There is a developing College Football Playoff race between an outgoing Big 12 school and an incoming Big 12 school.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama players once again got to light up those celebratory cigars after another win over border rival Tennessee.
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, a longtime Republican loyalist who changed his registration to Democratic in 2018 because of his frustration at the party's direction and then-President Donald Trump, died Saturday.
MIAMI (AP) — Bailey Zappe passed for 384 yards and three touchdowns and Western Kentucky pulled away in the second half to beat Florida International 34-19 in Conference USA play on Saturday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Will Rogers had a career day at quarterback for Mississippi State, but his coach Mike Leach was not overly satisfied.
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Kris Johnson ran for three touchdowns and Weber State converted four times on fourth down to shock Eastern Washington, which missed an extra point with 2:51 remaining, 35-34 on Saturday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Shedeur Sanders threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns and Jackson State routed Bethune-Cookman 42-12 on Saturday.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Over the course of an unprecedented nine overtimes, Illinois survived Penn State's botched attempt at a trick play, lost its quarterback and a powerful running back to injury, and failed to gain just three measly yards again and again.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan got off to a sluggish start, perhaps peeking ahead to playing Michigan State. Then the Wolverines used a strong finish to seal a matchup of undefeated rivals.
ELON, N.C. (AP) — Davis Cheek threw two touchdown passes — including a 58-yarder to Bryson Daughtry on Elon's second play from scrimmage — and ran for a score as the Phoenix turned backed New Hampshire 24-10 in Colonial Athletic Association play on Saturday.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Washington's coaches teach the defensive lineman to fall back when they don't feel much resistance. A screen pass is likely coming.
Southern Mississippi accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference on Friday, dealing another blow to Conference USA, which already had six members announce their departures this week.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — At one point during Gonzaga's yearlong run at No. 1 last season, coach Mark Few felt so comfortable with the leadership he had on the floor, he could have left a rack of basketballs on the court, walked away and the Bulldogs could have run practice themselves.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Plagued by a shortage of stadium workers and complaints about long concession lines at home football games during the pandemic, the University of Alabama has contracted with an online app.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — After back-to-back losing seasons, Kansas State coach Bruce Weber knew he needed to make some changes this year, so he brought in a couple of former Marines to put the Wildcats through their paces before fall practice began.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright left for Japan on July 2 as a two-time national champion at Villanova and winner of enough coach of the year awards and Big East titles to fill several trophy cases.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Dan Hurley needed three seasons as UConn's coach to get the Huskies back into the NCAA Tournament after a five-year absence.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Baylor's sideline will look different this season, but the Lady Bears expect similar results after they were picked as the preseason No. 1 team in the Big 12.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona played its worst game under first-year coach Jedd Fisch a week ago, a 34-0 loss to Colorado that left the Wildcats searching for answers.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Even though his team has lost five of its first six games, California coach Justin Wilcox has been encouraged by how the Golden Bears have responded to the adversity.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari’s enthusiasm and optimism about his Kentucky squad comes from having his most experienced Wildcats roster in a while.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scotty Pippen Jr. has returned to Vanderbilt and the high-scoring guard expects things to be different. He believes Vanderbilt can be an NCAA Tournament team.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Voters in Albuquerque may be confused about how a proposed soccer stadium will be funded because the ballot measure includes inconsistent language about financing for the city’s $50 million stadium bond proposal.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has won consecutive Big 12 games just once in the past five years, and not during the tenure of third-year coach Matt Wells.
Jim Boeheim is quick with a smile as he gets set to begin a season that will be oh-so-different in his long career at Syracuse — he'll be coaching sons Buddy and Jimmy.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga coach Mark Few has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence in Idaho and must pay a fine of $1,000 in lieu of spending four days in jail, according to court documents.
Wake Forest has turned years of steady winning into a potential breakthrough moment in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Pittsburgh has made a leap behind the rise of quarterback Kenny Pickett.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Chris Collins had Northwestern humming along just a few years ago, coaching the Wildcats to their first NCAA Tournament appearance.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky plans to honor former coach Tubby Smith, who led the Wildcats to the 1998 NCAA men’s basketball championship and multiple Southeastern Conference titles, by retiring a jersey later this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than six weeks after promising a new vaccination-or-testing rule covering the millions of Americans at companies with 100 or more workers, President Joe Biden’s most aggressive move yet to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is almost ready to see the light of day.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman let out a faint cough and assured those seated at least 6 feet away that it was allergies, not COVID-19. He had tested negative for the coronavirus three times in the previous week.
A vast majority of players in the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, yet a handful of cases have brought attention to those who have refused. A look at some of the most prominent examples: