College football

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 - 10:26 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 - 8:31 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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Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) throws in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
September 28, 2019 - 5:44 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma receivers CeeDee Lamb and Charleston Rambo had envisioned how Saturday's game against Texas Tech would go for them. With help from Jalen Hurts, those thoughts became reality. Hurts passed for 415 yards and three touchdowns, Lamb had career highs of 185 yards receiving...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game against Northeastern in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the situation says the University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the NCAA nor the school had announced the notice, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. That initial report, citing unnamed sources, said the notice included three Level 1 violations tied primarily to recruiting, lack of institutional control and a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Self. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)
September 23, 2019 - 8:54 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program, including a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Bill Self. The notice includes three Level 1...
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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly speaks to an offical during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
September 22, 2019 - 3:52 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — As the Notre Dame players trudged off the field, they received appreciative cheers from the Georgia fans at Sanford Stadium. Yes, the Fighting Irish lost another big game, but they gained a new level of respect. Now the question is: Can they still make the College Football...
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Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor celebrates a touchdown against Michigan during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
September 22, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Wisconsin moved into the top 10 for the first time this season, landing at No. 8 in The Associated Press college football poll after a weekend during which seven ranked teams lost. The top of the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank remained mostly unchanged, with Clemson staying No. 1, followed by...
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Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst congratulates wide receiver A.J. Taylor after a Wisconsin touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 35-14. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
September 22, 2019 - 11:06 am
Highlighted by three games matching top-15 teams, this was the first weekend of the season to seriously separate College Football Playoff contenders and pretenders. Feel free to take a seat at the adults' table No. 8 Auburn and No. 13 Wisconsin. You, too, No. 12 Texas. And No. 7 Notre Dame, even in...
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UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (1) prepares to pass the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
September 22, 2019 - 3:46 am
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Coach Chip Kelly says he never lost faith in his UCLA team, even as it was losing its first three games. Kelly said the Bruins played hard all 12 quarters of those losses, and that paid dividends when they fell behind at No. 19 Washington State on Saturday night. Dorian...
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Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) celebrates with teammates after he caught a pass for a touchdown against Central Florida during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
September 21, 2019 - 9:44 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Mark Whipple installed the play he dubbed "Pitt Special" during the second week of training camp. Whipple had his first-stringers run it once against the starting defense and it worked. So he made sure the Panthers practiced it during Thursday...
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Mississippi quarterback John Rhys Plumlee (10) escapes the grasp of California linebacker Evan Weaver (89) at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss. on Saturday, September 21, 2019. California won 28-20. (Bruce Newman, Oxford Eagle via AP) (Bruce Newman/Oxford Eagle via AP)
September 21, 2019 - 6:00 pm
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — California linebacker Evan Weaver finished with 22 tackles Saturday against Mississippi. The last one was the most important. Weaver tackled Ole Miss quarterback John Rhys Plumlee for no gain at the 1-yard line as time expired to preserve No. 23 Cal's 28-20 victory over the...
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