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Florida hires La-Lafayette coach Napier to replace Mullen

Nov. 28, 2021 15:25 PM EST

Florida hired Louisiana-Lafayette’s Billy Napier on Sunday to be the Gators' next football coach. The move ends a quick process that landed Florida its top target one week after it fired Dan Mullen. The 42-year-old Napier will remain with the Ragin...

Turmoil hits antipoverty group as report questions contracts

Nov. 28, 2021 15:10 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A poverty-fighting agency in Alabama's most populous county has lost its contract to run the county’s Head Start program for disadvantaged preschoolers and is telling local officials that it needs a $3 million cash infusion to avoid going broke after temporarily...

Upsets by North Texas, others push bowl-eligible teams to 83

Nov. 28, 2021 14:59 PM EST

North Texas needed to win its final five regular-season games to become bowl eligible. The Mean Green did it — and the last victory was the most noteworthy of the bunch. North Texas knocked No. 15 UTSA from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 45-23 blowout Saturday. The...

POLL ALERT: Michigan jumps 4 spots to No. 2 behind Georgia in AP Top 25, followed by Cincinnati, Alabama, Oklahoma State

Nov. 28, 2021 14:10 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Michigan jumps 4 spots to No. 2 behind Georgia in AP Top 25, followed by Cincinnati, Alabama, Oklahoma State.

AP Top 25: Michigan rises to No. 2; Oklahoma State up to 5th

Nov. 28, 2021 14:07 PM EST

Michigan jumped to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday and Oklahoma State joined the top five for the first time since 2015. Georgia was a unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank for the eighth consecutive week. For the fourth...

City workers in Decatur may get higher year-end bonus

Nov. 28, 2021 13:23 PM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama city may raise the bonus that it plans for city employees months after officials approved a 2.5% pay raise for workers. The Decatur Daily reports Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling wants to increase city workers' Christmas bonus from the...

35-foot state Christmas tree to be displayed at Capitol

Nov. 28, 2021 12:46 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state Christmas tree will be delivered Monday to the Alabama Capitol. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office said this year's tree is a 35-foot eastern red cedar grown in Fitzpatrick. The tree is expected to arrive around noon. The tree will be...

AP Top 25 Takeaways Harbaugh's breakthrough; Harsin's miscue

Nov. 28, 2021 01:56 AM EST

Jim Harbaugh has always been a good coach. Now he's a good coach who has finally beaten Ohio State. No. 6 Michigan vanquished the Buckeyes on Saturday, ending a losing streak that has defined the program and its coach. ...

No. 3 Alabama rallies late, survives 4 OTs to beat Auburn

Nov. 27, 2021 20:49 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Pushed to the limits, Alabama delivered plays to celebrate in a stadium that has produced a few devastating ones. The result was another unforgettable Iron Bowl. John Metchie caught a scoring pass from Bryce Young in the fourth...

No. 1 Georgia routs Georgia Tech 45-0, looks ahead to Bama

Nov. 27, 2021 16:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stetson Bennett helped No. 1 Georgia finish a perfect regular season, and then shifted his attention to Alabama. Bennett passed for 255 yards and four touchdowns, including two to tight end Brock Bowers, and No. 1 Georgia overwhelmed Georgia Tech 45-0 on...