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Tramel: Does OU's loss to Kansas State signal a crazy 2020 season?

Misery loves company, so about four hours after the third-ranked Sooners wilted like August flowers Saturday, they maybe...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NHLEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey.Brayden Point scored his playoff-best...

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Oklahoma's upset loss to Kansas St. opens up Big 12 race

It took one week for the Big 12 to bring just a little more strangeness to the year 2020.Five-time defending conference...

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Today in History

Today in HistoryToday is Tuesday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2020. There are 93 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in...

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Mullen gets what he asked for, sort of, after breaking mark

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Steve Spurrier gave Florida coach Dan Mullen a small gift Monday, two days after the third-ranked...

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Another week of Bulldogs playing: Who's at quarterback?

ATLANTA (AP) — Get ready for another week of the Georgia Bulldogs playing: Who's at quarterback?Heading into a huge...

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Kyle to Kyle gives No. 3 Florida potent passing combination

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After the fourth and final Kyle Trask to Kyle Pitts touchdown at Ole Miss, “K2K” was trending on...

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Hoosiers lose key defensive starter Ball as practice begins

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcelino Ball provided a physical presence in Indiana ' secondary from the moment he first stepped on the...

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Johnson helping No. 21 Tennessee answer pass rush question

Senior linebacker Deandre Johnson is helping answer the questions about who would replace Darrell Taylor for No. 21...

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No. 2 Alabama's electric WR Waddle taking on bigger role

Jaylen Waddle has been one of the nation's most dangerous return men, and a big-play receiver since first stepping on the...

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Orgeron: LSU star defender Stingley expected back vs Vandy

LSU All-America cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. could return to practice as soon as Tuesday and possibly play Saturday at...

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This Date in Baseball

Sept. 291913 — Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators finished the season with 36 victories by virtue of a 1-0 decision over...

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AP Sportlight

Sept. 291923 — Gene Sarazen beats Walter Hagen 1 up to capture the PGA championship.1941 — Joe Louis knocks out Lou Nova in the...

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AP Top 25 Reality Check: Big Ten back in poll, not on field

There was no way this was going to turn out anything but odd, and it's not going to get easier going forward.The college...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — All the playoff matchups in Major League Baseball have been set.The expanded 16-team field was filled out on...

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STAT WATCH: Baylor's versatile Ebner makes Big 12 history

Trestan Ebner turned in a once-in-a-quarter-century performance.The Baylor senior became the first player in the 25-year...

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Joe Montana, wife block attempted kidnapping of grandchild

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their...

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NC State safety being released from hospital after scare

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State says safety Khalid Martin is being discharged from a Virginia hospital with no...

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Georgia State: Errors in test results led to postponement

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State says the positive COVID-19 tests that caused Saturday’s football game at Charlotte to be postponed...

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Punishing Pitt: No. 24 Panthers relying on dominant defense

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi bit his tongue all week whenever someone would mention the challenge...

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AP Top 25: Big Ten and Pac-12 return to most unusual poll

No. 6 Ohio State, No. 10 Penn State and No. 14 Oregon returned to The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, weeks...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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POLL ALERT: No. 6 Ohio St, No. 10 Penn St jump back into Top 25; LSU, Oklahoma fall; Clemson, Alabama, Florida top poll.

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: No. 6 Ohio St, No. 10 Penn St jump back into Top 25; LSU, Oklahoma fall; Clemson, Alabama, Florida...

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AP Top 25 Takeaways: LSU gets Air Raided; No. 3 OU upset

The Pirate plundered the defending national champions. Oklahoma got its annual faceplant as a big favorite out of the way...

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Wilson throws for 392 yards, No. 18 BYU routs Troy 48-7

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Zach Wilson threw for a career-high 392 yards and two touchdowns, leading No. 18 BYU to a 48-7 victory over...

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No. 8 Texas rallies, beats Texas Tech 63-56 in overtime

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Sam Ehlinger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Moore in overtime, sending No. 8 Texas to a wild...

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Patterson steps up, leads No. 20 Hokies past NC State 45-24

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Quincy Patterson II came off the bench to throw two touchdown passes and run for another score, leading...

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King throws 2 TD passes, No. 12 Miami routs Florida State

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami avoided a lightning delay, amped up the offense and overwhelmed its in-state rival.D’Eriq King...

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Ebner dominates in Aranda debut as Baylor tops Kansas 47-14

WACO, Texas (AP) — Trestan Ebner left little doubt he was more than ready for Baylor’s opener after two games were called off...

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Saturday's best

STARS—K.J. Costello, Mississippi State, passed for an SEC-record 623 yards and had five TD passes to help the Bulldogs knock...

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No. 16 Tennessee wins seventh straight 31-27 over Gamecocks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano expected a difficult time at South Carolina. He also expected...

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Spiller leads No. 10 Texas A&M over Vanderbilt 17-12

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher admitted that he'd be mad all week after the way his 10th-ranked...

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Hudson, Central Arkansas rally, beat Missouri St. 27-20

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Tyler Hudson had a 7-yard touchdown reception and scored on a 57-yard punt return as Central Arkansas...

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No. 2 Crimson Tide rolls on offense to 38-19 win over Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Nick Saban has never lost a season opener while coaching Alabama.Then again, he'd never had one like...

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Anthony has 6 TDs, La Tech beats Houston Baptist 66-38

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Luke Anthony threw five touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Louisiana Tech to a 66-38 victory...

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BC rallies from 14-points down, beats Texas State 24-21

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Jeff Hafley told his team all week to expect the game against Texas State to come down to...

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SMU wins home opener, runs over Stephen F Austin 50-7

DALLAS (AP) — Shane Buechele threw two touchdown passes, Ulysses Bentley IV ran for two more scores and SMU beat Stephen F....

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Armstrong, Davis help Virginia rally past winless Duke 38-20

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — It took Virginia four scheduled opponents to actually get to start their season, and four quarters...

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No. 8 Texas rallies to beat Texas Tech 63-56 in overtime

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas was trailing Texas Tech by 15 points with just more than 3 minutes to play when Sam Ehlinger walked...

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Bennett helps No. 4 Georgia rally past Arkansas 37-10

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Stetson Bennett transferred away from Georgia after a freshman year spent far down the depth chart....

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Costello's 623 yards lead Miss. St. past No. 6 LSU, 44-34

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Mississippi State coach Mike Leach put his “Air Raid” offense in the hands of a transfer...

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Hubbard, No. 15 Oklahoma State, escape with another victory

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — For Chuba Hubbard and Oklahoma State, it wasn’t pretty, but in the end, when it really mattered, he...

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Carroll, Tulane run for 7 TDs, beat Southern Miss 66-24

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Cameron Carroll scored a career-high three of Tulane's seven rushing touchdowns and added a 16-yard...

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No. 14 Cincinnati holds off No. 22 Army, 24-10

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati wanted to add a game to its non-conference schedule after some games were lost due to concerns...

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Hankins runs for 3 TDs in UTEP's 31-6 over Warhawks

MONROE, La. (AP) — Deion Hankins rushed for three touchdowns and UTEP held Louisiana-Monroe to 7 yards rushing in a 31-6...

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Willis' 370 yards of offense helps Liberty beat FIU 36-34

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Malik Willis threw two touchdown passes and accounted for 370 yards of offense to lead Liberty to a 36-34...

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Hall 154 yards rushing, 3 TDs as Iowa State beats TCU 37-34

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Breece Hall ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns, JaQuan Bailey had 3 1/2 sacks to become Iowa...

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No. 21 Pitt holds off No. 24 Louisville 23-20

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Jones II wants No. 21 Pittsburgh's defense to be the best in the country. Not just in points allowed....

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Syracuse breaks out of rut, defeats Georgia Tech 37-20

SYRACUSE, NY (AP) — Tommy DeVito threw for two scores, Sean Tucker ran for two others, and Syracuse broke out of its offensive...

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Gabriel, No. 13 UCF beat East Carolina 51-28 in AAC opener

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — For the second straight week, Dillon Gabriel and No. 13 Central Florida had no problem running their...

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Kansas State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Kansas State squad that lost its opener to Arkansas State two weeks ago, had its roster depleted by...

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No. 5 Florida beats Ole Miss 51-35 in Kiffin's debut

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Kyle Pitts gives Florida an almost unfair advantage.The star tight end caught four of Kyle Trask’s six...

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Nix, No. 8 Auburn pull away from No. 23 Kentucky, 29-13

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The first half ended with both teams feeling as if they were robbed of touchdowns.The second half was about...

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La-Lafayette edges Georgia Southern on 53-yard field goal

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette transfer kicker Nate Snyder had missed three of his four collegiate field goal...

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McKinney tosses 4 TD passes, EKU beats Citadel 37-14

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) —Parker McKinney threw for a career-high four touchdowns and Eastern Kentucky beat The Citadel 37-14 on...

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Harrington scores for 4 TDs, depleted Appalachian State wins

BOONE, N.C. (AP) —Daetrich Harrington rushed for career highs of 211 yards and four touchdowns and depleted Appalachian State...

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US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus...

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The Latest: Virus knocks out Colorado-Sporting Kansas City

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The MLS game on Sunday between the Colorado...

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LSU star cornerback Derek Stingley out vs Mississippi State

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU All-American cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., who entered this season as one of the top stars in...

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COVID-19 forces Texas A&M to keep fans out of Midnight Yell

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M’s five Yell Leaders ran into an almost empty Kyle Field as Friday night crept into...

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Friday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — The Marlins clinched an improbable playoff berth in their coronavirus-decimated season, beating the New York...

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McCormick rushes for 2 TDs, UTSA holds off Middle Tennessee

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Backup Josh Adkins threw for 233 yards and a touchdown, Sincere McCormick rushed for 82 yards and two...

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MAC returns with 6-game football season starting Nov. 4

The Mid-American Conference, the first major college football league to postpone its season because of the pandemic, became the...

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The Mid-American Conference will have a 6-game football season, meaning all 10 major conferences will play this fall

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Mid-American Conference will have a 6-game football season, meaning all 10 major conferences will play...

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Brown women's sports settlement gets preliminary approval

A federal judge on Friday gave preliminary approval to a settlement between Brown University and student-athletes who had...

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Notre Dame-Wake Forest postponed; Mountain West eyes fall

As the Atlantic Coast Conference worked Tuesday to reschedule another league game postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak...

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Week 4 Preview: FSU-Miami has King in spotlight; SEC begins

The stakes have not recently been what they used to be for the Florida State-Miami rivalry, but the Seminoles and Hurricanes...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLA major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about...

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Pandemic-proof: Fall college football revived on West Coast

A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about COVID-19 is...

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No. 3 Oklahoma looks to avoid another loss to Kansas State

Last year, Oklahoma wasn’t fully focused on Kansas State.After the Sooners left Manhattan with a stunning loss that nearly...

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Brown, Watkins have big nights in UAB's 42-10 win

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Spencer Brown rushed for three touchdowns in setting a UAB career record, fellow senior Austin Watkins Jr....

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No. 20 Hokies finally getting started vs. the Wolfpack

North Carolina State (1-0, 1-0 ACC) at No. 20 Virginia Tech (0-0, 0-0), Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (ACCN).Line: Virginia Tech by...

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No. 16 Tennessee looks for seventh straight win in opener

No. 16 Tennessee at South Carolina, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network).Line: Tennessee by 3 1/2.Series record: Tennessee...

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Ehlinger and No. 8 Texas open Big 12 play at Texas Tech

No. 8 Texas (1-0) at Texas Tech (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX).Line: Texas by 18.Series record: Texas leads 52-17.WHAT’S...

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No. 13 UCF opens AAC schedule by visiting East Carolina

No. 13 Central Florida (1-0, 0-0 American Athletic Conference) at East Carolina (0-0, 0-0), Saturday at noon ET (ABC).Line: UCF...

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No. 8 Auburn hosts No. 23 Kentucky on opening SEC weekend

No. 23 Kentucky at No. 8 Auburn, Saturday at noon EDT (ESPN).Line: Auburn by 7 1/2.Series record: Auburn leads 26-6-1.WHAT’S AT...

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AP Sources: The Pac-12 will play football this fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring.

NEW YORK (AP) — AP Sources: The Pac-12 will play football this fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring.

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The Latest: Purdue receiver Rondale Moore opting back in

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Purdue All-America receiver Rondale Moore...

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No. 19 Cajuns open home slate vs untested Georgia Southern

Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier is about to see what his No. 19 Ragin-Cajuns learned from a nearly stumbling out of the...

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Syracuse hosts Georgia Tech; first game in renovated Dome

Syracuse coach Dino Babers didn't see the big improvement he expected when his Orange dropped their second straight road game...

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Hafley, Jurkovec to make home debuts for Boston College

BOSTON (AP) — Alumni Stadium will be empty when new Boston College coach Jeff Hafley and quarterback Phil Jurkovec get their...

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Dave Aranda set for long-awaited Baylor debut against Kansas

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda's off-and-on wait for his debut as Baylor coach may finally be over.To say nothing of what his...

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No. 15 Oklahoma State unsure of QB for West Virginia game

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — With Spencer Sanders’ status unclear for Saturday’s game against West Virginia, it is uncertain who...

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No. 6 LSU and Miss. St. clash in test of new faces, systems

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — No. 6 LSU begins its national title defense with a game featuring numerous new faces on both...

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No. 21 Pitt eyes rare 3-0 start against No. 24 Louisville

No. 24 Louisville (1-1, 0-1 ACC) at No. 21 Pittsburgh (2-0, 1-0), Saturday at noon ET (ACC Network).Line: Pitt by 3.Series...

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No. 19 La-Lafayette opens home slate vs. Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern (1-0, 0-0 Sun Belt) at No. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette (2-0, 1-0), Saturday at noon ET (ESPN2).Line: ULL by 11...

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No. 18 BYU takes on Troy in return after COVID-19 outbreak

Troy (1-0) at No. 18 BYU (1-0), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. ET (ESPN).Line: BYU by 14.Series record: First meeting.WHAT’S AT...

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No. 15 Oklahoma State opens Big 12 slate vs. West Virginia

West Virginia (1-0) at No. 15 Oklahoma State (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).Line: Oklahoma State by 7.Series record:...

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No. 22 Army seeks road breakthrough at No. 14 Cincinnati

No. 22 Army (2-0) at No. 14 Cincinnati (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN).Line: Cincinnati by 13 1/2.Series record: tied...

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No. 12 Hurricanes hope to beat FSU for 4th straight time

Florida State (0-1, 0-1 ACC) at No. 12 Miami (2-0, 1-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC).Line: Miami by 11.Series record: Miami...

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Mond leads No. 10 Texas A&M in opener against Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt at No. 10 Texas A&M, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SECN Alt).Line: Texas A&M by 30 1/2.Series record: Texas A&M...

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No. 6 LSU opens title defense vs. Mississippi State

Mississippi State at No. 6 LSU, Saturday at 3:30 ET (CBS).Line: LSU by 16 1/2.Series record: LSU leads 75-35-3.WHAT’S AT...

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Pruitt gets raise, extension from Tennessee after 2 seasons

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 16 Tennessee has given coach Jeremy Pruitt a raise and a contract extension through 2025 after two...

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Mullen returns to Mississippi with No. 5 Florida, SEC hopes

No. 5 Florida at Ole Miss, Saturday at noon ET (ESPN).Line: Florida by 14.Series record: Ole Miss leads 12-11-1.WHAT’S AT...

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No. 4 Georgia opens at Arkansas

No. 4 Georgia at Arkansas, Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network).Line: Georgia by 28.Series record: Georgia 10-4.WHAT’S AT...

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No. 3 Oklahoma seeks payback against Kansas State

Kansas State (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) at No. 3 Oklahoma (1-0, 0-0), Saturday at noon ET (FOX).Line: Oklahoma by 28.Series record:...

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No. 2 Alabama visits Missouri to begin SEC-only campaign

No. 2 Alabama at Missouri, Saturday at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN).Line: Alabama by 27 1/2.Series record: Alabama leads 4-2.WHAT’S AT...

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Ehlinger has plenty of passing options at No. 8 Texas

Losing two of the most prolific receivers in program history left Texas with a problem: Where would senior quarterback Sam...

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No. 2 Crimson Tide visit Mizzou to begin SEC-only schedule

Alabama coach Nick Saban had nothing but praise for Eli Drinkwitz when discussing his Missouri counterpart this week.Hard to...

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What’s old is new again as No. 4 Georgia opens at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A nearly month-long postponement to the start of college football in the Southeastern Conference may...

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AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

Oct. 11903 — The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Pilgrims 7-3 in the first World Series game. Jimmy Sebring hits the first...

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Wilson leading No. 23 Kentucky into opener at No. 8 Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson has waited for football's return even longer than most of his...

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No. 20 Hokies could be shorthanded for opener vs Wolfpack

Virginia Tech finally begins a season of high expectations as the No. 20 Hokies face North Carolina State in a battle of teams...

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

HARDCOVER FICTION1. “The Evening and the Morning” by Ken Follett (Viking)2. “Troubled Blood” by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland)3....

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TCU jumps into Big 12 play vs Iowa State in delayed opener

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Taye Barber and his TCU teammates have been together on campus for more than three months, and now...

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No. 21 Pitt faces speedy test against No. 24 Louisville

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The warm-up portion of No. 21 Pittsburgh's schedule is over and coach Pat Narduzzi knows it.The evidence...

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No. 18 BYU back on field after COVID-19 outbreak, faces Troy

BYU’s bye week unexpectedly turned into multiple weeks following a COVID-19 outbreak.Since a 55-3 rout of Navy on Labor Day,...

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Virginia finally gets to suit up against winless Blue Devils

Virginia is finally set to open its season after three scheduled openers were scrapped because of the coronavirus...

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Big 12 conference openers include 1st games for Baylor, TCU

Some things to watch Saturday in the Big 12, when conference play starts in the league's 25th season. It will be the season...

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Coach will be among the missing when FSU plays No. 12 Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Missing from this year’s Florida State-Miami game will be a lot of fans and one head coach.The stakes aren't quite...

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No. 13 UCF opens conference play with trip to East Carolina

Dillon Gabriel and and his Central Florida teammates aren’t spending time worrying about their national ranking. Instead, the...

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No. 16 Tennessee looks to continue streak at South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tennessee linebacker Henry To'o To'o is convinced the team's run back to Southeastern Conference...

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Mullen takes No. 5 Florida, title hopes back to Mississippi

Dan Mullen should hope this trip to Ole Miss goes as well his first — or his last.The Florida coach has three wins in Oxford,...

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Games go on, but many traditions on hold in college football

To the delight of fans young and old, an English bulldog named Uga has been stationed on the sideline at all but one Georgia...

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Dear Donald, Dear Mr. President: A Trump-Nixon '80s tale

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate...

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No. 8 Auburn hosts No. 23 Kentucky in SEC's opening weekend

Here are things to watch in Week 1 of play in the Southeastern Conference:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 23 Kentucky at No. 8 Auburn in...

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Cardinals, Panthers renew old rivalry to highlight Week 3

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 3:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 24 Louisville at No. 21 Pittsburgh. The...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Randy Arozarena homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched their first AL East title in 10 years...

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The Latest: Arkansas State postpones game against Tulsa

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arkansas State postponed Saturday’s home...

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Former UGa player says he experienced racism, manipulation

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia defensive back Otis Reese says he left the school because of racist treatment on campus, and...

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Houston, FAU still waiting after virus disrupts 3 more games

The Houston Cougars are again without an opponent and still waiting to play their season opener as COVID-19 issues wiped out...

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Duke loses CB Blackwell indefinitely after knee surgery

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has lost starting cornerbacks Josh Blackwell and Mark Gilbert indefinitely due to surgeries.The school...

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Dietzen returns to Badgers; Pearson out for medical reasons

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has regained offensive lineman Jon Dietzen and lost safety Reggie Pearson as the Badgers resume...

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Media picks Alabama to top Florida in SEC championship game

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is the media favorite to win the Southeastern Conference title while Florida is the pick to win...

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Mizzou's Drinkwitz: transparency trumps competitive edge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz could have kept private the COVID-19 testing numbers within the Missouri football...

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College Football Picks: SEC start in most unusual season

The Southeastern Conference is set to kick off its 10-game, league-only schedule, making this Saturday the most normal-feeling...

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Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___Sept. 23The Guardian on new customs regulations due to...

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Budget shortfall forces deep cuts in Ohio St sports program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State's athletic department will cut 25 jobs, furlough hundreds of other employees and ask coaches...

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SEC football opens minus big crowds, tailgating, some stars

Southeastern Conference football games won’t have their normal scenes of packed stadiums and partying tailgaters.Gone, too, are...

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Defense ahead of the offense early in ACC season

Defense seems to have the early edge in the Atlantic Coast Conference after the start of this pandemic-affected college...

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BC receiver Kobay White out for season with ACL

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College receiver Kobay White will miss the entire season after having surgery on his ACL.White was the...

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Ill. Rep. Schakowsky backs College Athlete Bill of Rights

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, chairwoman of the House Commerce Subcommittee, is backing the College Athlete Bill of Rights crafted by a...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBLOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager had three hits, including one of Los Angeles’ four home runs, as the Dodgers clinched the...

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Texas Tech softball coach resigns amid reported inquiry

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech softball coach Adrian Gregory resigned Tuesday, saying only that it was “best to part ways”...

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Texas State coach, accused of racist comments, resigns

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State coach Danny Kaspar has resigned three months after a former player accused him of making...

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Minnesota star WR Bateman wants to opt back into 2020 season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman has decided to opt back in for the 2020 football season in light of...

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The Latest: Falcons and MLS Atlanta United to have some fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NFL's Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta...

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Cyclones head into Big 12 opener at TCU in bounce-back mode

Iowa State knows all too well about picking up the pieces after a heartbreaking loss and getting in the right frame of mind for...

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Mullen's Florida staff receives nearly $500K before pandemic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen didn’t get a raise or an extension after his team’s 11-2 finish last season....

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TCU names ex transfer Downing starting QB vs Iowa State

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former transfer Matthew Downing has been named the starting quarterback for TCU's season opener,...

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No. 4 Georgia to be reunited with popular Pittman in opener

Kirby Smart gives much credit to first-year Arkansas coach Sam Pittman for helping to make No. 4 Georgia an annual contender...

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Syracuse's Carrier Dome turns 40 years old, gets new look

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University's Carrier Dome opened 40 years ago with an overflow crowd that set an attendance...

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New Magnolia State coaches prepare for challenging debuts

Lane Kiffin’s Mississippi home debut was supposed to come against Southeast Missouri State. Mike Leach expected to start his...

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Kansas, K-State try to rebound in Big 12 from Sun Belt blows

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and Kansas State had plenty of reasons to believe this season would produce another solid brick...

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South Carolina looks for improvement from revamped offense

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina now gets to see if changes on offense the Gamecocks have made since last fall will...

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Vandy coach still mum on starting QB vs No. 10 Texas A&M

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derek Mason knows who his new starting quarterback is. The Vanderbilt coach just isn't saying, not...

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CMU hires Texas associate AD to lead athletic department

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan hired Amy Folan to be its athletic director.The school announced the move...

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No. 5 Florida settles into normal routine, braces for chaos

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen is finally settling into a somewhat normal routine.He’s back to the game-week...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

MLBOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist...

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Aranda optimistic Baylor will play Big 12 opener vs Kansas

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Dave Aranda expressed optimism Monday that his team will be able to play its Big 12 opener...

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The Latest: Texas Tech football has no new positive tests

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Texas Tech reported no positives among 360...

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Coach Fuente hopes Hokies 'able to play' Wolfpack this week

First it was North Carolina State that couldn’t play Virginia Tech because of positive coronavirus tests, and then it was the...

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No. 1 Clemson, Swinney worried about COVID during bye week

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has few worries about his football team on the field. Off it? That's another story.Swinney is...

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Louisville challenges NCAA over recruiting allegations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has refuted NCAA allegations against its men's basketball program in the wake of a federal...

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QB Guarantano opens as undisputed starter for No. 16 Vols

Jarrett Guarantano and the 16th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are about to find out how much it helps them having the same...

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No. 5 Florida will open season without starting O-lineman

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 5 Florida will open the season short-handed up front.Coach Dan Mullen said Monday that...

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STAT WATCH: Bentley's 227-yard day ranks among best for SMU

SMU's Ulysses Bentley IV already has made his mark for a program that has produced some of the biggest-name running backs in...

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‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before speaking.Jackson State’s new football coach then...

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AP Top 25 Reality Check: Who's eligible? Who's playing?

The second regular-season AP Top 25 of the season includes Southeastern Conference teams that begin playing next week but not...

Sports

Upheaval among Utah's soccer teams takes another turn

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Utah Royals coach Craig Harrington has been placed on a leave of absence in the latest round of tumult to...

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AP Top 25: No. 12 Miami rises; Marshall jumps into rankings

A week before Big Ten teams become eligible again for The Associated Press college football poll, No. 25 Marshall is ranked for...

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POLL ALERT: Miami jumps to No. 12, No. 25 Marshall joins Top 25 after beating App State; No. 1 Clemson, top 7 unchanged

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Miami jumps to No. 12, No. 25 Marshall joins Top 25 after beating App State; No. 1 Clemson, top 7...

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Alabama coordinator expects better from Crimson Tide defense

Pete Golding doesn’t make excuses for Alabama’s uncharacteristic defensive shortcomings last season, and he probably could.The...

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No. 17 Miami runs past No. 18 Louisville 47-34 in ACC opener

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — D'Eriq King threw three touchdown passes and No. 17 Miami used big plays to beat No. 18 Louisville 47-34...

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Fields, Awatt run for TDs; UTEP beats Abilene Christian

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Josh Fields and Ronald Awatt each had a rushing touchdown to help UTEP beat Abilene Christian 17-13 on...

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Person, NC State hold on to beat Wake Forest 45-42 in opener

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Person Jr. scored the short go-ahead touchdown with 5:51 left to help North Carolina State edge Wake...

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La Tech beats Southern Miss 31-30 on Herbert's TD catch

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Griffin Hebert made a spectacular 4-yard touchdown catch underneath the goal post with 14 seconds...

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AP Top 25 Takeaways: Huskers get tough draw; UCF rising star

For the second straight weekend, the Big Ten made news without playing.Last week, the conference was in the process of putting...

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Trevor Lawrence throws 3 TD passes, No. 1 Clemson rolls

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw for three touchdowns in just nine passing attempts to help No. 1 Clemson beat The...

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Texas State beats UL Monroe 38-17 in Sun Belt opener

MONROE, La. (AP) — Tyler Vitt threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score in the first half to lead Texas State to an...

Health

The Latest: South Korea's daily virus total drops slightly

South Korea __ South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the...

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Buchele's 5 TDs help SMU beat North Texas 65-35

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Shane Buechele threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first quarter and SMU cruised to a 65-35...

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FSU coach Norvell tests positive for virus before Miami

Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they...

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Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 14 UCF beats Ga Tech 49-21

ATLANTA (AP) — Dillon Gabriel made sure Central Florida didn't let another game slip away on the road.The sophomore threw for a...

Health

Lawrence, No. 1 Clemson overwhelm The Citadel 49-0

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw nine passes Saturday. Three of them went for touchdowns.It was that kind of day for...

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Knox, Wells help Marshall beat No. 23 Appalachian State 17-7

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall coach Doc Holliday and his young quarterback saw the two injured Appalachian State players on...

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Navy stages school-record comeback, stuns Tulane 27-24

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cameron Kinley's interception near his own goal line kept Navy's 24-point hole from getting deeper and set...

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Book, No. 7 Notre Dame run by USF 52-0 to extend home streak

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book just needed to stick to the routine against South Florida.Notre Dame quarterback ran for three...

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Harris accounts for 3 TDs in UTSA's 24-10 victory

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Frank Harris ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead UTSA to a 24-10 victory over Stephen F....

Sports

Watson leads Troy to season-opening victory, 47-14

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Gunnar Watson threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns and Troy opened its season with a 47-14 victory...

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Hubbard scores, No. 11 Oklahoma State survives Tulsa, 16-7

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — True freshman quarterback Shane Illingworth made Oklahoma State's usually high-powered offense look...

Health

No. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette holds off Georgia State in OT

ATLANTA (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier was concerned about Saturday's game at Georgia State.Turns out he had...

Sports

No. 25 Pitt overcomes mistakes, slips by Syracuse 21-10

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi watched the Panthers put together a nearly flawless practice last Tuesday, one...

Sports

No. 13 Cincinnati rolls past Austin Peay 55-20 in opener

CINCINNATI (AP) — No. 13 Cincinnati had to wait a while to kick off its season. Once it got started, the Bearcats found their...

Sports

Jurkovec helps BC beat Duke 26-6 in Hafley’s debut

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Phil Jurkovec threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns, Zay Flowers had 162 receiving yards, and Boston...

Sports

Ga Tech missing top runner, defensive lineman vs No. 14 UCF

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech did not have its leading runner and a top defensive player for Saturday's game against No. 14...

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Willis scores 3 TDs in his Liberty debut, Flames win 30-24

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Malik Willis rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns in his Liberty debut as the Flames opened...

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Michigan-Ohio State finale highlights 3rd Big Ten schedule

The Big Ten’s third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the...

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No. 11 Oklahoma State QB Sanders exits game with injury

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — No. 11 Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders left Saturday's game against Tulsa late in the...

Sports

McCall, Coastal Carolina beat Campbell for 2-0 start

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Grayson McCall threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns in his second career start and Coastal Carolina beat...

Health

Baylor-Houston, FAU-Ga Southern postponed day before games

Baylor's season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two Bowl Subdivision games postponed Friday...

Sports

Ronnie Hogue dies, UGa's 1st Black scholarship hoops player

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ronnie Hogue, the first Black scholarship athlete on the Georgia Bulldogs men's basketball team, died...

Health

'Grateful' - Players celebrate Big Ten's reversal on season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields gathered with some of his teammates last Saturday to watch...

Health

College basketball bubbles brewing with season on horizon

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With the coronavirus pandemic already forcing changes for college basketball, a bubble may be brewing in...

Sports

Week 3 Preview: ACC quarterback matchup tops light schedule

The college football schedule is still looking light, with the Southeastern Conference a week away from starting and the Big 12...

Health

OU changes student section rules for upcoming football games

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma announced a number of changes on Friday to its student seating section for next...

Health

The Latest: Virus scraps Florida Atlantic-Georgia Southern

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Florida Atlantic postponed its football...

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Bobo: Consistency earned Hill starting Gamecocks QB job

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Collin Hill has never backed away from a challenge, especially if it meant getting back on the field at...

Health

Maui Invitational moving to North Carolina during pandemic

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Maui Invitational is moving to the mainland during the coronavirus pandemic.One of the premier...

Health

N.C. State parents OK'd to attend Saturday football game

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State University said Friday it has received permission from the state to allow up to 350...

Health

Virus clusters at French universities give Europe a lesson

PARIS (AP) — Can mandatory masks offer enough protection in lecture halls so packed that late arrivals have to sit on the...

Health

Thursday Sports in Brief

GOLFMAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Thomas is leading the U.S. Open at 5 under par through 18 holes.Thomas arrived at No. 18...

Health

Going West: Move toward fall football ramps up in Pac-12, MW

The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season,...

Sports

Burton eligible at Texas Tech after 2 seasons at Wichita St

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Junior guard Jamarius Burton has been granted a waiver from the NCAA that makes him eligible to play this...

Sports

Wait a minute: Stars Wade, Davis decide to return to Ohio St

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two of Ohio State’s biggest stars, cornerback Shaun Wade and guard Wyatt Davis, are opting back in for...

Sports

NCAA approves Cade Mays' waiver appeal for No. 15 Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NCAA notified No. 15 Tennessee on Thursday that offensive lineman Cade Mays' appeal for a waiver to...

Health

UNC graduate DB Wolfolk ruled academically ineligible

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina graduate defensive back Myles Wolfolk has been ruled academically ineligible for the...

Sports

Hafley makes debut as Boston College travels to Duke

New Boston College coach Jeff Hafley had to wait an extra week in the schedule to make his debut with the Eagles while most of...

Health

Georgia coach Smart, wife donate $1 million to university

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart and his wife Mary Beth have committed $1 million to the university for programs...

Health

Two-time champ Wright hopeful Nova gets full Big East slate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Wright at last has some answers on when Villanova will start its season and try for its third national...

Health

Whitmer: Mask order applies to Big Ten, but may be changed

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said Thursday her requirement that athletes wear masks applies to Big Ten...

Health

NC State hosts Wake Forest in Wolfpack's delayed debut

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State spent a week watching other Atlantic Coast Conference teams play after having its...

Sports

Grad transfer Collin Hill to start as South Carolina QB

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Graduate transfer Collin Hill will start at quarterback for South Carolina when it opens against No. 15...

Health

One week later, Oklahoma State ready to take on Tulsa

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — One week after its originally scheduled season opener was supposed to take place, No. 11 Oklahoma...

Health

Sims looks to lead Ga Tech to another upset vs No. 14 UCF

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Sims hardly looked like a freshman in his first college game.Sure, there were a couple of early...

Sports

Kelly's No. 7 Irish welcome Scott's rebuilding South Florida

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — First-year South Florida coach Jeff Scott is looking forward to the gamble his Bulls are taking this...

Health

Miami, Louisville meet in ACC showdown of ranked teams

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Impressive season-opening victories by No. 17 Miami and No. 18 Louisville has the schools ranked — maybe...

Sports

Washington's Onwuzurike opts out, declares for NFL draft

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike said Thursday that he is opting out of the upcoming college football...

Sports

No. 25 Pitt looks to extend mastery over Syracuse

Syracuse (0-1, 0-1 ACC) at No. 25 Pittsburgh (1-0, 0-0), Saturday at noon ET (ACC Network).Line: Pitt by 21 1/2.Series record:...

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No. 23 Appalachian State enters Top 25, visits Marshall

No. 23 Appalachian State (1-0) at Marshall (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS).Line: Appalachian State by 4 1/2.Series...

Sports

No. 19 ULL seeks to improve on first AP ranking since 1943

No. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette (1-0) at Georgia State, Saturday at noon ET (ESPN2).Line: Louisiana-Lafayette by 17.Series record:...

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No. 17 Miami visits No. 18 Louisville in prime-time showdown

No. 17 Miami (Fla.) (1-0) at No. 18 Louisville (1-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC).Line: Louisville by 2 1/2.Series Record:...

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Georgia Tech gunning for another upset win vs No. 14 UCF

No. 14 Central Florida (0-0) at Georgia Tech (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).Line: Central Florida by 7 1/2.Series...

Health

Fickell, No. 13 Cincinnati open vs Austin Peay without fans

Austin Peay (0-2) at No. 13 Cincinnati (0-0), Saturday at noon ET (ESPN+).Line: Cincinnati by 34 1/2.Series record: Cincinnati...

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Hubbard, No. 11 Oklahoma State host Tulsa to start season

Tulsa at No. 11 Oklahoma State, Saturday at noon ET (ESPN).Line: Oklahoma State by 23½.Series record: Oklahoma State leads...

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No. 7 Notre Dame's home winning streak on line against USF

South Florida (1-0) at No. 7 Notre Dame (1-0), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET (USA).Line: Notre Dame by 25 1/2.Series record: South...

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No. 1 Clemson opens home season against The Citadel

The Citadel (0-1) at No. 1 Clemson (1-0), Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (ACC Network).Line: Clemson by 44 1/2.Series record: Clemson...

Sports

Brown, attorneys reach settlement in women's sports fight

Brown University and attorneys for student-athletes who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women’s...

Health

The Latest: No fans for junior hockey worlds in Edmonton

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The 2021 world junior hockey championship...

Health

In reversal, Univ. of Georgia now wants to host early voting

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia has reversed itself and now says it wants to host an early voting precinct on...

Sports

Aranda delayed Baylor debut in unexpected SWC reunion vs UH

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda will make his delayed debut as Baylor's coach in a quickly arranged and unexpected reunion of...

Sports

No. 25 Pitt prepping for sterner test against Syracuse

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi isn't exactly thrilled the Panthers cracked the rankings following a 55-0...

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No. 13 Cincinnati opens vs Austin Peay team finishing up

CINCINNATI (AP) — Luke Fickell turned down Michigan State's coaching job in February, content to stay in a place where his...

Health

NCAA D1 Council proposes framework for fall sports in spring

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — National tournaments will have fewer teams and fewer sites for preliminary rounds under the NCAA Division I...

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Proposal would reduce FCS playoff field from 24 to 16 teams

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Division I Council has proposed a framework to conduct a season in the Football Championship...

Sports

Group appeals US judge's Idaho transgender sports ban ruling

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A conservative Christian group is appealing a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked an Idaho law...

Sports

No. 23 Appalachian State faces sharp young QB at Marshall

Quarterback Grant Wells had one of the finest debuts in Marshall football history.Now the redshirt freshman gets the task of...

Health

Citadel embraces shot at No. 1 Clemson in revamped schedule

Citadel coach Brent Thompson wasn't sure his team would ever get the chance to play this season, let alone take on the nation's...

Health

No. 17 Miami, No. 18 Louisville meet to top ACC schedule

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 2:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 17 Miami at No. 18 Louisville. This...

Health

No. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette not overlooking Georgia State

ATLANTA (AP) — Coach Billy Napier is guarded against No. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette having a letdown Saturday against Georgia...

Health

With Big Ten reversal, Trump aims to score in battlegrounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of...

Health

Big Ten teams start sprint toward unusual football season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Now that the Big Ten has a rescheduled kickoff weekend, coaches and players can start the sprint to opening...

Health

Virus-caused disruptions get blame for special teams follies

Blocked kicks, missed kicks, snaps sailing through punters' hands, confusion in simply getting lined up.The first 29 games of...

Health

Big 12 has 2 games this week, 1 delayed and 1 just scheduled

There are two unexpected games in the Big 12 on Saturday, which was initially scheduled as an open date for all 10 teams...

Health

Memphis says it has 46 positive tests considered active

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Memphis athletic department said Wednesday night that it has conducted over 3,500...

Sports

DE Tyree Wilson eligible at Texas Tech after NCAA waiver

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Sophomore defensive end Tyree Wilson has been granted an NCAA waiver that makes the former Texas A&M...

Health

Pac-12 football plans remain in holding pattern

The Pac-12 took a significant step toward joining the Big Ten in playing football in the fall, getting clearance to hold...

Health

NCAA basketball season set to open day before Thanksgiving

The NCAA men's and women's basketball season will begin Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving.The Division I Council voted...

Health

Column: College football whiffs in tackling the coronavirus

When it came time to confront a global pandemic, we should've known college football would whiff on the tackle.This flimsy...

Health

Big Ten's cardiac registry aims to study effects of COVID-19

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Big Ten’s plan to play football this fall includes trying to save lives in the future.The...

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Reverse: Big Ten will try to play fall football after all

Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fans seemed relieved. Even the president was pleased.The Big Ten is going to give...

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College Football Picks: AAC tries to plant flag in P5 turf

Last week was the Sun Belt's time to shine. This week, the American Athletic Conference gets its chance to plant its flag.The...

Health

FAU still hoping to play Saturday despite virus outbreak

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Eleven people in the football program at Florida Atlantic University have tested positive for the...

Sports

Michigan considers extension for lawsuits naming late doctor

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan lawmakers sought Wednesday to expand the state's statute of limitations for some sexual...

Health

UConn's Tyrese Martin granted waiver to play this season

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn swingman Tyrese Martin, who transferred from Rhode Island in April, has been granted a waiver that...

Health

ACC teams look to fix opening-week miscues for Week 2 games

North Carolina coach Mack Brown knows his team started the season with too many penalties and turnovers.Now the 12th-ranked Tar...

Sports

Woman sues Univ. of Wisconsin over Cephus' reinstatement

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman who accused former Badgers football player Quintez Cephus of sexual assault in 2018 is suing the...

Sports

Battle of Ohio? Bengals-Browns play in prime time

CINCINNATI (0-1) at CLEVELAND (0-1)Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NFL NetworkOPENING LINE – Browns by 8 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD – Bengals...

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Big Ten reverses course, announces plan to play football beginning Oct. 24 weekend; 8-game season for each team

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten reverses course, announces plan to play football beginning Oct. 24 weekend; 8-game season for...

Health

Army surge shortcircuited by coronavirus

Army coach Jeff Monken has the Black Knights purring again, and all of a sudden the momentum built in two lopsided wins to...

Sports

Oklahoma State to induct Thurman Thomas into Ring of Honor

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas will be the first inductee into the Oklahoma State football...

Sports

Smart: Georgia's starting QB likely a game-time decision

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia still hasn’t decided on a new starting quarterback, and coach Kirby Smart said Tuesday he will likely...

Health

Orgeron: Most LSU players have had, recovered from COVID-19

Most of LSU's football players have contracted and recovered from COVID-19, coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday, leaving the coaching...

Health

Tennessee guard confident he's safer than others on campus

Trey Smith has dealt with blood clots, which threatened to derail his college career. The preseason All-American also has done...

Health

San Diego State to play football next year in suburban LA

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State will play its football games during the spring and fall 2021 seasons at a suburban Los Angeles...

Business

Senator: Allowing college athletes NIL pay is 'huge mistake'

The fourth congressional hearing this year on how to allow college athletes to earn money from their names, images and...

Sports

UAB QB Tyler Johnston out indefinitely with shoulder injury

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — UAB quarterback Tyler Johnston III is out indefinitely with an injury to his non-throwing...

Sports

Arkansas State-Central Arkansas pushed back to Oct. 10

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State’s home football game against Central Arkansas has been pushed back from Saturday to Oct....

Health

The Latest: Florida athletics seeing a rise in COVID cases

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Florida’s athletic department is seeing a...

Health

School leader: B1G football on hold until questions answered

The University of Wisconsin chancellor said Tuesday that Big Ten football will remain on hold until there are answers to...

Sports

No. 7 Irish defense shows talent and depth, USF up next

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A week ago, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was looking ahead to Notre Dame’s season-opening game against Duke...

Sports

No. 5 Florida counting on early help from several newcomers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen will finally provide a peek into his program next week, just a few days...

Sports

Ohio school reinstates football players who had police flags

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school reversed the suspension of two football players who defied administrators by...

Health

No. 1 Clemson building depth with highly touted newcomers

Like college coaches around the nation, Clemson's Dabo Swinney is always looking to build on his team's depth. That wasn't hard...

Sports

LSU's Orgeron: Farrell is back, Shelvin maybe, Jenkins left

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU defensive lineman Neil Farrell has rejoined the team after initially opting out more than a month...

Sports

Syracuse coach Dino Babers hoping to see improvement

One game into the season, Syracuse coach Dino Babers isn't sure what kind of team he has.It likely won't take long to find...

Health

Air Force will play Army, Navy in football this season

The Air Force Falcons will play two football games this season against fellow service academies Army and Navy.The Falcons'...

Health

Hokies' Fuente: Postponing Virginia game was 'right call'

Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said he takes the impact of the coronavirus pandemic personally and that he supports team...

Health

Big 12 feeling blue after 0-3 weekend against Sun Belt

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Maybe the Big 12 Conference should have followed the lead of the Big Ten and Pac-12 and opted out of...

Sports

Tired of waiting: Ohio State stars opt out, move on to draft

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With the chances of the Big Ten Conference playing a football season slipping away, two of Ohio State's...

Sports

Vanderbilt hires Louisiana Tech AD as Dores' new deputy AD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has hired Louisiana Tech athletic director Tommy McClelland and Kristene Kelly from...

Sports

NC State LB Acceus won't play due to medical reasons

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State senior linebacker Louis Acceus won’t play this season due to medical reasons.The...

Health

Biden, flush with cash, boosts ad spending in battlegrounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s massive campaign war chest was supposed to finance an onslaught of attacks that...

Sports

AP Top 25 Reality Check: When streaks end, but not really

For the first time since the end of the 2011 season, Ohio State is not ranked in the AP Top 25.The Buckeyes' streak of 132...

Sports

STAT WATCH: Big 12 teams post top 3 passing totals of week

Big 12 teams posted the top three passing totals of the weekend in the Football Bowl Subdivision, highlighted by Spencer...

Sports

Burrow runs for TD but Chargers rally 16-13 over Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow ran 23 yards for a touchdown in his NFL debut and put the Bengals in range for a dramatic,...

Health

AP Top 25: La.-Lafayette leads 10 new teams in rankings

Sun Belt rivals Louisiana-Lafayette and Appalachian State were among 10 new teams ranked Sunday in first regular-season...

Health

After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

The Big Ten presidents were presented a comprehensive plan Sunday to conduct a fall football season, but a final decision is...

Business

NCAA seeks to dismiss college athletes' federal lawsuit

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The NCAA is seeking to dismiss a federal lawsuit by two college athletes that seeks to prevent the...

Sports

POLL ALERT: Clemson still No. 1; La.-Lafayette, App St, 8 other teams join Top 25 missing schools not scheduled to play

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Clemson still No. 1; La.-Lafayette, App St, 8 other teams join Top 25 missing schools not scheduled...

Health

Without fall playoffs, FCS schools missing a top attraction

As the college football season ramps up in three major conferences and among other programs scattered across the country, there...

Sports

UConn may go beyond patches in support of BLM

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut officials have discussed creating helmet stickers, warm-up T-shirts and altering...

Health

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Fun Belt upset; Big Ten comeback?

On the first Saturday of the college football season with Power Five conference teams playing, the Sun Belt was the star and...

Sports

McCall leads Coastal Carolina to 38-23 whipping of Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Coastal Carolina might want to start scheduling a trip to Kansas every season.Grayson McCall threw three...

Health

Ehlinger leads No. 14 Texas romp over UTEP 59-3

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The stadium was mostly empty and the Texas players beat a quick path off the field when it was all over...

Health

AP Source: Big Ten presidents to reconsider fall football

Big Ten football might be making a comeback.Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing...

Sports

Cunningham has 4 TDs, Louisville tops Western Kentucky 35-21

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Micale Cunningham accounted for four touchdowns and passed for a career-high 343 yards, helping...

Health

Lawrence, No. 1 Clemson dominate Wake Forest again, 37-13

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he's worked this offseason on being patient and taking what...

Health

Bowman, Texas Tech hold off Houston Baptist 35-33 in opener

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Alan Bowman threw for 430 yards and two touchdowns and Texas Tech stopped FCS team Houston Baptist on a...

Health

Oklahoma COVID-19 cases threatened game against Missouri St.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley confirmed after the No. 5 Sooners' opening victory over Missouri State that...

Health

No. 10 Notre Dame makes ACC debut, beating Duke 27-13

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Kyren Williams ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns in his first start, grad quarterback Ian Book threw...

Sports

Rattler throws 4 TD passes, No. 5 Oklahoma tops Missouri St.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Rattler passed for 290 yards and four touchdowns in his first start and No. 5 Oklahoma rolled past...

Sports

Carroll runs for 2 TDs, Tulane rallies, beats S. Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Cameron Carroll ran for two of Tulane's four rushing touchdowns and the Green Wave scored the final 21...

Sports

Werts' long TD run gets Georgia Southern past Campbell 27-26

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Shai Werts threw a touchdown pass, and added a 41-yard TD run midway through the fourth quarter as...

Sports

McCloud, Johnson help short-handed USF beat The Citadel

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jordan McCloud threw for a touchdown, Noah Johnson ran for another, and South Florida beat The Citadel 27-6...

Sports

Georgia Tech edges Florida State 16-13

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Georgia Tech had not won an ACC road game to open a season since 1996, long before everyone on the...

Health

Stadiums quiet but college football, shows of unity go on

The first big weekend of college football was mostly stripped of the pageantry that is at the heart of the game.The stands were...

Health

The Latest: Baylor, Houston to face off Saturday in Waco

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Baylor and Houston are scheduled to play...

Health

Pitt races away from Austin Peay, 55-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett threw a touchdown pass and ran for another as Pittsburgh scored on each of its first six...

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Harris scores 4 TDs, UTSA holds off Texas St. 51-48 in 2OT

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Hunter Duplessis kicked a 29-yard field goal in the second overtime, Frank Harris accounted for four...

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COVID-19 knocks out Virginia-Virginia Tech football opener

The pandemic disrupted college sports again Saturday, with Virginia and Virginia Tech postponing their Sept. 19 football opener...

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No. 10 Notre Dame beats Duke 27-13 in ACC debut

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Kyren Williams was ready to go in his starting debut at running back for Notre Dame.The No. 10 Irish...

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Arkansas State beats Kansas State 35-31 in final minute

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jonathan Adams Jr. caught a career-high three touchdown passes, including the game-winner with 38...

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Ragin' Cajuns beat No. 23 Iowa St 31-14; 1st Top 25 road win

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Perseverance, confidence and two long kick returns propelled Louisiana-Lafayette to one of its biggest wins...

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Williams' 3 TDs help No. 18 UNC pull away from Syracuse 31-6

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina opened a high-expectation season with a fast start and a strong finish, sandwiched...

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Doege, RBs shine, West Virginia beats E. Kentucky 56-10

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrett Doege threw three touchdown passes, Leddie Brown and Alec Sinkfield gave West Virginia's...

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Anderson, Buchanan lead Army over Louisiana-Monroe 37-7

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Christian Anderson and Jakobi Buchanan ran for two touchdowns apiece and Army beat Louisiana-Monroe...

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Notre Dame extends coach Brian Kelly's contract through 2024

Notre Dame and coach Brian Kelly have agreed to a contract extension that runs through the 2024 season.The deal was announced...

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Appalachian State opens season with 35-20 win over Charlotte

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Thomas Hennigan caught a 51-yard touchdown pass, Daetrich Harrington added two fourth-quarter scoring runs...

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Malzahn: 10 Auburn players sidelined by COVID-19 issues

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Coach Gus Malzahn said No. 11 Auburn had five starters out of practice this week because of...

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West Virginia suspends 11 for opener; bans not tied to virus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia suspended 11 players for its season opener Saturday for an undisclosed violation of team...

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Notre Dame COVID-19 protocols bar independent photographers

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Associated Press and other news organizations and publishers will not have digital images from...

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Sen Jones of Alabama calls rival Tuberville 'Coach Clueless'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama called Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville “Coach Clueless” on...

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The Latest: UNLV cuts workers' hours amid lack of events

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___UNLV is cutting work hours for 46 staff...

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University at Buffalo basketball player charged in stabbing

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A University at Buffalo basketball player was charged Friday with assault and weapons possession...

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Big 12 to implement rapid COVID-19 tests day before games

The Big 12 announced Friday it has secured access to COVID-19 antigen testing that produces rapid results and will be used the...

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No. 23 Iowa State facing stiff test against Ragin' Cajuns

For the first time since 2012, Iowa State will open its season against an opponent from the Football Bowl Subdivision.The...

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No. 18 Tar Heels eager to see Howell's next act at QB

Sam Howell rarely looked like a rookie at North Carolina last season, rolling to big yardage totals and throwing more...

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Ex-Penn State WR Shorter gets waiver to play now at Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Penn State receiver Justin Shorter is eligible to play for No. 8 Florida this season.The Gators...

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Week 2 Preview: Trevor Lawrence launches Heisman campaign

This college football season is already so odd that it’s unclear whether this is Week 1 or Week 2.Was Labor Day weekend Week 0,...