College football

This Oct. 12, 2013 photo shows California's Ted Agu, right, tackling UCLA's Damien Thigpen, in Pasadena, Calif. Agu died Friday morning, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/GoldenBearSports.com, Michael Pimentel)

Cal player Ted Agu dies

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California football player Ted Agu died Friday morning at age 21. The school announced Agu’s death and said its thoughts and prayers were with Agu’s family, friends and teammates. The school […]

02/07/2014

Jan. 2, 2014: Alabama head coach Nick Saban, center, calls drills as his team warms up before the NCAA college football Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)

5 things to know about College Football Signing Day

Officially, national signing day allows high school football players to start signing a letter of intent with the college of their choice. In reality, national signing day is not a starting block but a finish […]

02/04/2014

Scheryl Duarte, a senior at Roosevelt High School, fills out a college enrollment application at her school in Washington, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

College application process intimidating to some

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sometimes, all it takes is a $7 burrito gift card to get high school seniors to submit their college applications early. “You always have some students who say, `I don’t want to […]

11/30/2013

This combo of photos shows 12 of the 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee that were announced on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 by committee chairman Jeff Long, the athletic director at Arkansas. Top row, from left, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, former superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy retired Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Southern California athletic director Pat Haden, former NCAA executive vice president Tom Jernstedt, West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck, and Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning. Bottom row, from left, Nebraska athletic director Tom Osbourne, Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese, former USA Today college football reporter Steve Wieberg, and former college football coach Tyrone Willingham. (AP Photo/File)

College Football Playoff selection panel unveiled

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne and College Football Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning are among the 13 people who will be part of the College Football Playoff selection […]

10/16/2013

Southern California running back Justin Davis, left, scores past Boston College defensive back Dominique Williams during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. USC won 35-7. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Football targeting calls get automatic review

Officials will now stop games immediately to review whether players should be ejected under the NCAA’s new targeting rule. This season, the NCAA changed the penalty for targeting defenseless players with a hit to the […]

10/04/2013

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NCAA trainers make mental health recommendations

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Athletic Trainers Association wants colleges to start treating the mental health of college athletes just as seriously as they do physical well-being. The organization outlined a set of broad guidelines […]

09/25/2013

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, left, calls instructions with defensive coordinator John Papuchis looking on, in the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. UCLA won 41-21. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Big Ten coaches: Vent at your own risk

If you’re a college football coach and you want to vent, there’s a short list of places where you can do it safely. Screw it up, Big Ten coaches said Tuesday, it the comments can […]

09/17/2013

USC Trojans logo

No. 25 USC offensively inept in 10-7 loss to WSU

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Fans in cardinal-colored jerseys leaned over the railing and bellowed their boos into the Coliseum tunnel. Negative chants rained down on the coach as he ran to the locker room after […]

09/08/2013

In this Dec. 16, 2006, photo, Grand Valley State quarterback Cullen Finnerty (16) holds off Northwest Missouri defender Ikechukwu Urum-Eke (22) during a Division II college football Championship game in Florence, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

5 things to know about Week 1 of college football

Now that the latest bit of Johnny Football drama has been settled, the college football season can start with five days of games to satisfy fans who have been craving competition since Nick Saban was […]

08/29/2013

Bret Lewis

Money for nothing

Notre Dame got blown out in the national championship game — but they went undefeated in the regular season to get there. Much of the credit going to coach Brian Kelly, who replaced Charlie Weiss. […]

05/24/2013

Bret Lewis

Party time

From Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: “Answer: Snoop Dogg’s son has a football scholarship to Duke. Question: Who’ll be the only Dad invited to the frat party?”

03/22/2013

Bret Lewis

Courting the kids

In college football, Alabama coach Nick Saban has offered a scholarship to a young running back named Dylan Moses. He’s 6-feet-1 and 215 pounds. And real fast. Why is this a story?

02/28/2013

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