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Auburn's Malzahn returns home to face old friend at Arkansas

Oct. 18, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Like most football players who grew up in Arkansas, Gus Malzahn dreamed about wearing the cardinal helmet with the running Razorback on the side. As a star at Fort Smith Christian School, Malzahn walked on at Arkansas in the early 1980s, but eventually left Fayetteville for...

Big Ten clash as No. 16 Michigan visits No. 7 Penn State

Oct. 18, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Sean Clifford looks forward to watching himself on tape more and more each week. It is one of the perks of being Penn State's starting quarterback. It is also part of the burden. "I think each week you've got to find something to critique yourself about," Clifford said. Clifford...

Washington St, Colorado both stumbling heading into showdown

Oct. 18, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

Washington State coach Mike Leach has seen improvement in his defense but more is needed as the Cougars seek their first Pac-12 win of the season when Colorado visits Saturday. The Cougars have given up 143 points and 1,715 yards in losing to UCLA, No. 13 Utah and No. 17 Arizona State in consecutive games. The...

K-State coach Klieman to get first shot at Patterson's Frogs

Oct. 18, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Every time longtime Kansas State coach Bill Snyder seemed to be leaning toward retirement, it seemed as if TCU coach Gary Patterson's name would surface as the logical successor for the Wildcats. He was born in Kansas. Played linebacker at Kansas State. Got his first coaching gig, as...

Wake Forest, Florida State look to bounce back from losses

Oct. 18, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Coach Dave Clawson wants to see how Wake Forest bounces back from a loss. Florida State has had to do that all too often lately. The Demon Deacons (5-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) look to respond to their first defeat Saturday night when they play host to the Seminoles (3-3,...

Pruitt, Tennessee trying to halt losing streak vs No. 1 Bama

Oct. 18, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It's Jeremy Pruitt's turn. No. 1 Alabama dispatched another former Nick Saban assistant, Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher, last week and the latest underling-turned-rival gets his crack when Pruitt and his Tennessee Volunteers visit Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday night. Two lengthy...

Women impacting NBA in various roles, 11 assistant coaches

Oct. 18, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her. "Thanks coach," Edwards says before...

Tennessee trying to snap 12-year losing streak vs Alabama

Oct. 17, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban was coaching the NFL's Miami Dolphins the last time Alabama lost to Tennessee. The current players from both teams were mostly in elementary school. The top-ranked Crimson Tide has won the last 12 meetings in this traditional Third Saturday in October rivalry, mostly by...

New coach Juwan Howard talks up Michigan at media day

Oct. 17, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When asked if anything about his new job has surprised him, Michigan coach Juwan Howard mentioned recruiting. "I knew you have to recruit, but all the work that comes behind the recruiting. Like I haven't talked on the phone in years. What we all do now is just text, right? Or...

SEC's stability underscores challenge for Lady Vols' Harper

Oct. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — New Tennessee coach Kellie Harper understands the enormity of her task as she tries to get the Lady Vols back among the nation's premier women's basketball programs. Tennessee has been picked to finish sixth out of 14 teams in the Southeastern Conference, its lowest projection in...