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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Clemson during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal in Glendale, Ariz. When Fields got together with some of his teammates last Saturday to watch college football on TV, the mood was dark. “Distraught,” Fields said. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Big Ten back in poll, not on field

Sep. 28, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

There was no way this was going to turn out anything but odd, and it's not going to get easier going forward. The college football season will not have all 10 FBS conferences playing until the first week of November. In the Associated Press college football poll, however, all Division I teams that plan to play in...

Burton eligible at Texas Tech after 2 seasons at Wichita St

Sep. 17, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Junior guard Jamarius Burton has been granted a waiver from the NCAA that makes him eligible to play this season for Texas Tech after starting 52 games the past two seasons for Wichita State. Texas Tech coach Chris Beard announced the waiver Thursday, which came five months after...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Georgia coach Kirby Smart, center, talks to his players during a timeout in the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Athens, Ga. There will be much interest in possible changes coming to No. 4 Georgia’s offense with a new quarterback, who is expected to be Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman, and a new coordinator, Todd Monken. Still, Smart’s Bulldogs may lean on their experienced defense in the pandemic-delayed season. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Georgia coach Smart, wife donate $1 million to university

Sep. 17, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart and his wife Mary Beth have committed $1 million to the university for programs supporting social justice and athletes impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as an expansion of the Bulldogs' football facility. The Smarts joined Detroit Lions quarterback...

UConn's Tyrese Martin granted waiver to play this season

Sep. 16, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn swingman Tyrese Martin, who transferred from Rhode Island in April, has been granted a waiver that will allow him to play for the Huskies this season. The 6-foot-6 junior averaged 12.8 points and 7.1 rebounds and started every game last season for URI, where he was recruited by...

Syracuse running back Jawhar Jordan (25) is stopped by North Carolina's Kaimon Rucker (25), Khadry Jackson (8), and Cam'Ron Kelly (9) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

ACC teams look to fix opening-week miscues for Week 2 games

Sep. 16, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

North Carolina coach Mack Brown knows his team started the season with too many penalties and turnovers. Now the 12th-ranked Tar Heels and the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference teams that played last week get the chance to correct mistakes that surfaced – some from the typical opening-game jitters,...

FILE - Connecticut's Olivia Nelson-Ododa, left, drives around South Florida's Tamara Henshaw during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals at Mohegan Sun Arena, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. UConn officials have discussed creating helmet stickers, warm-up T-shirts and altering athletic uniforms in other ways to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. “I believe as athletes that we have this platform, especially here, we have a platform and a voice and we should use it, especially on topics like this that have been going on for hundreds of years,

UConn may go beyond patches in support of BLM

Sep. 13, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut officials have discussed creating helmet stickers, warm-up T-shirts and altering athletic uniforms in other ways to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The school last month committed to joining others in the Big East conference in adding BLM...

Georgia Tech edges Florida State 16-13

Sep. 12, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Georgia Tech had not won an ACC road game to open a season since 1996, long before everyone on the roster was born. But the Yellow Jackets now have a significant win to build on in Year Two under coach Geoff Collins. True freshman Jeff Sims, who was once a Florida State commitment,...

FILE - Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) runs onto the field before an NCAA college football game against South Dakota Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Norman, Okla. Rattler, a redshirt freshman, has been named Oklahoma’s starting quarterback. Missouri State plays at No. 5 Oklahoma on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Missouri St coach Petrino returns to big stage vs. Oklahoma

Sep. 10, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

For a day, Bobby Petrino will return to the big stage. The controversial coach will open his first season guiding Missouri State, a Football Championship Subdivision program, on Saturday night at No. 5 Oklahoma. Petrino has a 119-56 career college record in 14 seasons at Louisville, Arkansas and Western...

FILE - Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) runs onto the field before an NCAA college football game against South Dakota Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Norman, Okla. Rattler, a redshirt freshman, has been named Oklahoma’s starting quarterback. Missouri State plays at No. 5 Oklahoma on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Petrino in spotlight as Missouri State visits No. 5 Oklahoma

Sep. 10, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

Missouri State at No. 5 Oklahoma, Saturday at 7 p.m. ET (Pay-per-view). Line: No Line. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oklahoma wants to establish freshman Spencer Rattler at quarterback. He was the consensus No. 1 quarterback nationally in the 2019 recruiting class and is the Big...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) carries in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against South Dakota, in Norman, Okla. Rattler is competing with Tanner Mordecai for the starting spot. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Spencer Rattler named starting QB for No. 5 Oklahoma

Sep. 1, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

Spencer Rattler is the next man up in the Oklahoma quarterback factory. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley named Rattler the starter over Tanner Mordecai on Tuesday heading into the fifth-ranked Sooners' opener Sept. 12 against Missouri State. Rattler, a redshirt freshman, is the Big 12’s Preseason Newcomer of...