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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, left, talks to reporters during the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 19, 2019 - 3:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with uncertainty in the Big Ten's East Division. Michigan and Michigan State each have a new offensive coordinator, and...
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Maryland head coach Mark Locksley responds to a question during the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 19, 2019 - 6:32 am
CHICAGO (AP) — When Mike Locksley was hired in December as Maryland's head football coach — the first black head coach in program history — he knew the timing was perfect. Locksley, a Washington D.C. native, was Maryland's offensive coordinator and then interim coach for the latter half of the 2015...
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Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 18, 2019 - 3:42 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference pays big money to its coaches and that's one reason patience is often in short supply when things go wrong. But in a rare quirk, there were no new head coaches at the podium during SEC media days for the first time since 2006. Fans should embrace the...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2010, file photo, Jackie Sherrill is shown during the Cotton Bowl induction ceremonies at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The NCAA and former Mississippi State University football coach Jackie Sherrill have settled a lawsuit in which Sherrill accused the college sports governing body of damaging his reputation. The agreement was reached Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Mississippi’s Madison County Circuit Court. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes. File)
July 18, 2019 - 1:47 pm
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The NCAA and former Mississippi State University football coach Jackie Sherrill have settled a lawsuit in which Sherrill accused the college sports governing body of damaging his reputation. Sherrill also said the NCAA hurt his future coaching opportunities by publicly naming...
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 17, 2019 - 6:31 pm
Beyond Clemson, almost everything else about the Atlantic Coast Conference feels uncertain heading into this season. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, David Hale of ESPN joins AP's Ralph Russo to preview the ACC. Defending national champion Clemson is the overwhelming favorite to...
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Boston College's AJ Dillon speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 17, 2019 - 5:59 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston College's AJ Dillon was so good last year that he ranked among the nation's best rushers despite hobbling through an injury that sidelined him during stretches of multiple games. Travis Etienne was right with him near the top of the rankings, providing the ground-game...
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South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 17, 2019 - 5:37 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Will Muschamp believes this will be his best South Carolina team. If so, the Gamecocks might be able to reverse a trend of futility against ranked teams. Muschamp is 1-10 against Top 25 opponents with the Gamecocks over...
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Syracuse's Tommy DeVito speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 17, 2019 - 4:41 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC media days (all times local): 4:35 p.m. First-year coach Scott Satterfield says he won't measure Louisville's success this season in terms of wins and losses, but rather by if players are demonstrating the right attitude and giving their best effort on a...
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Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person arrives at federal court in New York for sentencing in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 17, 2019 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach and NBA star Chuck Person's lifelong generosity may have driven him to the poorhouse, but it saved him from the jailhouse Wednesday when a judge sentenced him in a bribery scandal that touched some of the biggest college basketball...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 17, 2019 - 3:23 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — It's easier for Alabama to be humble now. The Crimson Tide can thank Clemson for that, at least. There's nothing like a 44-16 drubbing in the national championship game to strip away any feelings of invincibility and self-satisfaction that come from scarcely getting challenged...
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