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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his players during an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

No. 3 Ohio State cancels game at Illinois after virus spike

Nov. 27, 2020 11:50 PM EST

No. 3 Ohio State’s game at Illinois on Saturday has been canceled because the Buckeyes have had a spike of COVID-19 cases this week, leaving the the Big Ten's best team precariously close to being ineligible to play for the conference title. The cancelation Friday night came about seven hours after Ohio...

Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong (5) runs the ball against Abilene Christian during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Struggling Florida State gets set to host surging Virginia

Nov. 27, 2020 10:57 AM EST

Virginia appears to be hitting a solid stride as the Cavaliers heads into the final stretch of their season. The Cavaliers (4-4, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won three in a row, putting a four-game skid in the rear-view mirror. They head to Florida State to face a team (2-6, 1-6) on a three-game slide....

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Clemson's Swinney still frustrated with FSU postponement

Nov. 24, 2020 4:05 PM EST

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney remains frustrated about postponing the Tigers game against Florida State, a decision he sees as an insult to his program's credibility. While the Tigers' players and staff have apparently turned the page, it not quite as easy for Swinney, who touts a “windshield mentality," to...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney signals to his players during the second quarter against Notre Dame in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP)

FSU's Norvell: 'Right decision' to postpone Clemson game

Nov. 23, 2020 4:05 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — Florida State coach Mike Norvell is standing by the decision to postpone the Seminoles game Saturday against No. 4 Clemson after the Tigers reported a positive player test following their arrival on campus, adding that even though he and his team wanted to play there were safety...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Clemson's Swinney: COVID-19 FSU "excuse to cancel game"

Nov. 22, 2020 8:17 PM EST

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said his team met the medical standard to play against Florida State and believes the Seminoles called off the game because of reasons other than COVID-19. “This game was not canceled because of COVID. COVID was just an excuse to cancel the game," an angry Swinney said Sunday...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

No. 4 Clemson at Florida State postponed hours before start

Nov. 21, 2020 12:25 PM EST

The game between No. 4 Clemson and Florida State was postponed hours before kickoff Saturday when medical personnel from both schools could not agree it was safe to play. The Tigers learned a day earlier one of their players tested positive for COVID-19, a person with knowledge of the situation told The...

Miami head coach Manny Diaz of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Blacksburg, Va.(Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Tennessee AD Fulmer, Miami coach Diaz isolating for virus

Nov. 20, 2020 5:46 PM EST

Tennessee athletic director and former Volunteers football coach Phillip Fulmer said Friday he is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. And Miami's Manny Diaz became the latest active coach to announce he has contracted the virus. Fulmer, 70, posted on Twitter that he is "feeling fine" and was deemed...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

No. 4 Clemson, Lawrence look to resume winning at FSU

Nov. 19, 2020 1:54 PM EST

No. 4 Clemson (7-1, 6-1 ACC) at Florida State (2-6, 1-6), Saturday at noon EST (ABC). Line: Clemson by 35. Series record: Florida State leads 20-13. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Clemson’s chase of a sixth straight ACC title and sixth spot in the College Football Playoff. The Tigers lost at No. 2 Notre Dame last...

Clemson sideline personnel hold play signal cards during the third quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Notre Dame on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson's Brent Venables says defense is good, not great

Nov. 19, 2020 10:55 AM EST

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables knows what great defenses look like. He hasn't seen that yet from his latest group of Tigers. “We are a good unit right now. We are not a great unit,” Venables said. “We've had some great moments, but we are not a suffocating unit yet.” ...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Trevor Lawrence returns as No. 4 Clemson resumes title chase

Nov. 17, 2020 3:29 PM EST

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is fit, confident and most importantly for the Tigers, virus-free. The junior said Tuesday he is ready for the fourth-ranked Tigers championship run down the stretch. Lawrence missed past last two games for Clemson (7-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) after testing positive for...