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Oregon's Justin Herbert of the South squad runs drills during practice for the Senior Bowl college football game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Herbert, other Senior Bowl players hope staying put pays off

Jan. 23, 2020 3:53 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A year ago, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert decided to stick around for his senior season instead of turning pro. Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun didn’t really have much choice. Both had impressive final college seasons, including a head-to-head Rose Bowl matchup, and believe...

AP Top 25 Podcast: What's next for NCAA's NIL policy?

Jan. 23, 2020 10:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is trying to figure out how it can allow athletes to be compensated for their fame, while still preserving its rules for amateurism. What's next in the debate over name, image and likeness rights? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic...

Auburn coordinator Kevin Steele agrees to new 3-year deal

Jan. 22, 2020 10:07 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele has agreed to a three-year contract through the 2022 season. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced the deal on Wednesday. The school did not release terms of the contract. Steele was set to make about $1.9 million last year. Auburn has ranked in...

Workers and cranes continue construction on the south entrance to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The estimated $5 billion project is on schedule to open in July as the most expensive stadium in NFL history. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

SoFi Stadium is 85% complete, on schedule for Rams, Bolts

Jan. 22, 2020 8:18 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — In just six months, Taylor Swift is scheduled to step onto a stage inside a stadium that's currently a dusty cement bowl filled with busy construction workers moving around a 120-yard-long, 45-foot-high black oval sitting in the center. A few weeks after that concert on July 25,...

Tennessee announces addition of USC grad transfer WR Jones

Jan. 22, 2020 6:21 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wide receiver Velus Jones will join Tennessee as a graduate transfer from Southern California. Jones already had said Jan. 9 on social media that he was going to play for the Volunteers. Tennessee announced Wednesday that Jones was joining its program. Because Jones has already...

Army tabs Cody Worley as QBs coach

Jan. 22, 2020 5:25 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has named Cody Worley as its quarterbacks coach. Worley comes to West Point after a five-year stint in the same position at Kennesaw State of the Football Championship Subdivision. He replaces Mitch Ware, who announced his retirement on Monday after a 35-year career, the last...

Kansas City Chiefs' Damien Williams runs for a touchdown during the second half of the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, MO. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Ratings dip for NFL conference championship games

Jan. 22, 2020 4:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's no secret, sports fans. Better games produce better ratings. That was the simple lesson for the NFL this week, after a dip in viewership for its conference championship games, compared to 2019. The Nielsen company said 42.8 million people watched the San Francisco 49ers beat the Green...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, South Carolina defensive lineman Aaron Sterling, right, recovers a fumble by Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur (14) after being hit by Javon Kinlaw (3) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Nashville, Tenn. Kinlaw was selected to The Associated Press All-America team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Javon Kinlaw's humble beginning fuels his aggressive play

Jan. 22, 2020 4:42 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Javon Kinlaw’s motivation comes from his past, having lived at times without running water or electricity. Those humble beginnings drive the South Carolina defensive tackle to play with a different kind of aggression and have helped him become one of the top NFL prospects at...

Mississippi State hires Zach Arnett as defensive coordinator

Jan. 22, 2020 4:36 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has named Zach Arnett as its defensive coordinator, less than two weeks after he had accepted the same position at Syracuse. The 33-year-old Arnett had spent the last two seasons as San Diego State’s defensive coordinator. Syracuse announced Jan. 11 it had...

Iowa AD selected new playoff selection committee chairman

Jan. 22, 2020 2:07 PM EST

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has been chosen as the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee. Barta will replace Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens, who served as chairman and de facto spokesman for the committee the last two seasons. Barta was appointed to the selection committee...