College football

NCAA college football head coach Derek Mason of Vanderbilt speaks during the Southeastern Conference Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 19, 2018 - 7:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — It's the season of hope in college football. Then there's Vanderbilt. The Commodores are the St. Louis Browns of the gridiron, a team that looks hopelessly overmatched and out of place in the mighty Southeastern Conference, with its conglomerate of de facto pro franchises stretching...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2015, file photo, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables, left, gets on a player during Clemson's NCAA college football spring game at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. Clemson has made a second major statement this year about how much they want to hold onto defensive coordinator Brent Venables. After upping his salary to $2 million a year in February, the school extended the deal to five seasons through 2022 and added retention bonuses that make the package worth $11.6 million. (Mark Crammer/Anderson Independent-Mail via AP, File)
July 19, 2018 - 6:03 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has made a second major statement this year about how much it wants to hold onto defensive coordinator Brent Venables. After upping his salary to $2 million a year in February, the school extended the deal to five seasons through 2022 and added retention bonuses that...
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NCAA college football wide receiver Deebo Samuel of South Carolina is interviewed during the Southeastern Conference Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 19, 2018 - 2:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local): 2 p.m. The final session of SEC Media Days turned into a bit of a fashion show. Auburn's Deshaun Davis sported stylish sunglasses and an orange bow tie. Vanderbilt's LaDarius Wiley countered with a shiny red vest that matched his bow...
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North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 18, 2018 - 8:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reported secondary violations to the NCAA within the football program involving multiple players. In a statement Wednesday night, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the NCAA has deemed the violations to be secondary in severity and that the school...
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Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 18, 2018 - 6:34 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC Media Days (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Miami coach Mark Richt said 2017 was the first time in his 30-plus years of coaching he had entered a season without a true fullback on his roster. He didn't like it. The Hurricanes tried to use guard Corey Gaynor...
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NCAA college football head coach Nick Saban of Alabama speaks during the ceremony for the acceptance of The Macarthur Bowl trophy which is in front of him during the Southeastern Conference Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 18, 2018 - 6:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban peeked around the curtain, wondering if it was time to make his grand appearance. Everyone else at Southeastern Conference Media Days must accept a supporting role. Saban is the undisputed star of the show. Just a few months removed from his record-tying sixth national...
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North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 18, 2018 - 5:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday he doesn't believe it's been proven that football causes the degenerative brain disease CTE and offered a passionate defense of a sport he believes is "under attack." Fedora, during interviews at Atlantic Coast Conference...
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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SPELLING TO ODOM - NCAA college football head coach Barry Odom of Missouri speaks during the Southeastern Conference Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 18, 2018 - 3:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local): 3:40 p.m. As one of the lesser-known coaches in the league, Missouri's Barry Odom was hoping to make a splash at Southeastern Conference Media Days. Sorry, it's already been done. Odom says he planned to wear a pair of custom-made...
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Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops speaks during NCAA college football Southeastern Conference media days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 18, 2018 - 3:28 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — For all their talk about wanting what is best for players, SEC coaches draw the line at new rules pushing college football closer to free agency. For those coaches, free agency for players ended on high school signing day. The Southeastern Conference recently passed new rules making...
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Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford speaks during a news conference at the ACC NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 18, 2018 - 12:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford expects an eventual new national rule requiring colleges to list all inactive or ineligible college players for game day following the recent Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law barring gambling on college...
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