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Southern Mississippi defensive back Marcus "MJ" Daniels Jr. shot to death in Hattiesburg

Jun. 12, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Marcus “MJ” Daniels Jr., a defensive back at Southern Mississippi, was shot to death Tuesday night at an apartment complex in Hattiesburg, a coroner said. Daniels' body was sent to a medical examiner for an autopsy, Forrest County Coroner Lisa Klem...

Former longtime Georgia Tech athletic director and NFL coach Homer Rice dies at 97

Jun. 10, 2024 21:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Homer Rice, who as athletic director hired some of Georgia Tech's most successful coaches and implemented the school's Total Person Program, has died. He was 97. Rice died Monday, Georgia Tech announced on Monday night. Rice was Georgia Tech's athletic...

Ads on football fields will create new revenue for schools preparing to give more money to athletes

Jun. 07, 2024 20:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA will allow commercial sponsor advertisements on football fields for regular-season games in all three divisions beginning this season, creating a new revenue stream for schools facing mounting costs in the changing college sports landscape. The move was...

Doug Porter, former HBCU coach who was the oldest living College Football Hall of Famer, dies at 94

Jun. 06, 2024 23:01 PM EDT

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Doug Porter, the longtime football coach at historically Black colleges who was the oldest living member of the College Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 94. Porter died Wednesday. Miller Funeral Home said a funeral service is set for Saturday, June 15,...

Expanded College Football Playoff will begin with 1st-round game on Dec. 20 in prime time

Jun. 05, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

The first year of the 12-team College Football Playoff will kick off with a first-round game on Dec. 20 and conclude with the title game one month later in Atlanta. The CFP announced its entire schedule on Wednesday. The four first-round games will be on Dec. 20 and 21. ABC and ESPN...

Texas A&M president says traditional bonfire will not return as part of renewed Texas rivalry

Jun. 04, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M's traditional bonfire, which ended 25 years ago after 12 people were killed and 27 more were wounded when the log stack collapsed during construction, will not return to campus for the renewal of the annual football rivalry with Texas, school President...

Penn State found 'friction' between coach James Franklin, team doctor; could not determine violation

Jun. 03, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

An internal review by Penn State in 2019 found evidence of “friction” between football coach James Franklin and a now-former team doctor, but it could not determine whether Franklin violated NCAA bylaws or Big Ten standards by interfering with medical decisions. The 15-page...

Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Aaron Donald and Manti Te'o debut on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Jun. 03, 2024 11:39 AM EDT

Nick Saban and Urban Meyer are up for election to the College Football Hall of Fame for the first time. The ballot for the Hall of Fame class to be announced in January was released by the National Football Foundation on Monday. It includes 77 players and nine coaches from the...

Big 12 will distribute record $470 million, though 10 full-share members getting little less

May. 31, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Big 12 schools will share in a record $470 million of revenue distribution, the conference announced Friday when wrapping up its first spring meetings as a 14-team league and before growing by two more teams. While the 10 full-share members will get smaller...

One-time starting QB Tyler Buchner rejoining Notre Dame team as walk-on receiver

May. 31, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former Alabama and Notre Dame quarterback Tyler Buchner is returning to the Fighting Irish team as a walk-on wide receiver. Buchner, who announced his decision Friday in an open letter to Notre Dame fans, was a starter for the Fighting Irish to begin the...