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Fury meets faith: Illinois coaches preach football, devotion

Sep. 28, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — "Where any game is being played," novelist John Updike wrote, "a hedge exists against fury." Football's fury is ubiquitous, visceral, from the Iron Man era when gridders played both sides of the ball, through Woody Hayes' "three yards and a cloud of dust," to Mike Ditka's latter-day...

'Hopalong' Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85

Sep. 20, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in Hop...

Cincinnati wins 14th straight over oldest rival

Sep. 14, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohioans Michael Warren II, from Toledo, and coach Luke Fickell, from Columbus, were not aware of this rivalry until they first arrived on the Cincinnati campus but have become part of the Bearcats' dominant run versus Miami of Ohio. Warren — like Fickell, in his third season at...