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New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables turns attention to players

Dec. 06, 2021 17:45 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brent Venables already has received two Oklahoma welcomes fit for a king. Hundreds of Sooners fans who watched coach Lincoln Riley leave for Southern California last week flocked to Norman’s airport on Sunday night to cheer the arrival of Venables, Riley's...

Nonprofit to offer Texas offensive linemen $50,000 annually

Dec. 06, 2021 16:43 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every Texas Longhorns offensive lineman on scholarship will get $50,000 annually for use of their name, image and likeness to support charitable causes, a new nonprofit entity announced Monday. Horns with Heart said “The Pancake Factory” would start in...

Historic playoff: Alabama-Cincinnati, Michigan-Georgia

Dec. 05, 2021 22:34 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — As college football's postseason evolved from disconnected bowls to the BCS to the current four-team playoff, it never truly embraced the underdog the way the NCAA basketball tournament does. From Tulane to Utah, Boise State to TCU and then UCF, the...

Oklahoma hires Clemson's Brent Venables to replace Riley

Dec. 05, 2021 22:27 PM EST

Oklahoma hired Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables as its head coach to replace Lincoln Riley on Sunday night, bringing back a former Sooners assistant with a long track record of success. Venables will be introduced Monday morning on the campus in Norman, the...

LSU, interim coach Davis to face Kansas St. in Texas Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 21:49 PM EST

Kansas State (7-5, Big 12) vs. LSU (6-6, SEC), Jan. 4, 9 p.m. ET LOCATION: Houston TOP PLAYERS Kansas State: RB Deuce Vaughn, 1,258 yards and 15 touchdowns rushing; 47 receptions for 471 yards and three touchdowns. ...

AP source: Oklahoma has hired Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables as its head coach

Dec. 05, 2021 20:52 PM EST
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — AP source: Oklahoma has hired Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables as its head coach.

No. 5 Notre Dame to face No. 9 Oklahoma State in Fiesta Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 18:56 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — No. 5 Notre Dame missed the College Football Playoff by one spot. No. 9 Oklahoma State's bid came up inches short. The disappointment sets up a nice consolation: another marquee matchup in the Fiesta Bowl. Just short of the...

Sugar Bowl pits No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 8 Ole Miss

Dec. 05, 2021 18:47 PM EST

SUGAR BOWL No. 6 Baylor (11-2, Big 12) vs No. 8 Mississippi (10-2, SEC), Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. LOCATION: New Orleans. TOP PLAYERS Baylor: RB Abram Smith, 1,429 yards rushing, 12 touchdowns. ...

Sugar Bowl matches No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 8 Mississippi

Dec. 05, 2021 18:45 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Big 12 champion Baylor and No. 8 Mississippi, which finished second behind Alabama in the SEC West, will conclude their seasons against one another in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day. “It's a good contrast in styles," Baylor coach Dave Aranda, who...

Minnesota set to play West Virginia in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 17:48 PM EST

Minnesota (8-4, Big Ten) vs. West Virginia (6-6, Big 12), Dec. 28, 10:15 p.m. ET LOCATION: Phoenix TOP PLAYERS Minnesota: LB Jack Gibbens, team-leading 86 tackles, 4 1/2 tackles-for-loss, three pass break-ups. ...