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ICYMI in NFL Week 7: Lions fans call out officiating circus

Oct. 21, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

It was a fitting form of protest, given the circus that NFL officiating has become, game after game, week after week: A trio of spectators wore clown makeup and black-and-white striped jerseys in the stands at the Detroit Lions' home game against the Minnesota Vikings. Other fans who wore officials' shirts...

FAU coach Kiffin fined $5K for tweet criticizing officials

Oct. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin was fined $5,000 and reprimanded by Conference USA for criticizing the officiating in the Owls' Friday game by positing on Twitter a photo of blind officials, using canes and being led around by seeing eye dogs. Kiffin tweeted out the photo-shopped image Saturday night and...

As Atlanta metro area booms, so does football in Georgia

Oct. 20, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — The lawn in front of Milton High School looks big enough for a football field and provides a grand welcome mat to a building that would fit right in on the campus of a prestigious college, with its colonnade leading to an entrance of glass doors and tall windows. The 14-year-old building...

Schmidt accounts for 4 TDs, Air Force beats Hawaii 56-26

Oct. 20, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — It's likely that Mike Schmidt won't soon forget his first trip to Hawaii. Air Force's backup quarterback came off the bench to account for four touchdowns and the Falcons beat Hawaii 56-26 on Saturday night. Air Force (5-2, 3-1 Mountain West), which had 324 total yards by halftime, scored...

Stolen bus doesn't stop former coach and his 'van kids'

Oct. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — It's controlled chaos on a Sunday morning as a white Freightliner bus of indeterminate age rumbles down Sheep Island Road in Berkeley County. Alaysha, age 8, sits in the front seat and helps hand out doughnut holes to the kids as they climb on board. One row back, 1-year-old Armani...

Oregon State blows lead, comes back to beat Cal 21-17

Oct. 19, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Having seen his team dominate California all game, Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith felt it was appropriate that linebacker Hamilcar Rashed Jr. put an emphatic stamp on the day with with a game-ending sack. It was the season-high ninth sack by Smith's defense and helped erase any...

Trial date pushed back in West Virginia murder case

Oct. 19, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial date has been pushed back for a man accused of shooting a youth football coach at a West Virginia gas station in 2017. The Herald-Dispatch reports the defendant's attorney plans to seek input from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on a judge's rulings in not...

Auburn's Malzahn returns home to face old friend at Arkansas

Oct. 18, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Like most football players who grew up in Arkansas, Gus Malzahn dreamed about wearing the cardinal helmet with the running Razorback on the side. As a star at Fort Smith Christian School, Malzahn walked on at Arkansas in the early 1980s, but eventually left Fayetteville for...

Big Ten clash as No. 16 Michigan visits No. 7 Penn State

Oct. 18, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Sean Clifford looks forward to watching himself on tape more and more each week. It is one of the perks of being Penn State's starting quarterback. It is also part of the burden. "I think each week you've got to find something to critique yourself about," Clifford said. Clifford...

Washington St, Colorado both stumbling heading into showdown

Oct. 18, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

Washington State coach Mike Leach has seen improvement in his defense but more is needed as the Cougars seek their first Pac-12 win of the season when Colorado visits Saturday. The Cougars have given up 143 points and 1,715 yards in losing to UCLA, No. 13 Utah and No. 17 Arizona State in consecutive games. The...