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Patience helps Wake Forest, Pitt build for ACC title shot

Dec. 03, 2021 12:07 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Dave Clawson needed eight seasons to build a successful football program at Wake Forest and turn the Demon Deacons into Atlantic Coast Conference division winners. Pat Narduzzi needed a little less time to do it at Pittsburgh, though the...

LSU, Kelly agree to 10-year contract worth at least $95M

Nov. 30, 2021 17:48 PM EST

LSU flew newly hired coach Brian Kelly on a private jet to Baton Rouge, where he was greeted Tuesday by fans, dignitaries and the Golden Band from Tigerland after agreeing to a 10-year contract worth $95 million plus incentives. The hiring of Kelly — who has Notre Dame...

LSU hires Kelly away from Notre Dame to be Tigers next coach

Nov. 30, 2021 07:29 AM EST

LSU is hiring Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, a stunning move by one of the most accomplished coaches in college football jumping from the sport's most storied program to a Southeastern Conference powerhouse. The move was confirmed Monday night by a person familiar with...

Clemson wins 7th straight over rival South Carolina 30-0

Nov. 27, 2021 23:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson finished an unusual season in a very familiar way with a dominating win over rival South Carolina. Will Shipley ran for 128 yards and a touchdown and Clemson's defense smothered the Gamecocks for its seventh-straight win in the Palmetto...

Only 1 thing mind of South Carolina's Beamer: Beat Clemson

Nov. 26, 2021 09:57 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — First-year South Carolina coach Shane Beamer has had the same message driven home nearly each day since taking the job last December: Beat Clemson. “That's what I've heard,” Beamer said. Hearing about beating Clemson and...

Bowl game, bragging rights at stake for rivals FSU, Florida

Nov. 26, 2021 09:47 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Running back Malik Davis, one of a dozen Florida players dealing with a second coaching change in their college careers, got a chance to address teammates earlier this week. His message was simple and succinct. “Even...

Michigan State gives Mel Tucker a $95 million, 10-year deal

Nov. 25, 2021 11:06 AM EST

Michigan State is giving Mel Tucker a $95 million, 10-year contract, making an aggressive move to keep a football coach who potentially could have left for LSU or the NFL. “I am honored to be a part of the Spartan process today, and for years to come," Tucker wrote...

Clemson waits out race for seventh straight ACC Atlantic

Nov. 22, 2021 14:26 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson did what it had to do for a chance to extend its run of ACC Atlantic Division titles. Now, it's out of the Tigers hands. They have to wait for this weekend's results to see what's next for them. Clemson (8-3, 6-2...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Superpowers flex with titles in sight

Nov. 21, 2021 10:51 AM EST

The superpowers asserted themselves over the upstarts Saturday. In a season that has been dotted with upsets and surprises, the most talented teams are rising to the top. No. 7 Michigan State and No. 13 Wake Forest have been good stories, but against...

No. 13 Wake Forest looks to wrap up ACC Atlantic at Clemson

Nov. 18, 2021 19:47 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 13 Wake Forest (9-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 10 CFP) at Clemson (7-3, 5-2), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Clemson by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Clemson leads 68-17-1. ...