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Thousands of Penn State fans take part in a pep rally at Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Penn State plays UCF in a football game Saturday. (AP Photo/PennLive.com, Joe Hermitt)

Penn State tops UCF 26-24 with last-second FG

DUBLIN (AP) — Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland. […]

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Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian watches his players train during NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

After wild week, Sark eager for USC to host Fresno

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Steve Sarkisian was a newcomer to Southern California, he might have been astounded this week when his head coaching debut with the Trojans was overshadowed by one player’s bizarre lies […]

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Oregon State head coach Mike Riley takes questions at the 2014 Pac-12 NCAA college football media days at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)

Beavers look to avoid another opening misstep

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — There’s no way Oregon State is going to overlook season-opening opponent Portland State. The Beavers have been caught in that trap before, with losses to Eastern Washington last season and Sacramento […]

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No. 11 Stanford set to open season vs. UC Davis

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — David Shaw was an assistant on the Baltimore Ravens in the fall of 2005 when he heard about the most unlikely upset: UC Davis 20, Stanford 17. “I just remember I […]

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UCLA defensive back Fabian Moreau, center, sprints during NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

No. 7 UCLA comes east to face Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia has a new quarterback and all sorts of optimism heading into its opener. The Cavaliers also have one of the most formidable opponents in the country in No. 7 UCLA. […]

08/29/2014

Alabama head coach Nick Saban tracks his defensive backs during Alabama football practice, Tuesday, Aug.26, 2014, at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt)

Alabama’s Saban faces boyhood team, West Virginia

Growing up in West Virginia, Nick Saban would peek through the rails at the old WVU Fieldhouse as Jerry West played basketball far below. Watching West Virginia play football, meanwhile, “was like the highlight of […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013, file photo, Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler, left, and Josh Shaw watch a news conference for USC's new football coach Steve Sarkisian in Los Angeles. Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. Shaw has been suspended indefinitely from all of the Trojans' team activities after acknowledging his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication," the school announced in a statement Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Michael Owen Baker, File)

USC coach says Josh Shaw could return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw’s bogus story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian […]

08/28/2014

The Georgia State marching band plays before the school's football team opens its NCAA college football season against Abilene Christian, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The first season major college football's champion will be decided by a playoff began Wednesday night in a mostly empty Georgia Dome, with one of the newest members of FBS taking on a team starting its second season in DIvision I. (AP Photo/Ralph Russo)

College Football Playoff era begins

A new era in college football is here. After years of deriding the BCS, fans will finally get what they — well, most of them — wanted with the new College Football Playoff. It’s new, […]

08/28/2014

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan passes against Michigan State during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Stanford’s Kevin Hogan a ‘stabilizing agent’ at QB

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — David Shaw remembers Stanford’s first few games without Andrew Luck two years ago as a stressful time for his coaching staff and his players. Uncertainty at quarterback lingered. Doubt about the […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this July 21, 2014, file photo, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. Fedora says the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion. Fedora said Wednesday, Aug. 27, the four players were suspended for a "violation of team policy," but offered no other details about what rules were broken. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend’s season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left […]

08/27/2014

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