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Wisconsin's Leonhard gets his shot under tough circumstances

Oct. 03, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

Jim Leonhard would have preferred much different circumstances, but the former Wisconsin safety and NFL veteran has been given the opportunity to lead his alma mater’s football program. How long he has this chance depends on whether he can help Wisconsin salvage a season that’s...

Wisconsin fires Paul Chryst; names DC Leonhard interim coach

Oct. 02, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

Wisconsin fired head coach Paul Chryst on Sunday after a 2-3 start to his eighth season leading the school where he played, in the city where he grew up. The surprising move comes a day after Wisconsin lost at home 34-10 to Illinois and former Badgers coach Bret Bielema. ...

Wisconsin has fired football coach Paul Chryst, defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard named interim coach.

Oct. 02, 2022 20:21 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has fired football coach Paul Chryst, defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard named interim coach.

Bielema has happy return as Illinois pounds Wisconsin 34-10

Oct. 02, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Illinois coach Bret Bielema had a triumphant return to Camp Randall Stadium because he’s helped make the Fighting Illini physical enough to beat Wisconsin at its own game. Chase Brown rushed for 129 yards, Tommy DeVito had three short touchdown keepers and...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Bleak outlooks for Oklahoma, Wisconsin

Oct. 02, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

Can't hide problems when conference play starts. The second month of the college football season often reveals issues that nonconference play might have masked and which teams could be in for long seasons. Things have quickly gotten bleak for No. 18 Oklahoma and...

Huskers beat Indiana 35-21 to end 9-game FBS losing streak

Oct. 02, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Casey Thompson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Nebraska beat a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent for the first time in 364 days with a 35-21 victory over Indiana on Saturday night. Thompson, benched for a series in the first half and shaken up...

Taulia Tagovailoa leads Maryland over Michigan State 27-13

Oct. 01, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa had a lot on his mind this week. That was only natural after his brother Tua was stretchered off with a head injury while playing for the Miami Dolphins. “They're really, really close,” Terrapins coach Michael...

Williams rushes for 5 TDs, No. 3 OSU beats Rutgers 49-10

Oct. 01, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Miyan Williams found out right before the game that he would be Ohio State's No. 1 running back Saturday because TreVeyon Henderson was out with an injury. “I looked in his eyes, and I told Tre ‘I got you. I got you today,’" Williams said in describing...

Northwestern State stages comeback to trip Nicholls, 36-33

Oct. 01, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

NATCHITOCHES. La. (AP) — Zachary Clement brought Northwestern State back from 12 points down in the final 94 seconds with a pair of touchdowns and a two-point conversion to knock off Nicholls 36-33 on Saturday night. After losing its first three games to start the season,...

No. 11 Penn State outlasts Northwestern 17-7 in sloppy game

Oct. 01, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — As rain pounded the field during warmups, Penn State’s PJ Mustipher found himself in his natural element. Frolicking shirtless, the 320-pound defensive tackle high-stepped and skipped, grinning ear-to-ear as he kicked up grass and dirt an hour before No....