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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2020, file photo,Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller walks along the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Nashville, Tenn. Fuller, the first woman to score in a Power Five conference football game, says she has been invited to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

History-making woman kicker invited to Biden inauguration

Jan. 17, 2021 6:53 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sarah Fuller, the first woman to score in a Power Five conference football game, says she's been invited to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. “It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions,”...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, then-Penn State special teams coordinator Charles Huff speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football team's media day in State College, Pa. Marshall has given Alabama’s Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)

Marshall hires Alabama assistant Huff as football coach

Jan. 17, 2021 6:50 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall has given Alabama’s Charles Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday. Huff spent the past two seasons as the Crimson Tide’s associate head coach and running backs coach and is widely known as a top recruiter. The...

Michigan hires Ravens' Macdonald as defensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2021 6:17 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan hired Baltimore Ravens linebacker coach Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator. The Wolverines announced the move Sunday. The 33-year-old Macdonald replaces Don Brown, who recently became the defensive coordinator at Arizona. It's a significant hire for Michigan, which is...

Former 'Bama coach joins ex-player announcing mayoral run

Jan. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Gene Stallings, the last University of Alabama football coach to win a national championship before Nick Saban entered the picture, joined former player Martin Houston as the one-time running back announced his campaign for mayor. Stallings, who lives in Texas but came to Tuscaloosa...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016, file photo, McDonogh high school football lineman Jordan McNair watches from the sideline during a game in McDonogh, Md. The University of Maryland has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the parents of football player Jordan McNair, who died of heatstroke following a workout in 2018. The amount was made public on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in a meeting agenda released by the Maryland Board of Public Works. It must be approved at the board’s meeting on Jan. 27.
(Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

Maryland prepares $3.5 million payout to McNair parents

Jan. 16, 2021 1:54 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the parents of football player Jordan McNair, who died of heatstroke following a workout in 2018. The amount was made public on Friday in a meeting agenda released by the Maryland Board of Public Works. It must...

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2017, file photo, Penn State head coach James Franklin, right, is greeted by Fiesta Bowl executive director Mike Nealy in preparation for an upcoming NCAA college football bowl game against Washington in Phoenix. Nealy and the Fiesta Bowl organizing committee faced unique challenges this year running two games. The Fiesta Bowl, one of the New Year's Six bowl games, went off as planned but the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, which was scheduled for Dec. 26, 2020, was canceled after there weren't enough teams to fill all of the bowl spots. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Bowl games look to future after weathering challenging year

Jan. 16, 2021 2:36 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after canceling the Tournament of Roses parade during the summer and scaling back the pregame festivities normally associated with the Rose Bowl, David Eads and his staff were still preparing for a College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year’s Day to be played at the...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance (5) scores a rushing touchdown during the first half of an FCS playoff NCAA college football game against Montana State in Fargo, N.D. All but a few teams in the Football Championship Subdivision shut down in the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will play a spring season culminating with the NCAA playoffs in April and May. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)

FCS schedules nearly set with season starting in February

Jan. 15, 2021 6:00 PM EST

One college football season just ended, and another one starts in just over a month. All but a few teams in the Football Championship Subdivision shut down in the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will play a spring season culminating with the NCAA playoffs in April and May. As has been the case across...

FILE -  In this Nov. 14, 2020, file photo, Colorado head coach Karl Dorrell stands on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif. First-year Colorado coach Dorrell has the Buffaloes in a bowl for the first time since 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Off to solid start, Dorrell sees big things in store for CU

Jan. 15, 2021 4:26 PM EST

Colorado coach Karl Dorrell had a thought while flying back with his team from a lopsided Alamo Bowl loss last month. “How far we have to go,” he said Friday in a wrap-up video call. That's why Dorrell hasn’t taken much time off since the 55-23 loss to Texas closed the chapter on his first...

Vanderbilt's Clark Lea adds 3 more to his coaching staff

Jan. 15, 2021 2:29 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has added three more people to his initial coaching staff. He announced Friday the hiring Brandon Hourigan as director of strength and conditioning and a pair of women with Casey Stangel as director of operations and Molly Hart as assistant director of...

Expansion could bring football back to WAC this fall in FCS

Jan. 15, 2021 1:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Football is returning in the Western Athletic Conference, this time at the Championship Subdivision level. The league announced this week it would add four schools from the Southland Conference and one from the Big Sky to bring its membership to 13. The five new members will join Dixie State...