlanta. Alabama won 35-28. Even before Hurts came off the bench to lead Alabama's comeback win over Georgia in the Southeastern Conference championship game, his popularity has only seemed to grow since his role shrank. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
December 20, 2018 - 2:23 am
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — They cheered Jalen Hurts as he picked up his diploma, and applauded his every big play this season. Sometimes, Alabama fans gave the backup quarterback a nice hand for even stepping on the field — especially for his fifth game, which assured that he wasn't leaving, at least...
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Hanahan High School football player Cooper Dawson, right, talks to the media after first letting his friend and fellow senior Kingsley Feiman announce that he would play football at Syracuse University on early signing day in Hanahan, S.C., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (Brad Nettles//The Post And Courier via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When Cooper Dawson finally decided which college he would sign with, the senior defensive lineman from South Carolina let his friend Kingsley Feinman make the announcement. It was a moment to remember because Feinman was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. "He's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban leaves the field after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Georgia in Atlanta. UCF’s Josh Heupel, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons. The winner will be announced Monday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:56 pm
The Latest on the first day of the early college football signing period (all times Eastern): 2:55 p.m. Another five-star for Alabama, this one a 390-pound offensive lineman from Florida. Evan Neal, one of the best overall prospects in the country, picked the Crimson Tide. Georgia also added...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley, left, poses with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, winner of the Heisman Trophy, in New York. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has been to the College Football Playoff twice and coached two Heisman winners since taking over as Oklahoma's coach 18 months ago. With all that success already at age 35, the school will have to battle to hold NFL teams at bay.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
December 19, 2018 - 11:09 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Watch any NFL telecast that involves a struggling team, and Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley likely will be mentioned as a potential candidate for that coaching job. It makes sense. In just 18 months since replacing Bob Stoops, Riley's high-powered offenses have produced Heisman...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Kent State wide receiver Antwan Dixon (89) dives but cannot make the catch during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi, in Oxford, Miss. Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award. The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower divisions who overcome injury, illness or other challenges to return to the field. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 18, 2018 - 1:58 pm
Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award. The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy talks with the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Stillwater, Okla. College football recruiting fans used to treat the first Wednesday of February like a virtual national holiday. Now that date’s been pushed into the background, likely for good.“I just think everybody sees (December) as the new signing date, in my opinion,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
December 18, 2018 - 11:44 am
College football fans used to treat the first Wednesday of February like a virtual national holiday. Now that recruiting ritual and all the madness surrounding it has shifted to December. Most schools are signing nearly all their incoming recruits the week before Christmas. The arrival of an early...
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December 17, 2018 - 7:49 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford running back Bryce Love will skip the Sun Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft. Love announced his decision on Monday to sit out the bowl game for the Cardinal (8-4) on Dec. 31 against Pittsburgh (7-6). Love says he wants to be completely healthy for the 2019 draft...
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December 17, 2018 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Kelly of Notre Dame named The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year.
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