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Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) throws a pass against Arkansas while offensive lineman Trey Hill (55) blocks during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

East vs West: No. 4 Georgia hosts No. 7 Auburn in SEC tilt

Oct. 1, 2020 4:01 AM EDT

Here are things to watch in Week 2 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 Georgia: Two of the SEC’s four top-10 teams meet in an interdivisional matchup in prime time. Both overcame challenges to win their openers, with Georgia rallying for 32 unanswered points with two...

No. 12 North Carolina returns to ACC play vs Boston College

Oct. 1, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 4: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 12 North Carolina at Boston College on Saturday. The Tar Heels (1-0, 1-0 ACC) haven't played since Sept. 12 after Charlotte pulled out of a scheduled game a week later due to the coronavirus pandemic and they had this past...

In this still image taken from video, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, right, meets with people at a charity event held by teammate Darren Waller on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. Several Las Vegas Raiders players attended a charity event held by teammate Darren Waller that might have violated league rules for the coronavirus pandemic. The Darren Waller Foundation held a fundraising event at a country club just outside Las Vegas to help young people overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Players were seen on video without masks during the indoor event while talking and mingling with guests, who also weren't wearing masks. (Cassie Soto/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Column: Time for NFL players, coaches to mask up or go home

Oct. 1, 2020 2:14 AM EDT

At first blush it doesn’t make a lot of sense to force NFL coaches to mask up on the sidelines when dozens of players with no similar virus protection are crashing into each other nearby. That’s what Jon Gruden and Sean Payton must have been thinking when they coached on national television with...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Texas linebacker Juwan Mitchell (6) pursues TCU quarterback Max Duggan during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas. The two teams meet again this week. TCU won only six of its last 39 meetings against Texas when they were still together in the old Southwest Conference through the 1995 season. Coach Gary Patterson and TCU have matched that win total in eight games since joining the Longhorns in the Big 12 less than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Louis DeLuca, File)

TCU 6-2 mark vs Texas in B12 equals wins over 4 SWC decades

Oct. 1, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

Some things to watch in the second weekend of Big 12 play Saturday, when all five games have a team that won its conference opener playing a team that lost its league opener: GAME OF THE WEEK TCU at No. 9 Texas: The Horned Frogs won only six of their last 39 meetings against Texas when they were still together...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Cowboys for Trump leader and Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin, center, talks with Republican New Mexico state Rep. Candy Ezzell of Roswell, N.M., at a protest against gun control and pro-abortion rights legislation outside the New Mexico state Capitol, in Santa Fe, N.M. The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico announced Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, that Griffin has been banned from tribal lands after posting a video of himself on the reservation laughing during a traditional Apache ceremony and referencing Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee,File)

Embattled Cowboys for Trump leader banned from tribal land

Oct. 1, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

ALAMOGORGO, N.M. (AP) — The embattled Cowboys for Trump leader who has drawn criticism for racist online videos has been banned from a Native American reservation in New Mexico. The Mescalero Apache Tribe announced Monday that Couy Griffin is no longer allowed on tribal land following a video disseminated...

A group of five people have lunch together at the Newton Food Center Friday, June 19, 2020, in Singapore. Singaporeans can now wine and dine at restaurants, work out at gyms and get together with five people or less after most lockdown restrictions were lifted Friday. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

Sep. 30, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of the new coronavirus on ships overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that it was extending a no-sail order on cruise ships...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays (77) runs a drill during an NCAA football practice in Athens, Ga. The former Georgia lineman has had his appeal for an immediate transfer waiver approved by the NCAA, Tennessee was told Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Now the Southeastern Conference needs to approve the transfer between league schools. Tennessee opens the season Sept. 26 at South Carolina. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Sankey approves number of transfer waivers inside SEC

Sep. 30, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey has agreed to approve transfer waiver requests for players who switched schools inside the league. Sankey announced the decision Wednesday night after previously saying schools should vote to change the rule forcing players...

San Jose St. moves football practice to Humboldt State

Sep. 30, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State’s football team will travel more than 300 miles to begin practice for the upcoming season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Spartans announced Wednesday that they will head to Humboldt State this week to practice until the school and Santa Clara County...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Commissioners decline CFP expansion after Pac-12 request

Sep. 30, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

The conference commissioners who manage the College Football Playoff decided to stick with a four-team format during this pandemic-altered season after the Pac-12 made a request to consider expansion. College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said Wednesday that Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott...

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) is greeted by his twin brother, outside linebacker Shaquem Griffin (49), after Shaquill Griffin intercepted a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Shaquem Griffin hoping to impress Seahawks yet again

Sep. 30, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — All Shaquem Griffin needed was a handful to snaps to prove he deserved another week on the Seattle Seahawks' roster. While Seattle's defensive performance has been mostly an unexpected disappointment through three weeks, Griffin was a pleasant surprise last week against Dallas and...