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Florida, Miami announce suspensions before season opener

Aug. 24, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No. 8 Florida has suspended four players, including safety Brad Stewart and defensive tackle Tedarrell Slaton, for the team's season opener against Miami. The Gators announced the suspensions about five minutes before kickoff at Camping World Stadium. They also suspended receiver Rick...

Backup QB Jake Haener leaves No. 13 Washington

Aug. 24, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Backup quarterback Jake Haener is leaving No. 13 Washington after losing a camp battle for the starting job to Georgia transfer Jacob Eason. Washington released a statement on Saturday announcing Haener was leaving the program effective immediately. There were no other details. A day...

Alabama QB Tagovailoa absorbs lessons from title game

Aug. 23, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa has been studying men from the Bible, incluiding Joseph, Moses and David. The Alabama quarterback believes he can draw from their successes and failures and the fact that they each had some of both. Tagovailoa can relate to their experiences after an almost...

No. 13 Washington names Jacob Eason starting quarterback

Aug. 23, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — No. 13 Washington has named Georgia transfer Jacob Eason its starting quarterback for the season opener against Eastern Washington. Eason was expected to land the starting job after transferring to the Huskies but was in an extended competition with sophomore Jake Haener throughout spring...

Mississippi State placed on 3 years' probation by NCAA

Aug. 23, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — While Mississippi State's basketball and football programs dodged postseason bans, the NCAA has put the school on three years' probation as part of a slew of penalties after an investigation into academic violations. A review of the self-reported violations determined a part-time...

No. 8 Florida, Miami embrace spotlight as they start season

Aug. 23, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida and Miami have the college football stage to themselves for 3 ½ hours Saturday, a new chapter in their once-heated and storied rivalry. The eighth-ranked Gators and the rebuilding Hurricanes will usher in the 2019 season inside a packed stadium in Orlando, surrounded by...

Ex-Clemson tailback now playing for rival South Carolina

Aug. 23, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When ex-Clemson running back Tavien Feaster put on his South Carolina jersey for the first time at a photo shoot during the summer, he took a deep breath and exhaled slowly. "All right," he told himself. "I'm here. Let's go." Feaster was a five-star recruit out of Spartanburg (South...

No. 8 Florida, Miami renew rivalry, usher in new season

Aug. 23, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

No. 8 Florida (10-3 last season) vs. Miami (7-6) at Orlando, Florida, Saturday at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: Florida by 7. Series record: Miami leads 29-26. WHAT'S AT STAKE? A chance to set the tone for the 2019 season and secure bragging rights for the next five years. The next matchup in this once-heated rivalry...

Criticism a motivating factor for Vols' offensive line

Aug. 22, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's offensive linemen have taken their lumps over the last two years from opposing pass rushers, the media and even their own fans. They've received much of the blame for Tennessee's recent failings. By the end of the season, they want to make sure they're seen as a reason...

No. 6 LSU hoping Chaisson's return has transformative effect

Aug. 22, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's K'Lavon Chaisson has one season left to fulfill the promise that once lured Tigers coach Ed Orgeron to the highly regarded pass rusher's Houston home at 4 a.m. for a recruiting pitch. Expectations for Chaisson were high last season — his second at LSU — and the...