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David Williams, 1st SEC black athletic director, dies at 71

Feb. 8, 2019 4:36 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — David Williams II, the first black athletic director in the Southeastern Conference and an "incomparable leader" at Vanderbilt, died Friday, hours before his retirement party. He was 71. He died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the university said. The cause was not...

Michigan lands Big Ten's top class for first time since 2007

Feb. 6, 2019 9:55 PM EST

Michigan finished the football recruiting cycle with the top class in the Big Ten, and four other conference programs were ranked in the top 25 in the nation Wednesday. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh added one player on the second letter-of-intent signing day to a 26-man class that was No. 1 in the Big Ten and No....

Harbaugh hires Gattis away from Alabama to be Michigan's OC

Jan. 10, 2019 6:46 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh bounced back from losing two assistants to rival Ohio State with what looks like a strong addition to his staff. Harbaugh hired Josh Gattis away from Alabama to be his offensive coordinator after losing assistants Greg Mattison and Al Washington to the...

Snell runs wild, No. 16 Kentucky holds off No. 13 Penn State

Jan. 1, 2019 7:28 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Winning 10 games, beating Penn State on New Year's Day, and finishing in the Top 20 is no small deal for the Kentucky Wildcats. So when Mark Stoops took a seat on the podium flanked by linebacker Josh Allen and running back Benny Snell Jr. after Tuesday's 27-24 victory in the Citrus...

Penn State, Kentucky chase 10-win season in Citrus Bowl

Dec. 31, 2018 6:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The winner of the Citrus Bowl will finish with 10 wins, and that would be a big deal for No. 13 Penn State and No. 16 Kentucky. The Nittany Lions and Wildcats take 9-3 records into Tuesday's matchup of teams from the Big Ten and Southeastern Conference, with the opportunity to finish...