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Local flavor: Next NDSU coach will likely have Bison ties

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — FCS power North Dakota State stayed with a successful formula and promoted offensive coordinator Matt Entz to head football coach Thursday. The 46-year-old Entz replaces Kansas State-bound Chris Klieman, who like Entz was an assistant with the Bison before being named to the top job. North Dakota State athletic director Matt Larsen said he likes the ...

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Syracuse extends contract of football coach Dino Babers

Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack is in a good place as winter nears — the men’s and women’s basketball teams are ranked and so is the resurgent football team, with a bowl game looming. Most important, the architect of the football turnaround, coach Dino Babers, is set to be around for a while. The announcement of a contract extension Wednesday ...

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Injuries have Redskins-Jaguars looking like preseason game

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Cover your eyes, folks. This one could be ugly, even by late-season NFL standards. When the Washington Redskins and Jacksonville Jaguars take the field Sunday, it might look a little like a preseason game. The dreaded fourth preseason game, too. Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson, who was getting ready to play in the startup Alliance of American ...

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49ers CB Richard Sherman irks former Seahawks teammates

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When Richard Sherman downplayed Seattle’s success by describing the Seahawks as a “middle of the road” team a few weeks ago, his former teammates took offense. Heading into the rematch this week between Sherman’s new team, the San Francisco 49ers, and his old one, former teammate Frank Clark had a stern message for the player ...

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Clemson football: Tigers begin preparations to face Notre Dame in playoffs

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has begun preparations for its College Football Playoff semifinal against Notre Dame at the Cotton Bowl. The Tigers (13-0, CFP No. 2) had taken a week-and-a-half break — aside from several All-Americans crisscrossing the country for various college football awards — since winning the Atlantic Coast Conference title with a 42-10 victory over Pitt. But ...

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Ohio State players: Urban Meyer won’t let go until the end

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Retiring Ohio State coach Urban Meyer isn’t easing out of the job just yet, not as long as there’s one more game to win. Buckeyes players said this week that Meyer has been at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for every practice and is fully engaged in preparations for the Rose Bowl. As usual, he’s still ...

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MH-Baylor, Mount Union stars lead AP D-III All-Americans

Mary Hardin-Baylor and Mount Union placed three players each on The Associated Press Division III All-America first-team before they face off in the national championship game. Mary Hardin-Baylor running back Markeith Miller, who has rushed for 1,764 yards and 29 touchdowns, was selected to the team announced Thursday along with linebacker Jalen Martin and defensive back Jefferson Fritz from the ...

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Chris Klieman introduced as Kansas State’s new coach

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Chris Klieman needed no better reminder of the monumental task ahead of him Wednesday than the one sitting in the front row of his introductory news conference at Kansas State: Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder. Klieman was hired this week to replace what Wildcats athletic director Gene Taylor called “a legend.” Snyder won 215 games ...

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