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Michigan hires Mike Hart as running back mentor

Jan. 13, 2021 8:07 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired former running back Mike Hart to be the program's running back mentor. The Wolverines announced the move Wednesday. Hart is Michigan's career rushing leader, and he was the running backs coach at Indiana for the past four seasons. “I am excited about the...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh paces the sideline during the second half of the Citrus Bowl NCAA college football game against Alabama in Orlando, Fla. Michigan has decided to stick with Harbaugh. He has finalized a new, five-year deal with a base salary of $4 million per year. He can make as much as $8 million with incentives, according to a person familiar with the contract who spoke to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

'Work to be done": Harbaugh has new, 5-year deal at Michigan

Jan. 8, 2021 5:45 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has decided to stick with coach Jim Harbaugh, finalizing a new, five-year deal that cuts his guaranteed compensation but gives him an opportunity to make up for the financial loss if he can start winning championships. The school will pay him $4 million in 2021 with a...

Arizona hires Michigan's Don Brown to lead defense

Jan. 8, 2021 12:27 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has hired Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown to lead its defense under new coach Jedd Fisch. Nicknamed “Dr. Blitz,” Brown heads to the desert after five seasons under Jim Harbaugh. “Don Brown has coordinated the most elite defenses in all of college...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) gains yardage after a catch in the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Smith adds Maxwell Award to collection of postseason honors

Jan. 7, 2021 9:11 PM EST

Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith of Alabama added to his collection of postseason honors Thursday night, receiving the Maxwell Award as the college football player of the year. Smith also won the Walter Camp player of the year and the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver. Four other Alabama players...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown as Notre Dame cornerback Nick McCloud, right, defends in the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Alabama's Smith could set new standard for Heisman receivers

Jan. 4, 2021 10:05 PM EST

DeVonta Smith would be a Heisman Trophy winner unlike any other. The Alabama star receiver is considered the favorite to win the award Tuesday night over three quarterbacks: Crimson Tide teammate Mac Jones, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Florida's Kyle Trask. Smith would be the fourth wide receiver to take home...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) and quarterback Mac Jones (10) celebrate a touchdown pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Smith and Jones have been named finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The Heisman will be awarded Jan. 5 during a virtual ceremony as the pandemic forced the cancellation of the usual trip to New York that for the presentation that usually comes with being a finalist. (Gary Cosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP, File)

Heisman finalists: Tide teammates plus Lawrence and Trask

Dec. 24, 2020 8:20 PM EST

Alabama teammates Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith along with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Florida’s Kyle Trask have been named finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The Heisman will be awarded Jan. 5 during a virtual ceremony. The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the usual trip to New York...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback coach Jedd Fisch coaches players during NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass. Arizona is hiring New England Patriots assistant Jedd Fisch as its head coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Fisch is filling the vacancy created when Arizona fired Kevin Sumlin earlier this month after the Wildcats finished the season winless, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the school was still preparing an official announcement. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool, File)

Arizona hires Patriots assistant Fisch as head coach

Dec. 23, 2020 4:38 PM EST

Jedd Fisch was a law student wanting a chance to witness history when he followed O.J. Simpson's lawyers into the courthouse elevator. After being confronted, he made a good enough case to earn a seat for the trial of the century. When Fisch wanted a chance to serve as a graduate assistant coach under Steve...

Germany's Tim Stutzle skates during first period action against Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Stutzle is a top prospect in the upcoming NHL Draft. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Latest: 8 German players test positive at world juniors

Dec. 18, 2020 6:43 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The International Ice Hockey Federation says eight players from Germany’s team at the world junior hockey championship have tested positive for COVID-19 inside the Edmonton, Alberta, bubble. The IIHF says the Germans will...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban reacts during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. As Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Oregon, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Florida prepared to play for conference championships, they signed top-10 recruiting classes for 2021 they hope to fuel their next title contenders.. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Bama, Ohio St add 5-stars while preparing for champ games

Dec. 16, 2020 6:35 PM EST

As Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Oregon, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Florida prepared to play for conference championships, they signed top-10 recruiting classes for 2021 they hope to fuel their next title contenders. The most unusual college football season in memory brought the convergence Wednesday of the start...

Indiana players celebrate in the final seconds of an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Madison, Wis.Indiana won 14-6. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Latest: Cincinnati increases capacity for AAC title game

Dec. 15, 2020 7:43 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Thanks to a variance granted by state of Ohio, Cincinnati has upped its crowd capacity to 5,831 for Saturday’s American Athletic Conference championship against Tulsa. Previously, the school said only 1,500 would be...