College Football

Florida head coach Dan Mullen reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mullen was given several more chances Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, to walk back bizarre comments about wanting to pack 90,000 screaming fans inside Florida Field during the coronavirus pandemic. He declined each of them, brushing aside criticism and insisting he's focused on defending national champion LSU. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)
October 21, 2020 - 11:32 am
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida is planning to start returning to its football facility Monday, nearly two weeks after the program shut down because of a COVID-19 outbreak. Coach Dan Mullen, one of more than two dozen Gators who tested positive for the coronavirus last week, sounded...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO KINOHI INSTEAD OF KANOHI - This 2017 photo provided by Ke'ala Aki shows Willie Talamoa, rear center with shaved head, next to Kinohi Aki, rear left, as they pray with players from their 15-and-under flag football team in Honolulu. A Honolulu community is mourning the loss of Talamoa, a mentor, football coach and father figure who died after contracting COVID-19. (Ke'ala Aki via AP)
October 21, 2020 - 1:37 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu football coach Willie Talamoa bought his players cleats, drove them to practice and often stayed late to talk with those having trouble in school. For Talamoa, his actions weren’t just about football. They were about helping the young people in the hardscrabble neighborhood...
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A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 20, 2020 - 3:51 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UEFA has called off the under-19 European Championship in men’s soccer that was twice postponed and pushed into 2021. Europe's governing soccer body says the cancellation in Northern Ireland is “due to the current...
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October 18, 2020 - 12:53 am
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A positive COVID-19 test couldn't keep Nick Saban from the sideline, and Georgia's heralded defense had scant hope of keeping Alabama's playmakers out of the end zone. Mac Jones passed for 417 yards and four touchdowns and the No. 2 Crimson Tide picked apart No. 3 Georgia in...
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October 17, 2020 - 6:44 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — When it came time to deliver, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book stopped beating himself up and kept the No. 4 Fighting Irish unbeaten. “I'm definitely hard on myself, but my job at the end of the day is to get the ‘W’,” said Book, whose 13-yard touchdown run late in the third...
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October 17, 2020 - 6:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Trevor Lawrence wasn't focused on his near-record streak of passes without an interception, just as he has tuned out speculation he could be the first pick in next year's NFL draft. Lawrence just had his mind on leading Clemson's offense and having fun. He brushed off the first...
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October 17, 2020 - 4:32 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two years ago, Kentucky was playing well before being shut down at Neyland Stadium by a Tennessee team with a losing record. Wildcats coach Mark Stoops was convinced something had to change. What he did in 2020 was build a detour into his team's three-hour bus ride Friday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban speaks during media day for the NCAA college football playoff championship game, in Santa Clara, Calif. The mid-week news that Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 added a challenging backdrop for the season’s first Top 5 matchup. Saban figures to be communicating his marching orders and input from home while offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is manning the show within the football building. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
October 17, 2020 - 12:16 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban will be back on the sideline against Georgia after all. The Southeastern Conference cleared Saban on Saturday to coach in the game after he tested negative for COVID-19 the past three days. The move came hours ahead of Saturday night's game between...
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BYU wide receiver Dax Milne (5) is tackled by Houston linebacker Donavan Mutin during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
October 17, 2020 - 1:47 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Down by double-digits late in the third quarter, BYU did not panic. The Cougars scored the final 29 points to remain undefeated. Zach Wilson threw four touchdowns and finished 25 of 35 for 400 yards as No. 14 BYU rallied for a 43-26 win over Houston on Friday night. “The statement we...
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SMU placekicker Chris Naggar (34) kicks the winning field goal in overtime to give his team a victory over Tulane in an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
October 16, 2020 - 9:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Crossley ended the first overtime possession with an interception and Chris Naggar made a 34-yard field goal to give No. 17 SMU a 37-34 victory over Tulane on Friday night. Crossley intercepted Tulane freshman Michael Pratt’s pass to put the Mustangs (5-0, 3-0 American...
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