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Cincinnati's Ridder is Falcons' pick as possible future QB

Apr. 30, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — On a draft night the Atlanta Falcons focused on their defense, adding two edge rushers, the new name in the quarterback room stole the show. Ending the NFL draft's long quarterback drought, the Falcons picked Cinncinnati's Desmond Ridder in the third...

Seemed forever for QBs to go in 1st 2 rounds of NFL draft

Apr. 29, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took 42 selections Friday before a second quarterback was taken in the NFL draft. And it was a proven commodity in college, Cincinnati's Desmond Ridder. A full 54 spots after Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh went 20th to the Steelers on Thursday night, Ridder was...

Defense 1st, then offense, with receivers a focal point

Apr. 29, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In an NFL draft focused early on stoppers, it was the goers — wide receivers — who stole the spotlight Thursday night. Not simply prospects, either. Yes, the first five selections came on the defensive side of the ball, including edge rushers...

Venables looks to take Oklahoma program 'from good to great'

Apr. 23, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables respects what the Sooners have accomplished in recent years, but he believes they can be even better. Lincoln Riley compiled a 55-10 record in five seasons before leaving to become head coach at Southern California....

With expansion on hold, College Football Playoff settles in

Apr. 19, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — As college football tries to navigate unprecedented upheaval, the status quo holds with the College Football Playoff that crowns its national champion. The playoff is likely to stick with the current four-team format through the end of its contract. It has...

NFL prospect David Ojabo hurt at Michigan's Pro Day workout

Mar. 18, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — NFL prospect David Ojabo was injured at Michigan’s Pro Day workout, wincing in pain after he went down to the turf. The NFL Network reported Friday that the defensive end was injured in a pass-rushing drill, went down clutching his left leg and had to be...

ESPN treats NCAA Women's Tournament as premier event

Mar. 18, 2022 02:46 AM EDT

ESPN has treated the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on the same level as the College Football Playoff and “Monday Night Football.” But with increased attention toward how the women’s version of “March Madness” is treated compared to the men’s tournament, ESPN’s coverage will be...

Key players gone, but Cincy's Fickell says 'run is not over'

Mar. 09, 2022 15:26 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Luke Fickell has suggested a book about Cincinnati's upcoming football season could be titled “Life Without Desmond Ridder." While finding a replacement for the record-setting four-year starter at quarterback may be at the front of the coach's mind this...

Mayfield's statue to be dedicated after Oklahoma spring game

Mar. 07, 2022 15:21 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma will dedicate a statue of 2017 Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield on April 23 following its spring game, the university announced Monday. “I’m a Sooner for life and incredibly grateful for all of the success my teammates and I had at OU,”...