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Cristobal expects to be approached by other schools

Dec. 04, 2021 01:51 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said he fully expects to be approached with job offers from other schools. “It happens every single year,” Cristobal said after the 10th-ranked Ducks lost 38-10 to Utah in the Pac-12 title game on Friday night. “Every...

Clemson WR Ladson, QB Phommachanh leaving football program

Dec. 03, 2021 16:16 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting receiver Frank Ladson Jr. and backup quarterback Taisun Phommachanh are leaving the program. Team spokesman Ross Taylor said Friday the pair have entered the NCAA transfer portal. Ladson is a 6-foot-3 junior...

Patience helps Wake Forest, Pitt build for ACC title shot

Dec. 03, 2021 12:07 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Dave Clawson needed eight seasons to build a successful football program at Wake Forest and turn the Demon Deacons into Atlantic Coast Conference division winners. Pat Narduzzi needed a little less time to do it at Pittsburgh, though the...

Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall stepping down after bowl

Dec. 02, 2021 20:20 PM EST

Bronco Mendenhall said the thought that it was time to do something else first came to him the day after his team's dispiriting loss to Virginia Tech. In the ensuing days, Virginia's coach considered other solutions, but as the week progressed he felt more clarity. He...

Virginia announces football coach Bronco Mendenhall will step down after the team's bowl game

Dec. 02, 2021 17:34 PM EST
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia announces football coach Bronco Mendenhall will step down after the team's bowl game.

Pickett leads Pitt vs. Wake Forest in ACC title clash

Dec. 02, 2021 16:44 PM EST

No. 17 Pittsburgh (10-2, 7-1 ACC, No. 17 CFP) vs No. 18 Wake Forest (10-2, 7-1, No. 18), Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (ABC), at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Line: Pitt by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Pitt leads 1-0. ...

Pry: 'Honored, humbled' to be Virginia Tech football coach

Dec. 02, 2021 13:53 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Brent Pry's voice cracked with emotion as he detailed the career journey he's been on, one that has brought him back to Blacksburg as Virginia Tech's head football coach. “I'm honored and humbled,” he said Thursday at a news conference....

Unexpected title match: Wake Forest, Pitt square off in ACC

Dec. 02, 2021 12:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two surprising programs with high-powered offenses will square off Saturday night when No. 17 Pittsburgh meets 18th-ranked Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. It’s the first time since 2014 that Clemson, with its...

Wake Forest's Clawson, Pitt's Pickett earn ACC top honors

Dec. 02, 2021 11:52 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has named Wake Forest's Dave Clawson as its coach of the year and Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett as its player of the year. The league released its individual awards this week. Pickett was also named offensive...

Shooting stars Pickett, Hartman to clash in ACC title game

Dec. 01, 2021 17:45 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett didn't get specific. He didn't need to. The goal the Pittsburgh quarterback set for himself when he made the surprising decision to return in 2021 rather than enter the NFL draft covered all the bases. “I want to be the best," said...