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Fans pose with the College Football Playoff championship trophy, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, along Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Fla. Alabama and Ohio State will play in the championship NCAA college football game Jan. 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Column: Let's just get college football season over with

Jan. 8, 2021 5:53 PM EST

Let's just get this over with. There's nothing to celebrate as college football hobbles to the finish line of a grim season in the midst of a horrific pandemic, which is only getting worse as Alabama prepares to face Ohio State on Monday night. More than 4,000 Americans perished on Thursday — the deadliest...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against Ohio State during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence declaring for NFL draft

Jan. 6, 2021 11:50 AM EST

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has made it official — he's heading to the NFL. Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 QB with the power arm and flowing hair, released a video on social media Wednesday announcing he was leaving school and declaring for the NFL draft. “I really feel like I'm a man now and I'm...

Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett forces a fumble by Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Clemson star QB Lawrence sputters in Superdome again

Jan. 2, 2021 2:33 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was on his back, reaching out desperately with his right hand to try to gather in the ball after it squirted through his arms as he was dragged down to the Superdome turf. The Heisman Trophy finalist couldn’t quite get a grip on it before it was...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, from left, quarterback Justin Fields and linebacker Tuf Borland hold up the trophy after the team's win against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Ohio State won 49-28. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Fields' day: No. 3 Ohio State routs No. 2 Clemson 49-28

Jan. 2, 2021 2:13 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Numbers have fueled Ohio State all year. There was 29-23, the score of last season's painful playoff loss to Clemson. Six, the number of games the Buckeyes played in this pandemic-altered season, which a lot of people thought was too few for them to deserve a return trip to the College...

Ohio State running back Master Teague III, left, runs with the ball past Northwestern linebacker Chris Bergin (28) during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Ohio State without starting G Miller, RB Teague vs. Clemson

Jan. 1, 2021 7:03 PM EST

Ohio State will be without starting guard Harry Miller, second-leading rusher Master Teague and defensive ends Zach Harrison and Tyler Friday in the Sugar Bowl against Clemson on Friday night. Ohio State released a list of 16 players who are unavailable for the College Football Playoff semifinal. As it has done...

Title-winning coaches to square off in Orange Bowl

Jan. 1, 2021 11:24 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Orange Bowl: No. 5 Texas A&M (8-1) vs. No. 14 North Carolina (8-3), at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, Saturday, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Texas A&M by 7 1/2. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Texas A&M has an opportunity for eight...

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Northwestern, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Sugar Bowl: Unfinished business for Clemson and Ohio State

Dec. 31, 2020 1:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Everybody loves a comeback story, and both No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State arrive at the Sugar Bowl looking for redemption of sorts. For Trevor Lawrence and the Tigers, this College Football Playoff semifinal brings them back to the site of last season's national championship game...

Clemson players celebrate following their 34-10 victory over Notre Dame at the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

The Latest: Pepperdine men's basketball on pause

Dec. 30, 2020 7:09 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Pepperdine’s men’s basketball team is halting activities because of a positive COVID-19 test on Wednesday. As a result, the Waves will postpone West Coast Conference games against BYU at home on Thursday and at...

Clemson running back Travis Etienne (9) runs for a touchdown during the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Notre Dame, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. Etienne was selected to The Associated Press All-America first-team offense, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.(AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Clemson RB Travis Etienne expands game for final title run

Dec. 30, 2020 12:47 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — While Travis Etienne's rushing total alone this season tells a disappointing story, the Clemson senior tailback believes there is a more positive tale that has made his decision to return to school for a final year well worth it. Etienne finished last season as the two-time reigning...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell waits to lead his team onto the field for an NCAA football game against Georgia State in Atlanta. Chadwell is The Associated Press college football coach of the year after leading the Chanticleers to a surprising near-perfect season. Chadwell received 16 first-place votes and 88 points from the AP Top 25 panel to finish ahead of Indiana’s Tom Allen, who was second with 14 first-place votes and 66 points. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Coastal Carolina's Jamey Chadwell is AP coach of the year

Dec. 30, 2020 12:03 PM EST

Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell is The Associated Press college football coach of the year after leading the Chanticleers to a surprising, near-perfect season. Chadwell received 16 first-place votes and 88 points from the AP Top 25 panel to finish ahead of Indiana’s Tom Allen, who was second with...