Latest College football News

Conference realignment makes another seismic shift

Jul. 01, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

Conference realignment in college sports has been going on since 1984, when the Supreme Court invalidated the NCAA's national television contract for football. The conference juggling has gone through ebbs and flows through the years since, from small schools bumping up to bigger...

Florida paying $1M to each of Billy Napier's 3 coordinators

Jul. 01, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is paying each of coach Billy Napier's three coordinators $1 million annually. Offense coordinator Rob Sale and co-defensive coordinators Sean Spencer and Patrick Toney will make seven-figure salaries, according to contracts the Gators shared...

Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024

Jun. 30, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

In a seismic shift in college athletics, the Big Ten voted Thursday to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginning in 2024. The expansion to 16 teams will happen after the Pac-12’s current media rights contracts with Fox and ESPN expire and make the Big Ten the...

Kentucky QB Levis balances NIL gains with long-term goals

Jun. 30, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Heading into last season, the most notable moment of Will Levis' career as a college football player just might have been eating an unpeeled banana. A year later, the Kentucky quarterback with the active and entertaining TikTok account has become an intriguing NFL...

One year into NIL era, fresh questions about its future

Jun. 30, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

The first year of the athlete compensation era in college sports evolved into almost everything the NCAA didn't want when it gave the green light last summer. What was envisioned as a way for college athletes to make some pocket money based on their celebrity has turned into bidding...

Leach signs 2-year contract extension with Mississippi State

Jun. 29, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach has signed a two-year contract extension through 2025 after leading the Bulldogs to their second consecutive bowl appearance. MSU football spokesman Brandon Langlois on Wednesday confirmed the extension, which was...

Big 12 picks Roc Nation's Brett Yormark as next commissioner

Jun. 29, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Brett Yormark, an executive with Jay-Z's Roc Nation and former CEO of the Brooklyn Nets, was named Big 12 commissioner Wednesday, another unconventional hire by a major conference amid the rapidly changing landscape of college athletics. Yormark is taking over for Bob...

ACC changing scheduling model for football in '23 and beyond

Jun. 28, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is going forward with a plan to change its football scheduling model, with the biggest change being the elimination of divisions. The new plan, adopted by the league’s athletic directors and faculty athletic representatives on...

Pennsylvania House targets colleges' fetal research in bill

Jun. 27, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to require Pennsylvania's four state-related universities to promise they are not conducting research or experiments with fetal tissue from elective abortions was added to a state budget bill by House Republicans on Monday. The chamber voted...

After missing spring, Iowa's Campbell to savor senior season

Jun. 24, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Wearing a T-shirt and shorts instead of a uniform and pads, Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell paced the field during the Hawkeyes’ open practice in April. It’s the way he was dressed the whole spring, when he was held out of practices as he rested and...