College Sports

FILE - In this March 21, 2013, file photo, an athlete jumps near the NCAA logo during practice for a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Austin, Texas. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 30, 2019 - 2:45 pm
The NCAA and the billion-dollar enterprise that is big-time college sports have been facing targeted attacks on amateurism rules for more than a decade. Each one threatened to bring down the governing body and fundamentally change college sports forever. The NCAA has lost court cases, made...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) jogs off the field after a victory over Mississippi in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
September 29, 2019 - 5:02 pm
Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, replacing preseason No. 1 Clemson after the Tigers had a close call. Alabama received 29 of 61 first-place votes Sunday from the media panel as the Tigers' one-point victory at North Carolina gave the AP...
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica, wins the women's 100 meter finals at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 29, 2019 - 1:30 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest from the track and field world championships in Qatar on Sunday (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica has won her fourth world championship gold medal in the 100 meters. After revealing a new rainbow-dyed hairstyle, she clocked 10.71 in...
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Rutgers head coach Chris Ash, left, and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shake hands after an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Michigan won 52-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 29, 2019 - 12:32 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Chris Ash's tenure as Rutgers coach is over after three-plus seasons that resulted in only three Big Ten victories. Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced Sunday that Ash had been fired four games into his fourth season, with the Scarlet Knights showing little progress...
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Washington State head coach Mike Leach speaks with a official in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 29, 2019 - 12:14 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Washington State coach Mike Leach has never been one to hold his thoughts. After two tough losses, including a 38-13 thrashing by No. 19 Utah on Saturday night, Leach let loose on his feelings about his team and its performances, describing the Cougars as "fat, dumb, happy,...
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Utah wide receiver Demari Simpkins (3) carries the ball against Washington State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 28, 2019 - 11:18 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tyler Huntley passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more, powering No. 19 Utah over Washington State 38-13 in the rain on Saturday night. Huntley completed 21 of 30 passes for 334 yards. He didn't attempt a pass in the fourth quarter as Utah (4-1 overall, 1-1 Pac-12) went...
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Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel (11) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Connecticut, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
September 28, 2019 - 9:04 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No. 22 UCF shrugged off its first regular-season loss in nearly three years with a performance that sent a message to the rest of the American Athletic Conference. The two-time defending league champions are hungry for a third straight title. "Our kids are resilient," Knights...
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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws a pass as Nebraska defensive lineman Darrion Daniels (79) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 28, 2019 - 8:21 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ohio State was supposed to get its first big test of the season at Nebraska. It hardly turned out that way. Justin Fields threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez was intercepted on three of the Cornhuskers' first four series, and the...
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North Carolina's Sam Howell (7) gets stopped on a two-point conversion by Clemson's James Skalski (47) and Xavier Thomas (3) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
September 28, 2019 - 7:26 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The ball sat on the 3-yard line, forcing top-ranked Clemson into the most unexpected of positions. Get a stop, or lose the lead late against heavy underdog North Carolina — and maybe the game along with its spot as the front-runner for the College Football Playoff. The...
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Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) leaps into the air for his fourth touchdown reception well ahead of coverage from Mississippi defensive back Keidron Smith (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
September 28, 2019 - 5:31 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa and DeVonta Smith hooked up for a 74-yard touchdown strike barely a minute into the game. Turns out they were just getting started. Tagovailoa and Smith partnered on five touchdown passes and between them set a few school records while No. 2 Alabama ran away...
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