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Howard hires Larry Scott as head football coach

Feb. 5, 2020 7:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howard University has hired Larry Scott as its new head coach. Scott's hiring was announced Wednesday, less than two months after Ron Prince stepped down after less than a season on the job.. Prince resigned on Dec. 7, about a month after he was placed on administrative leave amid an...

Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings (15) holds the trophy next to wide receivers Marquez Callaway (1) and Josh Palmer (5) after the team's 23-22 win over Indiana in the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee scores twice late to stun Indiana 23-22 in Gator

Jan. 2, 2020 11:44 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee sure knows how to get out of a huge hole. The Volunteers scored twice in a 30-second span late, using an onside kick to help escape a 13-point deficit, and then held on to stun Indiana 23-22 in the Gator Bowl on Thursday night. The rally was indicative of Tennessee's...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin stands on the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Towson in College Park, Md. Former Maryland coach D.J. Durkin, who was fired during the 2018 season following the death of a player who had collapsed during offseason conditioning drills, was hired Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, as an assistant by Mississippi. Durkin, who spent last season as a consultant with the Atlanta Falcons, will join new Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin's defensive staff. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ole Miss hires former Maryland coach Durkin as assistant

Jan. 2, 2020 6:48 PM EST

Former Maryland coach D.J. Durkin, who was fired during the 2018 season following the death of a player who had collapsed during offseason conditioning drills, was hired Thursday as an assistant by Mississippi. Durkin, who spent part of this past season as a consultant with the Atlanta Falcons, will join new Ole...

Virginia safety Chris Moore (7) reacts as Florida running back Lamical Perine (2) scores during the first half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Perine leads No. 6 Gators past Virginia 36-28 in Orange Bowl

Dec. 31, 2019 12:52 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lamical Perine scored on a 61-yard run in the opening minute and didn't stop until he climbed onto a platform for the postgame ceremony to receive the Orange Bowl's most valuable player trophy. Perine totaled 181 yards rushing and receiving with three touchdowns Monday to help...

Virginia  offensive tackle Ryan Nelson (54) lifts quarterback Bryce Perkins (3) as they celebrate a score during the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Florida, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Perkins' brilliant Virginia run ends with Orange Bowl loss

Dec. 31, 2019 12:38 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Perkins’ last game at Virginia was a loss. It shouldn’t be how he gets remembered. Perkins’ college career ended Monday night, when the Cavaliers were defeated 36-28 by Florida at the Orange Bowl. His numbers were stellar, as usual — 28 of 40...

Virginia wide receiver Hasise Dubois (8) scores a touchdown against Florida defensive back Marco Wilson (3) during the first half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Perine leads No. 6 Gators past Virginia 36-28 in Orange Bowl

Dec. 31, 2019 12:00 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lamical Perine scored on a 61-yard run in the opening minute and didn't stop after that, totaling 181 yards rushing and receiving with three touchdowns Monday to help No. 6 Florida beat Virginia 36-28 in the Orange Bowl. Perine carried 13 times for a career-high 138 yards rushing...

Virginia will seek Orange Bowl upset against No. 6 Florida

Dec. 29, 2019 9:58 PM EST

Orange Bowl: Florida (10-2) at Virginia (9-4), Monday at 8 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Florida by 14 1/2. Series record: Florida leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE The Gators can finish with 11 wins, which would be their highest total since 2012. They have a chance to finish in the Top Ten in consecutive seasons for the first...

Virginia Cavaliers head coach Bronco Mendenhall, left, and Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen, right, pose for a photograph during a news conference for the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Florida plays Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30. (AP Photo/Mario Houben)

Cavs try to take 'next step' in Orange Bowl against Gators

Dec. 29, 2019 2:12 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — University of Virginia junior Charles Snowden recalls that when he first arrived on campus, new acquaintances were disappointed to learn he was a linebacker rather than a power forward. “I was 6-7 and 190 pounds, real skinny," Snowden said. "And people would say, ‘Are you on the...