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No. 22 UTSA, No. 23 Troy meet for first time in Cure Bowl

Dec. 04, 2022 23:39 PM EST

No. 23 Troy (11-2, Sun Belt) vs. No. 22 UTSA (11-2, C-USA), Dec. 16, 3 p.m. EST, ESPN LOCATION: Orlando, Fla. TOP PLAYERS Troy: LB Carlton Martial ranked second with 63 tackles in Sun Belt play and 121 overall, which also stood second. He was a key part...

Sugar Bowl pits Alabama vs. Kansas State for first time

Dec. 04, 2022 20:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alabama and newly crowned Big 12 champion Kansas State will meet for the first time at the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Eve. The Crimson Tide (10-2, No. 5 CFP) is headed to the Sugar Bowl for the 17th time after narrowly missing out on the four-team College Football...

Utah, Penn State will meet for first time in the Rose Bowl

Dec. 04, 2022 19:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's rare in college football that teams can reach a first milestone and possibly a last one as well in the same game. Yet, that's the situation Utah and Penn State will find themselves in for the Rose Bowl. The Utes and Nittany Lions will meet for the first time...

No. 16 LSU, Purdue to meet for the first time in Citrus Bowl

Dec. 04, 2022 18:25 PM EST

No. 16 LSU (9-4, SEC) vs. Purdue (8-5, Big Ten), Jan. 2, 1 p.m. ET, ABC LOCATION: Orlando, Florida TOP PLAYERS LSU: WR Malik Nabers has 854 yards receiving on 63 catches, including a team-high 128 on five receptions in the SEC title game. ...

First Responder Bowl pairs 6-6 teams in Utah State, Memphis

Dec. 04, 2022 16:22 PM EST

Utah State (6-6, Mountain West) vs. Memphis (6-6, American Athletic), Dec. 27, 3:15 p.m. ET, ESPN LOCATION: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas TOP PLAYERS Utah State: WR Brian Cobbs, 70 catches ranks in school's single-season top 10, 844 yards, 4 TDs. ...

Bobby Wagner faces Seahawks for first time with Rams

Dec. 01, 2022 17:37 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Wagner was the beating heart of the Seattle Seahawks' defense for a full decade, growing from a hard-hitting rookie linebacker into a six-time All-Pro with a Super Bowl ring and the abiding love of an entire region of football fans. Wagner's first...

2 pairs of sisters meet for the first time

Nov. 27, 2022 09:07 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Forty-five-year-old twins Shannon Dasch and Shawna Wanner were wary when they received Facebook messages from Samantha Riddle in early 2021. “She asked if our father’s name was Paul Riddle, who passed away in December ’96,” Dasch said. “She knew we were...

NCAA awards Final Four to Las Vegas for first time

Nov. 22, 2022 13:52 PM EST

The Final Four is headed for the first time to Las Vegas, where wagering on the NCAA Tournament has long been a staple of March Madness revelry, after the NCAA awarded the men's national semifinals and championship game to Allegiant Stadium for the 2027-28 season. The NCAA also...

No. 17 San Diego State beats Stanford for first time, 74-62

Nov. 15, 2022 23:50 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Jaedon LeDee scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half and No. 17 San Diego State beat Stanford for the first time, 74-62 on Tuesday night. The Aztecs (3-0) never trailed to improve to 1-4 in the series. “We play pretty hard against...

Boston Globe names first woman to serve as paper's editor

Nov. 14, 2022 19:27 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Globe named Nancy Barnes as its next editor on Monday, elevating a woman to serve in the top job for the first time in the newspaper's 150-year history. Barnes has worked as the chief news executive at NPR and has run major newspapers. She announced in...