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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Indiana tight end Turon Ivy Jr. (84) and place kicker Nathanael Snyder (99) celebrate with the Old Oaken Bucket following an NCAA college football game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, and said it plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 23-24. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Big Ten teams start sprint toward unusual football season

Sep. 17, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Now that the Big Ten has a rescheduled kickoff weekend, coaches and players can start the sprint to opening day. Expect a wild ride. After canceling spring football, limiting and sometimes pausing offseason workouts, shutting down full-contact practices and eventually postponing the...

In this photo taken on July 27, 2019, German quarterback Alexander Honig poses for a photo ina TCU uniform after participating in a football camp at the Big 12 Conference school in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU offered Honig a scholarship after the workout.  Honig looks and sounds the part of big-time American college football recruit. The quarterback is nearly 6-foot-6 and 235 pounds. He has a scholarship offer to play at TCU. But the unusual part is Honig is German. It's rare for an American college program to recruit a European as a quarterback. The 18-year-old Honig is taking his talents from Bavaria to Texas with dreams of becoming an NFL QB. (Susanne Honig via AP)

German QB with 'big arm' has big plans for TCU career

Sep. 10, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

When you are a German quarterback preparing to play big-time college football in America, there's going to be a learning curve. Like the time Alexander Honig met Jim Harbaugh but hadn't known that the Michigan head coach played 14 NFL seasons. “I only knew him as a coach at first," Honig said. “My...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Travis Etienne runs down the sideline for a 90-yard touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson is preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, a poll featuring nine Big Ten and Pac-12 teams that gives a glimpse at what’s already been taken from an uncertain college football fall by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Hoping for best amid uncertainty

Aug. 25, 2020 2:50 AM EDT

Imagine for a moment this all works out. College football has not one but two seasons, played from beginning to end no interruptions. In the fall, a super-sized Southeastern Conference schedule, Notre Dame battling for an Atlantic Coast Conference championship and a better chance than ever for a Group of Five...

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, right, trains during NFL football training camp practice Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at the SAP Performance Facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (Xavier Mascarenas/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)

Continuity during COVID could be edge for teams that have it

Aug. 20, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

An offseason centered around Zoom meetings, an abbreviated training camp and the absence of exhibition games made continuity more vital than usual in this year of the coronavirus in the NFL. The joy San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan experienced last January when trusty defensive coordinator Robert Saleh was...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey announces that fans will not be allowed in the arena to watch NCAA college basketball games in the SEC tournament in Nashville, Tenn. After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, players took to social media to urge leaders to let them play. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Trump, coaches push for college football as cracks emerge

Aug. 10, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

President Donald Trump on Monday joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches calling to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown as supporters pushed the premise that the players are safer because of their sport. There was speculation two of the five most powerful conferences —...