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Marshall, NC State return from week off following hurricane

Sep. 21, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — North Carolina State and Marshall both have one fewer game to help prepare for the fast-approaching start of their conference seasons. The Wolfpack (2-0) are eager to return from the unwanted break caused by Hurricane Florence and must play on the road for the first time. "It's...

Tar Heels open ACC play against Panthers after canceled game

Sep. 21, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is finally back on schedule. The Tar Heels open Atlantic Coast Conference play Saturday at home against Pittsburgh after having a game canceled due to Hurricane Florence. It will mark their first chance to climb out of an 0-2 start , though it comes after a week that...

Taggart stays the course, looks for offensive improvement

Sep. 21, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Willie Taggart remains optimistic despite the rough start in his first season with the Seminoles. Taggart has just one win in his first three games in Tallahassee. But that's not new for him. Taggart went 2-10 in his first seasons at Western Kentucky (2010) and...

It's a win! It's a boy! Browns RB Hyde scores as son is born

Sep. 21, 2018 12:37 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Hyde will never top his 28th birthday. The running back scored two touchdowns, his girlfriend gave birth to a son — either during or a little after the game — and the Browns got their first win since 2016, beating the New York Jets 21-17 on Thursday night. Hyde was...

Guatemalan to be sentenced in crash that killed Colts player

Sep. 21, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. is set for sentencing in a drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. Manuel Orrego-Savala will be sentenced Friday, two months after he pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a...

Stakes have changed, but Gators-Vols rivalry still has drama

Sep. 21, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The annual September matchup between Florida and Tennessee doesn't have the same meaning it carried back when the game usually decided the SEC East title. But what this series has lost in national relevance, it has gained in suspense. Florida beat Tennessee 26-20 last year on a...

Perkins, Virginia look to keep building against Louisville

Sep. 21, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bryce Perkins has shown himself to be a dynamic runner and an accurate passer in his first three starts for Virginia, and the transfer quarterback feels like the Cavaliers have hardly scratched the surface of their potential. Virginia (2-1) hopes to be clicking on all cylinders...

No. 13 Hokies well rested for road matchup vs Old Dominion

Sep. 21, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

Virginia Tech is finally getting back on the football field after an unexpected week off because of Hurricane Florence, and the No. 13 Hokies are eager to see if the extra work they did will pay off. The Hokies (2-0) will face Old Dominion (0-3) at the Monarchs' Foreman Field on Saturday. "I guess it was good and...

Arizona State travels to No. 10 Washington in Pac-12 opener

Sep. 21, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Herm Edwards arrived back on the Arizona State campus sometime around 3:30 a.m. last Sunday. Rather than going home and not sleeping, Edwards immediately went to work at finding the reasons behind the Sun Devils' first loss of the season. It was a quick assessment knowing the Sun Devils...

Unbeaten Syracuse meets familiar foe in struggling UConn

Sep. 21, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Unbeaten after three games for only the eighth time in eight decades, Syracuse concludes a three-game homestand on Saturday against a familiar foe that's struggling. With a game at No. 3 Clemson on the horizon in a week, looking past Connecticut (1-2) isn't an option for the Orange as...