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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2012, file photo, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, right, runs out on to the Michigan Stadium field alongside the school mascot, Sparty, before an NCAA college football game with Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Dantonio announced his retirement Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, ending a 13-year run in which he guided the Spartans to heights they hadn't reached in decades.   (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio retiring after 13 seasons

Feb. 4, 2020 8:03 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — From “pride comes before the fall” to Little Giants, Mark Dantonio leaves Michigan State fans with an abundance of fond memories after bringing the Spartans to heights they hadn't reached in decades. Dantonio announced his retirement Tuesday, ending a 13-year run in...

Iowa AD selected new playoff selection committee chairman

Jan. 22, 2020 2:07 PM EST

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has been chosen as the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee. Barta will replace Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens, who served as chairman and de facto spokesman for the committee the last two seasons. Barta was appointed to the selection committee...

Top Minnesota teacher takes knee at LSU-Clemson game

Jan. 16, 2020 8:25 PM EST

A former Minnesota Teacher of the Year staged a protest at the College Football Playoff championship attended by President Donald Trump by taking a knee during the national anthem. Kelly Holstine was among top teachers from around the country attending Monday night's game at the Superdome in New Orleans in which...

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson in Glendale, Ariz. The playoff loss to Clemson that ended Ohio State’s season will sting for a long time, coach Ryan Day acknowledged Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The Buckeyes will move on, but the terrible taste in their mouths will linger and, he hopes, motivate next season's team.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Ohio State's Day won't soon forget team's playoff stumble

Jan. 15, 2020 6:51 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The playoff loss to Clemson that ended Ohio State’s season will sting for a long time, coach Ryan Day acknowledged Wednesday. The Buckeyes will move on, and he hopes the terrible taste in their mouths will motivate next season's team. Ohio State, 13-0 at the time, was beaten...

LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss scores a touchdown past Clemson cornerback Derion Kendrick during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

TV audience up slightly from last year for CFP championship

Jan. 14, 2020 4:14 PM EST

LSU's national championship game victory against Clemson drew nearly 26 million viewers to ESPN, up slightly from last year's final. ESPN said Tuesday that viewership for the three-game College Football Playoff increased 4% from last season, when Clemson beat Alabama in the championship. The network's...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) smiles after Clemson defeated Ohio State 29-23 in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Trevor vs Justin; Bama vs LSU and other top stories in 2020

Jan. 14, 2020 2:01 PM EST

Six story lines that will define 2020: TREVOR VS. JUSTIN The first meeting between Georgia natives Trevor Lawrence of Clemson and Justin Fields of Ohio State produced a classic College Football Playoff semifinal. Both are entering their junior years, which most likely will be their final college seasons. If they...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019, file photo, Carley McCord, center, interviews Acadiana head coach Matt McCullough, left, following a win over the Destrehan in the State Division 5A Championship football game in Lafayette, La.  Two sports journalists who recently died have been honored in the press box of the Superdome in Louisiana for the College Football Playoff national championship game between Louisiana State and Clemson universities. The Lafayette Daily Advertiser reports seats were reserved in the press box Monday, Jan. 14, 2020, for McCord and Edward Aschoff. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP, File)

Fallen journalists honored at LSU-Clemson championship game

Jan. 14, 2020 11:12 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Superdome in New Orleans honored two sports journalists who recently died with a tribute Monday night in the press box during the College Football Playoff national championship game between Louisiana State and Clemson universities. Seats were reserved for Carley McCord and Edward...

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow holds the trophy as safety Grant Delpit looks on after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Burrow, LSU cap magical season, beat Clemson 42-25 for title

Jan. 14, 2020 5:59 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU. Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and finished off one of the most accomplished seasons in college football...

LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton leaves the field after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Let the celebrations begin: LSU champs party ahead of parade

Jan. 14, 2020 5:41 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A locker room dance party that included some Louisiana State University football players puffing on cigars was just the start of the celebration for the team that capped off a perfect season with a win against Clemson University in the College Football Playoff national championship game....

LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire breaks away from Clemson cornerback Derion Kendrick during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Deep and relentless: LSU wears Clemson out in title tilt

Jan. 14, 2020 2:37 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clyde Edwards-Helaire took turns dancing around defenders or churning his legs as he pushed his compact frame through tacklers for extra yards and pivotal first downs. Thaddeus Moss was a productive red-zone target, catching two short touchdown passes. And Terrace Marshall Jr. made his...