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Rink Babka, discus medalist at 1960 Olympics, dies at 85

Jan. 17, 2022 16:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard “Rink” Babka, a former world record holder who was part of a U.S. medals sweep in the discus at the 1960 Rome Olympics, has died. He was 85. Babka died Saturday of congestive heart failure in a hospital, according to the University of Southern...

Chip Kelly staying at UCLA, agrees to new 4-year contract

Jan. 14, 2022 19:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA football coach Chip Kelly agreed to a new four-year contract Friday after leading the Bruins to their best season since 2015. The agreement came two days before the $9 million buyout on Kelly’s original contract would have expired. Kelly said he had...

Fresh off UGA title, Lanning hits ground running at Oregon

Jan. 14, 2022 02:07 AM EST

Dan Lanning was all-in as Oregon's new head coach the moment he stepped off the field from celebrating Georgia's national championship. Lanning was hired by the Ducks last month, but first he finished out his run as defensive coordinator for the Bulldogs, who on Monday beat Alabama...

UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson returning for 2022 season

Jan. 10, 2022 20:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who led the Pac-12 in total offense this season, will return for a fifth year with the Bruins in 2022. Thompson-Robinson announced his decision Monday on social media. “I believe 2021 ended short so WE...

Salaam, Luck headline College Football Hall of Fame class

Jan. 10, 2022 16:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Late Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam of Colorado and two-time Heisman runner-up Andrew Luck of Stanford headline a list of 21 former players and coaches in this year's College Football Hall of Fame class. The National Football Foundation announced the new...

Lincoln Riley names his full USC coaching staff

Jan. 10, 2022 15:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Lincoln Riley has confirmed his full coaching staff for his debut season with the Trojans. Riley on Monday formally named a 10-man staff that includes Donte Williams. He will be Riley's defensive backs coach and defensive passing game...

Two roads: Young, Bennett take different paths to CFP stage

Jan. 08, 2022 13:25 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alabama's Bryce Young and Georgia's Stetson Bennett both transferred in 2018. One got a lot more attention than the other. Already a celebrated quarterback prospect heading into his junior year of high school, Young made headlines in Southern California when he...

Column: Peacemaker needed for playoff expansion to progress

Jan. 07, 2022 13:35 PM EST

College football needs a peacemaker. The administrators responsible for managing the College Football Playoff appear to be at an impasse when it comes to expansion. Nobody is against growing the current field of four, but they now seem to be entrenched in opposing positions regarding...

Dorrell turns over staff in effort to turn around Colorado

Jan. 06, 2022 18:44 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — From the conference room overlooking the snow-covered turf at Folsom Field, Colorado coach Karl Dorrell lamented a season without a bowl appearance. Hence, the recent shakeup. Gone are five assistant coaches, who either left or weren't retained,...

UNLV promotes interim AD Harper to full-time job

Jan. 03, 2022 15:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV has promoted interim athletic director Erick Harper to serve in the job full time. Harper's hiring, announced on Monday, was effective Jan. 1. He had served as interim athletic director since Desiree Reed-Francois left UNLV for Missouri in August. ...