College football

FILE - In this May 29, 2009, file photo, USA softball player Jessica Mendoza poses for a photo in the ESPN broadcast booth at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. The dual roles of former Boston pitcher Pedro Martinez and ex-Olympic softball player Mendoza as team employees and broadcasters have drawn the concern of baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. (AP Photo/File)
February 07, 2020 - 2:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Mendoza will no longer be on ESPN's “Sunday Night Baseball” or work for the New York Mets front office after signing a contract extension with the network. ESPN announced Friday that Mendoza will be an analyst on weekday games as well as making appearances on various...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, Michigan State University athletic director Bill Beekman, listens at a Board of Trustees meeting in East Lansing, Mich. For the first time in over a decade, Michigan State needs a football coach after Mark Dantonio announced his retirement. That puts Beekman, who took over as athletic director in 2018, on the spot. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
February 06, 2020 - 4:29 pm
Bill Beekman became Michigan State athletic director during a turbulent period in the school's history, taking the job two years ago with minimal experience in athletics. Now he faces one of the most important tasks for any Big Ten AD — hiring a new football coach. “In my two years, we've only had...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. While Newton remains optimistic about his chances of playing for the Panthers next season, the team is remaining mostly silent on the quarterback's future. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 06, 2020 - 10:41 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Cam Newton remains optimistic about his chances of playing for the Carolina Panthers next season, the team is remaining mostly silent on the quarterback's future. “He's rehabbing, that's all I can say,” Panthers general manager Marty Hurney told The Associated Press in...
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February 06, 2020 - 10:39 am
AMES, Iowa (AP) — University leaders have determined there's not enough evidence to pursue charges stemming from allegations that University of Iowa marching band members were targets of abuse during last season's football game at Iowa State University. Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band allege...
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In this Nov. 2, 2018 photo, Hammond Skyhawks Jordan Burch (5) watches during the a high school football playoff game against Wilson Hall in Columbia, S.C. The-6-foot-5, 275-pound Burch is a potential immediate-impact player out for the Gamecocks. When the early signing period opened in December he announced he would stay close to home. But he didn't actually sign, leaving open the possibility LSU could be his final destination. (Jeff Blake/The State via AP)
February 05, 2020 - 9:06 pm
The Southeastern Conference dominated the recruiting landscape even more than usual this year. As the remaining unsigned football prospects finalized their college plans Wednesday, the SEC had six of the nation’s top eight classes, according to composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by...
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February 05, 2020 - 7:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University football player has been suspended from the team indefinitely following his arrest on a gun possession charge. LSU freshman linebacker Donte Starks, 19, was arrested Friday and charged with illegally possessing a concealed handgun and resisting...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after his team scored during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against LSU in New Orleans. The Tigers have locked up the best recruiting class of the Dabo Swinney era, which already includes two national titles and five playoff appearances. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 05, 2020 - 7:47 pm
McKinnley Jackson, a huge and talented defensive tackle from Mississippi, was one of the few five-star recruits whose college choice was a mystery coming into signing day. “I'll keep this short, simple and sweet,” Jackson said during a news conference Wednesday at George County High School in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Auburn running back JaTarvious Whitlow (28) carries the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Samford in Auburn, Ala. Whitlow has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal, Tigers coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
February 05, 2020 - 6:03 pm
Transfer rules could be changing in college sports in a big way. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports joins AP's Ralph Russo to discuss the Big Ten's proposal to allow all athletes to transfer one time without having to sit out a season. Dodd broke the news...
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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)
February 04, 2020 - 8:03 pm
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 which...
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In this Nov. 2, 2018 photo, Hammond Skyhawks Jordan Burch (5) watches during the a high school football playoff game against Wilson Hall in Columbia, S.C. The-6-foot-5, 275-pound Burch is a potential immediate-impact player out for the Gamecocks. When the early signing period opened in December he announced he would stay close to home. But he didn't actually sign, leaving open the possibility LSU could be his final destination. (Jeff Blake/The State via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 1:09 pm
The February signing period in college football is now about tying up loose ends. Most of the scholarships throughout the Bowl Subdivision are accounted for. Almost all the blue-chip players are off the board and the super-power programs have few openings left in their classes. But there are still...
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