Latest College football News

Bowl season to start on a Friday; 15 games between CFP games

May. 23, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

College football's bowl season will begin on a Friday this season and several minor bowls have been pushed back on the calendar to fill 15 days between the playoff semifinals and national championship. ESPN released Thursday a schedule for 35 bowl games to appear on its networks in December and January. In recent...

Hawaii Bowl returns to Christmas Eve for 2019

May. 23, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Bowl will be back on Christmas Eve this year after being played on Dec. 22 last season, only the fourth time in the game's history that it had not been held on Dec. 24. The game will feature teams from the Mountain West Conference, the American Athletic Conference or BYU. Kickoff...

Maryland physicians to be employed outside athletics

May. 23, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland will have medical staff tending to the school's sports teams employed outside of the athletics department. This would include the head team physician, athletic trainers, nutritionists and mental health practitioners. The directive, announced Thursday,...

Belk Bowl featuring ACC, SEC teams moving to New Year's eve

May. 23, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Belk Bowl is moving to New Year's eve. The annual football game which features a matchup between the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Southeastern Conference teams will be played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina and begin at noon Eastern time. The game...

Alabama, South Florida to start three-game series in 2023

May. 23, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and South Florida will start a three-game football series in the 2023 season. The schools announced Thursday they'll play in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 16, 2023. They'll meet in Tuscaloosa the following season on Sept. 7 and again Sept. 12, 2026. Alabama and South Florida have...

UConn coaches travel the state to connect with fans

May. 23, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn basketball fan Audrey Quinlan said she wasn't expecting Geno Auriemma to be so personable. The 68-year-old Glastonbury resident got to meet the Hall of Fame coach Thursday as he crisscrossed the state with men's basketball coach Dan Hurley, football coach Randy Edsall and...

Texas gives football coach Herman 2-year contract extension

May. 23, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman's Texas Longhorns won 10 games for the first time in a decade. Now the school is giving him a guaranteed contract extension worth an extra $13 million. University of Texas System regents on Thursday approved a two-year extension that runs through the 2023 season. The last...

Former Bills DT Adolphus Washington signs with Dolphins

May. 23, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fourth team since the start of last season. Washington was a third-round pick by Buffalo in 2016 and started 21 games in his first two seasons. He was cut by the Bills last September, spent a brief time on the...

Mother of slain college football player files lawsuit

May. 22, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The mother of a North Carolina college football player who was shot and killed after attending a party is suing the school where the party took place, saying officials were negligent and had inadequate security. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Jemel Dixon, the mother of...

MIAC ousts original member St. Thomas for being too strong

May. 22, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has decided to oust St. Thomas, the largest school in the NCAA Division III league and the most successful in recent years in sports. The MIAC announced Wednesday the Tommies will be "involuntarily removed" in two years by the conference they helped found with six...