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High school band in Mississippi to march in 2020 Rose Parade

Oct. 15, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A high school band in Mississippi has been chosen to march in the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade. WLOX-TV reported the West Harrison High School band in Gulfport has been chosen for the parade before the Rose Bowl football game in Pasadena, California. The band also performed in the...

Overextended: Why schools rush to extend coach contracts

Oct. 15, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

Coming off a division title that included a victory against its archrival, Auburn faced the prospect of losing its coach. Who knows whether Gus Malzahn really wanted to return to his home state and become the head football coach at Arkansas, another SEC school, but Auburn's leadership decided it did not want to...

STAT WATCH: Alabama hits midway point atop offensive charts

Oct. 15, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

Alabama leads two of the four major offensive categories, Darrell Henderson of Memphis has overtaken Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor in rushing and Washington State's Gardner Minshew is the only quarterback averaging more than 400 yards pass per game as the college football season enters its second half. The Crimson...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: No style points necessary in 2nd half

Oct. 15, 2018 3:08 AM EDT

Style points are not so important during the second half of the college football season. Just win, baby, as the late Al Davis famously said, and the Top 25 voters will likely reward a team. Or at least they won't punish. This past weekend things got a little crazy around the country, with four of the top eight...

Ravens pile up team-record 11 sacks against former coach

Oct. 15, 2018 2:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens swarmed around their new defensive coordinator, Don "Wink" Martindale, celebrating after a game that will go down in the record books. Getting 11 sacks along with a shutout against the man Martindale replaced makes this mark even sweeter. Za'Darius Smith had a...

Abercrombie upgraded from critical to stable condition

Oct. 14, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie has been upgraded from critical to stable condition after sustaining a head injury Sept. 29. University officials said Sunday night that the linebacker has been off a ventilator for over 24 hours and is breathing on his own. The...

USC LB Porter Gustin's season is over due to ankle injury

Oct. 14, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California linebacker Porter Gustin will miss the rest of his senior season after fracturing his right ankle. Coach Clay Helton said Sunday night that Gustin was hurt in the final moments of the Trojans' 31-20 victory over Colorado on Saturday night. Gustin had made a strong...

Correction: Houston-East Carolina story

Oct. 14, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In a story Oct. 13 about the Houston-East Carolina college football game, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it was a Conference USA contest. Both teams play in the American Athletic Conference. A corrected version of the story is below: King-led Houston controls East...

Tennessee OLB Kongbo out for season with torn ACL

Oct. 14, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says outside linebacker Jonathan Kongbo has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the remainder of the season. Pruitt said Sunday on "The Nation" radio show that Kongbo tore his ACL on Saturday during the Volunteers' 30-24 victory at Auburn ,...

Test confirms sprained shoulder for Texas QB Ehlinger

Oct. 14, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Follow-up tests Sunday confirmed Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has a sprained throwing shoulder. Ehlinger left the Longhorns' 23-17 win over Baylor on Saturday on Texas' first possession of the game and did not return. He had taken a couple of hits on runs on the Longhorns' opening...