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Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins watches a Boston College point during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Collins says Georgia Tech rebuild on track despite record

Oct. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins talks of his program with the passion of a fire-and-brimstone preacher. So far, the results at Georgia Tech have lagged far behind his enthusiasm. The Yellow Jackets (2-4, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) are coming off two dismal performances, and there's not much hope of a...

File-This Oct. 24, 2020, file photo shows Oklahoma State lineman Logan Carter (87) grabbing the jersey of Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose (23) while Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) attempts to sneak by during an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla. Rose, like everybody else in college football, had no idea last spring if there would be a season. Iowa State's junior linebacker wanted to be ready just in case, so day in and day out for three months he went to his high school in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville, Ohio, to do workouts prescribed by the Cyclones' new strength staff. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt, File)

Cyclones' Mike Rose reaping rewards of hard offseason work

Oct. 27, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

Mike Rose, like everybody else in college football, had no idea last spring if there would be a season. Iowa State's junior linebacker wanted to be ready just in case, so day in and day out for three months he went to his high school in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville, Ohio, to do workouts prescribed by the...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up before an NCAA College football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson QB Lawrence: 'I have the option' to leave or stay

Oct. 27, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence stopped short of calling an audible on his plans to head to the NFL next year, though the likely No. 1 pick in next year's draft did not rule out returning to school. “My mindset has been that I'm going to move on,” said the 6-foot-6 QB with the flowing hair....

A member of the Kansas State marching band plays the trombone while wearing a face mask during the second half of an NCAA football game against Kansas Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Latest: Positive test halts Cal basketball workouts

Oct. 27, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ California’s men’s basketball team is pausing workouts after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. The school says he is not showing symptoms and the team is following all contact tracing, quarantine...

Penn State running back Noah Cain (21) rushes against Michigan State's Jacub Pansiuk, left, during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. Penn State running back Noah Cain will miss the rest of the season with an injury, another blow to the the 18th-ranked Nittany Lions' backfield as they prepare to face No. 3 Ohio State.  Penn State coach James Franklin declined to give specifics of Cain’s injury, but the sophomore left Saturday's, Oct. 24, 2020, overtime loss to Indiana early and reportedly was seen on the sideline later with a walking boot on his left leg. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Penn State RB Cain out for the season with injury

Oct. 27, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

Penn State running back Noah Cain will miss the rest of the season with an injury, another blow to the 18th-ranked Nittany Lions' backfield as they prepare to face No. 3 Ohio State. Penn State coach James Franklin declined to give specifics of Cain’s injury, but the sophomore left Saturday's overtime loss...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, Southern Mississippi interim head coach Scotty Walden calls to his team during warmups prior to an NCAA college football game against Louisiana Tech, in Hattiesburg, Miss. Southern Mississippi interim coach Scotty Walden is leaving the school, effective immediately, to become the head coach at Austin Peay.  Austin Peay announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, that Walden would fill a vacancy that has been open since July, when Mark Hudspeth abruptly resigned. (Alyssa Newton/The Sun Herald via AP, File)

Another change at Southern Miss: coach Walden to Austin Peay

Oct. 27, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi interim coach Scotty Walden is leaving the school, effective immediately, to become the head coach at Austin Peay. Austin Peay announced Tuesday that Walden would fill a vacancy that has been open since July, when Mark Hudspeth abruptly resigned....

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) scrambles against Tennessee in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Athens, Ga. No. 5 Georgia has had an off week to prepare for Saturday's game at Kentucky after being shut out in the second half of a 41-24 loss to No. 2 Alabama. With Stetson Bennett expected to retain the starting job at quarterback, the Bulldogs are relying on their running game led by Zamir White to get the offense moving again. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Run game could be key to Georgia's goal of boosting offense

Oct. 27, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

Georgia is approaching the midpoint of its season seeking to regain its offensive momentum. A strong running game may be the focus. The No. 5 Bulldogs enter Saturday's game at Kentucky still looking to prove they can be consistently productive on the ground, as in recent years with such running backs as D'Andre...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws a pass against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King moved a change of plea hearing from June 18 to July 1, 2020, for Daniel Rippy. Rippy is accused of making an

1-year sentence for angry fan who made football game threat

Oct. 27, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man’s threats to harm college football players because they beat his favored team epitomized “fandom spiraled out of control,” something that can't be ignored in the age of mass shootings, a federal judge said Tuesday as he handed down a sentence of...

FILE - In this April 4, 2007, file photo, cloudy skies appear above the clubhouse at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The Par 3 Contest is out at the spectator-free Masters in November. ESPN's “College GameDay” is in. Augusta National announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, more changes to a Masters tournament that will be unlike any of the previous 83. The most unusual of all is ESPN's popular college football pregame show taking place on a stage that overlooks Ike's Pond and the ninth green of the Par 3 course. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Par 3 Contest out, 'College GameDay' in at different Masters

Oct. 27, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

The Par 3 Contest is out at the spectator-free Masters in November. ESPN's “College GameDay” is in. Augusta National announced Tuesday more changes to a Masters tournament that will be unlike any of the previous 83. The most unusual of all is ESPN's popular college football pregame show taking place...

Clemson linebacker James Skalski sidelined with knee injury

Oct. 27, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said one of the defense's leading players in linebacker James Skalski will miss several games with a knee injury. Swinney said Tuesday that Skalski will have arthroscopic surgery on his knee. The coach is unsure how long Skalski would be out. Skalski missed...