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Rocky Lombardi-led N. Illinois faces Kent St. for MAC title

Dec. 03, 2021 02:05 AM EST

Rocky Lombardi was looking for a new place to play football after deciding to transfer from Michigan State nearly a year ago. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, was searching for a quarterback to spark a turnaround. Lombardi and the Huskies proved to be a...

Pitre began as lone recruit for No. 9 Baylor after scandal

Dec. 03, 2021 02:00 AM EST

Jalen Pitre stuck with his long-time commitment to Baylor while every other recruit bailed in the wake of a horrendous scandal. He was in a class all by himself when coach Matt Rhule was hired in December 2016, six months after Art Briles was fired. Under an interim...

Troy hires Kentucky assistant Jon Sumrall as head coach

Dec. 02, 2021 23:02 PM EST

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Troy has hired Kentucky co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall as its head coach, the school announced Thursday night. Sumrall replaces Chip Lindsey, who was fired on Nov. 21 with one game left in his third season. Sumrall, 39, was...

Dickert introduced as Wash St football coach; 3-2 as interim

Dec. 02, 2021 20:51 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Jake Dickert was introduced Thursday as the new head football coach at Washington State and vowed to “bring the Pac-12 championship back here to Pullman, Washington.” Dickert was elevated last week from interim coach after the Cougars pounded...

Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall stepping down after bowl

Dec. 02, 2021 20:20 PM EST

Bronco Mendenhall said the thought that it was time to do something else first came to him the day after his team's dispiriting loss to Virginia Tech. In the ensuing days, Virginia's coach considered other solutions, but as the week progressed he felt more clarity. He...

NCAA approves late addition to bowl lineup, 42nd game

Dec. 02, 2021 19:16 PM EST

The NCAA football oversight committee on Thursday approved a waiver to the deadline for bowl certification so another game can be added to this season's lineup, upping the number to 42 and ensuring all teams that finished 6-6 can play in the postseason. The additional...

Winter of waiting: Baseball fans hope MLB lockout fleeting

Dec. 02, 2021 19:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The only hint of activity outside of Chase Field on Thursday afternoon was the low humming noise from a construction crew, which was busy hanging some signs for an upcoming college football bowl game. Otherwise, the home of Major League Baseball's Arizona...

No. 20 ULL seeks 1st Sun Belt title game triumph vs App St.

Dec. 02, 2021 18:28 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — For Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier, there was never a thought of starting his next job at Florida before he'd coached the No. 20 Ragin' Cajuns in the Sun Belt Conference championship game. This is the third time in four years since Napier...

Virginia announces football coach Bronco Mendenhall will step down after the team's bowl game

Dec. 02, 2021 17:34 PM EST
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia announces football coach Bronco Mendenhall will step down after the team's bowl game.

No. 20 ULL, Appalachian State await 3rd Sun Belt title clash

Dec. 02, 2021 17:16 PM EST

Appalachian State (10-2, 7-1 Sun Belt) at No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette (11-1, 8-0, No. 24 CFP), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Appalachian State by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Appalachian State leads 8-2. ...