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KU's Miles figures he's back where he belongs -- on sideline

Jul. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Les Miles sat for more than hour, a Kansas pin on his left lapel and his LSU national championship ring on his right hand, answering wave after wave of often repetitive questions as he closes in on his return to coaching — and the Big 12 — with the long-suffering...

The Latest: Smart 'well aware' of challenge to beat Saban

Jul. 16, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 10 a.m. Kirby Smart is "well aware" of the inability of Nick Saban's former assistants to beat him. They're 0-16 against the Alabama coach. But Georgia and Smart have pushed the Crimson Tide to the brink in a national championship game and...

Big 12's 2nd day features 2 new coaches, 2 QBs

Jul. 16, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The second day of Big 12 football media days will feature two new coaches and the only two quarterbacks who are appearing at the conference's two-day kickoff event. While new Kansas coach Les Miles is the only Big 12 head coach with a national championship at college football's...

American Commissioner Aresco: No plans to replace UConn

Jul. 16, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco says the league has no plans to add a member to replace Connecticut when the school leaves to join the Big East. UConn's return to the Big East was announced last month, but when it departs from the American and how much it will...

UCF picked to win American title for 3rd straight season

Jul. 16, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Central Florida has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference and face Memphis in the championship game for a third straight season. UCF was the top choice among media members to win the East Division and the league when the American released its preseason poll Tuesday at...

Florida lands ex-Cleveland State point guard Tyree Appleby

Jul. 16, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has landed a third transfer in the last three months by signing former Cleveland State point guard Tyree Appleby. Appleby averaged 17.2 points and 5.6 assists as a sophomore in the Horizon League last season. He has to sit out the 2019-20 season under NCAA transfer rules...

Smart, Georgia highlight Day 2 of SEC media days

Jul. 16, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs are once again aiming to unseat Alabama in the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs appear at SEC media days Tuesday and are seeking a third straight SEC East title. Starting quarterback Jake Fromm is a big reason for the optimism. Fromm is joining...

Florida's Mullen hoping for sizable leap in 2nd season

Jul. 15, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Dan Mullen made a big leap in his second season at Mississippi State, but his Florida team doesn't have quite so much room to grow. Unless, of course, the Gators can jump to national contender status. That's what another four-win improvement would mean. The Bulldogs won five games after...

Big 12 opposites: OU at top, KU's Miles returns with ring

Jul. 15, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lincoln Riley has already won consecutive Big 12 titles and been to the College Football Playoff twice with different Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks in his two seasons as Oklahoma's head coach. The Sooners, with yet another transfer quarterback, are the preseason favorite to...

Doubters silenced, LSU's Orgeron pushes for SEC glory

Jul. 15, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — LSU's hiring of the gruff-talking, barrel-chested Ed Orgeron was met with widespread skepticism a few years ago. Two full seasons and 19 wins later, he's proving doubters wrong and the program is on solid ground. But when it comes to expectations in Baton Rouge, solid won't cut it much...