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FILE - In this  Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda runs on the field against Arkansas in an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La. Baylor is finalizing a deal to make LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda the new coach of the Bears, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school was not ready to make any official announcement on Matt Rhule's successor.(AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, File)

Baylor hires LSU's Aranda as head coach

Jan. 17, 2020 10:33 AM EST

Baylor hired LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda as its new head coach Thursday, three days after the Tigers completed their undefeated national championship. Aranda, a head coach for the first time, takes over a Big 12 program in much better shape than it was when Matt Rhule got there more than three years...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 15, 2020 4:41 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Los Angeles Times on the International Olympic Committee banning athletes from making political statements such as kneeling or wearing political messages: Among the many inspiring displays at the National Museum of African American...

California hires Bill Musgrave as offensive coordinator

Jan. 3, 2020 2:33 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Longtime NFL assistant Bill Musgrave was hired Friday to become the new offensive coordinator at California. Coach Justin Wilcox announced Musgrave will replace Beau Baldwin next season for the Golden Bears. Baldwin left to become head coach at Cal Poly. "Bill Musgrave has a...

Virginia wide receiver Hasise Dubois (8) scores a touchdown against Florida defensive back Marco Wilson (3) during the first half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Perine leads No. 6 Gators past Virginia 36-28 in Orange Bowl

Dec. 31, 2019 12:00 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lamical Perine scored on a 61-yard run in the opening minute and didn't stop after that, totaling 181 yards rushing and receiving with three touchdowns Monday to help No. 6 Florida beat Virginia 36-28 in the Orange Bowl. Perine carried 13 times for a career-high 138 yards rushing...

California quarterback Chase Garbers (7) hands off to running back DeShawn Collins (26) against Illinois during the second half of the Redbox Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Garbers big day leads Cal past Illinois in Redbox Bowl

Dec. 30, 2019 8:58 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As a freshman a year ago, Chase Garbers was benched at halftime for ineffectiveness during his first trip to a bowl game. The California quarterback made his second appearance in the postseason much more memorable for both himself and the Golden Bears. Garbers threw four...

California's Wilcox looks for 1st bowl win against Illinois

Dec. 29, 2019 10:11 AM EST

Redbox Bowl: California (7-5) at Illinois (6-6), Monday at 4 p.m. EST (Fox). Line: California by 6½. Series record: Illinois leads 7-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE The Bears are in the postseason for a second consecutive season under third-year coach Justin Wilcox. The Fighting Illini will be attempting to win a bowl...

California coach Justin Wilcox, left, talks to an official during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against UCLA on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California takes on Illinois in Redbox Bowl

Dec. 29, 2019 10:03 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As a defensive-minded coach trying to find his way in college football, California’s Justin Wilcox was naturally drawn to watching tapes of Lovie Smith’s teams at Illinois. When the two coaches got together a few weeks ago to promote Monday’s Redbox Bowl,...

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney speaks during a news conference ahead for the College Football playoffs Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. Ryan Day of Ohio State was unable to attend. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Playoff participants also contend for team recruiting title

Dec. 18, 2019 10:04 PM EST

Teams competing for the national championship this season got good news well before the College Football Playoff — even if they didn’t have much time to celebrate. The early signing period opened Wednesday with three playoff teams — Clemson, LSU and Ohio State — landing eight of the...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal, right, celebrates with offensive lineman Shane Lemieux (68) after Oregon defeated Utah 37-15 in an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship, in Santa Clara, Calif. Cristobal was named The Associated Press Pac-12 Coach of the Year Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Ducks' Cristobal takes AP Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors

Dec. 12, 2019 1:59 PM EST

With a big victory over Utah for the Pac-12 championship, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal has the Ducks headed for the Rose Bowl. Cristobal was named the AP's Pac-12 Coach of the Year by a panel of journalists who cover the league. Cristobal, in his second season as head coach, has righted a group that has seen...

Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Illinois snaps 5-year bowl drought with berth in Redbox Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 5:43 PM EST

California (7-5 Pac-12) vs. Illinois (6-6, Big Ten) , Dec. 30, 4 p.m. ET LOCATION: Santa Clara, California. TOP PLAYERS Cal: RB Christopher Brown Jr., 794 yards rushing, 8 touchdowns. Illinois: QB Brandon Peters, 1,611 yards passing, 17 touchdowns. NOTABLE CaL: The Golden Bears won at Stanford and UCLA to clinch...