College Football

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Maryland quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome, center, is tackled by Michigan State's Joe Bachie, right, in the second half of a NCAA college football game in College Park, Md. Bachie, who is from Brook Park, Ohio, was named the Big Ten defensive player of the week after he forced a career-high three fumbles, matched a career-high two pass breakups and had seven tackles in a 24-3 win at Maryland. (AP Photo/Gary Cameron, File)
November 09, 2018 - 3:21 am
If all goes according to form, Ohio State would face Michigan on the last Saturday of the month, with a division title in the balance. Before that, though, the Buckeyes have other challenges. This week, it's Michigan State that stands in the way, and although Ohio State routed the Spartans 48-3 a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Clemson's Travis Etienne runs for a touchdown against Wake Forest during an NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C. Etienne is the one running back left who might be able to break into the field of Heisman Trophy candidates. His biggest issue is touches. The sophomore is averaging just under 13 carries per game, but 8.6 yards per carry with 15 touchdowns. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
November 09, 2018 - 3:16 am
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson are facing ranked foes this weekend, but the conventional wisdom is neither will be tested. The Crimson Tide, after running roughshod over LSU last week, returns home to face No. 18 Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. Alabama is a 25-point favorite. Later, the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush looks to throw against Vanderbilt during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. Two people familiar with the decision say No. 3 Notre Dame will start quarterback Brandon Wimbush against Florida State on Saturday for Ian Book, who is nursing an undisclosed injury. The people spoke Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to because no official announcement was forthcoming. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly had a scheduled news conference later Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
November 08, 2018 - 1:52 pm
No. 3 Notre Dame will start quarterback Brandon Wimbush against Florida State on Saturday for Ian Book, who is nursing an undisclosed injury, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Book is not expected to play after taking a hard hit to the back and ribs last week against...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa. Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. A draft filing obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press argues that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and normal procedure by naming Whitaker to the position in place of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
November 07, 2018 - 10:59 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation's top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Matthew G. Whitaker, 49, will become the...
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Michigan defensive back Brandon Watson (28) celebrates with defensive lineman Kwity Paye, right, after returning an interception for a touchdown in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Penn State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Michigan won 42-7. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
November 06, 2018 - 10:28 pm
Michigan moved into the fourth spot of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, behind Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame. Georgia was next at five, followed by Oklahoma. The playoff picture cleared up after a weekend where several contenders asserted themselves. The top-four teams in the...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, celebrates his touchdown pass to wide receiver Josh Gordon, right, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 06, 2018 - 6:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While political battles raged, viewers overwhelmingly cast their TV votes for football. Eight of the 10 most popular telecasts last week were NFL and college games or related programs, according to Nielsen ratings released Tuesday. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Green Bay-New...
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File-This March 31, 2018, file photo shows Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw responding to a question during a news conference for the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. College basketball season's starting earlier and earlier and that's something top coaches McGraw and Geno Auriemma aren't thrilled about it. A sport that used to begin practice around Oct. 15 and have its first games at Thanksgiving is now beginning nearly three weeks sooner. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, will be the first day of games with nearly 100 women's contests scheduled and nearly 150 men's ones as well. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
November 06, 2018 - 3:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — College basketball season begins Tuesday — the earliest it's ever started. Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma aren't thrilled about that, either. A sport that used to start official practice around Oct. 15 and have its first games at Thanksgiving is now beginning nearly three weeks...
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Massachusetts' Andy Isabella (5) runs into the end zone against Liberty defenders in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Amherst, Mass., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (J. Anthony Roberts/The Republican via AP)
November 05, 2018 - 2:37 am
Andy Isabella of UMass posted only the third 300-yard receiving game in five years when he had 303 yards on nine catches against Liberty. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior from Mayfield, Ohio, is the nation's leading receiver, with 77 catches for 1,394 yards. His 303 yards Saturday easily broke...
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Kansas head coach David Beaty yells to his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
November 04, 2018 - 7:29 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty inherited a football program in disarray when he arrived at Kansas, the years of losing having left the downtrodden Jayhawks short on scholarship players and long on fan apathy. Not enough has changed over the past three-plus seasons. So after a loss to Iowa State...
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In this Sept. 28, 1996, photo Air Force Academy falconer Josh Johnson stands with falcon Aurora, the academy's official mascot, at the end of a game against Rice at Air Force Academy, Colo. The falcon, which was injured during a prank before the annual rivalry football game against Army, is recovering back in Colorado, but her long-term prognosis is unclear. (The Gazette via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 4:53 pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — An Air Force falcon injured at West Point during an apparent prank before Saturday's annual rivalry game between the two service academies is back home and showing signs of improvement. The 22-year-old bird named Aurora "was able to fly around in her pen" on Sunday,...
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