Texas will be without several key defensive backs for the next month or longer, coach Tom Herman said Monday. Safety Caden Sterns, a first-team All-Big 12 selection and the league’s defensive freshman of the year in 2018, will miss four weeks with a sprained knee. Sterns leads Texas with 29 tackles. Junior Josh Thompson, listed
E.J. Holub, a college football Hall of Famer who excelled on both sides of the ball at Texas Tech, has died at age 81. “There are few players throughout history with the talent of an E.J. Holub,” Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt said in a statement. “He was the first College Football Hall of
LSU wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. had surgery on Sunday after fracturing his foot in a 66-38 victory at Vanderbilt and might be sidelined for as long as a month. Marshall, a sophomore from Bossier City, Louisiana, leads the No. 4 Tigers with six touchdown catches, which is tied for second among all FBS players.
Wisconsin moved into the top 10 for the first time this season, landing at No. 8 in The Associated Press college football poll after a weekend during which seven ranked teams lost. The top of the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank remained mostly unchanged, with Clemson staying No. 1, followed by three Southeastern
A month doesn’t define an entire college football season, but there’s a distinct Deep South flavor to the top of the ESPN Power Rankings as we move closer to the calendar flipping to October. 1 Related In fact, four of the top five teams are from the SEC, and that’s not to mention the No.
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Mark Whipple installed the play he dubbed “Pitt Special” during the second week of training camp. Whipple had his first-stringers run it once against the starting defense and it worked. So he made sure the Panthers practiced it during Thursday walk-throughs and tucked it into his back pocket just in
ATHENS, Ga. — During the previous two seasons under Georgia coach Kirby Smart, the Bulldogs won 24 games, one SEC championship, the Rose Bowl, and came within a whisker of winning one national championship and playing for another. The Bulldogs still haven’t won a national title in 39 years, but it sure feels as if
LOS ANGELES — Matt Fink decided to stay at Southern California even after finishing third in the Trojans’ four-man quarterback competition in training camp last month. A few weeks later, Fink found himself passing for 351 yards, leading a victory over No. 10 Utah at the roaring Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and sitting between Reggie
LOS ANGELES — USC starting quarterback Kedon Slovis left Friday’s game against No. 10 Utah after absorbing a big hit on the second play from scrimmage. Slovis, a freshman making his third start in relief of JT Daniels, was hit by Utah star defensive tackle Leki Fotu after throwing a pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown
Howard “Hopalong” Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State who after his football career worked more than 30 years for the New York Yankees organization, has died at the age of 85. According to Ohio State, Cassady died early Friday morning in Tampa, Florida. Cassady starred as a halfback for the Buckeyes from
Houston Cougars quarterback D’Eriq King set the FBS record for the most consecutive games with a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown on Thursday night. King, a senior, made it 15 straight games with each thanks to a 35-yard scoring run in the second quarter against visiting Tulane. That breaks a tie with Tim Tebow
Houston Cougars quarterback D’Eriq King set the FBS record for the most consecutive games with a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown on Thursday night. King, a senior, made it 15 straight games with each thanks to a 35-yard scoring run in the second quarter of a 38-31 loss to host Tulane. That breaks a
MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minnesota Golden Gophers linebackers coach Mike Sherels has reached a $1 million settlement with the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview involving treatment that left him in a coma in 2016. The Star Tribune says the university disclosed the settlement Wednesday in response to a data request. Sherels signed the settlement with
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Following Alabama A&M coach Connell Maynor’s declaration that his team would never play North Alabama again while he’s the coach, the schools released a joint statement Wednesday saying they had been in communication since Monday to decide “what, if any, next steps are necessary.” “Both institutions are committed to providing a safe,
Alabama defensive lineman LaBryan Ray will miss at least the next six weeks while recovering from surgery on his foot, coach Nick Saban said Wednesday. Ray, a preseason All-SEC selection, injured his foot during Saturday’s victory at South Carolina. Saban said the timetable for his return depends on how he responds to treatment and rehab.
Getting your homemade sign broadcast on national television during ESPN’s College GameDay has become a fun contest for fans to see who can be the most creative, funny or downright mean. But when Carson King created his sign asking for money to replenish his beer supply, he never thought it would take off the way
As part of ESPN’s year-long initiative marking the 150-year anniversary of college football, we set out to rank the 150 greatest college football single-season teams of all time. The panel of 150 media members, athletic administrators and former players and coaches selected these teams from 210 finalists initially identified by ESPN’s Stats & Information group.
New Mexico coach Bob Davie expects to be back on the sideline Sept. 28 at Liberty as he continues to recover from a serious medical incident following the Lobos’ season opener. Davie on Tuesday told reporters that he will miss Saturday’s home game against New Mexico State. He did not travel this past week to