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Former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has decided to transfer to Oklahoma. Hurts made the announcement in a story in the Players’ Tribune. He will be available immediately as a graduate transfer. Hurts led Alabama to a pair of national championship games before Tua Tagovailoa took over as the starter for the Crimson Tide. His announcement comes two days after Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray declared himself eligible for the NFL draft.

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Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts

Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump’s offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food lover, said he paid for the meal himself because of the partial government shutdown, which has led to furloughs among federal workers, including at the White House.
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Suspended Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence among 3 Tigers off to NFL

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

Suspended Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is going to the NFL. The junior lineman became the third defensive starter for Clemson’s national championship team to give up their eligibility to turn pro. Earlier, cornerback Trayvon Mullen and linebacker Tre Lamar decided to leave school. Lawrence missed Clemson’s two College Football Playoff games after he tested positive for the banned substance ostarine. Mullen was the defensive MVP in Clemson’s 44-16 victory over Alabama Monday night.