College football

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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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Central Florida head coach Josh Heupel waves his arms during the first half of the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game against Memphis, in Orlando, Fla. Heupel, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Alabama’s Nick 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 Raoux, File)
December 16, 2018 - 6:44 pm
UCF's Josh Heupel, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Alabama's Nick 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 at noon EST. Heupel guided No. 7 Central Florida (12...
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December 16, 2018 - 3:56 pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An assistant football coach at the University of Missouri-Columbia has been arrested for missing a court date on a traffic ticket. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Vernon Hargreaves was arrested Saturday after a University Police officer discovered an arrest warrant related...
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December 14, 2018 - 8:07 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Maryland coach DJ Durkin is spending time with the Alabama football staff but hasn't been hired. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said in a statement Friday that Durkin "is spending a few days with our staff in Tuscaloosa from a professional development standpoint."...
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December 14, 2018 - 6:22 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. says he'll skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft, but will play in the Wildcats' New Year's Day bowl game. Snell announced his decision in a video posted to Twitter on Friday. He thanks the school's fans for making Kentucky feel...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, Bill Fralic watches a news conference in Pittsburgh. Former star Atlanta Falcons lineman Bill Fralic died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. He was 56. Fralic was a three-time All-American offensive lineman at Pittsburgh. The university said he had cancer and died at his home in suburban Atlanta. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 14, 2018 - 4:14 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Fralic, the burly, bruising and athletic offensive lineman who starred for the Atlanta Falcons and was a three-time All-American at Pittsburgh, has died. He was 56. He had cancer and died Thursday at his home in suburban Atlanta, the university said. Fralic was the first...
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Eastern Michigan football coach Chris Creighton talks with Dylan Saccade, left, Director of Football Operations and Greg Steiner, right, Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Media Relations about logistics for the teams NCAA football game in the Camellia Bowl in Ypsilanti, Mich., Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. The Eagles will face Georgia Southern in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday, earning a spot in NCAA football postseason play for the second time in three years and just the third time in school history. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
December 14, 2018 - 2:19 am
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan's football team has stepped out of the shadows cast by the neighboring University of Michigan and four professional teams just down the road in the Motor City. The Eagles (7-5) will face Georgia Southern (9-3) in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday, earning a spot...
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