College Football NEWS ARCHIVE

» Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ex-college, NFL coach Kelly mulls Florida, UCLA jobs

Former college and NFL coach Chip Kelly reportedly is deciding this week between Florida and UCLA for one of the head-coaching openings.

» Tuesday, November 21, 2017

College football notebook: Not much change in CFP rankings

The College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday had only subtle changes from the previous week, but it is like the calm before the storm with a number of pivotal games coming up that can alter the picture considerably.

CFP thoughts: Significant change in top 4

There was just one change in the top 10 in the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday, but it might be significant.

Just subtle changes in latest CFP rankings

The College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday had only subtle changes from the previous week, but it is like the calm before the storm with a number of pivotal games coming up that can alter the picture considerably.

Ex-Tenn. St. DE Lee charged for punching coach

Former Tennessee State defensive end Latrelle Lee has been charged with a felony after punching an assistant coach during a game against Southeast Missouri State.

Duke S McDuffie out for season with knee injury

Duke safety Jeremy McDuffie will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, the team announced Tuesday.

» Monday, November 20, 2017

South Alabama coach Joey Jones submits resignation

South Alabama football coach Joey Jones submitted his resignation and will step down after the Jaguars' regular-season finale at New Mexico State on Dec. 2, the school announced Monday.

Oklahoma QB Mayfield won’t start vs. West Virginia

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, the overwhelming favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, won't be a starter or a captain in his final home game.

First and 20: Mayfield’s antics won’t hurt him -- much

Baker Mayfield apologized. Again.

» Sunday, November 19, 2017

UCLA fires Mora after six seasons

UCLA fired football coach Jim Mora on Sunday, one day after the Bruins lost to rival USC.

Alabama easily tops AP poll

Very little changed from last week in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll released Sunday.

First and 20: Mayfield’s antics won’t hurt him -- much

Baker Mayfield apologized. Again.

UCLA fires Mora after six seasons

UCLA fired football coach Jim Mora on Sunday, one day after the Bruins lost to rival USC.

Penny matches kickoff return TD record

San Diego State standout Rashaad Penny matched the all-time FBS record of seven career kickoff return touchdowns in the Aztecs' 42-23 victory over Nevada on Saturday night.

Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Alabama routs Mercer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Top-ranked Alabama easily took care of business in its Iron Bowl tune-up Saturday morning, dominating Mercer 56-0 on Senior Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Top-rated QB prospects Darnold, Rosen sizzle in Pac-12 showdown

The only observers of USC's 28-23 win Saturday night over crosstown rival UCLA happier than Trojans fans were NFL scouts, who witnessed a back and forth battle between star quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen that lived up to its pregame hype and showcased why each projects as a top-five draft pick.

Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Alabama routs Mercer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Top-ranked Alabama easily took care of business in its Iron Bowl tune-up Saturday morning, dominating Mercer 56-0 on Senior Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Top 25: No. 1 Alabama routs Mercer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Top-ranked Alabama easily took care of business in its Iron Bowl tune-up Saturday morning, dominating Mercer 56-0 on Senior Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

» Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sign of the times: Nebraska fans want UCF’s Frost

PHILADELPHIA -- Each white sign was etched in big, bold red lettering to grab Scott Frost's attention that he's still loved in Nebraska. And this was on an overcast Saturday afternoon at chilly Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Sign of the times: Nebraska fans want UCF’s Frost

PHILADELPHIA -- Each white sign was etched in big, bold red lettering to grab Scott Frost's attention that he's still loved in Nebraska. And this was on an overcast Saturday afternoon at chilly Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

West Virginia QB Grier leaves with possible broken finger

West Virginia junior quarterback Will Grier left Saturday's game against Texas with what appeared to be a grotesque broken finger on his throwing hand.

» Friday, November 17, 2017

TCU QB Hill out for Texas Tech game

Quarterback Kenny Hill is one of several starters for No. 12 TCU who will not be available for Saturday's game against Texas Tech, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Friday.

No. 8 Notre Dame looks to bounce back vs. Navy

No. 8 Notre Dame realizes its national championship hopes have vanished after an embarrassing 33-point loss at Miami.

No. 8 Notre Dame looks to bounce back vs. Navy

No. 8 Notre realizes its national championship hopes have vanished after an embarrassing 33-point loss at Miami.

» Thursday, November 16, 2017

Washington LB Victor suspended after arrest

Washington senior linebacker Azeem Victor was indefinitely suspended after his arrest on suspicion of DUI over the weekend, the team announced.

» Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Arkansas fires AD Long with Bielema on shaky ground

Arkansas fired athletic director Jeff Long on Wednesday, leading to speculation that football coach Bret Bielema also could be on his way out.

Arkansas fires AD Long with Bielema on shaky ground

Arkansas fired athletic director Jeff Long on Wednesday according to multiple reports, leading to speculation that football coach Bret Bielema also could be on his way out.

» Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Alabama takes over No. 1 spot in CFP rankings

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Rankings released Tuesday night.

CFP process clearer following last week’s upsets

Last week's upsets might have seemed chaos-inducing, but they weren't. They simplified. They streamlined the process. They took the number of playoff contenders from 10 to seven.

» Monday, November 13, 2017

Arkansas QB Kelley suspended indefinitely

Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and careless driving, coach Bret Bielema announced Monday.

Boston College QB Brown (leg) out for season

Boston College will be without starting quarterback Anthony Brown for the rest of the season, coach Steve Addazio said Monday.

» Sunday, November 12, 2017

College football notebook: Tennessee fires Jones as coach

Tennessee fired fifth-year coach Butch Jones after another blowout loss, the school announced Sunday.

TCU RB Anderson likely done for season

Darius Anderson, TCU's leading rusher, might miss the remainder of the season with a right foot injury, according to coach Gary Patterson.

First and 20: Auburn streaking toward CFP spot

Alabama is unbeaten, No. 1 in the polls and gets everyone's benefit of the doubt.

Arkansas QB Kelley arrested for drunk driving

Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley was arrested for drunk and careless driving, according to police in Fayetteville, Ark.

Miami at No. 2 in AP poll

Miami has jumped up to No. 2 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, equaling the program's highest ranking since 2003.

Tennessee fires Butch Jones in fifth season

Tennessee fired fifth-year head coach Butch Jones after another blowout loss, the school announced Sunday.

Tennessee fires Butch Jones

Tennessee fired fifth-year head coach Butch Jones after another blowout loss, according to multiple reports Sunday.

Top 25 roundup: No. 10 Auburn buries No. 1 Georgia

AUBURN, Ala. -- There will be a new No. 1 team in the College Football Playoff rankings after No. 10 Auburn rolled past top-ranked Georgia 40-17 on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

» Saturday, November 11, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 10 Auburn buries No. 1 Georgia

AUBURN, Ala. -- There will be a new No. 1 team in the College Football Playoff rankings after No. 10 Auburn rolled past top-ranked Georgia 40-17 on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Top 25 roundup: No. 13 Ohio State crushes No. 12 Michigan State

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 13 Ohio State rebounded in emphatic fashion from a stunning loss a week earlier, rolling to a 48-3 victory over No. 12 Michigan State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium.

» Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wisconsin WR Cephus out for rest of season

Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus will miss the remainder of the season following surgery on his right leg, coach Paul Chryst announced.

Washington’s Pettis etches name in record books

Dante Pettis went five games without returning a punt for touchdown and he is probably the only player in college football who could call that a deep slump.

» Tuesday, November 7, 2017

An unbeaten Wisconsin could still miss CFP

Take a deep breath. Relax. The top four teams in the College Football Playoff stayed unchanged from the first week.

College football notebook: No change at top of CFP rankings

The second College Football Playoffs rankings released Tuesday night looked very much like the first one released a week ago, although games this weekend could have impact going forward.

Latest CFP rankings unchanged up top

The second College Football Playoffs rankings released Tuesday night looked very much like the first one released a week ago, although games this weekend could have impact going forward.

Stock Report: Pair of Baker’s moving in opposite directions

Here is a look at NFL prospects who helped or hurt themselves this past weekend:

Florida State reschedules game with Louisiana-Monroe

Florida State has rescheduled its football game against Louisiana-Monroe for Saturday, Dec. 2 at noon, the university announced Tuesday.

Report: 2009 Alabama players paid for autographs

Two players from Alabama's 2009 national championship team accepted cash in exchange for signing their names to memorabilia, Sports Illustrated reported.

Oklahoma WR Brown makes quick strides

NORMAN, Okla. -- When Marquise Brown arrived on Oklahoma's campus a little less than a year ago, he didn't even weigh 150 pounds.

Florida WR Toney, DE Polite out vs. South Carolina

Florida Gators wide receiver Kadarius Toney and defensive end Jachai Polite have been ruled out for Saturday's game at South Carolina, the team announced.

» Monday, November 6, 2017

College Football Notebook: Alabama loses LBs Hamilton, Wilson to injuries

Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton will miss the rest of the season with a broken right kneecap, but another linebacker, Mack Wilson, might have a chance to return, coach Nick Saban said Monday.

South Carolina WR Samuel to return for senior season

South Carolina junior receiver Deebo Samuel announced he will return for his senior year.

Alabama loses LBs Hamilton, Wilson due to injuries

Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton will miss the rest of the season with a broken right kneecap, but another linebacker, Mack Wilson, might have a chance to return, coach Nick Saban said Monday.

UCLA’s Andrews, Taua sustain season-ending injuries

UCLA leading receiver Darren Andrews sustained a torn ACL on a non-contact play in the fourth quarter against Utah, one of two season-ending injuries suffered by the Bruins on Saturday.

Purdue QB Blough to undergo surgery for dislocated ankle

Purdue junior quarterback David Blough will undergo surgery Tuesday for a dislocated right ankle, coach Jeff Brohm said Monday.

» Sunday, November 5, 2017

Alabama stays on top of Georgia in AP poll

Notre Dame, Clemson and Oklahoma each made key moves, and Ohio State plummeted, while Alabama and Georgia remained the top two teams in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, released Sunday.

First and 20: 10 remain in CFP hunt

And then there were 10.

Top 25 roundup: Stanley helps Iowa rout No. 6 Ohio State

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Nate Stanley threw five touchdown passes, Josh Jackson had three interceptions and Iowa slammed down No. 6 Ohio State in a stunning 55-24 victory on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

Top 25 roundup: Stanley helps Iowa rout No. 6 Ohio State

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Nate Stanley threw five touchdown passes, Josh Jackson had three interceptions and Iowa slammed down No. 6 Ohio State in a stunning 55-24 victory on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

» Saturday, November 4, 2017

Top 25 roundup: Stanley helps Iowa rout No. 6 Ohio State

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Nate Stanley threw five touchdown passes, Josh Jackson had three interceptions and Iowa slammed down No. 6 Ohio State in a stunning 55-24 victory on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

Top 25 roundup: Ingold fuels No. 9 Wisconsin in rout

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Junior fullback Alex Ingold touched the football five times and delivered three touchdowns as No. 9 Wisconsin rolled to a 45-17 rout of Indiana on Saturday.

» Friday, November 3, 2017

Auburn AD Jacobs announces resignation

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs announced Friday that he will resign by June 1, 2018.

Notre Dame QB Wimbush aims to improve passing

Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush is not willing to enjoy a moment of satisfaction after he and his teammates earned the No. 3 ranking in the debut of this season's College Football Playoff rankings.

» Thursday, November 2, 2017

Florida gives QB Zaire a shot as starter

Florida interim head coach Randy Shannon is making a change at quarterback in his first game, starting graduate transfer Malik Zaire on Saturday at Missouri.

Ohio State QB Barrett quiets doubters

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There were so many doubters about J.T. Barrett's worthiness to play quarterback for Ohio State that it bordered on ridiculous.

» Wednesday, November 1, 2017

2018 first-round mock draft: NFL trades shake things up

Bold trades by the San Francisco 49ers (QB Jimmy Garoppolo), Philadelphia Eagles (RB Jay Ajayi), Seattle Seahawks (OT Duane Brown) and Buffalo Bills (WR Kelvin Benjamin) just before the deadline are the talk of the NFL, with each club hoping that their new addition will translate into immediate wins.

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