Latest College football News

Game changer: Tebow enters Mets camp 'all in' on baseball

Feb. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — By now, Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He's fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field. Sometimes, though, he still sounds like a football player. On his first day at spring training with the New York Mets, the former NFL...

Tim Tebow says he advised Kyler Murray to follow his heart

Feb. 16, 2019 4:30 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star. One Heisman Trophy winner to another. Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the Oakland Athletics and pursuing an NFL career. Murray, who won...

Steve Sarkisian returns as Alabama's offensive coordinator

Feb. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Steve Sarkisian is returning to Alabama as offensive coordinator, a position he held for the 2016 team for the national championship game loss to Clemson. Alabama coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Sarkisian and six other assistants on Friday, along with the promotion of Pete...

Vols shuffle staff, add Ansley as defensive coordinator

Feb. 15, 2019 4:26 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is spending big to give coach Jeremy Pruitt a more experienced staff with some familiar faces. Pruitt announced staff changes Friday that included the hire of Derrick Ansley as a defensive coordinator who will handle all defensive calls. Pruitt had called Tennessee's...

Former EMU football coach Rick Rasnick dies at age 59

Feb. 15, 2019 4:12 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Rick Rasnick, who coached Eastern Michigan's football team from 1995-99 and led the program to its last winning season for over two decades, has died. He was 59. The school says Rasnick died Wednesday. Rasnick coached EMU to a 6-5 mark in 1995, and the team's next winning season...

With Martz in charge, pro football returns to San Diego

Feb. 15, 2019 3:36 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly 51 years ago, Mike Martz took his future wife, Julie, on their first date to watch Don Coryell's San Diego State Aztecs at what was then called San Diego Stadium. "I can't tell you what section. It was behind the Aztecs' bench on the 50-yard line, about halfway up the stands on the...

Tirico chosen to host NBC's inaugural Indy 500 coverage

Feb. 15, 2019 12:28 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports announced Friday that Mike Tirico will anchor the network's inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage on May 26, giving him his first glimpse at the largest single-day crowd to attend a sporting event anywhere in the world. "I am thrilled to join our team as we cover one of...

Missouri appeals NCAA sanctions levied against 3 sports

Feb. 14, 2019 6:41 PM EST

Missouri filed a notice of appeal with the NCAA's committee on infractions Thursday, beginning what could be a lengthy fight of what it considers overly harsh sanctions levied against three of its programs for academic misconduct involving a former tutor. The NCAA banned the football, baseball and softball teams...

California judge signs warrant for Nebraska RB Washington

Feb. 14, 2019 6:25 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California judge has signed an arrest warrant for Maurice Washington, clearing the way for the Nebraska running back to return to his home state to face charges related to his possession and distribution of a video of his former girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people...

Oregon parts ways with defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt

Feb. 14, 2019 3:44 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt have mutually parted ways. The two sides reached a financial settlement that will pay Leavitt $2.5 million, funded by private sources over multiple years, Oregon announced Thursday. The settlement would be less if he gets a new job. Leavitt...