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Oregon RB Freeman won’t play in the Las Vegas Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) Oregon senior running back Royce Freeman won’t play in the Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State on Saturday. New Oregon coach Mario Cristobal announced the decision Thursday. Oregon’s all-time leading rusher had practiced earlier this week in Las Vegas, leading to speculation he may play. Article continues below … ”This is hard for him. This is not ...

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Game of the Millennium in Pittsburgh? Not quite

Shout it from the top of Mount Washington: It’s the Game of the Year! Perhaps the Game of the Decade!! Maybe the Game of the Millennium!!! Or, very possibly, a big dud. Article continues below … Until their flop in Miami on Monday night, the way the New England Patriots were performing was the way so many predicted they would ...

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USC football: Trojans eager for Cotton Bowl vs. Ohio State

LOS ANGELES — Among USC’s players, little suspense surrounded the unveiling of the final College Football Playoff rankings last week. The selection committee had placed the Trojans at No. 8, well short of the top-four berth needed to make the semifinals. It was a clear tell. RELATED: Bowl schedule, TV listings, matchup information and scores “They weren’t really considering us, if ...

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There’s a new look to Monmouth’s 2018 schedule

(STATS) – Three first-time opponents, including one located across New Jersey, are part of Monmouth’s 11-game 2018 schedule announced Thursday. The new opponents are Eastern Michigan, Princeton and Campbell. The Hawks will open the season on Sept. 1 at Eastern Michigan in their third all-time game against an FBS opponent, play at Princeton on Sept. 22 in a matchup of ...

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Bearkats head back to NDSU armed with Briscoe this time

(STATS) – The first time Jeremiah Briscoe stepped on Sam Houston State’s campus in December 2014, he was looking for a new school. The Bearkats were looking for a way to get past the North Dakota State juggernaut in the FCS playoffs. Sam Houston was about a week removed from falling 35-3 at NDSU in the national semifinals – the ...

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Jackrabbits not content with just FCS semifinals

(STATS) – As the No. 5 seed of the FCS playoffs, South Dakota State didn’t quite get into the top two to guarantee itself home-field advantage through the semifinals. But in the locker room last Saturday after SDSU booked a trip to top-ranked and defending FCS champion James Madison for its first-ever semifinal-round appearance, coach John Stiegelmeier reminded his players ...

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Zac Brown Band to perform national anthem at CFP title game

IRVING, Texas (AP) Three-time Grammy winners Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the college football national championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8. The College Football Playoff on Thursday announced the participants for its pregame festivities. Atlanta gospel choir David Walker & High Praise will accompany Zac Brown Band on the anthem and Carly Ortega, a 12-year-old ...

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Florida State president opens up about facilities, Fisher

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State President John Thrasher believes his football facilities compare favorably to any in the country, and there is still some bad blood between he and Jimbo Fisher. When Fisher jetted out of Tallahassee to take the Texas A&M job, he fired some stinging parting shots, painting a picture of Seminole program in dire need of facility ...

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