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TCU running back Darwin Barlow (24) dives over Kansas safety Ricky Thomas (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

TCU runs roughshod over winless Kansas in 59-23 victory

Nov. 29, 2020 12:05 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — TCU ran the ball seven consecutive times to set the tone against Kansas on Saturday night. Four hours later, the Horned Frogs kept running the ball just to run out the clock. Max Duggan threw for touchdowns on his only three completions while running 58 yards for another score, TCU...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey puts his face mask on after addressing the media on COVID-19 during a news conference in Phoenix. Ducey has funneled nearly $400 million of federal coronavirus relief funds to state agencies to help pay for operations, allowing them to return some of their original budget allocations to the state treasury. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)

The Latest: Researchers urge Arizona shutdown, mask mandate

Nov. 28, 2020 5:11 PM EST

PHOENIX — University of Arizona researchers say the current surge in the coronavirus outbreak will present the state with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the state takes steps such as ordering a three-week stay-home shutdown and implementing a statewide mask mandate. Members of the...

A line of socially distanced shoppers wait to get into Bath & Body Works during Black Friday outdoor shopping at Deer Park Town Center Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Deer Park, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has risen above 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, while also surpassing the 700,000 mark for confirmed coronavirus infections. The latest 1,000 deaths were recorded in just nine days — matching the state’s deadliest period previously in the...

TCU  quarterback Max Duggan (15) scrambles to avoid the sack by West Virginia defensive lineman Dante Stills (55) during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

TCU heads to Kansas with both teams eying much-needed win

Nov. 27, 2020 11:09 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has been competitive in precious few games over the past few years. Not that TCU would know it. Every time the Horned Frogs visit Lawrence, they end up in a tussle. They lost 27-26 when they coughed up a fumble in the red zone inside the final minute two years ago, and coach...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping street in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

The Latest: Emperor's New Year greeting cancelled in Japan

Nov. 26, 2020 10:02 PM EST

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and his family will not offer their New Year greetings from the palace balcony due to concerns over the country’s struggles with a resurgence of coronavirus infections. The Imperial Household Agency said in a statement Friday that the annual greetings on Jan. 2 will...

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. throws during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Week 12: Big Ten unbeatens, Bedlam and Lawrence returns

Nov. 20, 2020 2:19 AM EST

The Big Ten's four unbeaten teams square off Saturday in two games that could go a long way toward settling the division races. No. 9 Indiana faces No. 3 Ohio State in a top-10 matchup featuring the conference's overwhelming favorite against its best early season story. The Hoosiers have already snapped a 24-game...

FILE - Kansas guard Christian Braun (2) is congratulated by teammate Devon Dotson after a three-point basket during an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco, Texas, in this  Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, file photo. Sophomore guard Christian Braun is one of the Big 12's best sharpshooters. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)

No. 6 Kansas rides expectations, uncertainty into season

Nov. 12, 2020 9:42 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self was still trying to figure out the makeup of his team the first week of November, roughly about the time the Jayhawks would have had a couple exhibition games under their belts in anticipation of the season. Unlike last year, when he knew exactly what he had in...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, Southern California head coach Clay Helton, left, smiles at quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) after a 52-35 win over UCLA in an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. BOth Helton and now-sophomore Slovis will return in November. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Week 10: Pac-12 begins in first monster schedule of season

Nov. 6, 2020 3:44 AM EST

The final major college football conference to begin its season gets going Saturday. The Pac-12 kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with Arizona State at No. 20 Southern California. Instead of Pac-12 after dark it’s Pac-12 for lunch. The Trojans are the favorites in the South Division, with each league team...

Clemson safety Jalyn Phillips (25) celebrates a defensive stop with cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. (23) during the second half of an NCAA college football game  Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. (Josh Morgan/Pool Photo via AP)

AP Top 25: No. 2 Alabama closes gap with Clemson; Liberty in

Nov. 2, 2020 10:39 AM EST

Clemson remained No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, but not by much. Trevor Lawrence's absence because of COVID-19 and the Tigers' narrow win over Boston College created a divide among the 62 writers and broadcasters on the voting panel. Clemson received 33 first-place votes —...

Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei (5) runs during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College  Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. (Josh Morgan/Pool Photo via AP)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Clemson gives scary glimpse into future

Nov. 1, 2020 9:18 AM EST

The gap between the truly elite programs and the rest of college football was never more apparent Saturday as No. 1 Clemson gave a glimpse of life after Trevor Lawrence in Death Valley and No. 3 Ohio State toyed with what was supposed to be the toughest opponent on its schedule. In a season wracked with...