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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, left, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney pose with the trophy after a news conference for the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in New Orleans. Clemson is scheduled to play LSU on Monday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Swinney, Orgeron leading evolution in coaching styles

Jan. 12, 2020 5:09 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dabo Swinney can turn most any issue into an extended, persuasive sermon. If he was a salesman, we'd all probably be buying time shares. Ed Orgeron is as comfortable talking gumbo and jambalaya as he is the run-pass option, embracing his Cajun heritage and guy-next-door demeanor....

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo Ohio State cheerleaders yell to fans during an NCAA football game against Florida Atlantic in Columbus, Ohio. A New York-based sports network has turned to the federal courts in its trademark dispute with Ohio State University over use of the letter “O.” (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Sports company sues in letter 'O' dispute with Ohio State

Dec. 24, 2019 1:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oh no: A New York-based sports network has turned to the federal courts in its trademark dispute with Ohio State University over use of the letter “O.” Overtime Sports Inc., an online network focusing on high school basketball and football, has a capital O with sloping...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day waits with his players before taking the field for an NCAA college football game against Nebraska, in Lincoln, Neb. A year ago, Day was a relatively unknown Ohio State assistant. This December he's reigning Big Ten coach of the year and is eyeing a national title after leading the Buckeyes to a 13-0 record as the successor to the retiring Urban Meyer. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Year sees Day rise from unknown assistant to celebrity coach

Dec. 24, 2019 12:08 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At a crowded news conference last December, Ryan Day sat next to Ohio State legend Urban Meyer whose sudden decision to retire overshadowed the announcement of Day’s ascension to head coach of the storied program. This December, Day is a celebrity college football coach, the...

File-This Dec. 14, 2019, file photo shows NCAA college football player and Heisman Trophy finalist, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow listening to questions from the media during a news conference before the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York. Burrow is a hero on LSU's Baton Rouge campus, but he hasn't seen much of it because he took graduate courses online. (AP Photo/Jason Szenes,File)

Online classes keep football players out of academic fray

Dec. 23, 2019 10:50 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow is a hero on LSU's Baton Rouge campus, but he hasn't seen much of it because he took graduate courses online. Justin Fields rarely has to step inside an Ohio State classroom building because he also does most of his school work online to accommodate...

Iowa players including wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette (6) and defensive back Michael Ojemudia (11) celebrate following an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Iowa won 27-24. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Duncan’s late FG lifts No. 19 Iowa past Cornhuskers 27-24

Nov. 29, 2019 9:29 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It was cold and damp, Iowa had the ball at its 26 with 32 seconds left in regulation in a tie game, and the Hawkeyes’ offense hadn’t done much since the first quarter. Instead of being content to play for overtime against border rival Nebraska, coach Kirk Ferentz went for...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day shakes hands with Rutgers interim head coach Nunzio Campanile after their NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Piscataway, N.J. Ohio State won 56-21. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Outsider Day embraces intensity and mystique of ‘The Game’

Nov. 27, 2019 2:40 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Growing up in New Hampshire, Ryan Day was far more concerned with Red Sox-Yankees and how the Celtics were doing against the Lakers than Ohio State’s annual clash with Michigan. In college two decades ago, when he was the quarterback at New Hampshire, the major rivalry in his...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, center left, shakes hands with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, center right, after Ohio State defeated Michigan 31-20 in an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Jim Harbaugh’s job is safe at Michigan whether he finally beats Ohio State or falls to 0-5, but the timing for a win would provide a boost for college football’s winningest program. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Harbaugh to get boost if No. 10 Michigan beats No. 2 Ohio St

Nov. 25, 2019 8:28 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh’s job is safe at Michigan whether his team finally beats Ohio State or he falls to 0-5 in what has become a one-sided series. But a victory over Ohio State on Saturday at the Big House would sure provide a boost for Harbaugh and college football’s...