College Football

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal, right, celebrates with offensive lineman Shane Lemieux (68) after Oregon defeated Utah 37-15 in an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship, in Santa Clara, Calif. Cristobal was named The Associated Press Pac-12 Coach of the Year Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
December 31, 2019 - 5:20 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When Oregon and Wisconsin met in the Rose Bowl eight years ago, two brilliant offenses put on a 45-38 thriller on one of the most exciting afternoons in this venerable bowl game's history. The Ducks' rematch with the Badgers on Wednesday could have similar offensive...
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Kentucky quarterback Lynn Bowden Jr. hands off to running back Christopher Rodriguez Jr. who rushes for a touchdown against Virginia Tech in the first half of the Belk Bowl NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
December 31, 2019 - 4:48 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lynn Bowden Jr. outplayed Virginia Tech all day with his feet. Then he closed them out with his arm. “Ya'll said I couldn't throw, so over the top it goes,” Bowden joked after the game. Bowden ran for 233 yards on 34 carries, and then tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Josh...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 31, 2019 - 3:34 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) celebrates a win against the Arizona Coyotes with Stars left wing Roope Hintz (24), defenseman Esa Lindell (23) and right wing Alexander Radulov (47) as time expires in an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. The Stars defeated the Coyotes 4-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
The Associated Press
December 31, 2019 - 2:01 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Welcome to a Texas-sized NHL Winter Classic. The annual showcase is going to be one big outdoor game when the Dallas Stars host the Nashville Predators at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium on Wednesday — even without “Big Tex” booming out the customary “Howdy, folks!” that visitors to...
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Clemson safety Nolan Turner (24) celebrates after his interception against Ohio State during the final minute of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
December 31, 2019 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With a feast of football, ESPN outpaced all of the broadcasters to be the most-watched network on television during holiday week. The showcase was ESPN's college football championship semi-finals, which together averaged 19.3 million viewers and outpaced last year's games by 6%, the...
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Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban walks off the field after losing to Auburn in an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Chris Shimek/The Decatur Daily via AP)
December 31, 2019 - 1:31 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nick Saban wants his players to know their final game will be unforgettable. His remains that way. It was in 1972, and Kent State lost. And that memory might bother Saban more than usual this week, considering he has come full circle. He is back exactly where that loss happened...
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Louisville quarterback Micale Cunningham holds his most valuable player trophy after Louisville beat Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Louisville won 38-28. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 30, 2019 - 8:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Consider the Louisville Cardinals' turnaround in coach Scott Satterfield's debut a smashing success. Micale Cunningham threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 81 more, and Louisville beat Mississippi State 38-28 Monday in the Music City Bowl. The Cardinals (8-5)...
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Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor poses with trophy after winning the Doak Walker Award for being the nation's best running back Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 30, 2019 - 7:26 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — It is no longer a question of where Jonathan Taylor ranks among the greatest running backs to play at Wisconsin for assistant coach John Settle. To Settle, Taylor has put himself alongside the best ever to play college football. “I’ve said once if there were a Mount Rushmore...
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December 30, 2019 - 6:35 pm
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A star high school football player in South Florida was killed Monday after he was hit by a freight train. Bryce Gowdy, 17, died at a hospital after he was struck by a freight train in Deerfield Beach, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The sheriff...
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Western Kentucky place kicker Cory Munson (46) and holder John Haggerty (47) watch the game winning kick go through the uprights in the final seconds of the NCAA First Responder Bowl college football game against Western Michigan in Dallas, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Western Kentucky won the game 23-20. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)
December 30, 2019 - 5:31 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Western Kentucky freshman kicker Cory Munson ran onto the field, then off and then back on. All of that before kicking a career-long 52-yard field goal with no time left after a rules review moved him five yards closer to the goal posts. And Munson, who’d sliced a 29-yarder wide right...
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