Miami and No. 8 Florida meet Saturday (7 p.m. ET, ESPN) for the first time since 2013 to kick off the 150th season of college football.Though it might be hard to remember, Miami vs. Florida used to be the biggest, and only, in-state rivalry. The teams played every year between 1944 and 1987, until Florida
Week Zero Matchup: Samford (0-0) vs. Youngstown State (0-0) in Guardian Credit Union FCS KickoffKickoff: 3 p.m. ET Saturday at Cramton Bowl (21,000) in Montgomery, AlabamaTelevision: ESPNSeries: Youngstown State leads 4-0 (Youngstown State won 38-24 at home in FCS playoff first round Nov. 26, 2016)The Skinny: This is the sixth year of the FCS Kickoff.
The 2019 college football season is nearly here, with in-state rivals Florida and Miami set to kick us off in Orlando on Saturday. But first, it’s time for our writers to peer into their crystal balls and predict what the next four-and-a-half months will hold on the gridiron. While some things about last season—Clemson vs.
Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson wrote on Twitter that his wife, Wendy, has died of cancer.FINAL WENDY UPDATE 8/20#NotFightingAlone ❤️❤️❤️ there’s a celebration in heaven today cause Wendy is Home pic.twitter.com/OYwh0fQLpU— Blake Anderson (@CHbanderson) August 20, 2019 Arkansas State announced Monday that Anderson would be taking a leave of absence from the program as his
The race for the top individual awards in college football this season will have some standout players seeking repeats.Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back last season, while Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy earned the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the most outstanding receiver. Both players are back for their junior
Most Intriguing week rolls on. Today’s topic: The Most Intriguing Non-Quarterbacks in college football. Last year, this list was dominated by defensive linemen. In 2019, there are a lot of intriguing wide receivers out there:Quarterback Trevor Lawrence had the best Clemson season among true freshmen — but only barely over this guy. Ross was a precocious talent
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jovan Dewitt’s happy place is on the practice field, and he’s never appreciated being there as much as he does now.Dewitt has returned to his job as Nebraska’s outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator following intense treatments for throat cancer that caused him to lose 102 pounds and sapped most
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Part of the pitch that lured McKenzie Milton from his home state of Hawaii to UCF was a pledge by then-Knights coach Scott Frost to put the quarterback on a path to a post-playing career in coaching.A horrific leg injury last November turned Milton’s long-term plans into his current reality. He
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — James Blackman is in the driver’s seat in the quarterback competition at Florida State.As the Seminoles’ opened preseason practice on Friday, Blackman is the unquestioned leader. He was taking the first-team reps and guiding the Seminoles with a smile and business-like approach of a starting QB.But Florida State’s quarterback competition is
Rank Receivers FPPG Rec ReYD ReTD 1 Rondale Moore (Purdue, SO) 26 106 1193 8 2 Laviska Shenault Jr. (Colorado, JR) 24 95 1096 6 3 Tylan Wallace (Oklahoma State, JR) 22 77 1246 9 4 James Proche (SMU, SR) 22 93 1156 8 5 Cedric Byrd (Hawaii, SR) 19 81 993 9 6 Jalen
Morning football could be coming to the West Coast, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott acknowledged Wednesday when he revealed the conference has had preliminary discussions about scheduling games to kick off at 9 a.m. PT.”That would be new and out of the box for our conference, but I’ve tried to put everything on the table,” Scott
LOS ANGELES — For years, the Pac-12 touted itself as the “Conference of Champions.”It was a tagline that appeared in every form of conference marketing, from TV commercials to swag to social media.We get it. No other league has won more national championships across collegiate sports.By now, the tagline has become an almost ironic statement.
Forty observations on the 2019 college football schedule — hardest, easiest, weirdest, toughest stretches and more:1. For the second straight season, Notre Dame has scheduled itself into a serious pickle. Last year it was the November cross-country travel — a grind the Fighting Irish nonetheless survived on their way to an undefeated regular season. This
Heavily sought-after Class of 2021 quarterback Drake Maye is blazing his own trail.While many expected the 6-foot-4, 205-pound signal-caller to follow in the footsteps of his father, Mark, and brother, Luke, and suit up for the home-state North Carolina Tar Heels, Maye is headed to the SEC.The two-sport standout, who had more than 15 offers,
ARLINGTON, Texas — Weeks after both Terry Bradshaw and Baker Mayfield took verbal jabs at his starting quarterback, Texas Longhorns coach Tom Herman said Tuesday that he noticed, and his players “file things away.”Speaking at Big 12 media days, Herman called outside criticism of Sam Ehlinger “irrelevant,” but he intimated that it could fuel the
HOOVER, Ala. — Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks is not ruling out a career in baseball after being drafted by the Boston Red Sox last month, but he remains committed to football.”My career is football,” he said Monday at SEC media days. “My main focus is football [in] college, then hopefully a career in the NFL.
Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction and served time in prison.Leaf will be paired with play-by-play announcer Clay Matvick and will call games mostly on ESPN2 and ESPNU. The No. 2
(STATS) – UC Davis will become USC’s first-ever FCS opponent when they square off on Sept. 4, 2021 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.USC, along with rivals UCLA and Notre Dame, are the only FBS schools which have not played against an FCS team since the Division I split in 1978.”That USC agreed to play