College football

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston  searches for teammates to interview during NCAA college football media day in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

FSU benches Winston for 1st half of Clemson game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston has been benched for the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson after making “offensive and vulgar” comments about women and Florida State officials say that the quarterback will […]


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. 16 Stanford using bye week to rest, recruit

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — David Shaw had to search through his practice plans from 2011 to determine how he wanted to approach Stanford’s two-week stretch between games. Forgive the coach for needing a refresher. After […]


South Carolina cornerback Chris Lammons (3) celebrates with fans in the student section after South Carolina defeated Georgia 38-35 during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns and No. 24 South Carolina’s maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No. 6 Georgia 38-35 on Saturday night. The […]


Drum Major from the Southern California's Trojan leads the band with place kicker Andre Heidari, left, after the NCAA football game against Stanford on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Top 25 Preview capsules

No. 9 SOUTHERN CAL (2-0) at BOSTON COLLEGE (1-1), 8 P.M. ESPN Line: Southern Cal by 17 Series Record: Southern Cal leads 4-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE Coming off an emotional victory at Stanford, USC is […]


UCLA offensive linesman Jake Brendel, left, battles Memphis defensive lineman Terry Redden during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA won 42-35. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

No. 12 UCLA Bruins more centered headed to Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley felt so much better taking snaps from Jake Brendel, the center who now gets to go home with the 12th-ranked Bruins. Hundley has accounted for a touchdown […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]