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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields passes against Clemson during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans. Fields is foregoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, in an announcement posted on social media, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Fields, expected to be a first-round draft choice, went 20-2 as a two-year starter for the Buckeyes. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Ohio State QB Fields declares for draft; WR Olave returning

Jan. 18, 2021 8:58 PM EST

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, while Buckeyes wide receiver Chris Olave is returning for his senior year. The teammates announced their decisions Monday on Twitter. Fields, expected to be a first-round pick, said in his lengthy Twitter post that his path...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt yells at the officials during an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tennessee fired Pruitt Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Tennessee fires Pruitt, 9 others for 'serious' NCAA issues

Jan. 18, 2021 8:16 PM EST

The Tennessee football program is starting over yet again, this time after coach Jeremy Pruitt and nine others were fired Monday for cause when an internal investigation found what the university chancellor called “serious violations of NCAA rules.” Chancellor Donde Plowman said Pruitt was...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen looks on during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. A person familiar with the situation says Nielsen has agreed in principle to become LSU’s next defensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, because some contractual details were still pending. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)

AP source: Saints' Nielsen accepts LSU coordinator job

Jan. 18, 2021 6:08 PM EST

New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen has agreed in principle to become LSU's next defensive coordinator, a person familiar with the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday because some contractual details were still pending. Nielsen is in line...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, then-Penn State special teams coordinator Charles Huff speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football team's media day in State College, Pa. Marshall has given Alabama’s Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)

Marshall OKs 4-year contract for football coach Charles Huff

Jan. 18, 2021 2:47 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall's Board of Governors on Monday approved a four-year contract for new coach Charles Huff that will pay him $755,500 annually, plus incentives. Under the terms of the contract, Huff will be paid an annual salary of $350,000. He also will received $205,500 each year for...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2020, file photo,Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller walks along the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Nashville, Tenn. Fuller, the first woman to score in a Power Five conference football game, says she has been invited to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

History-making woman kicker invited to Biden inauguration

Jan. 17, 2021 6:53 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sarah Fuller, the first woman to score in a Power Five conference football game, says she's been invited to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. “It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions,”...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, then-Penn State special teams coordinator Charles Huff speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football team's media day in State College, Pa. Marshall has given Alabama’s Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)

Marshall hires Alabama assistant Huff as football coach

Jan. 17, 2021 6:50 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall has given Alabama’s Charles Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday. Huff spent the past two seasons as the Crimson Tide’s associate head coach and running backs coach and is widely known as a top recruiter. The...

Michigan hires Ravens' Macdonald as defensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2021 6:17 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan hired Baltimore Ravens linebacker coach Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator. The Wolverines announced the move Sunday. The 33-year-old Macdonald replaces Don Brown, who recently became the defensive coordinator at Arizona. It's a significant hire for Michigan, which is...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016, file photo, McDonogh high school football lineman Jordan McNair watches from the sideline during a game in McDonogh, Md. The University of Maryland has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the parents of football player Jordan McNair, who died of heatstroke following a workout in 2018. The amount was made public on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in a meeting agenda released by the Maryland Board of Public Works. It must be approved at the board’s meeting on Jan. 27.
(Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

Maryland prepares $3.5 million payout to McNair parents

Jan. 16, 2021 1:54 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the parents of football player Jordan McNair, who died of heatstroke following a workout in 2018. The amount was made public on Friday in a meeting agenda released by the Maryland Board of Public Works. It must...

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2017, file photo, Penn State head coach James Franklin, right, is greeted by Fiesta Bowl executive director Mike Nealy in preparation for an upcoming NCAA college football bowl game against Washington in Phoenix. Nealy and the Fiesta Bowl organizing committee faced unique challenges this year running two games. The Fiesta Bowl, one of the New Year's Six bowl games, went off as planned but the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, which was scheduled for Dec. 26, 2020, was canceled after there weren't enough teams to fill all of the bowl spots. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Bowl games look to future after weathering challenging year

Jan. 16, 2021 2:36 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after canceling the Tournament of Roses parade during the summer and scaling back the pregame festivities normally associated with the Rose Bowl, David Eads and his staff were still preparing for a College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year’s Day to be played at the...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance (5) scores a rushing touchdown during the first half of an FCS playoff NCAA college football game against Montana State in Fargo, N.D. All but a few teams in the Football Championship Subdivision shut down in the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will play a spring season culminating with the NCAA playoffs in April and May. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)

FCS schedules nearly set with season starting in February

Jan. 15, 2021 6:00 PM EST

One college football season just ended, and another one starts in just over a month. All but a few teams in the Football Championship Subdivision shut down in the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will play a spring season culminating with the NCAA playoffs in April and May. As has been the case across...