LOS ANGELES — Southern California athletic director Pat Haden defended both his hiring and firing of Steve Sarkisian on Tuesday, saying the troubled football coach passed a thorough background check and had no behavioral missteps until the last two months.Haden said he...
Date: 10/13/2015 | Sports
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Steve Spurrier said Tuesday that he made the decision to resign as South Carolina’s head football coach because the team was heading in the wrong direction.
Date: 10/13/2015 | Sports
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has told his players that he is retiring, effective immediately.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida's surprising season now has a startling twist.Quarterback Will Grier was suspended one year for violating the NCAA's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
LOS ANGELES — Faced with mounting reports of erratic behavior by its football coach, USC fired the troubled Steve Sarkisian on Monday afternoon.
EUGENE — The truly “complete” game is an elusive, taunting leprechaun the Washington State football team will never catch yet will never stop chasing.
LOS ANGELES — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian is taking an indefinite leave of absence after athletic director Pat Haden determined that the troubled coach is "not healthy."
Date: 10/11/2015 | Sports
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia running back Nick Chubb is expected to miss the rest of the season after injuring his left knee Saturday in the Bulldogs' loss at Tennessee.
Date: 10/11/2015 | Sports
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah spent the last two weeks downplaying its rise to No. 5 in the polls. The Utes sent a message Saturday night that they have no plans on going anywhere but up.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State needed another fourth-quarter rally to beat Miami.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Kelvin Taylor rushed for 99 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns and No. 11 Florida defeated Missouri 21-3 on Saturday night.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — TCU's players spent the week laughing in practice, joking in team meetings, and coach Gary Patterson kept warning them about overlooking a trip to Kansas State.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — While there is no doubt No. 4 Michigan State has been dealing with injuries and mistakes this season, one thing hasn't changed, the Spartans continue to win.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Backup quarterback J.W. Walsh scored on a 2-yard run in overtime and No. 21 Oklahoma State held West Virginia scoreless on its possession in the extra period to beat the Mountaineers 33-26 on Saturday night.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Thomas Sperbeck caught two long touchdown passes and sophomore Jeremy McNichols scored his 13th and 14th TDs of the season, leading No. 25 Boise State past Colorado State 41-10 Saturday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Calvin Ridley caught an 81-yard touchdown pass from Jake Coker and No. 8 Alabama rode its swarming defense to a 27-14 win over Arkansas on Saturday night.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Joshua Dobbs threw for 312 yards, ran for 118 more and accounted for five touchdowns Saturday as Tennessee erased a 21-point deficit in a 38-31 victory over No. 19 Georgia.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer doesn't mind talking about his No. 1 team, flawed as some believe it is. However, he could do without the never-ending discussion around his two quarterbacks.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Seth Russell wanted to keep playing. So did Corey Coleman and Shock Linwood.Baylor coach Art Briles is certain they'll see more of the field in the coming weeks.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jehu Chesson returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and No. 18 Michigan scored on offense and defense to build a four-touchdown lead by halftime in a 38-0 victory over No. 13 Northwestern on Saturday.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — C.J. Prosise rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns, two after Navy turnovers, and No. 15 Notre Dame beat the Midshipmen 41-24 on Saturday.
DALLAS — Charlie Strong put that gold cowboy hat on his head and flashed a huge smile filled with relief, joy and vindication.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Terry Swanson ran for 161 yards and a touchdown and Kareem Hunt had two scores in leading No. 24 Toledo to a 38-7 win over Kent State on Saturday.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Leonard Fournette's least productive game this season was still too much for South Carolina, particularly with the seventh-ranked Tigers improving through the air.
CLEMSON, S.C. — Deshaun Watson threw for two touchdowns, Wayne Gallman ran for two scores and No. 6 Clemson surged past a reeling Georgia Tech 43-24 on Saturday.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — With its unbeaten season in peril, Iowa put the ball in Jordan Canzeri's hands.
OXFORD, Miss. — No. 14 Mississippi overpowered another non-conference opponent with points and yards galore.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Georgia running back Nick Chubb has left Saturday's game with Tennessee after injuring his left knee on the first play from scrimmage.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The game between No. 7 LSU and South Carolina on Saturday is being moved to Baton Rouge because of ongoing problems after flooding around Columbia.Gamecocks officials said Wednesday the kickoff time has not been announced for the Southeastern Conference matchup.
Date: 10/07/2015 | Sports
LOS ANGELES — Injured UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has dropped out of school, and he plans to enter the NFL draft next year.UCLA coach Jim Mora expressed trepidation about the injured Jack’s decision when he announced it Tuesday.
Date: 10/06/2015 | Sports
CLEMSON, S.C. — Deshaun Watson threw for two touchdowns, ran for a third and Clemson's defense stopped DeShone Kizer on a tying two-point conversion as the 12th-ranked Tigers held on to beat No. 6 Notre Dame 24-22 on Saturday night.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Kyle Allen threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns to help No. 14 Texas A&M remain undefeated with a 30-17 win over No. 21 Mississippi State on Saturday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Will Grier was sick all right.He was downright nasty.
PASADENA, Calif. — Mike Bercovici passed for 273 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score, and Arizona State got its season back on track with a 38-23 victory over No. 7 UCLA on Saturday night.
FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas Longhorns narrowly avoided their worst shutout loss in more than 100 years. They've lost to TCU in consecutive seasons for the first time in almost 60.
NEW ORLEANS — Tulane long snapper Aaron Golub became the first legally blind person to play in a Division I football game on Saturday, according to the school.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — When everything else fizzled Saturday for Ohio State, coach Urban Meyer put the ball in Ezekiel Elliott’s trusted hands.
ATHENS, Ga. — Jake Coker ran the offense to perfection, the defense turned in a dominating performance, and No. 13 Alabama even got a touchdown from its special teams Saturday in a 38-10 rout of No. 8 Georgia that re-established the Crimson Tide as a force in the national race.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Arjen Colquhoun thought he'd sealed a win for Michigan State after defending a fourth-down pass late in the final quarter. Then his brief celebration was halted by a penalty flag: holding on Colquhoun.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Seth Russell passed for 286 yards and four touchdowns and ran for two more scores while Shock Linwood rushed for a career-high 221 yards and two touchdowns as No. 5 Baylor began its pursuit of a third consecutive Big 12 championship with a 63-35 win over Texas...
A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention that the athletes are students and not professionals.
Date: 09/30/2015 | Sports
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah quarterback Travis Wilson has heard the criticism over the years and understands it comes with the position. Fans love him when he plays well, but that has been hit or miss throughout his career.
Date: 09/28/2015 | Sports
Oregon is out of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2009, snapping its streak of consecutive Top 25 appearances at 98.
Date: 09/27/2015 | Sports
EUGENE, Ore. — While Utah's players sang and danced in the locker room following their big victory over Oregon, coach Kyle Whittingham was already looking ahead to the next game.
TUCSON, Ariz. — The grumbling started when UCLA struggled to get past Brigham Young. It grew louder after star linebacker Myles Jack went out for the season with a knee injury.
OXFORD, Miss. — Mississippi's offense didn't look anything like the group that had thrown up touchdowns with stunning ease through the first three weeks of the season.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Aaron Green made it sound so simple. He was just following the ball as he had been told.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Shilique Calhoun helped Michigan State disrupt Central Michigan's offense — and its kicking game, too.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — C.J. Sanders scored on a 50-yard punt return to spark sixth-ranked Notre Dame to four straight touchdowns and break the Fighting Irish out of a slow start to beat Massachusetts 62-27 on Saturday.
WACO, Texas — Seth Russell matched a school record with six touchdown passes, three of his five in the first half to Corey Coleman, and No. 5 Baylor wrapped up its non-conference schedule with a 70-17 romp over Rice on Saturday.
ATHENS, Ga. — Nick Chubb knew he had to extend his streak of 100-yard rushing games when he saw how much it meant to his offensive linemen.The big guys can relax. Chubb's streak is alive.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Leonard Fournette posed for a photo with former Syracuse great Floyd Little after leading LSU to another victory, a fitting end to another stellar day for the Heisman Trophy hopeful.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Quarterback Cardale Jones was better but still not good enough.
AUSTIN, Texas — Ben Grogan kicked a 40-yard field goal with 6 seconds left to lift No. 24 Oklahoma State to a 30-27 win over Texas on Saturday, giving the Cowboys their fourth straight win on the Longhorns' home field.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jake Coker threw three touchdown passes and No. 12 Alabama's defense limited Louisiana-Monroe to 92 total yards in a 34-0 rout on Saturday.
DURHAM, N.C. — Shaquille Powell did the power running for Duke. No. 20 Georgia Tech and its triple-option offense couldn't get anything going.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan may not be back just yet.The Wolverines, though, are getting much closer to where they want to be under coach Jim Harbaugh.
LOS ANGELES — Blind long-snapper Jake Olson got his first taste of live action with No. 19 Southern California on Wednesday, and coach Steve Sarkisian is already thinking about scenarios to get him into a game.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer announced Wednesday evening that junior Cardale Jones will remain the team’s starting quarterback.
LOS ANGELES — Myles Jack, UCLA’s multi-talented linebacker, was lost for the season after suffering a knee injury in practice on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES — No. 9 UCLA reinstated cornerback Ishmael Adams on Tuesday, ending the junior's suspension at three games following his arrest on suspicion of robbery.
Date: 09/22/2015 | Sports
Ohio State is No. 1 and Michigan State is No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Big Ten the top two teams in the rankings for the first time since 2006.
Date: 09/20/2015 | Sports
PASADENA, Calif. — With quarterback Josh Rosen finally looking like a freshman, running back Paul Perkins was there to put No. 10 UCLA on his back.
Date: 09/20/2015 | Sports
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — With a desperation fling and an array of big plays, Chad Kelly and No. 15 Mississippi ended a quarter century of futility at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
FORT WORTH, Texas — While TCU is accustomed to better defensive performances, the third-ranked Horned Frogs should be just fine if they have to keep depending on Trevone Boykin and their high-powered offense.
LOS ANGELES — Kevin Hogan passed for 279 yards and two touchdowns, Remound Wright rushed for three more scores and Stanford opened Pac-12 play Saturday with a 41-31 victory over No. 6 Southern California.
ATHENS, Ga. — Greyson Lambert answered his skeptics with a near-perfect performance, throwing for 330 yards, three touchdowns and setting an NCAA record by completing all but one of his 25 passes to lead the No. 7 Bulldogs to a 52-20 rout of South Carolina on Saturday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — For a team that seemed to have two great quarterbacks, Ohio State is now searching for one.
BATON ROUGE, La. — The jarring impact of LSU running back Leonard Fournette's shoulder with crumpling Auburn defensive back Blake Countess blew the top off of sold-out Tiger Stadium — and more than likely resonated with Heisman Trophy voters.
EUGENE, Ore. — Jeff Lockie was low-key about his first career start, satisfied that he helped his team win a game.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — At first, it looked like a terrific catch that wouldn't count, Aaron Burbridge leaping to haul in Connor Cook's throw along the side of the end zone, but landing out of bounds.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — C.J. Prosise ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns, including one for 91 yards, and No. 8 Notre Dame shut down Georgia Tech's high-powered offense in a 30-22 win over the 14th-ranked Yellow Jackets on Saturday.
MADISON, Wis. — Two-way player Tanner McEvoy had one of No. 24 Wisconsin's three touchdown runs, and the Badgers wore down Troy for a 28-3 win Saturday.
STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State forced seven turnovers, all of which led to points, and the No. 25 Cowboys rolled to a 69-14 victory over UTSA on Saturday.
DURHAM, N.C. — Warren Long touched the ball three times for No. 23 Northwestern — and wound up making two critical plays.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M was already looking ahead to Arkansas just minutes after wrapping up nonconference play Saturday with another convincing victory.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Safety Anthony Sherrils' first career interception came at the right time for No. 22 Missouri.
NORMAN, Okla. — Baker Mayfield sure knows how to make an impression.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Bercovici threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and Arizona State overcame a sluggish start to beat New Mexico 34-10 on Friday night.Bercovici had touchdown passes of 14, 33 and 93 yards and ran eight yards for the other Sun Devils TD.
Date: 09/18/2015 | Sports
BOSTON — Cornerback Jalen Ramsey returned a fourth-quarter fumble 36 yards for a touchdown to help No. 9 Florida State beat Boston College 14-0 on Friday night.
Date: 09/18/2015 | Sports
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Clemson players chose to focus more on the result of their performance against Louisville rather than how it looked, a wise choice considering things were sometimes hard to look at.
Date: 09/17/2015 | Sports
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Rutgers has suspended football coach Kyle Flood for three games and fined him $50,000 for contacting a faculty member over a player’s grade.
Date: 09/16/2015 | Sports
EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich wouldn't comment Tuesday on a report that quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has a broken index finger on his right hand.
Rutgers star wide receiver Leonte Q. Carroo slammed a woman with whom he had been romantically involved into the concrete outside the football training center Saturday night, according to a complaint filed in Piscataway, N.J., municipal court and obtained by The Record on Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas athletic director Steve Patterson has been fired after two rocky years on the job, pushed out after clashing with fans and donors upset with his aggressive push to raise money for the nation’s wealthiest athletic department, a person with direct knowledge of the decision said...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Marjorie McElwain waits by her telephone on Saturdays this time of year, eager to hear how her son, Jim, and his football team did that day.
Date: 09/14/2015 | Sports
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Connor Cook waited all offseason for another chance to win a game like this — yet Michigan State's talented quarterback needed some help at the end.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former Alabama reserve Phillip Ely threw for 237 yards and the Toledo defense rattled No. 18 Arkansas into a number of mistakes in a 16-12 upset victory Saturday.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Trevone Boykin threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns in a little more than a half, Aaron Green ran for two scores and No. 3 TCU beat lower-division Stephen F. Austin 70-7 on Saturday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jake Coker passed for 214 yards in the first half and Derrick Henry ran for three touchdowns to lead No. 2 Alabama to a 37-10 victory over Middle Tennessee on Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ezekiel Elliott scored three touchdowns on short runs as No. 1 Ohio State started slowly but scored a flurry of points late in a 38-0 win over Hawaii on Saturday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Backup quarterback DeShone Kizer threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller with 12 seconds left Saturday and No. 9 Notre Dame beat Virginia in a thrilling finish, 34-27.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Quarterback Malik Zaire was helped off the field late in the third quarter Saturday after he appeared to roll his ankle during No. 9 Notre Dame's game at Virginia.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Georgia coach Mark Richt has to be thankful he has Nick Chubb on his roster to help make up for the Bulldogs' anemic passing game.
OXFORD, Miss. — Chad Kelly's brilliant passing performance provided evidence that Mississippi's quarterback race has ended.
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson won't let himself or the 12th-ranked Tigers get off track, even with all-ACC receiver Mike Williams on the sideline.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With rain pelting Doak Campbell Stadium during pregame warmups, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook figured he was going to see plenty of carries during Saturday's game against South Florida.
AUBURN, Ala. — It's difficult to imagine any win over Jacksonville State ranking with the most memorable in Auburn's history.
SALT LAKE CITY — Devontae Booker ran for 120 yards and a touchdown and No. 4 Utah beat Utah State 24-14 on Friday night in victory marred by an injury to starting quarterback Travis Wilson.
Date: 09/11/2015 | Sports
SPOKANE — Washington State's loss to Portland State caused an uproar among fans.But coach Mike Leach said he does not worry about his job security.
Date: 09/08/2015 | Sports