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AP Source: Mizzou hiring Appalachian State's Eli Drinkwitz

Dec. 8, 2019 9:22 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri reached an agreement Sunday with Eliah Drinkwitz to take over the Tigers' once-proud football program, a person with knowledge of the hiring told The Associated Press, making Appalachian State's successful coach the second-youngest in a Power Five conference. The person...

Arkansas hires Georgia assistant Pittman as new head coach

Dec. 8, 2019 9:17 PM EST

Arkansas hired Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its head coach Sunday, giving the longtime offensive line coach his first chance to lead a college program. Pittman, an Oklahoma native, has been coaching at the FBS level since 1994 and he's been in the Southeastern Conference, including a three-year stint at...

12 of 26 first-year coaches are taking their teams to bowls

Dec. 8, 2019 8:35 PM EST

Twelve of the 26 first-year coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision are taking their teams to bowls. Ohio State’s Ryan Day is among six first-year coaches at bowl-bound Power Five schools. His unbeaten Buckeyes are the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff and will play Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl....

Washington's Chris Petersen faces old team in his final game

Dec. 8, 2019 8:32 PM EST

Chris Petersen’s last opponent at Washington will be the team that gave him his first head coaching job. Las Vegas Bowl organizers capitalized on circumstances Sunday that allowed them to invite Petersen’s Washington Huskies to square off against Boise State on Dec. 21. “It's always our...

UConn AD says Edsall needs more to build program

Dec. 8, 2019 8:15 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut athletic director David Benedict gave football coach Randy Edsall a vote of confidence Sunday and said it would not be fair to evaluate his program after three losing seasons. Edsall, who is in his second stint as head coach at UConn, led the Huskies to a 2-10 record this...

No. 15 Memphis tabs Silverfield as Tigers' interim coach

Dec. 8, 2019 7:05 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has named Ryan Silverfield as the Tigers' interim coach, and athletic director Laird Veatch will oversee the search to replace Mike Norvell after he was introduced as Florida State's new coach. Silverfield was Norvell's deputy head coach and co-offensive coordinator in...

Memphis to Cotton Bowl vs. Penn State after Norvell to FSU

Dec. 8, 2019 6:56 PM EST

Memphis is going to the Cotton Bowl to represent the Group of Five teams, and the Tigers’ coach is going to a Power Five school. A day after winning the American Athletic Conference championship game, Memphis (12-1) was the highest-ranked Group of Five team in the final College Football Playoff rankings...

The Latest: Toledo left out of bowl berths despite 6-6 mark

Dec. 8, 2019 6:54 PM EST

6:30 p.m. Toledo is not headed to a bowl despite going 6-6 this season. With 79 teams bowl eligible and 78 slots available, there was going to be a team left out. The Rockets lost their final three games of the regular season and will have their streak of nine straight winning seasons snapped. The last time...

No. 17 Florida St makes 15 3-pointers, beats Clemson 72-53

Dec. 8, 2019 5:52 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Stung by an inconsistent performance from 3-point range this season, No. 17 Florida State focused for a week on getting better from beyond the arc. And it showed. Devin Vassell had 14 points and nine rebounds as the Seminoles made 15 3s in routing Clemson 72-53 Sunday. The...

Playoff showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

Dec. 8, 2019 5:24 PM EST

Defending national champions. Undefeated and owners of a 28-game winning streak, longest in the nation. The Clemson Tigers are one heck of a No. 3 seed. Clemson will play second-seeded Ohio State in prime time Dec. 28 in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, looking to...