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Groves scores 20, leads Oklahoma past No. 14 Florida, 74-67

Dec. 01, 2021 23:52 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — As Oklahoma football fans tried to recover from Lincoln Riley’s sudden decision to leave for USC earlier in the week, the basketball team stepped in and gave them something to cheer about. Tanner Groves scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma to a 74-67...

Florida hires La-Lafayette coach Napier to replace Mullen

Nov. 28, 2021 18:58 PM EST

Florida went back to Nick Saban's coaching tree in hopes of finding its next great coach. The Gators hired Louisiana-Lafayette’s Billy Napier on Sunday, ending a quick process that landed them their top target a week after firing Dan Mullen. The...

AP source says Florida is hiring Louisiana-Lafayette's Billy Napier to be its next head football coach

Nov. 28, 2021 13:52 PM EST
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — AP source says Florida is hiring Louisiana-Lafayette's Billy Napier to be its next head football coach.

Florida tops rival FSU 24-21 for 3rd straight in series

Nov. 27, 2021 18:01 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Zach Carter made his way to one corner of the Swamp and found himself celebrating alongside the Florida band. His next move? Directing, of course. “I stayed on beat!" said Carter, one of 27 seniors playing their final game...

Bowl game, bragging rights at stake for rivals FSU, Florida

Nov. 26, 2021 09:47 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Running back Malik Davis, one of a dozen Florida players dealing with a second coaching change in their college careers, got a chance to address teammates earlier this week. His message was simple and succinct. “Even...

Week 13: Rivalries, championship hopes, CFP implications

Nov. 24, 2021 13:18 PM EST

No rivalry has produced more big games than Michigan-Ohio State. The Wolverines and Buckeyes get together Saturday for their annual Big Ten grudge match and it will the 24th time both are ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll at kickoff. That's seven...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Who will fill all these coaching jobs?

Nov. 24, 2021 12:53 PM EST

Florida has been added to the lengthy list of schools looking for a head coach that already includes LSU and USC. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bruce Feldman from Fox joins the AP's Ralph Russo to discuss who is going to fill all these jobs. ...

Student who made LSU bomb threat has felony charges dropped

Nov. 23, 2021 13:28 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge prosecutors dropped felony charges against a former University of Alabama student who allegedly called in a bomb threat to Tiger stadium during the 2019 LSU-Florida football game after his lawyer says he finished a pretrial intervention program. ...

No. 3 Alabama flawed but battle-tested _ unlike last year

Nov. 22, 2021 17:56 PM EST

This Alabama team is still winning football games but that aura of seemingly invincibility that normally looms over the Crimson Tide is long gone. Last year Alabama made it look so easy in its season-long romp to the national championship, being truly challenged only...

Florida turns to longtime SEC assistant Knox amid transition

Nov. 22, 2021 17:55 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Greg Knox is stepping in for Dan Mullen for the second time in five years. A 27-year veteran of Southeastern Conference football and a winner in his only game as an interim head coach, Knox knows how to handle a staff. He knows how to handle players. He knows how to...