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Baylor's Mark Vital (11) celebrates after a play against Washington during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

No. 2 Baylor wins again without Drew, routing Washington

Nov. 29, 2020 9:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baylor assistant coach Jerome Tang is directing the Bears while head coach Scott Drew is in a 10-day isolation period after testing positive for COVID-19. So after the second-ranked Bears let Louisiana-Lafayette score 82 points on 52% shooting Saturday, Tang said he wasn’t “a...

Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Levi Lewis (1) scores a touchdown against Louisiana-Monroe defensive lineman Seth Mason (94) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Monroe, La., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Lewis accounts for 5 TDS, No. 23 ULL beats ULM 70-20

Nov. 28, 2020 8:18 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier didn't complain about being stuck at home recovering from COVID-19 while the No. 23 Ragin' Cajuns prepared for a rivalry game. Rather, Napier saw it as an opportunity for key players to put their leadership on full display — and he wasn't...

Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Billy Napier argues a called during an NCAA college football game against South Alabama in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

No. 23 Cajuns, Warhawks, renew rivalry after COVID layoffs

Nov. 27, 2020 9:22 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette is expected to get coach Billy Napier back from isolation just hours before the Ragin’ Cajuns renew their annual rivalry with a Louisiana-Monroe squad that hasn’t played in three weeks. It’s safe to say the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its...

Louisiana-Lafayette running back Chris Smith (21) celebrates a touchdown with Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver Jalen Williams (18) in the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Alabama in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

No. 23 ULL visits reeling in-state rival ULM

Nov. 27, 2020 8:06 PM EST

No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette (7-1, 5-1 Sun Belt) at Louisiana-Monroe (0-8, 0-5), Saturday at 3 p.m. EST (ESPN3). Line: Louisiana-Lafayette by 28 1/2. Series record: Louisiana-Lafayette leads 29–25. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Louisiana-Lafayette already has won the Sun Belt West Division but needs to keep...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) makes a catch against Kentucky defensive back Brandin Echols (26) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

College football picks: Football feast missing some dishes

Nov. 25, 2020 11:24 AM EST

The Thanksgiving weekend football feast will be missing a few of the dishes that have become mainstays. Schedules altered and seasons delayed by the pandemic have taken off the table a bunch of rivalry games that have become a staple of the last weekend in November, including Michigan-Ohio State and all those...

Maryland head coach Mike Locksley, center, talks with his players during a timeout late in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

Maryland-Michigan State canceled after Terps' virus outbreak

Nov. 19, 2020 9:42 PM EST

The Big Ten game between Maryland and Michigan State was canceled Thursday after a COVID-19 outbreak on the Terrapins resulted in a positive test for coach Michael Locksley. It's the second straight cancellation for the Terrapins, who were scheduled to face Ohio State last week before several players on the team...

Louisiana-Lafayette linebacker Ferrod Gardner (7) enters the field with Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Billy Napier before an NCAA college football game against South Alabama in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette cancels game with Cent Arkansas

Nov. 19, 2020 2:42 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette has canceled its game against Central Arkansas on Saturday because of positive COVID-19 tests. The university announced that 33 players are in the program’s COVID-19 safety protocol, which is a combination of contact tracing, isolation, quarantine...

Texas' Chris Brown (15) and D'Shawn Jamison (5) celebrates after a stop against West Virginia on fourth down late during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Texas-Kansas among 6 major college games postponed by virus

Nov. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EST

No. 22 Texas at Kansas was among six games postponed Wednesday by COVID-19 problems as the virus took another chunk out of this weekend’s major college football schedule. Overall, 14 out of 62 games involving Bowl Subdivision teams scheduled for this week have been called off. Last week, 15 of the 59...

Louisiana-Lafayette running back Trey Ragas (9) scores a touchdown against South Alabama in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

No. 25 La-Lafayette wins Sun Belt West, beats South Alabama

Nov. 14, 2020 7:18 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier enjoyed seeing the Ragin' Cajuns dispense with the late-game drama that has defined their season and take total control of a high-stakes game. Levi Lewis passed for 252 yards and three touchdowns, Louisiana-Lafayette gained 254 yards on the...

FILE  - Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Billy Napier directs his team from the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, in this Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, file photo. Louisiana-Lafayette won 31-14. No. 25 Louisiana-Lafayette is on track for one of the best seasons in program history under coach Billy Napier. But it could come crashing down this week if the Ragin’ Cajuns stumble against South Alabama. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, FIle)

No. 25 La-Lafayette seeks division title vs South Alabama

Nov. 12, 2020 12:03 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — While No. 25 Louisiana-Lafayette is on track for one of the best seasons in program history under coach Billy Napier, it could come crashing down this week if the Ragin’ Cajuns stumble against a South Alabama squad that has managed to hang around in the Sun Belt...