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FAU hires Willie Taggart to be next coach, replacing Kiffin

Dec. 11, 2019 7:30 PM EST

Willie Taggart has another chance, and Florida Atlantic's search for Lane Kiffin's replacement is over. Taggart was hired by FAU on Wednesday, a week before the early signing day and only four days after Kiffin left the Owls for Mississippi. “I’m looking forward to long-term success here," Taggart...

Raheem Mostert becomes 49ers' new lead running back

Dec. 11, 2019 7:30 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When the 49ers' Raheem Mostert started his NFL career, he was a running back in name only. He made the final roster primarily to play special teams. He had never been a starting running back, even in college. Now Mostert is the lead running back on the NFL’s...

2 ex-Nebraska football players face sex assault allegations

Dec. 11, 2019 6:50 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two former University of Nebraska football players accused in connection with the sexual assault of a 19-year-old fellow student were set to be released from jail Wednesday after a judge allowed them to post bond, and attorneys for both men said they intend to fight the allegations....

Florida-Virginia bowl matchup: 'a lot of orange and blue'

Dec. 11, 2019 6:41 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall finds it amusing his Cavaliers have been designated the home team in the Orange Bowl. They're playing Florida, which ensures most of the crowd on Dec. 30 will be cheering for the “visitors." “This might be the most disproportionate home...

Colorado State hires Steve Addazio as football coach

Dec. 11, 2019 6:15 PM EST

One of the criteria Colorado State had for its next football coach was experience. The Rams checked that box with the hiring of Steve Addazio. Addazio agreed to a five-year contract Wednesday, with a base salary of $1.5 million in the first year and with a $50,000 increase each year of the deal. The 60-year-old...

Lansing Catholic's Gillespie AP Division 5-6 top player

Dec. 11, 2019 6:00 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As Zach Gillespie looked ahead to his senior season and his first as the starting quarterback for Lansing Catholic in August, he was reminded to set his goals high. So Gillespie realized then he needed to adjust the initial goals he had set for this season. “(My dad) reminded...

Ex-NC State coach's attorneys question fairness of NCAA case

Dec. 11, 2019 5:38 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for former North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried are questioning the fairness of the NCAA process after he was charged with failing to adequately monitor the Wolfpack men's basketball program for violations, including during the recruitment of former basketball star...

NCAA: 'Highly probable' Congress passes athlete comp rules

Dec. 11, 2019 5:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday it is “highly probable” Congress will set national guidelines for how college athletes can be compensated for the use of their names, images and likenesses. Emmert, who spoke at a forum sponsored by the Sports Business Journal, said he...

Michigan is poised to legalize sports, online gambling

Dec. 11, 2019 4:52 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Legislature voted Wednesday to legalize sports betting and internet gambling, expanding options for gamblers in a state with three commercial casinos in Detroit and two-dozen tribal casinos elsewhere. The bills reflect a compromise with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after...

Browns' Mayfield not fueled by college rift with Cards coach

Dec. 11, 2019 4:50 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield won't forget what happened between him and Kliff Kingsbury. Some scars remain. However, it appears the Browns quarterback has forgiven one of his former college coaches. “It’s in the past,” Mayfield said Wednesday of his issues when he played at Texas...