College football

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron holds the national championship trophy during a celebration of the team's NCAA college football championship, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 24, 2020 - 11:42 am
BATON ROUGE, La (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron has agreed to a new contract extension worth more than $7 million annually and which runs through the 2026 season, the university announced on Friday. The new six-year agreement comes on the heels of the Tigers' 15-0 national championship season that...
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Oregon's Justin Herbert of the South squad runs drills during practice for the Senior Bowl college football game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
January 23, 2020 - 3:53 pm
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A year ago, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert decided to stick around for his senior season instead of turning pro. Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun didn’t really have much choice. Both had impressive final college seasons, including a head-to-head Rose Bowl matchup, and believe...
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January 23, 2020 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is trying to figure out how it can allow athletes to be compensated for their fame, while still preserving its rules for amateurism. What's next in the debate over name, image and likeness rights? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Nicole Auerbach of The...
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Kansas City Chiefs' Damien Williams runs for a touchdown during the second half of the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, MO. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 22, 2020 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's no secret, sports fans. Better games produce better ratings. That was the simple lesson for the NFL this week, after a dip in viewership for its conference championship games, compared to 2019. The Nielsen company said 42.8 million people watched the San Francisco 49ers beat...
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Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9), long snapper Morgan Cox, center, and running back Mark Ingram joke around during an NFC practice for the NFL Pro Bowl football game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 22, 2020 - 4:00 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Cameron Heyward jogged through the end zone, stretched out his right arm and made a one-handed catch to start Pro Bowl practice Wednesday. Not bad for a defensive lineman. And no one should be surprised to see Heyward do it again in the NFL’s all-star game...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) scores a touchdown against LSU during the second half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game, in Atlanta. Hurts, the Heisman Trophy runner-up who once starred for Alabama, is hoping to improve his NFL draft stock at the Senior Bowl. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
January 21, 2020 - 8:53 pm
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Hurts was presented a helmet at the Senior Bowl providing a snapshot of his college career, an OU on the right side and his old Alabama No. 2 on the left. Now, the quarterback who led two elite programs to the College Football Playoffs is trying to prove himself again, as...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson, left, and quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, right, celebrate with the rest of their team after defeating Missouri 31-13 in an NCAA college football game in Columbia, Mo. Authorities say the death of Wilson, a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, is being investigated as a homicide. (AP Photo/L.G Patterson, File)
January 21, 2020 - 8:30 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The death of a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. Birmingham police told news outlets that De'Runnya Wilson, 25, was found unresponsive inside a south-side Birmingham...
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January 21, 2020 - 2:39 pm
The highlights of Tuesday's AP Sports report. An up-to-the minute listing of all stories planned, including games and events, is available in Coverage Plan on AP Newsroom, http://newsroom.ap.org/coverageplan . You can also find a link to Coverage Plan on the left navigation of the Newsroom home...
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Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
January 20, 2020 - 4:52 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda sensed something special about Baylor even before the Bears were looking for a new head coach. “I could see the togetherness of the team, I could see the toughness of the team,” said Aranda, who as national champion LSU's defensive coordinator saw Baylor on film when...
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East quarterback James Morgan, of Florida International, (12) throws a pass against the East during the first half of the East West Shrine football game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 18, 2020 - 8:07 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mission accomplished for Florida International's James Morgan, Charlotte's Benny LeMay and Navy's Malcolm Perry in the East-West Shrine Bowl. The trio shined for the East in a 31-27 victory, with Morgan leading two first-quarter touchdown drives and LeMay rushing for a...
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