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Johnson, Phillips accept Senior Bowl invites

(STATS) – The FCS was in the spotlight of the first round of player acceptances announced by the Senior Bowl. Eight of the 26 players were from FCS programs, with Southern cornerback Danny Johnson and Idaho State offensive guard Skyler Phillips the latest announced for the 69th annual all-star game on Jan. 27 at Ladd-Peebles Stadiums in Mobile, Alabama. Previously ...

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Duke safety McDuffie out for season with knee injury

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke safety Jeremy McDuffie will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Team officials said Tuesday that McDuffie will have surgery on Nov. 27 to repair ligament damage in his right knee. McDuffie was hurt during the Blue Devils’ 43-20 victory over Georgia Tech last week. He started all 11 games and had 58 ...

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Colgate headlines All-Patriot League honors

(STATS) – Colgate led the Patriot League with 13 all-league selections and added the rookie and coach of the year awards with Grant Breneman and Dan Hunt, respectively, on Tuesday. Breneman, a freshman quarterback, was a five-time Patriot rookie of the week. Hunt led Colgate to a share of the league title and a 7-4 record. Lehigh junior running back ...

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No. 18 Oklahoma State still fighting through disappointment

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — After its loss to Kansas State virtually eliminated it from just about all of its goals this season, No. 18 Oklahoma State needs to somehow get back to work and prepare for another game. The Cowboys are not yet officially eliminated from the Big 12 championship game, sitting in a four-way tie for third with one ...

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Success story? Texas bowl eligible for 1st time since 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Finally, Texas coach Tom Herman has some tangible evidence if he wants to declare his first season a success. The Longhorns are bowl eligible for the first time since 2014. No more having to fall back on clich?s about playing hard and being almost good enough to beat ranked teams. Texas finally beat a ranked opponent ...

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Alabama football: Nick Saban, seniors reflect on final home game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As Nick Saban walked down the home end zone tunnel to begin the second half Saturday, surrounded by several veteran players as he’s done hundreds of times before, he overheard a select few come to a particularly striking realization. “I know it’s something for them to know that … two or three of the guys were walking ...

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Clemson vs. South Carolina preview: Tigers head to enemy territory for final regular season test vs. rivals

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson has one last regular-season test to pass before it thinks about another deep postseason run. The Tigers (10-1, No. 2 College Football Playoff) close the year at rival South Carolina (8-3), which is itching to end Clemson’s three-year win streak and gain a measure of revenge for last year’s embarrassing 56-7 loss at Death Valley. Clemson co-offensive ...

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Washington State returns from bye to seek Apple Cup win

No. 14 Washington State is rested and ready for the Apple Cup after returning from a very late bye week. Washington State faces archrival No. 15 Washington in Seattle on Saturday with a berth in the Pac-12 title game on the line for the Cougars. A victory would give Washington State the Pac-12 North title. If the Huskies win, Stanford ...

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Mayfield will not start season finale following gesture

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield’s on-the-field antics caught up with him this time. Oklahoma’s senior quarterback will not start his final regular-season game Saturday at home against West Virginia after making a lewd gesture against Kansas. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley also stripped Mayfield his captain status for the game, the result of which won’t keep the Sooners out of ...

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Jerome Souers will remain as NAU’s football coach

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In an unusual turn of events, Northern Arizona University president Rita Cheng announced Monday that Jerome Souers will continue to serve as the Lumberjacks’ football coach. Cheng’s announcement also indicated that defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Andy Thompson will be promoted to associate head coach. The news comes days after it was learned that athletic director Lisa Campos will ...

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