Latest FBS College Football Playoff News

Big Ten's Delany says old mistakes to blame for college woes

Jul. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final year as commissioner, said the loss of the...

Big 12 opposites: OU at top, KU's Miles returns with ring

Jul. 15, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lincoln Riley has already won consecutive Big 12 titles and been to the College Football Playoff twice with different Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks in his two seasons as Oklahoma's head coach. The Sooners, with yet another transfer quarterback, are the preseason favorite to...

New Sugar Bowl CEO Hundley taking over July 1

Jun. 28, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sugar Bowl officials say the organization is set to welcome Jeff Hundley as new chief executive officer on July 1. Hundley will succeed Paul Houlahan, who is retiring after 23 years running one of college football's premier postseason games. Hundley has served as the bowl's assistant...

Correction: Bowl Agreements story

Jun. 5, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

In a June 4 story about new bowl agreements in college football, The Associated Press erroneously reported that starting in 2020 the Pac-12 would send its top team not participating in the College Football Playoff or New Year's Six games to the Las Vegas Bowl. According to the Las Vegas Bowl, the bowl will share...

Heisman runner-up Heupel among new college HOF candidates

Jun. 3, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

Josh Heupel, who was the Heisman Trophy runner-up for Oklahoma in 2000, and former North Carolina pass-rushing star Julius Peppers are among 12 players making their first appearance of the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year. The National Football Foundation emailed ballots Monday to its more than...

2 Clemson players suspended for season; NCAA rejects appeal

May. 24, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA panel rejected the school's appeal of their drug suspension. Clemson athletic spokesman Jeff Kallin said Friday that the school learned of the NCAA decision on Wednesday. The school...

Bowl season to start on a Friday; 15 games between CFP games

May. 23, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

College football's bowl season will begin on a Friday this season and several minor bowls have been pushed back on the calendar to fill 15 days between the playoff semifinals and national championship. ESPN released Thursday a schedule for 35 bowl games to appear on its networks in December and January. In recent...