College football

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL football draft, Saturday, April 25, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 25, 2020 - 7:19 pm
Maybe the Southeastern Conference should simply hold onto its players and become part of the NFL. The home of national champion LSU and perennial contenders Alabama, Georgia and Auburn, the SEC dominated the first four rounds of the NFL draft before the flow of talent slowed to a trickle. Or the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Miami fans show their displeasure after a failed drive during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., a game in which Miami lost 28-25. Heading into the final four rounds of the NFL football draft, Saturday, April 25, 2020, Miami will look to extend a streak of having at least one player drafted that started in 1976. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
April 25, 2020 - 2:54 am
Miami and Nebraska dominated college football from the 1980s through the early 2000s. Since the Hurricanes and Cornhuskers played for the 2001 national championship they have been trending in the wrong direction, and both are coming off losing seasons in 2019. So maybe it should be no surprise that...
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Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) passes in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Baylor in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
April 25, 2020 - 2:53 am
The quarterbacks are waiting. After four quarterbacks went off the board in the first round of the NFL Draft, Jalen Hurts of Oklahoma was the only QB taken in rounds two and three on Friday. That means Saturday when rounds four through seven are completed, at least a few notable passers will be...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, LSU linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson (18) sacks Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game in Atlanta. Chaisson was chosen by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
April 24, 2020 - 11:07 pm
After giving Carson Wentz a playmaker, the Philadelphia Eagles drafted his backup. The Eagles selected Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night, a stunning move for a team with more pressing needs. Philadelphia hoped it filled a big void in the first...
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FILE - This Nov. 16, 2019, file photo shows Washington State defensive back Bryce Beekman (26) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in Pullman, Wash. Bryce Beekman has died. Police Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth said Wednesday, Marc 25, 2020, the 22-year-old Beekman was found dead at a residence in Pullman. He declined to provide additional details and said more information would be released later by the Whitman County coroner’s office. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)
April 24, 2020 - 7:06 pm
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The Whitman County coroner says a Washington State football player who was found dead in his apartment last month died of acute intoxication. Coroner Annie Pillers said Friday that 22-year-old Bryce Beekman died after consuming a combination of fentanyl and promethazine...
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CORRECTS LOCATION TO THE PLAINS, OHIO, INSTEAD OF ATHENS, OHIO - In this still image from video provided by the NFL, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow celebrates, in The Plains, Ohio, after being chosen first by the Cincinnati Bengals during the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 24, 2020 - 1:43 am
The first round of the NFL draft opened and closed with players from the Southeastern Conference, a fitting way to mark the league's record-setting night. The football powerhouse had 15 players selected Thursday, smashing the previous mark of 12 set by the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2006 and...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks from his home in Bronxville, N.Y., during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 23, 2020 - 11:51 pm
The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft. ___ Green Bay has a likely Hall of Fame quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. The Packers now have perhaps his successor, Utah State’s Jordan Love. After trading up with Miami to go from 30th to 26th, the Packers pulled off probably the most stunning move of...
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CORRECTS LOCATION OF YOUNG TO SEATED IN CENTER, INSTEAD OF AT RIGHT - In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Chase Young, seated in center, talks on his cellphone during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. Young was drafted second by the Washington Redskins. (NFL via AP)
April 23, 2020 - 11:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chase Young finished his junior season at Ohio State figuring he had done what it takes to become a top pick in the NFL draft. After months of buildup passed and trade talk went nowhere, the Washington Redskins took the fearsome pass-rusher with the second overall pick Thursday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow throws a pass against Clemson during the second half of the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The Cincinnati Bengals chose Burrow with the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday, April. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
April 23, 2020 - 10:39 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow's next challenge is daunting: return to his home state and resurrect the woebegone Bengals. Given what he's accomplished, he's not lacking in confidence. Cincinnati took the Heisman Trophy winner first overall in the NFL draft Thursday night, a move expected by everyone...
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CORRECTS LOCATION TO THE PLAINS, OHIO, INSTEAD OF ATHENS, OHIO - In this still image from video provided by the NFL, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow appears in The Plains, Ohio, during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 23, 2020 - 9:23 pm
In this most unique of drafts, filled with technological concerns and even uncertainty when real football might return, there was one constant Thursday night: Joe Burrow. For months, the national champion quarterback from LSU was linked with the Bengals. Cincinnati began the draft by sending the...
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