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Iowa's Epenesa focusing on '19 season, not '20 NFL draft

Jun. 18, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa junior A.J. Epenesa knows that he has a strong shot at being picked in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft should he choose to go pro next spring. He's choosing not to think about it all that much. Epenesa, a 6-foot-6, 280-pound defensive end who led the Big Ten with 10 1-2...

Syracuse University extends sports equipment deal with Nike

Jun. 14, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University has extended its sports equipment agreement with Nike. Athletic director John Wildhack made the announcement Friday. He says the deal includes two summer internships and is of a shorter term than in the past but declined to disclose details. Syracuse has been a...

Arizona State's Herm Edwards to serve as professor

Jun. 13, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Herm Edwards is adding a new title at Arizona State: Professor. The school announced Thursday that the Arizona State head football coach will become a professor of practice at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Edwards will serve as a guest lecturer and...

Vanderbilt, SMU to play 3-game series starting in 2024

Jun. 13, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt and SMU have scheduled a three-game series that starts in 2024. The two teams will face each other twice in Nashville and once in Dallas during a six-year stretch. The series starts when SMU visits Vanderbilt on Sept. 14, 2024. Vanderbilt will host SMU again on Sept. 9,...

Thief steals Alabama youth program's team van

Jun. 13, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A youth football program leader says the van he uses to transport Alabama teens to college scouting visits has been stolen from a home. Jaquel Fells operates Playmakers Elite, a youth football program he says helps get teens "off the streets" and into college. Fells told news...

Tennessee OL McBride giving up football for health reasons

Jun. 12, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee freshman offensive lineman Melvin McBride is giving up football for medical reasons. Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt said Wednesday that a "personal medical condition" was discovered during McBride's physical after the offensive lineman arrived on campus. Pruitt didn't...

'This isn't for everyone': A labor of love for football refs

Jun. 12, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — It has never been more difficult to be an official in college football. Those who do it face relentless, often uninformed criticism and attacks on their credibility. Complaints from fans armed with DVR, fueled by sports-talk instigators and amplified by social media, have become so...

Vanderbilt adds 4 more graduate transfers to its roster

Jun. 12, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has added four more graduate transfers to its football roster. Commodores coach Derek Mason announced Wednesday the additions of offensive lineman Rowan Godwin, receiver/kick returner Justice Shelton-Mosley, defensive back Cam Watkins and defensive lineman Eddie...

USC welcomes back WR McCoy, lands Florida CB Steele

Jun. 11, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Receiver Bru McCoy and cornerback Chris Steele have officially joined Southern California's football program, apparently wrapping up two recruiting sagas back where they began. USC coach Clay Helton on Tuesday confirmed the arrivals of local products McCoy and Steele, two of the nation's...

Former Michigan WR Oliver Martin transfers to Iowa

Jun. 11, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former Michigan wide receiver Oliver Martin has transferred to Iowa, his hometown school. The Hawkeyes announced on Tuesday that Martin, a former four-star recruit from Iowa City West High who originally spurned them for the Wolverines, has joined the program as a redshirt sophomore....