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Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

New Baylor coach Aranda sensed something special with Bears

Jan. 20, 2020 4:52 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda sensed something special about Baylor even before the Bears were looking for a new head coach. “I could see the togetherness of the team, I could see the toughness of the team,” said Aranda, who as national champion LSU's defensive coordinator saw Baylor on film...

Flavors scores 21. California Baptist tops Bethesda 96-62

Jan. 18, 2020 12:37 AM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Ferron Flavors, Jr. scored 21 points on five 3-pointers, five players reached double digits and California Baptist ran away from Bethesda 96-62 Friday night. Omar Lo added 15 points with 10 rebounds, Brandon Boyd scired 14 while Dejon Davis and Tre Armstrong scored 12 each for the...

IHSAA commissioner Bobby Cox plans to retire in August

Jan. 16, 2020 6:01 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bobby Cox, the longtime Indiana High School Athletic Association commissioner, said Thursday he plans to retire this summer. He made the announcement at the association's regularly scheduled meeting and intends to leave the post Aug. 1. The IHSAA will begin the search for Cox's...

Bobby Petrino speaks after being introduced as the new NCAA college football head coach at Missouri State during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Springfield, Mo. Petrino has a 119-56 record in 14 seasons at Arkansas, Western Kentucky and Louisville and replaces Dave Steckel who was fired after winning just 13 games in five seasons. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Petrino back in game, says he knew he wouldn't stay retired

Jan. 16, 2020 12:15 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Bobby Petrino is glad to have a job again, even if it's at one of the bottom programs in the second tier of college football. “I knew I wasn't going to stay retired,” Petrino said Thursday at his introductory news conference at Missouri State. “It was just a...

Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban walks off the field after losing to Auburn in an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Chris Shimek/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Ga Tech schedules football games against Alabama, Ga State

Jan. 15, 2020 11:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has scheduled games against a perennial college football powerhouse and a school less than 2 miles away. The Yellow Jackets announced Wednesday they will face 11-time national champion Alabama in a home-and-home series in 2030 and ’31. Bitter rivals when Georgia Tech was...

Mississippi State's Hill, Thompson staying for senior years

Jan. 15, 2020 8:32 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill and linebacker Erroll Thompson have decided to return to school for their senior seasons rather than enter the NFL draft. The decision represents a reversal for Hill, who had said last month he planned to enter the draft. Mississippi State...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich walks the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boise State, in Boise, Idaho. Washington State is close to finalizing an agreement with Rolovich to take over as the Cougars' head football coach, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. (AP Photo/Steve Conner, File)

Washington State hires Rolovich as coach, replacing Leach

Jan. 14, 2020 7:48 PM EST

Nick Rolovich has left behind the beaches of Oahu for the wheat fields of the Palouse and the chance to see if his pass-happy, high-scoring style can work at Washington State. Rolovich was hired by Washington State on Tuesday, completing a whirlwind week for the Cougars that saw Mike Leach depart for Mississippi...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich walks the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boise State, in Boise, Idaho. Washington State is close to finalizing an agreement with Rolovich to take over as the Cougars' head football coach, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. (AP Photo/Steve Conner, File)

WSU Prez: Rolovich to be football coach at Washington State

Jan. 14, 2020 2:39 PM EST

The president of Washington State University tweeted Tuesday that Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich will take over as the Cougars' head football coach, replacing Mike Leach. School President Kirk Schulz tweeted that WSU had picked "a dynamic new head coach @Nick Rolovich'' to succeed Leach, who left for Mississippi...

Joe Roberson, Michigan AD during '97 championship, dies

Jan. 14, 2020 2:26 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Joseph “Joe” Roberson, the University of Michigan athletic director who served during the football team's national championship season in 1997, died Monday, school officials said. He was 84. Roberson died at his home in Grand Blanc, near Flint, the university announced...

Greg Schiano hires Robb Smith as Rutgers D coordinator

Jan. 14, 2020 12:50 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Robb Smith has been hired as Rutgers' defensive coordinator. Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano announced the hiring Tuesday, the latest move that brings back a former member of his Rutgers coaching staff. Smith spent four seasons on the Scarlet Knights’ staff. He also worked...