Latest American Athletic Conference football News

Maine native returning home to be head coach of Black Bears

Dec. 08, 2021 13:32 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has turned to a former captain and assistant coach to serve as the next football coach. Jordan Stevens, 34, was named head coach on Tuesday, replacing Nick Charlton, who resigned to take a job as offensive coordinator at the University of...

Historic playoff: Alabama-Cincinnati, Michigan-Georgia

Dec. 05, 2021 22:34 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — As college football's postseason evolved from disconnected bowls to the BCS to the current four-team playoff, it never truly embraced the underdog the way the NCAA basketball tournament does. From Tulane to Utah, Boise State to TCU and then UCF, the...

Memphis, Hawaii to meet in Hawaii Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 19:39 PM EST

Memphis (6-6, American Athletic) vs Hawaii (6-7, Mountain West), Dec. 24, 8 p.m. LOCATION: Honolulu TOP PLAYERS Memphis: QB Seth Henigan has thrown for 3,325 yards and 22 touchdowns. Hawaii: WR Calvin Turner...

Georgia Tech appoints Chip Long as offensive coordinator

Dec. 05, 2021 19:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Chip Long, who has been an offensive coordinator at Memphis, Notre Dame and Tulane, was hired Sunday to fill that position at Georgia Tech. Long replaces Dave Patenaude, who was fired along with two other assistants after a 3-9 season that ended with six...

Bearcats break through, No. 1 Alabama awaits in Cotton Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 18:03 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cincinnati is the first outsider to make the College Football Playoff. Alabama is the standard bearer. The two will meet in a semifinal game deep in the heart of Texas on New Year’s Eve in the Cotton Bowl. American...

No. 21 Houston faces SEC's Auburn in Birmingham Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 17:33 PM EST

No. 21 Houston (11-2, American) vs Auburn (6-6, SEC), Dec. 28, 12 p.m. ET LOCATION: Birmingham, Alabama TOP PLAYERS Auburn: CB Roger McCreary is a potential first-round NFL draft pick. McCreary has 49 tackles, two interceptions...

Boston College and East Carolina to meet in Military Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 17:01 PM EST

East Carolina (7-5, American Athletic) vs Boston College (6-6, ACC), Dec. 27, 2:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Annapolis, Maryland TOP PLAYERS East Carolina: RB Keaton Mitchell is a first-team all-conference pick who led the league with...

Bearcats vs Tide: Cotton Bowl CFP semifinal at a glance

Dec. 05, 2021 16:16 PM EST

No. 1 Alabama (12-1, SEC) vs. No. 4 Cincinnati (13-0, American), Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Arlington, Texas TOP PLAYERS Cincinnati: Senior QB Desmond Ridder, 3,190 yards passing, 30 TDs; 361 yards rushing, six TDs. His 44...

Old Dominion to play Tulsa in 2nd ever Myrtle Beach Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 15:39 PM EST

Old Dominion (6-6, Conference USA) vs. Tulsa (6-6, American Athletic Conference), Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Conway, South Carolina TOP PLAYERS Old Dominion: TE Zack Kuntz, 71 catches for 694 yards, five touchdowns. ...

The Latest: Notre Dame, Oklahoma St to clash in Fiesta Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 14:56 PM EST

The Latest from the College Football Playoff announcement and bowl selection day (all times Eastern): 2:50 p.m. No. 5 Notre Dame will face No. 9 Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl in a matchup of two teams that just missed the College Football Playoff....