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Northwestern unveils plans for new football stadium

Sep. 29, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern unveiled plans Wednesday to build a new Ryan Field and replace the current 97-year-old football stadium with a state-of-the-art facility featuring a reduced seating capacity and greater emphasis on the fan experience. The school said the stadium...

Illinois coach Bielema downplaying his return to Wisconsin

Sep. 28, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Illinois’ Bret Bielema wants to keep the focus off himself as the former Wisconsin coach returns to Camp Randall Stadium with an opposing team for the first time since his surprising exit a decade ago. Bielema is following the same advice he gives his...

Florida shakes up secondary after dismal game at Tennessee

Sep. 28, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Billy Napier is shaking up his secondary after the Gators allowed 349 yards passing — including 247 of those on eight plays — in a loss at Tennessee. Safety Trey Dean, a fifth-year senior who has started 32 games and played in 54, is out...

Magic set to lose a 2nd consecutive practice day to storm

Sep. 28, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

Orlando's training camp schedule is being disrupted by Hurricane Ian. The Magic could not practice on Wednesday because the storm was looming, and called off their practice on Thursday as well because Ian was forecast to seriously affect the Orlando area with its rain and wind. ...

Raiders' Mack Hollins relishes role as 'weird guy' in Vegas

Sep. 28, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — During training camp, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Mack Hollins called himself the “weird guy” in the locker room. For his teammates, he’s much more than the guy who is into snakes, cleaning up the environment, conditioning by running more than the...

Packers proving they can win by relying on their defense

Sep. 28, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers’ defense is meeting offseason expectations and giving this storied franchise a new look. A team that has relied on Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback production for the past three decades is winning primarily because of the defense. ...

Seahawks' Diggs thankful for time in Detroit ahead of return

Sep. 28, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Looking back on how his career started and the opportunity that was given has only strengthened the feelings Quandre Diggs has for the Detroit Lions. Maybe not so much the coaching regime that decided Diggs was expendable and led to his trade to Seattle. But...

Mattison perfect complement to Vikings' Cook

Sep. 28, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Through four NFL seasons, running back Alexander Mattison has started six games, serving as the understudy to Dalvin Cook’s starring role with the Minnesota Vikings. Mattison, a third-round pick in 2019 out of Boise State, has demonstrated his importance when...

Denver's defense keeps Broncos afloat as Wilson settles in

Sep. 28, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The defense has long done the heavy lifting in Denver no matter who's the Broncos quarterback, and so far it's not different with Russell Wilson under center. The Broncos' new $245 million man has struggled to find a foothold in Nathaniel Hackett's West...

Chargers place Joey Bosa on injured reserve with torn groin

Sep. 28, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa was seeing signs of progress with the Los Angeles Chargers defense early in the season. If the group is going to continue to make improvements, it will be without him for a while. Bosa was placed on injured reserve with a torn...