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Jeff Sims' 3 TD passes powers Georgia Tech past Duke, 56-33

Nov. 29, 2020 12:29 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After having to endure an unexpected four-week layoff, Jeff Sims played like he was determined to make up for lost time. Sims threw three touchdown passes and ran for 108 yards, setting career highs, and Georgia Tech beat turnover-plagued Duke 56-33 on Saturday night as each team returned...

UCLA running back Demetric Felton carries against Arizona during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Felton runs for career-high 206 yards as UCLA beats Arizona

Nov. 29, 2020 12:27 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — UCLA has a talented backup quarterback in Chase Griffin, but it also doesn't hurt to have a strong running game supporting him. Demetric Felton rushed for career-high 206 yards and a touchdown, Brittain Brown added two scores on 72 yards as the Bruins defeated Arizona 27-10 at the...

Duke head coach David Cutcliffe looks over a play card during a timeout against the North Carolina in the second half of an NCAA college football game at Wallace Wade Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Durham, N.C. (Jim Dedmon/Pool Photo via AP)

Long waits finally end for Duke, Georgia Tech to play a game

Nov. 27, 2020 10:52 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Duke and Georgia Tech never expected to be handed impromptu training camps in the middle of their seasons. Each team is impatient to play a game. Finally, the long wait is over for the Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets after delays of three and four weeks, respectively, due to the coronavirus...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Gonzaga's Killian Tillie (33) cuts down the net after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament in Las Vegas. As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation is not so much about who will be cutting nets at the end of March Madness, as whether anyone will cut nets at all. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

More than wins, losses at stake as basketball season arrives

Nov. 22, 2020 9:42 PM EST

As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation isn't so much about who will be cutting down the nets at the end of March Madness as much as whether anyone will cut down the nets at all. If some team, any team, does climb a ladder in Indianapolis...

FILE - Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi wears a face shield as he watches his team play against Notre Dame during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Narduzzi says Georgia Tech quarterback Jeff Sims' growth in making decisions is impressive for a freshman. Pitt's fierce pass rush will be a new test for Sims' ability to remain poised in the pocket on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

ACC could benefit from show of force behind 3 ranked teams

Nov. 18, 2020 2:44 PM EST

There is a growing look of mediocrity in the middle of the Atlantic Coast Conference's standings. The league appears to have sagged in the middle even as the ACC's headliners have been quite impressive. There are three Top 25 teams — No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 4 Clemson and No. 12 Miami — sitting atop...

Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of a NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, November 15, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus

Nov. 18, 2020 2:34 AM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Rams will hold their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday night. The player is self-quarantining, and the Rams say they are “entering...

North Carolina wide receiver Emery Simmons (0) makes a touchdown catch as Duke cornerback Jeremiah Lewis (39) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Wallace Wade Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Durham, N.C. (Jim Dedmon/Pool Photo via AP)

Williams scores four TDs as Tar Heels rout Duke 56-24

Nov. 7, 2020 5:09 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina found the ideal way to get back on track. The Tar Heels scored at just about every opportunity for a half and steamrolled rival Duke in a 56-24 victory Saturday afternoon, rebounding from a devastating loss a week earlier. “Not sulk on it,” linebacker Chazz...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, North Carolina coach Mack Brown watches a play during the team's NCAA college football game against Virginia, in Charlottesville, Va. The ACC hosted a Mental Health and Wellness Summit in 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. A second one was planned for last May before being scuttled by the pandemic. “Many years ago, we didn't say much about it (mental health) at all,” North Carolina coach Mack Brown said. Now, it's a frequent topic. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP, File)

Rivals North Carolina, Duke meet looking to win Victory Bell

Nov. 5, 2020 11:02 AM EST

North Carolina has spent the past month climbing all the way to fifth in the Top 25 then sliding out completely after two road losses against unranked opponents. The Tar Heels are still looking for consistency as they head into November with Saturday’s trip to rival Duke. The Tar Heels (4-2, 4-2 Atlantic...

Charlotte's Connor Bowler (19) has his punt blocked blocked by Duke's Isaiah Fisher-Smith (11) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Durham, N.C. (Jaylynn Nash/Pool Photo via AP)

Duke’s short drives key 53-19 rout of Charlotte

Oct. 31, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mataeo Durant and Deon Jackson both scored on a pair of touchdown runs as Duke, aided by short scoring drives, defeated Charlotte 53-19 on Saturday night. Duke’s Isaiah Fisher-Smith blocked two punts that set up quick scoring possessions for the Blue Devils (2-5), who won for the...

Duke quarterback Chase Brice (8) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Duke looks for spark against Charlotte after 1-5 start

Oct. 29, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

The turnovers piled up fast for Duke through the first six weeks. So did the losses. The Blue Devils are hoping that’s behind them now entering Saturday’s game against Charlotte. Duke (1-5) emerges from an open week with a national-worst 22 turnovers. Finding ways to avoid those miscues sat atop...