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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, fans join in singing

Conflict raging over 'The Eyes of Texas' school song

Oct. 23, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Losing football games is one thing at the University of Texas. A challenge to the hallowed school song is quite another. A controversy over “The Eyes of Texas” has lingered for weeks now at Texas, with some players refusing to sing it after games or even stand for it...

Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas, front, scrambles for a first down ahead of Arkansas State linebacker Jeffmario Brown in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C. (Walt Unks/Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Thomas accounts for 5 TDs, App State beats Arkansas State

Oct. 22, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas tied a career high with four passing touchdowns and he added a 60-yard rushing score to lead Appalachian State past Arkansas State 45-17 on Thursday night. Appalachian State scored 24 unanswered points in the first half to take a 31-7 lead at halftime. Thomas connected with...

South Carolina defensive back Jaycee Horn (1) celebrates an interception against Auburn during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Humbled LSU eyeing QB contingency vs surging South Carolina

Oct. 22, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron was grateful for an extra week to help the Tigers confront considerable challenges on both sides of the ball. He’ll have to hope that’s enough time for the unranked Tigers (1-2, 1-2 SEC) to turn back South Carolina (2-2, 2-2), which is riding high...

Holiday Bowl becomes 4th game to cancel due to pandemic

Oct. 22, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Holiday Bowl has become the fourth bowl game to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. Holiday Bowl officials announced Thursday that the board of directors voted unanimously to cancel what would have been the 43rd straight edition of the game. It would have been the first year...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2020, file photo, SMU head coach Sonny Dykes watches his team during an NCAA college football game against Tulane in New Orleans.  A meeting of undefeated Group of Five teams when No. 9 Cincinnati plays the No. 16 Mustangs on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, the American Athletic Conference’s top defense trying to stop one of the league's best offenses, and the first game matching Top 25 teams since SMU (5-0, 3-0 AAC) resumed playing on campus three decades ago. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, File)

Cincinnati-SMU a Top 25 game like no other on Dallas campus

Oct. 22, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — There has never been a game quite like this on the SMU campus. A meeting of undefeated Group of Five teams when No. 9 Cincinnati plays the No. 16 Mustangs on Saturday night. The American Athletic Conference’s top defense trying to stop one of the league's best offenses, and the first...

FILE  - In this Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) throws a pass against Auburn during the first half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game, in Tampa, Fla. Minnesota is scheduled to begin their season against Michigan on Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

No. 18 Michigan faces difficult opener at No. 21 Minnesota

Oct. 22, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan hasn't left Minnesota with a loss since 1977. This time, the only fans in the seats will be family members of the players, drastically reducing the disadvantage for the visitors. This is a much different Gophers team than most of those that wilted in the past against the...

Jags' Lambo poised to return at Chargers, who cut him in '17

Oct. 22, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars placekicker Josh Lambo is returning in time to face the team that cut him three years ago. The Jaguars (1-5) activated Lambo from the injured reserve/designated for return list Thursday and cut former college soccer player Jon Brown, who missed a field goal in...

Michigan State dropping swimming and diving teams

Oct. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is dropping swimming and diving teams for men and women after the 2020-21 season, officials said Thursday. “MSU athletics is facing a financial crisis unlike any we’ve ever seen in college athletics,” athletic director Bill Beekman...

Texas running back Keaontay Ingram (26) scores a touchdown against Oklahoma during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Oklahoma defeated Texas 53-45 in four overtimes.(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

A return to football and relief for Baylor and Texas

Oct. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Tom Herman and Baylor's Dave Aranda are old friends and college teammates who will meet for the first time Saturday as opposing head coaches. For both, just getting on the field will be somewhat of a relief. And for Herman, all eyes will be on how the Longhorns (2-2, 1-2 Big 12)...

Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall (10) hands off the football to running back Reese White (2) during the first half of an NCAA football game against Louisiana-Lafayette in Lafayette, La., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Kieu)

No. 25 Coastal Carolina plays 1st as ranked team vs. Eagles

Oct. 22, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

Georgia Southern (3-1, 1-1 Sun Belt) at No. 25 Coastal Carolina (4-0, 2-0), Saturday at noon ET (ESPNU). Line: Coastal Carolina by 5. Series record: Georgia Southern leads 5-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Coastal Carolina's time in the Top 25. The Chanticleers entered the national rankings for the first time since...