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Clemson safety Nolan Turner (24) celebrates after his interception against Ohio State during the final minute of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
December 29, 2019 - 2:28 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Blaring from the Clemson locker room after yet another playoff victory was Aretha Franklin's classic “Respect.” The Tigers have won two of the last three national titles and become college football's gold standard program, yet still often feel overlooked. Doubted...
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Washington quarterback Jacob Eason (10) passes under pressure from Boise State nose tackle Scale Igiehon (90) during the second half of the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game at Sam Boyd Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)
December 26, 2019 - 3:25 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington quarterback Jacob Eason announced Thursday he will skip his final year of college and enter the NFL draft. Eason started 13 games for Washington last season after beginning his college career at Georgia and transferring following his sophomore season. He threw for 3,132...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo Ohio State cheerleaders yell to fans during an NCAA football game against Florida Atlantic in Columbus, Ohio. A New York-based sports network has turned to the federal courts in its trademark dispute with Ohio State University over use of the letter “O.” (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
December 24, 2019 - 1:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oh no: A New York-based sports network has turned to the federal courts in its trademark dispute with Ohio State University over use of the letter “O.” Overtime Sports Inc., an online network focusing on high school basketball and football, has a capital O with sloping corners...
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File-This Dec. 14, 2019, file photo shows NCAA college football player and Heisman Trophy finalist, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow listening to questions from the media during a news conference before the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York. Burrow is a hero on LSU's Baton Rouge campus, but he hasn't seen much of it because he took graduate courses online. (AP Photo/Jason Szenes,File)
December 23, 2019 - 10:49 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow is a hero on LSU's Baton Rouge campus, but he hasn't seen much of it because he took graduate courses online. Justin Fields rarely has to step inside an Ohio State classroom building because he also does most of his school work online to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019 file photo, Navy midshipmen march onto field ahead of an NCAA college football game between the Army and the Navy in Philadelphia. A military investigation finds that hand gestures used by cadets and midshipmen during the Army-Navy game broadcast had nothing to do with white supremacy. The investigation, which included interviews and background checks, determined that two freshmen were taking part in a “sophomoric” game that had “no racist intent.” (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 20, 2019 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hand gestures flashed by West Point cadets and Naval Academy midshipmen during the televised Army-Navy football game were not racist signals, military investigations have concluded. A Navy probe of the event found that the students were participating in a “sophomoric game” on...
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In this undated image provided by Marian University, Indianapolis Athletics, Marian running back Charles Salary carries the ball during a college football game in Carmel, Ind. Player of the year Charles Salary from Marian and fellow running back Arnijae Ponder of Morningside lead The Associated Press NAIA All-America team. (Joe Gilbert/Marian University, Indianapolis Athletics via AP)
December 20, 2019 - 2:13 pm
Player of the year Charles Salary from Marian (Ind.) and fellow running back Arnijae Ponder of Morningside (Iowa) lead The Associated Press NAIA All-America team. The team, presented by Regions Bank and released Friday, was selected by a panel of sports information directors and the AP. Marian (12-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young laughs on the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern, in Evanston, Ill. Young was selected to The Associated Press All-Am erica team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
December 16, 2019 - 1:37 pm
No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Ohio State each placed three players on The Associated Press All-America first team released Monday. Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow of LSU highlights the first-team offense and Heisman finalist Chase Young of Ohio State leads the defense on the team presented by Regions Bank...
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Julie Frates carries her daughter Lucy as they follow the casket of her husband Pete Frates following his funeral at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish church at Boston College in Boston, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Frates, a former college baseball player whose determined battle with Lou Gehrig's disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 13, 2019 - 2:27 pm
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New York Yankees minor league hitting coach Rachel Balkovec speaks to reporters during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in San Diego. Balkovec is believed to be the first woman hired as a full-time hitting coach by a major league organization. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
December 11, 2019 - 5:12 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rachel Balkovec wants to be a hit with the New York Yankees — and the way to do that is to help their minor leaguers get more hits. She was hired in November and starts work next month as a minor league hitting coach, believed to the first woman hitting coach employed by a big...
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People pass a display during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
December 11, 2019 - 2:57 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Wang came all the way from Taiwan, well aware of the hurdles and long odds to pursuing a career in baseball. All this talk of minor league contraction isn’t shaking him off his dream. “It’s just not in my mind,” he said. Wang is among over 400 young professionals submitting...
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