College football

The Brigham Young team takes the field at the start of their NCAA college football game with Houston Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Provo, Utah.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Unclear future for guarantee games in playoff era

These first few weeks of the college football season feature dozens of so-called “guarantee games” with smaller programs collecting big paychecks by hitting the road for games against major-conference teams. For instance, South Carolina State’s […]

09/12/2014

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) stiff-arms Florida Atlantic linebacker Robert Relf (43) in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Alabama’s Amari Cooper off to scorching start

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — No joke, an Alabama player is leading the nation in receiving. Amari Cooper has produced the numbers of touches and yards normally reserved for the third-ranked Crimson Tide’s running backs through […]

09/12/2014

Baylor players gather at the beginning of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern State, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

No. 8 Baylor presents daunting test for Buffalo

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — It makes no difference to University at Buffalo football coach Jeff Quinn if Baylor elects to rest its banged-up offensive starters for one more week. The eighth-ranked Bears’ backups are a […]

09/11/2014

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack runs during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Memphis, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA won 42-35. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

UCLA’s Myles Jack prepared for bigger two-way role

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Myles Jack admits he still doesn’t always know exactly what he’s doing with the football in his hands. Jack is a linebacker by nature and training, and No. 12 UCLA’s dual […]

09/11/2014

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DE Williams shrugs off ankle injury for No. 9 USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California defensive end Leonard Williams was limited in practice Wednesday because of an ankle injury, one day after being held out of practice entirely. Based on recent history, that doesn’t […]

09/11/2014

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) hands off to running back Barry Sanders (26) against Southern California in a NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

No. 15 Stanford trying to regroup from loss to USC

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Hogan is sore after most games, so the aches Stanford’s quarterback woke up with Sunday following a frustrating 13-10 home loss to Southern California were no different than usual. Getting […]

09/10/2014

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Memphis, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

No. 12 UCLA winning, but still sliding in polls

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like so many once-trendy Hollywood nightclubs a short drive from campus, No. 12 UCLA has found out how quickly you can go from hot to not so cool. The Bruins have […]

09/10/2014

Penn State head coach James Franklin speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in State College, Pa. Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin has been flooded with congratulatory messages about his football team’s bowl prospects now that the NCAA has lifted the most severe sanctions to the program […]

09/09/2014

Southern California running back Javorius Allen (37) breaks a Stanford tackle for a first down during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. USC won 13-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

No. 14 USC holds off No. 13 Stanford, 13-10

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — New Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian smiled, pumped his fist and threw his arms in the air as his players jumped around the sideline at Stanford Stadium. All of the emotions […]

09/08/2014

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Memphis, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Hundley, No. 11 UCLA hold off Memphis 42-35

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When Memphis safety Fritz Etienne returned an interception for a tying touchdown with 13:44 to play, No. 11 UCLA appeared to be in a world of trouble in its home opener. […]

09/08/2014

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