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  • SEC dominating AP poll again

    SEC dominating AP poll again

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:30:54 GMT
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend.
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend.
  • SEC with 5 teams in top 10 of AP poll

    SEC with 5 teams in top 10 of AP poll

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:10:39 GMT
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern...
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference...
  • Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31

    Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:42:54 GMT
    Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy rushed for 190 yards, breaking free for a 66-yard touchdown with 3:30 to play on Saturday night as Boston College beat No. 9 Southern California 37-31 - the Eagles' first...
    Fans wearing red bandannas stormed the field in a raucous celebration of Boston College's first victory over a top 10 team in a decade.
  • No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

    No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:10:03 GMT
    Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns and No. 24 South Carolina's maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No. 6 Georgia 38-35 on Saturday night.
    No. 24 South Carolina's defense showed it's not nearly as bad as it looked two weeks ago - and maybe that No. 6 Georgia isn't the runaway favorite in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division.
  • No. 12 UCLA benefits from Texas botched coin toss

    No. 12 UCLA benefits from Texas botched coin toss

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:10:00 GMT
    No. 12 UCLA got the ball to start both halves Saturday night after Texas botched the opening coin toss.
    No. 12 UCLA got the ball to start both halves Saturday night after Texas botched the opening coin toss.
  • Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding

    Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:20:17 GMT
    You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September.
    You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September.
  • LeBron, Manziel attend screening for TV comedy

    LeBron, Manziel attend screening for TV comedy

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-09-12 10:58:54 GMT
    Johnny Manziel felt as if he was watching himself.
    Johnny Manziel felt as if he was watching himself.
  • No. 6 Georgia-No. 24 S. Carolina only Top 25 game

    No. 6 Georgia-No. 24 S. Carolina only Top 25 game

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:38 AM EDT2014-09-12 07:38:57 GMT
    By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Sixth-ranked Georgia can stamp itself the favorite in the SEC East when it visits No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday in this week's only Top 25 matchup.
    By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Sixth-ranked Georgia can stamp itself the favorite in the SEC East when it visits No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday in this week's only Top 25 matchup.
  • Taliaferro-LeGrand join for Penn State-Rutgers

    Taliaferro-LeGrand join for Penn State-Rutgers

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:48:49 GMT
    When the football schedule came out for Rutgers' inaugural Big Ten Conference season, Eric LeGrand and Adam Taliaferro came up with something special for the Penn State game.
    When the football schedule came out for Rutgers' inaugural Big Ten Conference season, Eric LeGrand and Adam Taliaferro came up with something special for the Penn State game.
  • Desperate times for South Carolina vs Georgia

    Desperate times for South Carolina vs Georgia

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:37:40 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Consider what No. 24 South Carolina is facing Saturday when it plays No. 6 Georgia.
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Consider what No. 24 South Carolina is facing Saturday when it plays No. 6 Georgia.
  • Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

    Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:47:32 GMT
    By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer Penn State students turned campus into the site of a peaceful and jubilant celebration after the football program had its bowl ban lifted.
    At Penn State, bowl games and packed stadiums under Joe Paterno yielded to scandal, suffering and sanctions at the abuses of Jerry Sandusky.
  • NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

    NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

    Monday, September 8 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-09-08 23:58:27 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The NCAA has lifted the rest of the sanctions placed on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban.
    By RALPH D. RUSSO and MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal,...
  • Pac-12 fines USC AD $25K for confronting officials

    Pac-12 fines USC AD $25K for confronting officials

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:27:07 GMT
    The Pac-12 Conference has fined Southern California athletic director Pat Haden $25,000 for coming down to the field at Stanford Stadium on Saturday and confronting game officials.
    The Pac-12 Conference reprimanded and fined Southern California athletic director Pat Haden $25,000 on Monday for coming down to the field at Stanford Stadium and confronting game officials.
  • Baylor keeps rolling behind Russell

    Baylor keeps rolling behind Russell

    Monday, September 8 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-09-08 20:26:32 GMT
    By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Baylor didn't need quarterback Bryce Petty to put up points on Saturday.
    By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Baylor didn't need quarterback Bryce Petty to score.
  • Big Ten's big game flop put league in tight spot

    Big Ten's big game flop put league in tight spot

    Sunday, September 7 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-09-07 21:15:19 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's second weekend.
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's second weekend.
  • Spurrier happy South Carolina's back on track

    Spurrier happy South Carolina's back on track

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-09-07 20:55:06 GMT
    Steve Spurrier's learned a bit more about No. 24 South Carolina - and likes what he's discovered.
    Steve Spurrier has learned a bit more about No. 24 South Carolina - and likes what he's discovering.
  • Horrible Saturday night levels Big Ten's bullies

    Horrible Saturday night levels Big Ten's bullies

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-07 20:05:28 GMT
    It's barely September and the Big Ten might be out of the inaugural College Football Playoff race.
    Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was talking about his team being shut out for the first time in 30 years.
  • Auburn gets Marshall 3 quarters of work in route

    Auburn gets Marshall 3 quarters of work in route

    Sunday, September 7 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-07 19:55:17 GMT
    Auburn coach Gus Malzahn had several reasons for leaving quarterback Nick Marshall on the field through the third quarter of a blowout victory.
    Auburn coach Gus Malzahn had several reasons for leaving quarterback Nick Marshall on the field through the third quarter of a blowout victory.
  • Virginia Tech stuns No. 8 Ohio State 35-21

    Virginia Tech stuns No. 8 Ohio State 35-21

    Sunday, September 7 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-09-07 05:45:04 GMT
    Michael Brewer passed for two touchdowns and Virginia Tech's defense stood tough at the end and the Hokies stunned No. 8 Ohio State 35-21 on Saturday night.
    Urban Meyer knows that if things don't get better soon his Ohio State Buckeyes might just face more defeats down the road like the one they were handed in front of the biggest home crowd ever.
  • Parting shot: Notre Dame pounds Michigan, 31-0

    Parting shot: Notre Dame pounds Michigan, 31-0

    Sunday, September 7 2014 1:15 AM EDT2014-09-07 05:15:20 GMT
    Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and No. 16 Notre Dame said so long to Michigan on Saturday night with a 31-0 victory, the Fighting Irish's most dominant performance in the historic rivalry...
    Everett Golson and Notre Dame said so long to Michigan with a devastating parting shot. When it was over, the Fighting Irish celebrated their most lopsided victory in the history of the series - and the only thing playing...
  • No. 12 LSU overwhelms Sam Houston State, 56-0

    No. 12 LSU overwhelms Sam Houston State, 56-0

    Sunday, September 7 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-09-07 04:44:55 GMT
    Anthony Jennings to Travin Dural. Get used to it.
    Anthony Jennings to Travin Dural. Get used to it.
  • No. 3 Oregon downs No. 7 Michigan State 46-27

    No. 3 Oregon downs No. 7 Michigan State 46-27

    Sunday, September 7 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-09-07 04:25:25 GMT
    Marcus Mariota threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair to speedy redshirt freshman Devon Allen, and the No. 3 Oregon Ducks' blur offense prevailed over No. 7 Michigan State's stout...
    Trailing Michigan State 27-18 in the third quarter and facing a third-and-10, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota found himself confronting a decision while on the run: Either pitch the ball to freshman Royce Freeman, or try...
  • No. 1 Florida State breezes past Citadel 37-12

    No. 1 Florida State breezes past Citadel 37-12

    Saturday, September 6 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-09-07 03:54:40 GMT
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns as the top-ranked Seminoles cakewalked to a 37-12 victory over FCS opponent The Citadel.
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston had no problem getting the ball to just about everyone.
  • No. 14 USC holds off No. 13 Stanford, 13-10

    No. 14 USC holds off No. 13 Stanford, 13-10

    Saturday, September 6 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-09-07 01:24:34 GMT
    Andre Heidari kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal with 2:30 remaining, J.R. Tavai forced a fumble to end Stanford's comeback bid and No. 14 Southern California held off the No. 13 Cardinal 13-10 Saturday.
    New Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian smiled, pumped his fist and threw his arms in the air as his players jumped around the sideline at Stanford Stadium.
  • No. 3 Oregon ready to host No. 7 Michigan State

    No. 3 Oregon ready to host No. 7 Michigan State

    Saturday, September 6 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-09-07 01:24:30 GMT
    Oregon is known for its nimble spread offense, while Michigan State is known for its stout 3-4 defense.
    Oregon is known for its nimble spread offense, while Michigan State is known for its stout 4-3 defense.
  • No. 20 K-State rallies past Iowa State 32-28

    No. 20 K-State rallies past Iowa State 32-28

    Saturday, September 6 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-09-06 21:14:12 GMT
    Jake Waters ran for an 8-yard touchdown with 1:30 left to push 20th-ranked Kansas State past host Iowa State 32-28 on Saturday.
    For about a quarter, it looked as if Kansas State was going to get run out of Ames.
  • Abdullah's TD lets No. 19 Neb shake Cowboys 31-24

    Abdullah's TD lets No. 19 Neb shake Cowboys 31-24

    Saturday, September 6 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-09-06 21:04:25 GMT
    Ameer Abdullah's jaw-dropping 58-yard touchdown on a pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. broke a tie with 20 seconds left and allowed No. 19 Nebraska to beat second-tier McNeese State 31-24 on Saturday.
    Desperation brought out the best in Ameer Abdullah.
  • Sims, Coker lead No. 2 Alabama past FAU, 41-0

    Sims, Coker lead No. 2 Alabama past FAU, 41-0

    Saturday, September 6 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-09-06 20:54:51 GMT
    Blake Sims had 214 passing yards and Jake Coker threw for 202 to lead No. 2 Alabama to a 41-0 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday in a game halted by lightning.
    Alabama's quarterbacks both got auditions for the starting job, but it's not clear yet who will win the role.
  • Column: NFL still not ready for openly gay player

    Column: NFL still not ready for openly gay player

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:47:56 GMT
    By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer If history is any guide, Michael Sam should be getting ready for his first NFL game.
    By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer If history is any guide, Michael Sam should be getting ready for his first NFL game.
  • Manziel fighting off critics as opener nears

    Manziel fighting off critics as opener nears

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:47:51 GMT
    Johnny Manziel's ready if the Browns need him against the Steelers.
    Maybe only a coincidence, but the Browns put rookie Johnny Manziel's locker in a corner near the equipment room, next to an NFL-issued poster that says: "Your Off-Field Conduct Matters."
  • Luck doesn't fit the mold of the typical NFL star

    Luck doesn't fit the mold of the typical NFL star

    Friday, September 5 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-09-05 19:26:12 GMT
    Andrew Luck has always tried to deflect the spotlight.
    Andrew Luck has always tried to deflect the spotlight.
  • Mo'ne Davis 'sad' about UConn NCAA violation

    Mo'ne Davis 'sad' about UConn NCAA violation

    Friday, September 5 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-09-05 17:58:12 GMT
    Little League star Mo'ne Davis says she's "sad" that Connecticut received a secondary NCAA rules violation for coach Geno Auriemma's congratulatory phone call to her during the Little League World Series.
    Little League star Mo'ne Davis says she's "sad" Connecticut received a secondary NCAA rules violation for coach Geno Auriemma's congratulatory phone call to her during the Little League World Series.
  • No. 13 Stanford, No. 14 USC ready to renew rivalry

    No. 13 Stanford, No. 14 USC ready to renew rivalry

    Friday, September 5 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-09-05 17:06:00 GMT
    The coaches have changed, and so have the players. The drama has remained the same.
    The coaches have changed, and so have the players. The drama has remained the same.
  • NCAA asks for dismissal of 2 scholarship lawsuits

    NCAA asks for dismissal of 2 scholarship lawsuits

    Friday, September 5 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-09-05 11:15:59 GMT
    The NCAA and 11 conferences that have played major college football in recent years have filed a motion to dismiss two antitrust lawsuits that accuse the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes.
    The NCAA and 11 conferences that have played major college football in recent years have filed a motion to dismiss two antitrust lawsuits that accuse the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes.
  • Lawyer: Florida State investigating Jameis Winston

    Lawyer: Florida State investigating Jameis Winston

    Thursday, September 4 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-09-05 00:05:39 GMT
    An attorney says Florida State is investigating the sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston in an effort to determine if the Seminoles quarterback violated the student code of conduct policy.
    An attorney said Florida State is investigating the sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston in an effort to determine if the Seminoles quarterback violated the student code of conduct policy.
  • Air Force Academy punishes gymnasts for drinking

    Air Force Academy punishes gymnasts for drinking

    Thursday, September 4 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-09-04 23:06:29 GMT
    The Air Force Academy says it has disciplined members of the men's gymnastics team for underage drinking and unprofessional behavior.
    Members of the Air Force Academy men's gymnastics team were disciplined for underage drinking and unprofessional behavior, the school said Thursday.
  • Narduzzi preparing for huge test against Oregon

    Narduzzi preparing for huge test against Oregon

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-09-03 22:16:04 GMT
    Pat Narduzzi will have enough to worry about when Michigan State takes on Oregon this weekend, so the talkative defensive coordinator dismissed the idea that jet lag or the heat might play a significant role in the...
    Pat Narduzzi will have enough to worry about when Michigan State takes on Oregon this weekend, so the talkative defensive coordinator dismissed the idea that jet lag or the heat might play a significant role in the outcome.
  • NCAA issues handbook on handling sexual assaults

    NCAA issues handbook on handling sexual assaults

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-03 20:52:39 GMT
    The NCAA says it has issued its member schools a new handbook that outlines the role an athletic department should play in dealing with sexual assaults.
    The NCAA says it has issued its member schools a new handbook that outlines the role an athletic department should play in dealing with sexual assaults.
  • Kenny Football? Texas A&M QB has his own nickname

    Kenny Football? Texas A&M QB has his own nickname

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:04:25 GMT
    Just call him Kenny Trill.
    Just call him Kenny Trill.
  • Big week for the Big Ten

    Big week for the Big Ten

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:17:57 GMT
    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer The Big Ten has been fighting a perception for the last few years that it has fallen a step behind the rest of the major college football world, and Michigan...
    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer The Big Ten has been fighting a perception for the last few years that it has fallen a step behind the rest of the major college football world, and Michigan State...
  • Kessler misses part of USC workout with toe injury

    Kessler misses part of USC workout with toe injury

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:44:24 GMT
    Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler missed part of practice Tuesday to undergo a procedure on one of his toes.
    Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler missed part of practice Tuesday to undergo a procedure on one of his toes.
  • A&M jumps, FSU, 'Bama lose some support in AP poll

    A&M jumps, FSU, 'Bama lose some support in AP poll

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:24:51 GMT
    Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season...
    Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after...
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