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FILE - Iowa State wide receiver Landen Akers (82) carries the ball during an NCAA college football game against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, in this Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, file photo. The Cyclones occupied the spot next to Kansas at the bottom of the Big 12 when the 23-year-old wide receiver from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, arrived in Ames. Now the Cyclones (7-2, 7-1) are alone in first place heading into Saturday's game against West Virginia (5-3, 4-3).(AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

Iowa St seniors cap steady climb with home finale vs WVU

Dec. 3, 2020 12:54 PM EST

As the old man on the roster, Landen Akers has been at Iowa State even longer than fifth-year coach Matt Campbell. The Cyclones occupied the spot next to Kansas at the bottom of the Big 12 when the wide receiver from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, arrived in Ames. Now the Cyclones (7-2, 7-1 Big 12) are alone in first place...

Iowa State players and coaches storm the field after their win over Texas in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

'Marvelous' - Ex Iowa State coach wowed by Cyclones success

Dec. 2, 2020 3:18 PM EST

Jim Walden once said if a football coach stays at Iowa State, two things will happen: he will lose and he will get fired. Walden predicted in the early 1990s that the Cyclones might be headed toward dropping to Division I-AA, now known as the Football Championship Subdivision. Weeks before he decided to resign in...

The Latest: Florida heads to 'Bubbleville' for hoop games

Nov. 30, 2020 9:15 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Florida's men's basketball team has signed on for a trip to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut for two midweek games in “Bubbleville.” The Gators will face Army on Wednesday and Boston College on Thursday night. Florida...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Vanderbilt interim athletic director Candice Lee answers questions during a news conference in Nashville, Tenn. Lee said Monday that Vanderbilt has an opportunity to put its money where its mouth is and prove its commitment to football as they search for a new football coach to replace Derek Mason, who was fired Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

AD: Vandy coaching search chance to show winning commitment

Nov. 30, 2020 4:46 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt athletic director Candice Lee sees her first coaching search as a chance for the Commodores to start showing how committed they are to competing in Southeastern Conference football. “We have an opportunity to put our money where our mouth is," Lee said Monday. ...

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...

Texas forward Gerald Liddell (0) battles for the ball against Texas Rio Grande Valley's Chris Freeman (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

No. 19 Texas opens with 91-55 win over Rio Grande Valley

Nov. 25, 2020 11:38 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas doesn't attract huge crowds for basketball, but COVID-19 restrictions and precautions left the No. 19 Longhorns with fewer fans than usual Wednesday night. “We have to create our own energy,” guard Courtney Ramey said. They did plenty of that. Ramey had 20 points...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 23, 2020 10:00 AM EST

Omaha World Herald. Nov. 21, 2020 At the end of the tunnel, part of the light is from the promise of good sports It’s a fall Saturday in Nebraska. Let’s take a little break from the heavy news of the day and think about better times ahead — in sports. In the matter closest at hand, the reason...

A BYU fans sits among the cardboard fan cutouts during an NCAA college football game against North Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, Pool)

Takeaways: Playing through pandemic predictably frustrating

Nov. 22, 2020 1:14 AM EST

The college football Saturday started with another game being postponed, the 18th of the week, and a dispute between Clemson and Florida State. Clemson wanted to play, even though it brought a player to Tallahassee who ended up testing positive on Friday night. Florida State medical officials said no, and the...

In this image provided by Sun Devil Athletics, Arizona State's Josh Christopher works out during NCAA college basketball practice on Nov. 5, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Christopher is blessed with prodigious basketball talent and a strong inner drive to be the best at what he does, a combination that made him one of that nation's top recruits in the class of 2020. (Katie MacCrory/Sun Devil Athletics via AP)

Arizona State's Christopher embracing Hurley's intensity

Nov. 20, 2020 4:25 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Josh Christopher is blessed with prodigious basketball talent and a strong inner drive, a combination that made him one of that nation's top recruits in the class of 2020. When the five-star guard was choosing where he would play in college, he wanted someone who would challenge him,...

Middle-school counselor Shanon Baker poses for a photo in the school's library Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Sammamish, Wash. A master's degree and a full-time job weren't enough to help Baker land an apartment she could afford in Seattle's east-side suburbs. But a $750 million commitment by a partnership backed in part by Microsoft's affordable housing initiative helped do the trick. Urban Housing Ventures is cutting rents at 40% of the units in three buildings as part of an effort to make sure teachers, nurses and other middle-income professionals can live in the communities where they work. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Microsoft-led housing effort cuts rents in Seattle suburbs

Nov. 19, 2020 1:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A master's degree and a full-time job as a middle-school counselor weren't enough to help Sam Baker land an apartment she could afford in Seattle's east-side suburbs. But a $750 million commitment by a local tech giant helped do the trick. In August, Baker moved into her new apartment in one...