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AP Top 25 Podcast: Fitzgerald on transfers, Wildcats new QB

May. 22, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

Coming off a surprising appearance in the Big Ten title game, Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald replace a four-year starting quarterback with a former five-star recruit this season. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Fitzgerald plays it coy with the Wildcats' quarterback competition. He is not...

Maryland snags ex-Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson

May. 21, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Quarterback Josh Jackson, a star at Virginia Tech two seasons ago, has transferred to Maryland with two years of eligibility remaining. Terrapins coach Michael Locksley also announced Tuesday that tight end Tyler Mabry will join the Maryland football program after playing three...

Illinois DE Roundtree injures spine in swimming accident

May. 20, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (AP) — Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree was speaking, eating and sitting up after severely injuring his spine in a weekend swimming accident near his Florida home, a school spokesman said Monday. Roundtree had surgery at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor on Sunday, a day...

Attorney: Ex-Ohio State football players among those abused

May. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school's storied program,...

The Latest: Football players say Ohio State doc abused them

May. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the report detailing abuse of male athletes and students by a now-dead doctor at Ohio State. (all times local): 12:35 p.m. An attorney who is preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who say they were abused by a team...

3 generations of Harbaughs make 1st visit to Yankee Stadium

May. 18, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is in a New York sports state of mind this weekend. Michigan's football coach visited Yankee Stadium for the first time Friday, joined by his father and 6-year-old son to watch the Bronx Bombers take on the Tampa Bay Rays with first place at stake in the AL East. After that,...

Mississippi State adds Penn State transfer QB Tommy Stevens

May. 17, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has added Penn State transfer quarterback Tommy Stevens to its football team. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Stevens was Trace McSorley's backup on the Nittany Lions. He has thrown for 304 yards and four touchdowns over 23 career games while also running for 506 yards...

Criticized Maryland chancellor won't seek contract extension

May. 16, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The chancellor of Maryland's university system said Thursday he will step down next year, after state lawmakers cut funding from the system's budget by an amount equal to his annual salary to express displeasure in the system's handling of a University of Maryland football player's...

Michigan State's Hartbarger and Sowards granted 6th season

May. 9, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State punter Jake Hartbarger and receiver Brandon Sowards have been granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA. The school announced Thursday both players will be eligible to play next season. Hartbarger had a season-ending leg injury in the second game of last...

Michigan football team visits prison Mandela spent 18 years

May. 5, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Michigan's football team visited Robben Island , where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. The Wolverines took a tour of the prison Sunday as part of their trip to South Africa after completing the semester. The Jim Harbaugh-led program went to...