College football

FILE - At left, in an Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Jacksonville, Fla. At right, in a Nov. 19, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay watches on the sideline during an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Los Angeles. One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean _ and with an Irish surname _ who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive offenses in the NFL. (AP Photo/File)
January 19, 2019 - 11:54 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean — with an Irish surname — who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive offenses in the NFL. The ties between the Saints'...
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January 18, 2019 - 10:08 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A jury has found a former Utah State University football player guilty of sexually assaulting six women while he was in college. The jury convicted 25-year-old Torrey Green of five counts of rape, one charge of object rape, a count of forcible sexual abuse and one charge of...
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David Smoak interviews University of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray during the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award at the Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler, Texas, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Six exceptional college athletes were selected as finalists for this year's award. (Chelsea Purgahn/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 8:43 am
Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is considering a football career instead of baseball, but what kind of an NFL prospect is the undersized quarterback? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , ESPN's Tom Luginbill joins AP's Ralph Russo to discuss Murray's choice. Luginbill says if...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell runs against Tulane during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Martell says he is transferring from Ohio State to Miami. Martell announced on Twitter early Wednesday, Jan. 16: “I’m a Hurricane.” Martell had entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal last week and was free to be approached by schools about a potential transfer. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
January 17, 2019 - 4:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It is the depth chart behind him that has suddenly become a concern for coach Tom Herman as the wave of players exploring their options to move has reached the Longhorns. Experienced backup Shane...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Alabama's Jalen Hurts answers questions during media day for the NCAA college football playoff championship game, in Santa Clara, Calif. Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has decided to transfer to Oklahoma. Hurts made the announcement Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in a story in the Players' Tribune .(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 16, 2019 - 2:27 pm
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley could not help but admire Jalen Hurts from a distance. He respected how the Alabama quarterback who lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa put the team above his pride. Hurts could have transferred right after Alabama went another direction, as so many quarterbacks do...
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President Donald Trump talks to the media about the table full of fast food in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, for the reception for the Clemson Tigers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 15, 2019 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump's offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food lover, said he paid for the meal himself because of the partial government shutdown,...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, Oakland Athletics draft pick Kyler Murray looks on before a baseball game between the Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. Representatives of the Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, with Heisman Trophy winner Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback’s deadline to enter the NFL draft, a person with direct knowledge of the session said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 13, 2019 - 7:25 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback's deadline to enter the NFL draft, a person with direct knowledge of the session said. The person spoke on condition of...
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Defensive head coach Brent Venables, along with family members ride in the parade honoring Clemson Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Clemson, S.C., The Tigers defeated Alabama 44-16 in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday Jan. 7. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
January 12, 2019 - 11:05 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is celebrating its second national football title in three seasons with a parade and rally before thousands of fans on a chilly, overcast morning. Spectators stood seven or eight deep along the route, with All-American defensive tackle Christian Wilkins displaying a...
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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney speaks to fans who gathered for the return of the team to campus Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Clemson, S.C., the day after the Tigers defeated Alabama 44-16 in the College Football Playoff championship game. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
January 11, 2019 - 7:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's looking forward to celebrating Clemson's national champion football team at the White House on Monday. Trump announced the team's visit in a tweet Friday, exclaiming "what a game, what a coach, what a team!" Clemson beat Alabama 44-16 on Monday...
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FILE - At left, in an Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, Alabama offensive lineman Jonah Williams (73) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, in College Station, Texas. At right, also in an Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams (92) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, in College Station, Texas. Four Alabama players are skipping their final seasons to enter the NFL draft, including All-America left tackle Jonah Williams and Outland Trophy-winning defensive lineman Quinnen Williams. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 11, 2019 - 1:09 pm
Four Alabama players are skipping their final seasons to enter the NFL draft, including All-America left tackle Jonah Williams and Outland Trophy-winning defensive lineman Quinnen Williams. Those projected first-rounders announced their intentions on Friday, along with versatile tailback Josh...
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