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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney signals to his players during the second quarter against Notre Dame in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP)

FSU's Norvell: 'Right decision' to postpone Clemson game

Nov. 23, 2020 4:05 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — Florida State coach Mike Norvell is standing by the decision to postpone the Seminoles game Saturday against No. 4 Clemson after the Tigers reported a positive player test following their arrival on campus, adding that even though he and his team wanted to play there were safety...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) makes a catch against Kentucky defensive back Brandin Echols (26) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Hints at what's to come from CFP

Nov. 23, 2020 5:37 AM EST

The College Football Playoff rankings will be released for the first time this season Tuesday. Combine the latest AP Top 25 with a little history and you can find hints about what to expect. Never has the selection committee's initial top four precisely matched the top four of the AP poll that preceded it. Only...

Vehicles line up as healthcare workers help to check-in as citizens are being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

The Latest: Washington state sees record hospitalizations

Nov. 22, 2020 9:18 PM EST

SEATTLE — Health officials in Washington state said the number of people who were hospitalized to receive treatment for the coronavirus has reached a record high. KOMO-TV reports there were 762 people receiving hospital care for the virus in Washington as of Saturday. At the Swedish First Hill campus of...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Clemson's Swinney: COVID-19 FSU "excuse to cancel game"

Nov. 22, 2020 8:17 PM EST

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said his team met the medical standard to play against Florida State and believes the Seminoles called off the game because of reasons other than COVID-19. “This game was not canceled because of COVID. COVID was just an excuse to cancel the game," an angry Swinney said Sunday...

A BYU fans sits among the cardboard fan cutouts during an NCAA college football game against North Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, Pool)

Takeaways: Playing through pandemic predictably frustrating

Nov. 22, 2020 1:14 AM EST

The college football Saturday started with another game being postponed, the 18th of the week, and a dispute between Clemson and Florida State. Clemson wanted to play, even though it brought a player to Tallahassee who ended up testing positive on Friday night. Florida State medical officials said no, and the...

People make their way at a departure lobby of Haneda airport in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Japan is scaling back on the government-backed “GoTo” campaign to encourage travel and dining out, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a record for the third day straight, Saturday. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Japan's virus cases hit record for fourth day

Nov. 21, 2020 10:24 PM EST

TOKYO — The daily tally of reported COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day in a row, with 2,508 people confirmed infected, the health ministry said Sunday. Japan has had fewer than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far, avoiding the toll of the harder hit nations. But fears are growing...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

No. 4 Clemson at Florida State postponed hours before start

Nov. 21, 2020 12:25 PM EST

The game between No. 4 Clemson and Florida State was postponed hours before kickoff Saturday when medical personnel from both schools could not agree it was safe to play. The Tigers learned a day earlier one of their players tested positive for COVID-19, a person with knowledge of the situation told The...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

No. 4 Clemson, Lawrence look to resume winning at FSU

Nov. 19, 2020 1:54 PM EST

No. 4 Clemson (7-1, 6-1 ACC) at Florida State (2-6, 1-6), Saturday at noon EST (ABC). Line: Clemson by 35. Series record: Florida State leads 20-13. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Clemson’s chase of a sixth straight ACC title and sixth spot in the College Football Playoff. The Tigers lost at No. 2 Notre Dame last...

Clemson sideline personnel hold play signal cards during the third quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Notre Dame on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson's Brent Venables says defense is good, not great

Nov. 19, 2020 10:55 AM EST

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables knows what great defenses look like. He hasn't seen that yet from his latest group of Tigers. “We are a good unit right now. We are not a great unit,” Venables said. “We've had some great moments, but we are not a suffocating unit yet.” ...

Indiana running back Stevie Scott III rushes 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)

College Football Picks: Indiana's big chance; FSU's big fall

Nov. 18, 2020 10:05 PM EST

This Saturday, Indiana will play at Ohio State and Clemson will visit Florida State. One of these games is a matchup of ranked teams that will go a long way toward deciding a division title. The other carries a 35-point spread. As three-time national champion Florida State limps toward its worst season in 45...