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FSU extends long bowl streak; NM St. ends longest drought

Excuse Florida State if its celebration for setting a record for consecutive bowl appearances is a bit muted. No one in Tallahassee is happy about the way this season turned out, not with the Seminoles’ hopes for making the College Football Playoff dashed by October, coach Jimbo Fisher bolting last week and having to win a rescheduled game against Louisiana-Monroe ...

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AP Source: Gus Malzahn agrees to new 7-year deal with Auburn

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Gus Malzahn is staying at Auburn, putting an end to the questions about his future. The football coach has agreed to a new seven-year deal to remain at the school after a strong late-season rebound, said a person with knowledge of the situation. Complete financial details were not immediately available but the person said Malzahn will make ...

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Bills face QB questions after Taylor hurt in loss to Pats

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Limping heavily on his left leg, Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor quietly grabbed a few belongings from his locker and headed out a side door. Before pulling on a pair of head phones, Taylor nodded his head ”Yes,” when asked by The Associated Press if he was OK. He then gingerly climbed into a cart, driven off ...

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No. 9 Penn State meets No. 12 Washington in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) �� James Franklin has quickly brought Penn State back to national prominence. The Nittany Lions fell short of their College Football Playoff bid, but a trip to the desert for the Fiesta Bowl is big step. No. 9 Penn State will face another 10-2 team that once had CFP aspirations when it meets No. 12 Washington in ...

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Arizona State hires former NFL coach Herm Edwards

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State’s bold move is official. The Sun Devils announced the hiring of former NFL coach and ESPN analyst Herm Edwards as football coach Sunday night, ushering in a new, unexpected era for the program. A news conference to introduce Edwards is scheduled for Monday morning and his hiring is pending approval by the Arizona Board of ...

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ASU hires former NFL coach Herm Edwards

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State’s bold move is official. The Sun Devils announced the hiring of former NFL coach and ESPN analyst Herm Edwards as football coach Sunday night, ushering in a new, unexpected era for the program. A news conference to introduce Edwards is scheduled for Monday morning and his hiring is pending approval by the Arizona Board of ...

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Rose Bowl preview: Oklahoma, Georgia headed west for a unique College Football Playoff semifinal

PASADENA, Calif. — Oklahoma and Georgia are headed out west to play their College Football Playoff semifinal in the 104th Rose Bowl. The Sooners (12-1) were the second seed in the four-team field announced by the selection committee on Sunday, while the Bulldogs (12-1) were third. The Rose Bowl will be played without a team from either of its traditional ...

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Oklahoma, Georgia headed to Rose Bowl for playoff semifinal

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Oklahoma and Georgia are headed out west to play their College Football Playoff semifinal in the 104th Rose Bowl. The Sooners (12-1) were the second seed in the four-team field announced by the selection committee on Sunday, while the Bulldogs (12-1) were third. The Rose Bowl will be played without a team from either of its traditional ...

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It’s Miami and Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) Miami and Wisconsin are heading to the Orange Bowl as their end-of-season consolation prize. A pair of teams with College Football Playoff aspirations for much of the season – and that saw those hopes end with losses in conference championship games – will meet on Dec. 30 at Hard Rock Stadium, the Hurricanes’ home field. No. ...

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