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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, front left, shakes hands with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, front right, after an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Big Ten's third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference's regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Huskers get tough draw; UCF rising star

Sep. 19, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

For the second straight weekend, the Big Ten made news without playing. Last week, the conference was in the process of putting together a restart plan for football. On Saturday, the Big Ten released its schedule 3.0, doing it a little bit at a time on Fox's Big Noon Kickoff pregame show. The Big Ten also took...

FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State, left, and Michigan players line up at the line of scrimmage in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Big Ten's third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference's regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Michigan-Ohio State finale highlights 3rd Big Ten schedule

Sep. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

The Big Ten’s third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference’s regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played. The Big Ten released an eight-games-in-eight-weeks schedule on Saturday that will start the...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Clemson during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal in Glendale, Ariz. When Fields got together with some of his teammates last Saturday to watch college football on TV, the mood was dark. “Distraught,” Fields said. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

'Grateful' - Players celebrate Big Ten's reversal on season

Sep. 18, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields gathered with some of his teammates last Saturday to watch college football on TV, the mood was dark. “Distraught,” Fields said. The Big Ten decided to scrap fall sports Aug. 11 in the name of player safety because of the...

FILE - Ohio State offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (52) is shown during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. Two of Ohio State’s biggest stars, Guard Wyatt Davis and cornerback Shaun Wade, have decided to stay and play football for the Buckeyes this year. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Wait a minute: Stars Wade, Davis decide to return to Ohio St

Sep. 17, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two of Ohio State’s biggest stars, cornerback Shaun Wade and guard Wyatt Davis, are opting back in for the 2020 football season. The preseason All-Americans had decided to leave school to prepare for the NFL draft when it looked as if there would be no football season for the...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Jeff Hafley speaks at a news conference where he was introduced as the new NCAA college football head coach at Boston College in Boston. Hafley makes his Eagles debut Saturday when Boston College visits Duke.
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Hafley makes debut as Boston College travels to Duke

Sep. 17, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

New Boston College coach Jeff Hafley had to wait an extra week in the schedule to make his debut with the Eagles while most of the Atlantic Coast Conference got to play opening games. “Looking back,” Hafley said, “I was kind of jealous that those guys all got to play and that we...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Penn State running back Journey Brown (4) celebrates his third quarter touchdown run against Rutgers during an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, and said it plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 23-24. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)

Reverse: Big Ten will try to play fall football after all

Sep. 16, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fans seemed relieved. Even the president was pleased. The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference ran a reverse Wednesday and said it...

FILE - Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade (24) is shown during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. Ohio State stars Shaun Wade and Wyatt Davis got tired of waiting for a decision on the football season and chose to opt out and begin preparing for the NFL draft. Wade, a preseason All-American and likely first-round pick in the 2021 draft, announced his decision Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, on Twitter, saying the Big Ten waited too long to decide what to do about playing.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File).

Tired of waiting: Ohio State stars opt out, move on to draft

Sep. 14, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With the chances of the Big Ten Conference playing a football season slipping away, two of Ohio State's best players have chosen to opt out and start preparing for the NFL draft. Cornerback Shaun Wade, a preseason All-American and likely first-round pick in the 2021 draft, announced...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Ohio State plays against Florida A&M at Ohio Stadium during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. What is most commonly referred to as major college football (aka NCAA Division I Bowl Subdivision or FBS) is compromised of 130 teams and 10 conferences. Seventy-seven of those teams are scheduled to play throughout the fall, starting at various times in September. The other 53, including the entire Big Ten and Pac-12, have postponed their seasons and are hoping to make them up later. That means no No. 2 Ohio State, No. 7 Penn State, No. 9 Oregon and six other teams that were ranked in the preseason AP Top 25. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: When streaks end, but not really

Sep. 14, 2020 2:40 AM EDT

For the first time since the end of the 2011 season, Ohio State is not ranked in the AP Top 25. The Buckeyes' streak of 132 straight poll appearances is the second-longest active streak in the country, behind Alabama's 198. Of course, in this strange season of COVID-19, Ohio State's streak was neither extended...

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day watches from the sidelines during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson, in Glendale, Ariz. Clemson is preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, a poll featuring nine Big Ten and Pac-12 teams that gives a glimpse at what’s already been taken from an uncertain college football fall by the pandemic. Ohio State was a close No. 2. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Why not us?: Ohio State's Day wants answers from Big Ten

Sep. 10, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day is pushing the Big Ten for answers about when the conference plans to play a football season. In a statement released by the school on Thursday, Day said he and his players and their families want some details about if and when the conference plans to start a...

FILE - Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) hurdles Auburn defensive back Jeremiah Dinson (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. Harris is a candidate for the Doak Walker Award, for outstanding running back. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Pick Six: From Heisman to Outland, projecting award winners

Sep. 4, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

College football loves its awards. Each position has its own hardware and multiple players of the year are chosen, including by The Associated Press. As with everything related to college football in a season already disrupted by the pandemic there is uncertainty about when the awards will be ... awarded. It...