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Who will challenge Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy in 2019?

Dec. 9, 2018 11:32 AM EST

Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray. Murray is heading for professional baseball next year and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, the other Heisman finalist on Saturday night, could...

Ohio State makes Hartline permanent receivers coach

Dec. 8, 2018 7:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hartline has been promoted to permanent receivers coach at Ohio State. Hartline, a former Buckeyes player and NFL veteran, was made interim coach when Zach Smith was fired in July because of domestic abuse allegations. Under Hartline, Ohio State receivers achieved school records...

Tagovailoa out of boot to treat surgically repaired ankle

Dec. 8, 2018 6:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was not wearing the walking boot he has been using to treat his surgically repaired left ankle at the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony Saturday. Tagovailoa is one of three finalists for the Heisman, along with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio...

The Latest: Tagovailoa leads Murray 2-1 in POY awards

Dec. 6, 2018 9:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the college football awards show (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa topped Oklahoma's Kyler Murray in college football player of the year awards on Thursday, 2-1. Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp and Maxwell awards and Murray was named AP Player of the Year....

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year

Dec. 6, 2018 9:37 PM EST

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won The Associated Press college football Player of the Year on Thursday, becoming the second straight Sooners quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998. Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on 56 ballots submitted by AP college football...

NCAA reports FBS targeting penalties remain same as in 2017

Dec. 6, 2018 4:47 PM EST

The NCAA says the number of enforced targeting penalties in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season was the same as in 2017, ending four straight years of increased calls. NCAA national coordinator of officials Rogers Redding reported 179 enforced calls in 817 games compared with 179 in 816 games last season....

Mike Locksley returns home to be Maryland football coach

Dec. 6, 2018 2:13 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Mike Locksley is thrilled to be home. The Washington native who spent two stints as a Maryland football assistant and also served as the Terrapins' interim leader for six games in 2015 was introduced Thursday as the school's full-time coach. "This was the job I've coveted since the...

Iowa's Hockenson wins Mackey Award as nation's top tight end

Dec. 5, 2018 9:55 PM EST

Iowa's T.J. Hockenson is the Mackey Award winner as the best tight end in the country. The winner was announced Wednesday. Hockenson is the first sophomore to win the award in its 19-year history and the second player from Iowa, joining Dallas Clark in 2002. The other finalists were Albert Okwuegbunam of Missouri...

Michigan State's LJ Scott says he'll enter NFL draft

Dec. 5, 2018 9:45 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State running back LJ Scott says he will enter the NFL draft after this season. Scott, a senior, injured his ankle in September and has played in only four games this year. Coach Mark Dantonio said last month that Scott would redshirt , but Scott said on social media...

Maryland lawmakers meet on university player's death

Dec. 5, 2018 6:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are expressing support for the president of the University of Maryland, after meeting to discuss the death of a football player. Rep. Elijah Cummings said after Wednesday's meeting in Washington he believes Wallace Loh has "done an outstanding job," and he is hoping he...