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Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson (3) looks for a receiver against Florida during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

South Carolina, Kentucky meet looking to end losing streaks

Dec. 3, 2020 9:22 AM EST

South Carolina and Kentucky each aim to end disappointing regular seasons with a rare victory. The winner might even have a chance to continue playing football in December. While the possibility of postseason play initially appears farfetched given both teams’ losing records, the Southeastern...

Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm directs his players against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

The Latest: WVA not allowing basketball fans in December

Dec. 1, 2020 4:11 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ West Virginia said Tuesday that no fans will be allowed at its men’s and women’s basketball games in December, except for essential personnel and the families of players and staff, due to recent spikes of COVID-19...

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) scores a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

Pitts scores 3 TDs in return, No. 6 Florida tops Kentucky

Nov. 28, 2020 4:56 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Pitts was feeling a little jittery before his first game in three weeks. His chest “got hot" and his heart started beating fast. Once he stepped on the field and saw one-on-one coverage, his eyes had to widen as well. Pitts scored three touchdowns in his return from a...

Vanderbilt lines up against Florida in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

No. 6 Florida seeking defensive turnaround against Kentucky

Nov. 27, 2020 1:58 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 6 Florida has no doubt it can keep pace with anyone in the country. The Gators have their highest-scoring offense in more than two decades, a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback, an experienced line and arguably the deepest receiving corps in the country. Together, they...

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) listens as head coach Dan Mullen speaks to his players after an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Florida won 38-17. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

No. 6 Florida can move closer to clinching East vs Kentucky

Nov. 27, 2020 1:55 PM EST

Kentucky (3-5, 3-5 SEC) at No. 6 Florida (6-1, 6-1, No. 6 CFP), Saturday at noon EST (ESPN). Line: Florida by 25 ½. Series record: Florida leads 52-18. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Gators could lose one of their final three games and still win the Southeastern Conference’s East Division. But a loss...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) makes a catch against Kentucky defensive back Brandin Echols (26) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

College football picks: Football feast missing some dishes

Nov. 25, 2020 11:24 AM EST

The Thanksgiving weekend football feast will be missing a few of the dishes that have become mainstays. Schedules altered and seasons delayed by the pandemic have taken off the table a bunch of rivalry games that have become a staple of the last weekend in November, including Michigan-Ohio State and all those...

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) passes against Vanderbilt in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Trask faces Kentucky again, as starter, Heisman front-runner

Nov. 24, 2020 12:58 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Trask’s college football career, maybe even his current Heisman Trophy campaign, essentially began at Kentucky last season. The Florida quarterback stepped in for injured starter Feleipe Franks late, rallied the Gators to 19 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and...

Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) breaks free for a long touchdown run against Kentucky during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Smith, No. 1 Alabama rout short-handed Kentucky, 63-3

Nov. 21, 2020 8:22 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama didn't quite look like itself at first after an extended period on the sidelines, but it scarcely made a difference on the scoreboard. DeVonta Smith caught nine passes for 144 yards and set the Southeastern Conference career record with two more touchdowns in the top-ranked...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, left, and Alabama head coach Nick Saban meet in the center of the field before an NCAA college football game, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Eight SEC games have been postponed already with only Arkansas, Kentucky and South Carolina not affected _ yet. “I do believe that Alabama and LSU ought to play this year, and I do believe we’re going to play somehow, some way,” Orgeron said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

No. 1 Alabama returns to the field against grieving Kentucky

Nov. 19, 2020 3:31 PM EST

Alabama has merely had to cope with a longer-than-expected stretch in between games. Kentucky has endured an entirely different sort of ordeal. The top-ranked Crimson Tide is set to return to the field Saturday after a three-week layoff when the Wildcats visit, still grieving the death of offensive line coach...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team to the field before an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year, extending its record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

Jones, No. 1 Alabama return to action against Kentucky

Nov. 19, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Kentucky (3-4, 3-4 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama (6-0, 6-0), Saturday at 4 p.m. EST (SEC Network). Line: Alabama by 30. Series record: Alabama leads 37-2-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE Alabama is trying to shake the rust off after a three-week layoff, with a scheduled open date and another because of LSU's COVID-19 problems....