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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa improves in football, if not Fortnite

Tua Tagovailoa is once again routinely putting up big numbers, making few mistakes and mostly sitting out the fourth quarters. The quarterback for second-ranked Alabama has remained efficient as ever …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Fallout from Iowa-Iowa State game lingers for nearly 2 weeks

Amid applause and smiles, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday established this Saturday as Carson King Day, celebrating the story of a 24-year-old security guard whose hand-written sign held up …


Virginia-Notre Dame matchup headlines ACC’s Week 5

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 5:


No. 5 Ohio State will be facing inspired underdog in Huskers

Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten this week:


No. 24 K-State into Big 12 opener undefeated under Chris Klieman

Some things to watch on the fifth weekend of Big 12 Conference play:


No. 7 Auburn looks to avenge loss vs Mississippi State

Here are some things to watch during the fifth week of the Southeastern Conference football season:


West Virginia staring at tough October after 3-1 start

West Virginia coach Neal Brown has little time to gloat about a winning record and what went right in the initial third of the season with the toughest part of …


Beer, wine, spiked cider becoming popular at ACC stadiums

There’s a growing trend at Atlantic Coast Conference football games: alcohol sales to the general public. Now everyone can enjoy their beverage of choice at most ACC stadiums, not just …


College Football Picks: Follow-up time for Wisconsin, Auburn

As any artist who has ever produced a hit record will attest, the follow-up can be a real challenge. Last week, Wisconsin, Auburn and Southern California were at the top …


TE Cole Kmet returns, big game a plus for No. 10 Notre Dame

When it came time for tight end Cole Kmet’s season debut, Notre Dame skipped the hors d’oeuvres. “We put him right in the frying pan,” coach Brian Kelly said.


No Rush: SEC team joining in on spread of air-based offense

The Southeastern Conference built its reputation for punishing ground games with one-name tailback megastars like Herschel, Bo and Emmitt – all larger-than-life performers who pounded the rock, piled up the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

QB Matt Fink likely to start for No. 21 USC with Kedon Slovis still out

Quarterback Kedon Slovis is in the concussion protocol for No. 21 Southern California, increasing the likelihood of Matt Fink making his first career start at No. 17 Washington this weekend.


No. 25 Spartans out to prove this season is different

Mark Dantonio is now the winningest coach in Michigan State history, and tight end Matt Seybert now has a scholarship. Those are two notable differences between this season and last, …


Around the Pac-12: Cal, yes Cal, is the lone undefeated

Following California’s victory over Mississippi, coach Justin Wilcox said: “We find a way to make it interesting.” Yes, they certainly do. The Golden Bears not only emerged with a dramatic …


D’Eriq King intends to stay at Houston

D’Eriq King says he is staying at the University of Houston. The quarterback is denying reports that he intends to transfer after redshirting the remainder of the 2019 season.


No. 7 Auburn rides defense while offense gains footing

The Auburn Tigers have successfully navigated one-third of the season largely because of one of the Southeastern Conference’s better defenses. The seventh-ranked Tigers (4-0) have climbed the rankings with a …


No. 5 Ohio State prepares for biggest test yet vs. Nebraska

The upcoming game at Nebraska has been circled on the calendar for a while as potentially the first tough test for an Ohio State team that entered the season with …


All-America Watch: FSU’s Cam Akers rebounds; USC’s Michael Pittman Jr. pops

The weekly All-America watch features a Florida State running back rebounding from a sophomore slump, Southern California’s top target and a big-time matchup of big men in the SEC.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

With his slain brother in mind, Edwin Pata recruits at Miami

Edwin Pata’s job is to convince top high school football players that the University of Miami is the best possible place for them to attend college. He does it to …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

South Carolina demands more than apology from Columbia-based newspaper after Ryan Hilinski headline

A newspaper in Columbia, S.C., is receiving heavy criticism for a headline related to South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Ryan Hilinski, the younger brother of former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski.


South Carolina newspaper issues apology for insensitive Hilinski headline

The State newspaper in Columbia issued an apology Sunday for a headline atop the Gamecocks’ story after a 34-14 loss at Missouri.


Big Sky football roundup: No. 1 North Dakota State beats No. 4 UC Davis

Trey Lance rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and two fourth-quarter interceptions boosted FCS top-ranked North Dakota State to a 27-16 victory over fourth-ranked UC Davis on Saturday in Fargo, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Pac-12 football roundup: Justin Herbert’s 3 TD passes lead No. 16 Oregon past Stanford 21-6

Justin Herbert threw two of his three touchdown passes to Jacob Breeland and No. 16 Oregon won its Pac-12 opener for the first time since 2014 by beating Stanford 21-6 …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Top 25 football roundup: No. 3 Georgia holds off No. 7 Notre Dame 23-17

Jake Fromm threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Lawrence Cager early in the fourth quarter and Georgia, getting a tougher fight than many expected, held off Notre Dame.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Top 25 football roundup: Backup QB Matt Fink leads USC past No. 10 Utah 30-23

Fink, a junior who nearly transferred last spring, went 21 of 30 with three touchdown passes for USC after taking over when freshman Kedon Slovis left with an undisclosed injury …


Pac-12 This Week: Utah’s defense sits atop the league

Utah left end Bradlee Anae may be the next mayor of Sack Lake City. Anae is among four players in the Pac-12 who have collected three sacks this season to …


Michigan OG Ben Bredeson headed home to play Wisconsin

Ben Bredeson had a chance to cash in on his potential this year in the NFL. The All America offensive guard, though, chose to stay at Michigan for his senior …


Struggling South Carolina faces crucial 2-game stretch

South Carolina’s players understand the early challenge they have to prevent their season from fully spiraling out of control. There were a lot of grim faces, steady eyes as the …


No. 8 Auburn, Bo Nix taking show on road against Kellen Mond & Co.

Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond can relate to the emotions Auburn’s Bo Nix must be feeling heading into the Aggies-Tigers showdown this weekend. Mond was once the youthful starter leading …


Ohio State picking up steam on the way to Big Ten slate

No. 6 Ohio State knows the games are going to get harder eventually, but so far everything has just seemed, well, so easy.