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Penix's return has Hoosiers hoping to exceed 2020 successes

Aug. 05, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers expect quarterback Michael Penix Jr. to start the season opener at Iowa — even if he doesn't take a hit until Sept. 4. And Penix's return has the Hoosiers thinking big again. On Monday, coach Tom Allen...

Michigan State AD Beekman to take on new role at school

Aug. 05, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The man hired by Michigan State to replace the school’s athletic director who retired following the sex abuse scandal involving former sports doctor Larry Nassar has a new job. Bill Beekman is moving this fall from vice president and AD to a...

Saban: Alabama will be "very cautious" in COVID-19 protocols

Aug. 05, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't taking any chances with COVID-19 with the season approaching. Saban says the team will use the 2020 safety protocols for “the next six weeks or so” even though the vast majority of his players are fully...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Can Pac-12 produce playoff-worthy champ?

Aug. 05, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

Pac-12 parity has been counterproductive for the conference in the College Football Playoff era. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Jon Wilner of the Bay Area News Group joins AP’s Ralph Russo to preview the football season in the West Coast’s Power...

Griffin joining ESPN as NFL, college football analyst

Aug. 05, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

Robert Griffin III has not totally shut the door on his NFL career but he is taking the next step toward his future beyond the playing field. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Pro Bowl quarterback has signed a multiyear deal with ESPN to be a college football and NFL...

Notre Dame to play Navy at MetLife Stadium in 2024

Aug. 05, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Notre Dame and Navy will play their 2024 football game at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands sports complex. The schools announced the agreement Thursday for the Oct. 26 game. This will mark the eighth time the sports...

SEC, Sankey agree to contract extension through 2026

Aug. 05, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference extended the contract of Commissioner Greg Sankey, whose league is set to grab even more prominence and wealth with the addition of Oklahoma and Texas. The league announced the extension through 2026 on Thursday, five...

Expanded playoffs means more games and ... more injuries?

Aug. 05, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

Few college football coaches know the mental and physical grind that comes with navigating a long postseason better than Chris Klieman. The Kansas State coach was formerly at FCS juggernaut North Dakota State, whose teams routinely compete for national titles in a...

NCAA recommends routine COVID testing only for unvaccinated

Aug. 04, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

Unvaccinated college athletes should be tested weekly for COVID-19, wear masks in most situations and be quarantined if exposed to the virus, while vaccinated individuals should not be tested routinely, according to the NCAA's latest health and safety recommendations released Wednesday. ...

Brohm adds former Western Kentucky coach to Purdue's staff

Aug. 04, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has hired former Western Kentucky coach David Elson and Mel Mills, a small-school defensive coordinator, as staff members. Brohm made the announcement Wednesday as college football teams prepare to start practicing. ...