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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his players during an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State's Day tests positive, won't coach vs. Illinois

Nov. 27, 2020 5:41 PM EST

Ohio State coach Ryan Day has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be with the Buckeyes if they play at Illinois on Saturday. Ohio State said Friday it had an increased number of positive COVID-19 tests in the program this week. The game against the Illini was still on, but the Buckeyes were not traveling on...

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher runs off the field before the team's NCAA college football game against South Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 5 Texas A&M looks for 5th straight win in visit from LSU

Nov. 27, 2020 4:14 PM EST

LSU trounced Texas A&M 50-7 last season in its march to the national title. But this week as the Tigers prepared to visit the fifth-ranked Aggies, it wasn’t that game that they were thinking about, but rather what happened in their last trip to College Station. That game was a 74-72 victory by Texas...

Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) takes a snap during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against South Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. Texas A&M won 48-3. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 5 A&M looks for fifth straight win in matchup with LSU

Nov. 27, 2020 1:47 PM EST

LSU (3-3, 3-3 SEC) at No. 5 Texas A&M (5-1, 5-1, No. 5 CFP), Saturday at 5 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Texas A&M by 14 1/2. Series record: LSU leads 34-21-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Aggies have won four in a row but have had their last two games postponed because of a coronavirus outbreak. They’ll...

LSU coach Ed Orgeron walks on the sidelines against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

LSU's struggles just latest hurdle for resilient Ed Orgeron

Nov. 26, 2020 12:20 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron forged a career path that led him to the top of his profession by persevering through personal and professional hardships. So it’s little wonder that he continues to project optimism while the Tigers have labored in mediocrity just one season after a...

LSU, law firm, begin review of domestic, sex assault cases

Nov. 25, 2020 1:28 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La (AP) — LSU officials have begun meeting with experts from a law firm investigating the university’s handling of reported sexual and domestic assault cases. In a published letter to members of the LSU community, Interim LSU president Thomas C. Galligan Jr. and Athletic Director Scott...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Nov. 24, 2020 8:11 AM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Nov. 22 The Advocate on a former Louisiana State University football player who admitted in court to hitting his girlfriend: The tough challenge to LSU and its vaunted athletic department, so important to Louisiana and the university, is about more than whether...

LSU receiver Racey McMath makes a catch for a touchdown against Arkansas during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

LSU scores late in 4th quarter to upend Arkansas 27-24

Nov. 21, 2020 5:01 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A targeting penalty in the fourth quarter helped LSU continue its go-ahead drive, scoring with 3:59 left to dispatch Arkansas, 27-24, on Saturday. TJ Finley found Jaray Jenkins for a 13-yard touchdown to put LSU (3-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) ahead by three points. It was the...

Auburn running back Tank Bigsby (4) carries the ball during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

No. 23 Auburn hosts Tennessee in Gus Malzahn's 100th game

Nov. 19, 2020 3:35 PM EST

Tennessee (2-4, 2-4 SEC) at No. 23 Auburn (4-2, 4-2), Saturday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Auburn by 11. Series record: Auburn leads 28-22-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Volunteers are trying to halt a four-game losing streak after a promising start to the season. The Tigers hope to build on a 48-11 thrashing of...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt yells at the officials during an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The SEC came into this season with a contingency plan to deal with coronavirus-related issues. “Obviously, we can’t predict the future,” Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said. “I believe we all knew when we started this, that there were no guarantees.” (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

No. 23 Auburn hosts Tennessee after three-week hiatus

Nov. 19, 2020 12:29 PM EST

The Auburn Tigers were coming off their best performance when last weekend’s game was shut down, and Tennessee suffered the same fate while desperately trying to snap out of a losing funk. The 23rd-ranked Tigers (4-2 Southeastern Conference) will retake the field Saturday night after a three-week hiatus...

Missouri's Jalen Knox (9) and teammate Shawn Hendershot (81) celebrate following an NCAA college football game against Kentucky Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won the game 20-10. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Missouri's Drinkwitz seeking more success vs South Carolina

Nov. 19, 2020 12:20 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz has some good memories of playing at South Carolina. He hopes to make a few more this week. It was a year ago that Drinkwitz, then the coach at Appalachian State, brought the highly overmatched Mountaineers into Williams-Brice Stadium in what was expected...