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Correction: Indiana-Assistant Coach story

Aug. 23, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about Indiana men's basketball, The Associated Press reported erroneously that new assistant coach Mike Roberts had been a walk-on when he played for the Hoosiers. He was a recruited scholarship player. A corrected version of the story is below: Hoosiers hire...

Oklahoma QB Hurts barely edges out Mordecai, Rattler for job

Aug. 20, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Hurts' rise to the starting quarterback position at Oklahoma wasn't a foregone conclusion, despite his wealth of championship experience at Alabama. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley took his time before naming Hurts the starter for the fourth-ranked Sooners' Sept. 1 season opener...

Running track sped up success for Badgers RB Jonathan Taylor

Aug. 20, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor is one of the best running backs in college football. He would be the first to say his success isn't due to just one person. There are, of course, his parents, Elizabeth Taylor and Jonathan James, and several other family members and coaches. But a single observation by...

Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Aug. 18, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday...

Rising Again: Fueled by culture, South winning football race

Aug. 18, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

Sonny Dykes has spent most of his career coaching and recruiting football players in his home state of Texas and around the South. When he became a head coach in the Pac-12, he found an unfamiliar environment at some high school games in California. "Kids have their phones during warmup and they're Instagramming,...

Iowa becomes 11th state in US to allow sports gambling

Aug. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering. Casinos in Altoona, Bettendorf, Osceola and Waterloo offered betting on-site and through a mobile app, while casinos in...

Mississippi ready to rebound following NCAA sanctions

Aug. 12, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Matt Luke is thrilled to have a full scholarship allotment and the opportunity to qualify for a bowl after a two-year postseason ban because of NCAA rules violations. Now the Rebels need their bounty of young players to quickly improve if they want to reach six wins....

Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse bring NBA edge to Tennessee

Aug. 12, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart along Interstate 40 in Tennessee. Hardaway played 14 seasons in the NBA and is embarking on his second...

Ex-Clemson star Kelly Bryant takes over at QB for Missouri

Aug. 12, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Barry Odom never seems stressed about the future, whether the Missouri coach is pondering tough sanctions handed down by the NCAA over a recruiting scandal or the fact that one of the most prolific passers in school history is now in the NFL. When it comes to the punishments, Odom knew...

With new offense, new digs, LSU eyes 'special' 2019 season

Aug. 12, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Quarterback Joe Burrow goes beyond LSU's evident talent and experience at key positions when explaining his assertion that the Tigers are primed to have a "special" season. "It's kind of hard to just describe it," Burrow said with a relaxed, matter-of-fact certainty to his tone....