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Justin Fields gets waiver to play immediately for Ohio State

Feb. 8, 2019 5:44 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Justin Fields has been granted a waiver that will allow him to play immediately for Ohio State after transferring from Georgia. The former five-star recruit transferred to the Buckeyes after he got stuck behind Jake Fromm on Georgia's depth chart. Ohio State announced...

Iowa's Gary Barta joins CFP committee, Gene Smith steps down

Feb. 8, 2019 3:22 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is joining the College Football Playoff selection committee, replacing Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith. CFP executive director Bill Hancock on Friday announced Barta would begin a three-year term this spring. Smith is stepping down after two...

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....

The Latest: Syracuse lands DL who signed early with Miami

Feb. 6, 2019 4:13 PM EST

The Latest on national signing day (all times Eastern): 3:40 p.m. Syracuse has signed defensive lineman Jason Munoz, a nice get for coach Dino Babers, whose Orange won 10 games and finished ranked No. 15. Munoz, of Hollywood, Florida, originally inked with Miami during the early signing period but changed his...

Lawyers: $6.5 million to settle false arrest claim

Jan. 31, 2019 5:51 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers say a $6.5 million settlement has been reached with the widow of a former Ohio State football star who says police used excessive force arresting her late husband. Jim Stillwagon, who died last year, was captain of the school's 1968 national championship team. He was acquitted...

Revamped NCAA waiver policy helps transfers play right away

Jan. 23, 2019 5:24 PM EST

Last year, a high-profile overhaul of NCAA transfer rules stopped short of creating free agency in college sports. A much quieter change, however, helped quarterback Shea Patterson play for Michigan and will determine whether Justin Fields is eligible this fall at Ohio State. The modification to the waiver...

Miami QB Tate Martell arrives, says he's ready to compete

Jan. 17, 2019 9:47 PM EST

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tate Martell greeted a few well-wishers in the airport after arriving in South Florida, then stopped to pick up a coffee and a sandwich. The baristas, noticing the crowd around him, asked his name. If Martell gets his way, they'll know his name — and his game — soon...

QB Tate Martell says he is leaving Ohio State for Miami

Jan. 16, 2019 1:33 AM EST

Quarterback Tate Martell says he is transferring from Ohio State to Miami. Martell announced on Twitter early Wednesday: "I'm a Hurricane." Martell had entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal last week and was free to be approached by schools about a potential move. Martell, who will be a third-year...

AP source: Ohio State QB Martell signals he may transfer

Jan. 10, 2019 5:13 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell may be looking to transfer. Martell has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, according to a person with access to the portal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the database isn't public....

Day adds 2nd Michigan coach to Ohio State staff

Jan. 8, 2019 2:01 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Ohio State coach Ryan Day has hired a second assistant away from rival Michigan. The university said Tuesday that Day hired Michigan linebackers coach Al Washington for the same position on the Ohio State staff. The move comes a day after Michigan defensive line coach Greg...