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Jim Boeheim optimistic Syracuse can improve a lot

Eight games into the season, Syracuse has only one loss and coach Jim Boeheim is optimistic his Orange can improve a lot. ”I know we can play better than this,” Boeheim said. ”We have to get better on the offensive end, and we expect to be able to do that.” Because it lost the bulk of its offense from last ...

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Opposites Sam Houston St., Kennesaw St. meet in quarters

(STATS) – Sam Houston State and Kennesaw State are pretty close to polar opposites. The Bearkats have a long-standing winning tradition. The Owls don’t have one to speak of. The former has the most prolific passing offense in the subdivision. The latter boasts the most dangerous ground attack. Article continues below … SHSU tries to outscore ya. Kennesaw wants to ...

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Rashaad Penny named Walter Camp All-American

On Thursday, it was announced that Aztecs RB Rashaad Penny had been named a Walter Camp Second-Team All-American. Penny is coming off a regular season in which he led the nation with 2,027 rushing yards, 168.9 rushing yards per game, 2,698 all-purpose yards, and 224.8 all-purpose yards per game. Penny was also second in total touchdowns (24) and third in rushing touchdowns (19). ...

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Morris touts prep ties, up-tempo look during Arkansas intro

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Less than three minutes after meeting his new team for the first time, Chad Morris had a much-needed message of hope for the Razorbacks. Morris, who was hired away from SMU on Wednesday morning, had just walked into the team meeting room that afternoon in Fayetteville when he related a story about where he’s been in his ...

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Williams being disruptive for Jets, despite lack of sacks

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Leonard Williams is making his presence felt on opposing quarterbacks – even if his sacks total doesn’t tell the whole story. The New York Jets defensive lineman has just two this season, but he has a whopping 26 quarterback hits. That means he’s getting passers off their spots, forcing throws and making them downright uncomfortable. ”People ...

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Swinney on voting Ohio State ahead of Bama: ‘Insanity’

ATLANTA (AP) Dabo Swinney has an explanation for putting Ohio State ahead of Alabama in his last ballot for the coaches’ poll. ”A moment of insanity,” Swinney quipped Thursday. ”Complete insanity.” Alabama (11-1) slipped into the final spot for the four-team College Football Playoff, despite failing to win its division in the Southeastern Conference. Article continues below … Alabama was ...

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Army-Navy football: Brotherly love tested in Philadelphia

WEST POINT — Ethan Palelei and his teammates will touch a plaque with the famous Gen. George C. Marshall quote as part of Army football tradition Saturday afternoon. RELATED: Live updates from Army-Navy The plaque reads, “I want an officer for a secret and dangerous mission. I want a West Point football player.” Palelei’s mission sent him to San Diego ...

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield named AP Player of the Year

Ralph D. Russo | The Associated Press NEW YORK — Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, becoming the fourth Oklahoma quarterback to win the award since it was established in 1998. Mayfield easily outpointed Stanford running back Bryce Love, who came in second. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the other finalist and last season’s Heisman ...

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College football: After winning the Heisman Trophy in 2016, Lamar Jackson looks even better this year

Gary B. Graves | The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lamar Jackson has looked even better than last year, when his performance was good enough to make him the youngest player to ever win the Heisman Trophy. This year, the junior quarterback has posted remarkably similar, eye-opening statistics but the attention has been more muted after Louisville stumbled through a ...

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