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Frank Cignetti returns to Pitt as offensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2022 16:37 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Frank Cignetti is ready for a third stint at Pittsburgh. The Panthers have hired Cignetti as the team's offensive coordinator more than 30 years after he began his coaching career at the school as a graduate assistant and a decade removed from a brief stint as...

Police find body of missing student who was visiting MSU

Jan. 21, 2022 16:29 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A nearly three-month search for a young man who disappeared while visiting Michigan State University ended Friday with the discovery of a body in the Red Cedar River, police said. Authorities believe the body is Brendan Santo, 18, who was last seen...

LSU adds 8 football transfers, including 2 Arkansas starters

Jan. 21, 2022 11:37 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Brian Kelly has completed the addition of eight transfer players to the Tigers' 2022 roster including defensive backs Greg Brooks and Joe Foucha, who both started at Arkansas. The transfers also include two starters from Louisiana-Lafayette's...

NCAA ratifies new constitution, paving way to restructuring

Jan. 20, 2022 18:42 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA member schools voted to ratify a new, streamlined constitution Thursday, paving the way for a decentralized approach to governing college sports that will hand more power to schools and conferences. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor, 801-195, and was...

Cal coach Justin Wilcox signs extension through 2027

Jan. 20, 2022 17:42 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California football coach Justin Wilcox has signed an extension through the 2027 season. Wilcox was rewarded with the extension Thursday after leading the Golden Bears to two bowls in five seasons as coach. The contract also increases the salary pool for...

Coastal QB McCall to miss spring practice after surgery

Jan. 20, 2022 16:47 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall will miss spring practice because of an offseason surgery. The school announced McCall, defensive end Josaiah Stewart and tight end TJ Ivy Jr. will all be out of workouts that start Feb. 8 due to surgeries. ...

Football games send viewers to TV on cold weekend

Jan. 19, 2022 20:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL wild card games and the NCAA football championship gathered millions of people in front of their television sets on a cold winter weekend. An average of 30.5 million people watched the NFL's wild card games on television and digitally over the weekend, which...

Georgia QB Bennett announces he will return for 1 more year

Jan. 19, 2022 20:00 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett is returning for another season after leading the Bulldogs to their first national championship in 41 years. Bennett, who carried a flip phone and avoided social media during the 2021 season, made an exception to his policy by...

Big voting bill faces defeat as 2 Dems won't stop filibuster

Jan. 19, 2022 08:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy appeared headed for defeat as the Senate churned into debate Tuesday, a devastating setback enabled by President Joe Biden’s own party as two holdout senators refuse to support...

UConn's athletic deficit rose to $47.2 million in 2021

Jan. 18, 2022 22:36 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's athletic department reported Tuesday that its budget deficit rose from from $43.5 million to $47.2 million in the 2021 fiscal year, the result of pandemic-related hits to ticket sales and other revenue. The school released the figures as part of its...