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No surprise here: Fields named Ohio State's starting QB

Aug. 19, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Monday made official what most people figured was a foregone conclusion: Georgia transfer Justin Fields will be the starting quarterback when the No. 5 Buckeyes open the season Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic. Day had lured the talented sophomore in...

Miami's Jarren Williams preps to open against No. 8 Florida

Aug. 19, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami quarterback Jarren Williams got the word that he was going to be the starting quarterback for the Hurricanes, and his first thought wasn't about celebrating. Instead, he suddenly realized how big a job he's just inherited. Williams' first college start — his first...

Benson driving at 'high rate' of speed before fatal crash

Aug. 19, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police said Monday they are still investigating the weekend motorcycle crash that killed former Texas Longhorns running back and NFL player Cedric Benson and a woman passenger. According to police, witnesses said Benson was driving his BMW motorcycle at a high rate of speed through a...

Ex Alabama QB Jalen Hurts named Oklahoma starter for opener

Aug. 19, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — No. 4 Oklahoma has named Jalen Hurts its starting quarterback for the Sept. 1 season opener against Houston. Hurts played in three national championship games for Alabama and helped the Crimson Tide win the 2017 national title. He transferred to Oklahoma in January and has won the job...

Wisconsin reinstates Cephus after sexual assault acquittal

Aug. 19, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus has been cleared to return to school after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges. The school announced Chancellor Rebecca Blank's decision in a statement Monday that said the university had obtained information that wasn't provided...

The Latest: Cephus attorney says harassment claim upheld

Aug. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin reinstating receiver Quintez Cephus following his acquittal on sexual assault charges (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Wisconsin has reinstated former Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus after he was acquitted of sexual assault charges, but his attorney says the...

Another first for Clemson: No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25

Aug. 19, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

Cross off another milestone for Clemson, college football's newest superpower. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank . The Tigers won the program's second national title in three seasons behind freshman quarterback...

Chip Lindsey hoping to sustain Troy's successful run

Aug. 19, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Chip Lindsey and his family were just settling into their new house in Kansas when he received a call about taking over Troy's football program. Lindsey, who had recently become Les Miles' offensive coordinator at Kansas, moved into the house with his family on Jan. 4 shortly after they...

Pick Six: Shenault Jr., Bowman among best on bowl-less teams

Aug. 19, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

Not every college football team makes it to a bowl, though 39 postseason games in the Bowl Subdivision can make it seem that way. That leaves more than 50 teams whose seasons will end before December. Among those unfortunate squads there are still some terrific players who will go largely unnoticed as their teams...

Pick 6: Minnesota, Baylor among dark horse league contenders

Aug. 19, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

College football is a chalky sport. Parity tends to be found in the middle class. The favorites usually win the championships. For some teams, though, simply being in contention late in the season or reaching the conference title game is a huge accomplishment. Just ask fans of Northwestern or Pitt, both of which...