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NC State AD Boo Corrigan to lead CFP selection committee

Jan. 25, 2022 17:51 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — North Carolina State athletic director Boo Corrigan will serve as the College Football Playoff selection committee chairman next season, executive director Bill Hancock announced Tuesday. Hancock also announced in a news release four new members of the...

Ex-athlete vows to maintain U. of Michigan sex abuse protest

Jan. 22, 2022 10:16 AM EST

Jon Vaughn's small blue-and-white camper has been parked outside the home of the University of Michigan's president since early October, and he says it won't be moving anytime soon. The former star running back for the university’s Wolverines football team says a $490 million...

Abuse victims see inequity in payouts at 2 Michigan schools

Jan. 21, 2022 19:35 PM EST

Two former University of Michigan football stars who stand to receive as much as $500,000 each through the school's sexual abuse settlement with more than 1,000 students say the per-victim payouts should be much higher, pointing to a similar case at rival Michigan State. Dwight Hicks...

Ricketts endorses fellow Republican Jim Pillen for governor

Jan. 18, 2022 14:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen scored a big endorsement Tuesday from Gov. Pete Ricketts, a fellow Republican who backed the University of Nebraska regent to be his successor. Ricketts picked Pillen out of a crowded GOP field ahead of the party's...

Ex-Florida St QB Chubba Purdy announces transfer to Nebraska

Jan. 17, 2022 17:36 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Florida State quarterback Chubba Purdy announced his decision to transfer to Nebraska on Monday. Purdy is the second quarterback headed to Nebraska through the transfer portal. Casey Thompson announced his move from Texas on Jan. 7. Purdy...

Iowa coach disbands diversity group created after 2020 probe

Jan. 16, 2022 16:59 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has disbanded an alumni advisory committee that was created after a 2020 investigation found evidence of racial bias against Black players in his program and bullying behavior by some of his assistants. The Gazette reports ...

2 defensive coaches hired as Ohio State revamps staff

Jan. 14, 2022 17:42 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day continued to revamp his coaching staff by hiring of two defensive assistants Friday. Tim Walton, a former Ohio State player who spent the last 13 years coaching in the NFL, most recently with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was added as...

Longest tenure grows as Iowa extends Ferentz's contract

Jan. 14, 2022 17:34 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The nation's longest-tenured FBS head coach plans to stick around a lot longer as the University of Iowa on Friday announced it was extending Kirk Ferentz's contract through the 2029 season. Iowa athletic officials announced the four-year extension that...

Longest tenure grows as Iowa extends Ferentz's contract

Jan. 14, 2022 17:27 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The nation's longest-tenured head football coach plans to stick around even longer as the University of Iowa on Friday announced it was extending Kirk Ferentz's contract through the 2029 season. Iowa athletic officials announced the four-year extension that...

Iowa All-America C Tyler Linderbaum declares for NFL draft

Jan. 14, 2022 14:06 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum announced Friday he'll skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. The consensus All-American was the Big Ten's offensive lineman of the year and received the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center. He also was a finalist...