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The Latest: Ohio State players in small-group workouts

Nov. 30, 2020 3:58 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An Ohio State spokesman said football players not in quarantine because of COVID-19 were allowed to return to the team facility for small-group workouts Monday. The No. 3 Buckeyes are hoping to be healthy enough to travel to...

A prerecorded message from Alabama coach Nick Saban is shown on the big screen at Bryant-Denny Stadium before the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game between Alabama and Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Saban expects to return to sidelines for Alabama-LSU game

Nov. 30, 2020 3:55 PM EST

Alabama coach Nick Saban expects to be back on the sidelines Saturday at LSU. Saban, who tested positive for COVID-19 last Wednesday, had to watch the top-ranked Crimson Tide's 42-13 victory over rival Auburn from home over the weekend while offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian ran the show. “I’m...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2020, file photo, Georgia quarterback D'Wan Mathis looks on from the bench after throwing an interception in the final seconds of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. Mathis, who opened the season as No. 11 Georgia's starter before losing his job, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Coach Kirby Smart confirmed the transfer decision by Mathis on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, as the Bulldogs opened practice for Saturday's visit from Vanderbilt.
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Georgia's D'Wan Mathis to transfer after losing starting job

Nov. 30, 2020 3:39 PM EST

Quarterback D’Wan Mathis, who opened the season as No. 11 Georgia’s starter, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Coach Kirby Smart said Monday he wanted Mathis, a redshirt freshman, to continue his career at Georgia, where JT Daniels has emerged as the starter. “I am excited to see his...

Minnesota linebacker Josh Aune (29) holds the ball after he intercepted a Purdue pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 34-31. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Virus forces Gophers to cancel game vs. No. 16 Northwestern

Nov. 30, 2020 3:12 PM EST

Minnesota announced Monday it has called off this weekend's game against No. 16 Northwestern, the second straight cancellation for the Gophers due to a spike in COVID-19 cases within the program. University officials made the decision in consultation with the Big Ten after seven additional positive cases were...

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) is chased by Maryland's Ruben Hyppolite II (11) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana won 27-11. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

No. 10 Hoosiers lose starting QB for Big Ten homestretch

Nov. 30, 2020 2:08 PM EST

Coach Tom Allen believes Michael Penix Jr. would do anything to keep No. 10 Indiana's magical season intact. Even if that means spending the final month of the season working from the sideline. Again. On Monday, Allen announced the Hoosiers starting quarterback suffered a season-ending torn anterior cruciate...

Oklahoma St offensive tackle Teven Jenkins to focus on NFL

Nov. 30, 2020 1:44 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins has decided to skip the remainder of the season to prepare for the NFL draft. Jenkins made the announcement in a tweet on Monday. Jenkins was injured against Oklahoma on Nov. 21 and did not play this past Saturday against Texas Tech....

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vanderbilt women's soccer player receives SEC football honor

Nov. 30, 2020 1:11 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has named Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller as the league's co-special teams player of the week after she made history becoming the first woman to play in a Power 5 conference football game. Fuller shared the award Monday with Florida punt returner Kadarius...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) breaks free for a touchdown against Auburn during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Elite 8 gridlock for another week

Nov. 30, 2020 2:26 AM EST

For the fourth straight week, the top eight teams in The Associated Press college football poll were stuck in place, and a glance at the upcoming schedule suggests it could be a couple more weeks before this gridlock lets up. The elite eight runs down like this: Alabama at No. 1 followed by Notre Dame, Ohio...

Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson, left, carries the ball while Bowling Green linebacker Darren Anders (37) and defensive lineman Ja'von Lyons (56) close in during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Bowling Green, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Scott W. Grau/Sentinel-Tribune via AP)

STAT WATCH: Bulls' Patterson breaks Williams' 2-game record

Nov. 30, 2020 2:15 AM EST

Buffalo's Jaret Patterson ran for more than 300 yards one week and over 400 the next. When the Bulls visit Ohio on Saturday, Patterson will be coming off the most productive back-to-back games by a running back in Football Bowl Subdivision history. Patterson's 409 yards against Kent State rank No. 2 on the FBS...

Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) scores a touchdown on a long run against Auburn during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

AP Top 25: No. 1 Alabama leads locked-in top 8 for 4th week

Nov. 29, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Alabama is the unanimous No. 1 again in The Associated Press college football poll as the top eight teams in the rankings held steady for the fourth week in a row. The Crimson Tide got 62 first-place votes for the second consecutive week and are followed by No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Clemson....