College football

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 1956, file photo, Chicago Bears' J.C. Caroline runs through falling snow after the weather cancelled NFL football practice at Yankee Stadium in New York. Caroline, a star University of Illinois running back in the 1950s who played for the Chicago Bears for a decade, died Friday at Carle Hospital in Champaign, Ill, officials with Walker Funeral Home said. He was 84. (AP Photo/John Lindsay, File)
November 18, 2017 - 3:58 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — J.C. Caroline, a star Illinois running back in the 1950s who played for the Chicago Bears for a decade, has died. He was 84. The Walker Funeral Home in Champaign says he died Friday at Carle Hospital. Caroline, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, led the nation in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst (73) goes up against the Rutgers line during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. No. 5 Wisconsin will face its sternest test yet this season when No. 19 Michigan visits Camp Randall Stadium in the home season finale. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 18, 2017 - 2:34 am
Maybe a few upsets will liven up a weekend college football schedule that looks as if it will be full of blowouts. Most of the top teams are big favorites this weekend and some are even playing FCS teams to get healthy and prepared for huge games next weekend. But there is bowl eligibility on the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen looks to pass against Arizona State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif. Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen have become friends while growing into top NFL quarterback prospects with crosstown rivals Southern California and UCLA. They'll meet on the field for the first time Saturday - and it will probably be the last time until they get together again on Sundays.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 16, 2017 - 9:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen were born four months apart in 1997, and they grew up on opposite sides of Los Angeles' sprawling metroplex. As two of the nation's top quarterback prospects, they chose opposing sides in the crosstown collegiate rivalry. After a redshirt season and an...
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November 16, 2017 - 8:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House Friday. The White House says NCAA teams will attend a reception at the executive mansion, but has not provided a list of the teams attending. Trump hosted the 2016 NCAA football champion...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen celebrates a touchdown with his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia faces Texas this week. While the Mountaineers will need help to get into the Big 12 championship game, they first to have to win their own games. Plus, Texas is still trying to get bowl eligible in coach Tom Herman’s first season. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)
November 16, 2017 - 2:11 am
Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference during Week 12, the second-to-last Saturday of the regular season: GAME OF THE WEEK Texas (5-5, 4-3) at No. 24 West Virginia (7-3, 5-2). The Mountaineers need help to get into the Big 12 championship game, but first they have to win their own games...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst claps on the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Madison, Wis. Prod Wisconsin players with enough questions about the College Football Playoff and it just might crack their "next-game-only" armor. Otherwise, the fifth-ranked Badgers follow the lead of calm, collected coach Paul Chryst, who excels at keeping his players focused. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)
November 16, 2017 - 2:06 am
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 19 Michigan (No. 24 CFP) at No. 5 Wisconsin (No. 5 CFP). The West Division-champion Badgers seem to have a clear path into the College Football Playoff . Wisconsin, ranked No. 5 in the playoff rankings and in The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2012, file photo, Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long listens to a question during a news conference where he announced that Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino had been terminated, in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas has announced the firing of athletic director Jeff Long, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, after nearly 10 years at the school. (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)
November 15, 2017 - 8:28 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas fired athletic director Jeff Long on Wednesday, ending a nearly decade-long tenure that included the scandalous ouster of football coach Bobby Petrino and the continued mediocrity of the program under Bret Bielema. The College Football Playoff selection committee...
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Alabama offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman (75) hoists wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) as they celebrate Smith's 26-yard touchdown pass reception for the go-ahead score during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Alabama won 31-24. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 14, 2017 - 11:28 pm
Alabama and Clemson are back on top of the College Football Playoff rankings, the ninth time over the last three seasons that the Crimson Tide and Tigers have held the first two spots in some order. Alabama was the selection committee's new No. 1 on Tuesday night, with Clemson up two spots to No. 2...
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Tennessee head coach Butch Jones yells from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 12, 2017 - 5:55 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee fired coach Butch Jones on Sunday with two games left in a regular season in which the Volunteers started ranked but are now still winless in the Southeastern Conference. Vols athletic director John Currie said defensive line coach Brady Hoke would serve as interim...
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Chicago Bears' Mitchell Trubisky warms up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
November 12, 2017 - 3:27 pm
The Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons will have top receivers Dez Bryant and Julio Jones, respectively, active for the NFC matchup. Bryant (knee/ankle) and Jones (sore ankle) missed practices on Wednesday and Thursday before returning on Friday. Jones was not included on Atlanta's final injury...
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