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Collins must back up words with wins to keep job at Ga Tech

Aug. 06, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins has toned down the hokey slogans that were part of his blueprint to build a proud, new brand at Georgia Tech. He seems to realize there's only one thing that really matters. Winning. After three seasons that each produced...

Georgia begins national title defense with sweet fade

Aug. 04, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs aren’t resting on their laurels — or their locks — as they begin defense of college football’s national championship. Quarterback Stetson Bennett and several of his teammates chopped off a significant chunk of hair before the start of...

Former Georgia star, NFL RB Lars Tate dies of cancer at 56

Aug. 02, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Lars Tate, part of a long line of Georgia running back greats who went on to play three seasons in the NFL with Tampa Bay and Chicago, has died, the school announced Tuesday. He was 56. Tate died late Monday in St. Petersburg, Florida, about a month after being...

Donald takes over for Stenson as Europe's Ryder Cup captain

Aug. 01, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

Luke Donald jumped at a second chance to be Ryder Cup captain for Europe, taking over just 14 months before the 2023 matches in Italy without knowing whether players who sign up for the Saudi riches of LIV Golf will be available to him. Donald only knew that unlike Henrik Stenson,...

Colorado State AD Parker signs 5-year contract extension

Jul. 28, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker has signed a five-year extension through 2027. The extension for Parker, who is entering his eighth year as the Rams' top athletic administrator, was announced Thursday by the university's interim president,...

NCAA charges Tennessee with 18 major violations under Pruitt

Jul. 22, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

Tennessee hopes its “exemplary cooperation” with the NCAA helps the Volunteers avoid serious punishment from 18 major rules violations as easily as they dodged paying former coach Jeremy Pruitt's multi-million dollar buyout. The NCAA notified Tennessee on Friday of the Level 1...

Saban: Alabama players topped $3 million in NIL money

Jul. 19, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban has been vocal about his issues with the status quo in name, image and likeness deals and their use in recruiting. But it's not like Alabama's coach and his players haven't benefited, too. Saban said Crimson Tide players have made more than $3 million in...

2021 NCAA wrestling champ Ferrari no longer with Oklahoma St

Jul. 13, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A.J. Ferrari, an NCAA champion with Oklahoma State who suffered season-ending head and leg injuries in a vehicle collision this past season, is no longer with the program. The school announced his departure Wednesday, but did not provide details. But court...

Former Beavers Payton, Eubanks reunited with Trail Blazers

Jul. 07, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A little more than six years ago, guard Gary Payton II and forward Drew Eubanks were teammates at Oregon State, leading the Beavers to an NCAA Tournament appearance after a 26-year drought. Now they're teammates once more — and back in Oregon — with the...

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...