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Arizona hires Rhoads as defensive coordinator

Dec. 20, 2019 11:17 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has hired former Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads as its defensive coordinator. The school announced Rhoads' hiring on Friday. He replaces Marcel Yates, who was fired with linebackers coach John Rushing on Oct. 30. Former NFL coach Chuck Cecil served as the Wildcats' interim...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 1993, file photo, Iowa football coach Hayden Fry is carried off the field after his team defeated Minnesota in an NCAA college football game, giving him his 200th career victory in Iowa City, Iowa. Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. He was 90. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Hayden Fry, Texan who turned around Iowa, dies at 90

Dec. 18, 2019 12:42 AM EST

Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution over two decades as a Big Ten coach, has died. He was 90. Fry's family announced through the University of Iowa that the former coach died Tuesday with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer. He had been living...

Coach Sam Pittman speaks, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 during an introductory news conference at the Walker Pavilion in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas introduced former Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its new head football coach. Pittman had a previous stop as an assistant with the Razorbacks and has spent much of his coaching career in the SEC. (Charlie Kaijo/The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

Emotional Pittman introduced as new Arkansas coach

Dec. 9, 2019 9:29 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Sam Pittman backed away from the microphone and wiped his eyes, his emotions getting the better of him as he addressed a throng of Arkansas fans Monday afternoon. Pittman was introduced as the 34th head coach in program history, ending an almost one-month search for a new...

Arkansas hires Georgia assistant Pittman as new head coach

Dec. 8, 2019 9:17 PM EST

Arkansas hired Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its head coach Sunday, giving the longtime offensive line coach his first chance to lead a college program. Pittman, an Oklahoma native, has been coaching at the FBS level since 1994 and he's been in the Southeastern Conference, including a three-year stint at...

Missouri quarterback Taylor Powell drops back to pass against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Powell, Missouri snap 5-game skid with win over Arkansas

Nov. 29, 2019 7:47 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a game started by third- and fifth-string quarterbacks, the outcome was decided by one of their backups. It was appropriate enough for Arkansas and Missouri, two teams facing their longest losing streaks in decades. Fayetteville High School graduate Taylor Powell entered for...