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New USC leader learns to listen and choose words carefully

Jul. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Retired Army general Bob Caslen said Monday he has learned he needs to listen more and communicate his ideas better as he moves into the civilian world to lead the University of South Carolina. A divided Board of Trustees selected Caslen on Friday after a divisive search . A number of...

Wofford is preseason pick to win Southern Conference

Jul. 22, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Two-time defending Southern Conference champion Wofford has been picked by the league's head coaches and the media to win the title again this season. The Southern Conference announced the results Monday at its annual preseason football gathering. Wofford, which finished 9-4 last...

No surprise: Clemson picked to win 5th straight ACC title

Jul. 22, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Reigning national champion Clemson is the heavy favorite to win a fifth straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship. The league said Monday that the Tigers earned 170 of 173 votes from media members at last week's preseason media days. Syracuse, Clemson's likely top challenger...

Harbaugh, Michigan looking to play game outside US

Jul. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan hasn't played a game outside the United States in more than a century but coach Jim Harbaugh said that will change soon. Asked about the possibility of playing a game in Mexico, Harbaugh tipped an upcoming international date. "We're close to announcing playing a team on foreign...

Ohio State, other Big Ten East powers facing uncertainty

Jul. 19, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with uncertainty in the Big Ten's East Division. Michigan and Michigan State each have a new offensive coordinator, and Penn...

The Latest: Millen recovers from heart transplant surgery

Jul. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest from Big Ten football media days (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Matt Millen will be back in a broadcast booth when the coming college football season begins, new heart and all. The former Penn State star who played on four-time Super Bowl championship teams says heart transplant...

Media picks Alabama to beat Georgia again in SEC title game

Jul. 19, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Defending Southeastern Conference champion Alabama is the favorite to once again beat Georgia in the title game in a preseason media poll. The Crimson Tide was selected by 203 of 260 voters this week at SEC media days in results released Friday. Georgia, which lost to Alabama in the...

Locksley excited to lead Terps football past tumultuous 2018

Jul. 19, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Mike Locksley was hired in December as Maryland's head football coach — the first black head coach in program history — he knew the timing was perfect. Locksley, a Washington D.C. native, was Maryland's offensive coordinator and then interim coach for the latter half of...

Big Ten's Delany says old mistakes to blame for college woes

Jul. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final year as commissioner, said the loss of the...

The Latest: Ohio St DE emulates Hayes: 'The team up north'

Jul. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest from the opening day of Big Ten football media days (all times local): 5:25 p.m. It's never too early for some Ohio State-Michigan sniping. Hours after Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh took a swipe at former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer's legacy, Ohio State defensive end Jonathon...