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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson is tackled by the Clemson defense during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The crunching hits, game-changing interceptions and dominating defense is the same for No. 1 Clemson. It's just the names that change from year to year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

No. 1 Clemson has new faces on defense and still dominating

Oct. 20, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

Clemson once again has a dominating defense that delivers crunching hits and game-changing interceptions that has helped the Tigers ascend to the top of college football. That seems to be an annual summary of Clemson, it's just the names that change from year to year. Despite losing six starters on defense from...

FILE  - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh huddles with his players on the field during a time out in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State in Ann Arbor, Mich. Jim Harbaugh enters his sixth season as Michigan's coach with just two years left on his contract, adding another layer of interest in the 18th-ranked Wolverines as they kick off the season this week at No. 21 Minnesota.  (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Harbaugh starts season with 2 years left on deal at Michigan

Oct. 19, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Usually, college football coaches at major programs have many years on their contract that helps them persuade recruits to sign with the school. Michigan's Jim Harbaugh enters his sixth season as coach with just two years left on his deal that pays him about $7 million per season,...

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) passes while being pursued by Mississippi defensive end Ryder Anderson (89) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Alabama won 63-48. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Path to 2 SEC in CFP is through Tide

Oct. 18, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

Round One goes to Alabama. The question now is will this be the first of two meetings between the second-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 3 Georgia? Or maybe the first of three? The Southeastern Conference is the only league to put multiple teams in the College Football Playoff and is always a threat to do so again....

NCAA grants Olivia Owens immediate eligibility at Kentucky

Oct. 15, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky says the NCAA has granted former Maryland center Olivia Owens immediate eligibility to play this season for the Wildcats after transferring in June. The 6-foot-4 Owens missed last season with medical issues after playing 16 games as a freshman with the Terrapins. Rated a...

Georgia Tech linebacker David Curry (6) celebrates during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Louisville on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Sims powers Georgia Tech past fumble-prone Louisville, 46-27

Oct. 10, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins knew Georgia Tech's rainy day would come. The coach had the Yellow Jackets prepared. Jeff Sims threw a go-ahead 19-yard scoring pass to Jahmyr Gibbs midway through the fourth quarter and Georgia Tech rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat Louisville 46-27 on Friday night....

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, Harvard University professor Charles Lieber leaves federal court in Boston following his arrest on allegations he hid his involvement in a program designed to recruit people with knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property to China. Lieber, former chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard, pleaded not guilty in June to lying about his ties to the Chinese-run recruitment program. On Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, Lieber sued the school over its refusal to pay his legal defense costs, accusing it of

Professor charged in China case sues Harvard over legal fees

Oct. 9, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program sued the Ivy League school on Friday over its refusal to pay his legal defense costs, accusing it of “turning its back on a dedicated faculty member." Charles Lieber, who was chair of the...

Washington baseball hit for minor recruiting violations

Oct. 9, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s baseball program has been placed on probation for one year after the NCAA ruled the school had committed recruiting violations by paying for the travel of parents accompanying prospects on official visits, the NCAA committee on infractions announced Friday. Washington...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Wisconsin's Graham Mertz throws during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Central Michigan in Madison, Wis. Mertz is about to get his chance to show he’s worthy of all the acclaim that accompanied his arrival on campus last year. Now that foot surgery has sidelined returning starter Jack Coan indefinitely, Mertz is likely to open the season as the 16th-ranked Badgers’ first-team quarterback. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Coan's injury provides opportunity for Wisconsin QB Mertz

Oct. 8, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

From the moment he announced his college choice, Graham Mertz has received more attention than the typical Wisconsin quarterback. Mertz is about to get his chance to show he’s worthy of all the acclaim that accompanied his arrival on campus last year. Now that foot surgery has sidelined returning starter...

Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente looks on after an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Signs of conditioning issues concern for some ACC schools

Sep. 30, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

Virginia Tech’s twice-delayed season-opener could hardly have started any better. By the middle of the first quarter, the Hokies led North Carolina State 17-0 despite being without almost two dozen players for COVID-19 and injury-related issues, as well as two assistant coaches. The coronavirus had...

Appalachian League leads off in minor league contraction

Sep. 29, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball started the process of eliminating minor league affiliates Tuesday, with the Appalachian League converted to a college summer circuit for rising freshmen and sophomores. The agreement between MLB and the minor leagues expires Wednesday. MLB has proposed cutting the...