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Temple opens new era with former star McKie in place

Oct. 22, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron McKie stayed up all night before he was set to address Temple for the first time as head coach. McKie thought hard for the right words as they raced through his mind, trying to craft the perfect pep talk to assert points of emphasis for the Owls as they headed into summer. Once...

As Atlanta metro area booms, so does football in Georgia

Oct. 20, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — The lawn in front of Milton High School looks big enough for a football field and provides a grand welcome mat to a building that would fit right in on the campus of a prestigious college, with its colonnade leading to an entrance of glass doors and tall windows. The 14-year-old building...

New SEC faces get opportunity after offseason talent drain

Oct. 16, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There will be plenty of new faces with an opportunity to make an impact in the Southeastern Conference now that the upperclassmen who dominated the league last year have departed. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is confident the league will remain strong, even after losing 12 of its top 13...

The Latest: Stackhouse headlines 4 new SEC head coaches

Oct. 16, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Former NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse is back in school — now as a coach. Stackhouse, who played for 18 years in the NBA, is a first-time college coach at Vanderbilt after receiving...

Clemson's dominance provides lift for struggling ACC

Oct. 16, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is once again sitting atop the Atlantic Coast Conference — and the third-ranked Tigers are putting the struggling league on their back and bringing the ACC along for the championship ride. The ACC hasn't had much to hang its hat on this football season with Clemson the...

Rams' Gurley wears shirt criticizing NCAA to news conference

Oct. 10, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Todd Gurley has spelled out his feelings about college athletes' ongoing fight with the NCAA over compensation for their work. The Los Angeles Rams' star running back wore a shirt reading "Not Concerned About Athletes" in bold letters to his weekly news conference Thursday at...

Review of hoops program recommends adviser for Memphis coach

Oct. 10, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A report following an independent review of the Memphis women's basketball program recommends the school hire an executive coach as a mentor and adviser to coach Melissa McFerrin this season after finding a "negative culture and atmosphere." Memphis released the report Thursday after...

Safety picked Notre Dame over USC because he found a bond

Oct. 10, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Safety Alohi Gilman thought he'd be on the other side of the Notre Dame-Southern California rivalry when he decided to transfer from Navy three years ago. USC was closer to his home in Laie, Hawaii, he has family in California, he knew a number of Trojan players, he liked the...

Texas receiver Devin Duvernay tearing it up from the slot

Oct. 9, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It seems like ages ago when Texas receiver Devin Duvernay was supposed to be — wanted to be — a Baylor Bear. He was signed and all but delivered to Baylor in 2016 when the Bears were at the apex of their success in the Big 12. Then the Baylor sexual assault scandal...

Pac-12 players, coaches briefed on California likeness law

Oct. 8, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Washington State big man Jeff Pollard is popular all over Pullman and easily recognized back home in Bountiful, Utah. You can't miss him: He's 6-foot-9 and 240 pounds. Pollard realizes he could probably earn some money from his image and likeness — a hot topic at Pac-12 media...