Baylor's season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, has been postponed.
Posted: September 19, 2020, 6:04 am
Florida Atlantic postponed its football opener at Georgia Southern due to a coronavirus outbreak.
Posted: September 19, 2020, 5:49 am
North Carolina State received permission to allow up to 350 fans to attend its home game against Wake Forest University.
Posted: September 19, 2020, 5:33 am
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Grayson McCall threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns in his second career start and Coastal Carolina beat Campbell 43-21 on Friday night.
Posted: September 19, 2020, 3:22 am
Eric Froton dives into the lucrative CFB player props market and analyzes the best values from Draft King's Friday props release. (AP)
Posted: September 19, 2020, 2:55 am
Pac-12 presidents and chancellors intend to meet Thursday to determine whether the football season will begin before Jan. 1.
Posted: September 19, 2020, 2:32 am
Baylor's season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two Bowl Subdivision games postponed Friday - the day before before they were supposed to play. Baylor was supposed to play last Saturday against Louisiana Tech, which had widespread COVID-19 positive tests.
Posted: September 19, 2020, 1:27 am
When Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields gathered with some of his teammates last Saturday to watch college football on TV, the mood was dark. The Big Ten decided to scrap fall sports Aug. 11 in the name of player safety because of the coronavirus pandemic. ''We were all just hurting,'' said Fields, the Georgia transfer whose stellar 2019 season with the Buckeyes made him a Heisman Trophy finalist.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 10:20 pm
Duke reportedly didn't want to go to South Dakota.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 9:58 pm
In the latest round of testing administered by Michigan State athletics, 45 of the 376 student-athletes tested positive.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 9:36 pm
The college football schedule is still looking light, with the Southeastern Conference a week away from starting and the Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference still just warming up. In the ACC, a matchup of talented quarterbacks could provide an early pecking order of potential contenders. The only game matching ranked teams on the schedule gets the prime-time treatment from ESPN.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 9:29 pm
A vote was expected to occur on Friday.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 8:06 pm
Mark Lindquist runs down some of his favorite value plays for this week's CFB DFS slate. (AP)
Posted: September 18, 2020, 8:02 pm
Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade is changing course, and will opt back into the 2020 college football season
Posted: September 18, 2020, 7:33 pm
Collin Hill has never backed away from a challenge, especially if it meant getting back on the field at his home state university. Hill overcame rehabbing from a third ACL tear this spring and bonding with new teammates as a graduate transfer from Colorado State to win the starting quarterback job over last year's incumbent in Ryan Hilinski. ''He's been the most consistent on a daily basis,'' said first-year South Carolina offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, Hill's head coach at Colorado State.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 7:03 pm
The NFL has, so far, managed to play football in a pandemic without an outbreak canceling games. That has not been the case in college football. Although the Big Ten reversed course and announced this week that it will play football this year after all, college football continues to have player outbreaks forcing the cancelation [more]
Posted: September 18, 2020, 6:54 pm
Baylor said it had too many players at a specific position group sidelined for the game due to testing, quarantines and contact tracing.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 6:19 pm
North Carolina State University said Friday it has received permission from the state to allow up to 350 fans to attend its Saturday home football game against Wake Forest University. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the gathering limit to The Associated Press on Friday morning. ''We received word that we can have 350 in attendance tomorrow rather than 50,'' said Fred Demarest, spokesman for N.C. State's athletics department.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 4:54 pm
Mark Lindquist drops his preferred DFS lineup for Friday night's showdown between Coastal Carolina and Campbell. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: September 18, 2020, 3:30 pm
Two of Ohio State's biggest stars, cornerback Shaun Wade and guard Wyatt Davis, are opting back in for the 2020 football season.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 2:50 pm
There are now just 20 FBS college football games scheduled for Saturday.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 2:38 pm
Mays transferred to Tennessee after his father filed suit against Georgia regarding a severed pinkie finger at a 2017 recruiting event.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 1:17 pm
Michigan State football endured a challenging seven-month period. Now, its first season under new coach Mel Tucker brings a new set of challenges.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 10:01 am
The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 2:07 am
The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected. ''(Friday) is a chance to get everyone caught up on what's been a very dynamic and rapidly changing series of events over the last 24 to 48 hours,'' Scott told The Associated Press on Thursday. The Mountain West is trying to do the same and there even is some movement in the Mid-American Conference toward reconsidering a fall season.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 1:09 am
Brett Favre reacts to Big Ten football returning to play and speaks about the importance of football amid COVID-19.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 12:31 am
Former Michigan football CB Ambry Thomas says he will speak with the coaching staff about a potential return despite signing with an agent already.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 12:22 am
Thor Nystrom drops his favorite ATS plays for Saturday's CFB slate and explains why siding either way on Louisville-Miami is a dangerous proposition. (AP)
Posted: September 18, 2020, 12:16 am
Halloween is the hopeful day for the return of football!
Posted: September 18, 2020, 12:15 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina graduate defensive back Myles Wolfolk has been ruled academically ineligible for the 12th-ranked Tar Heels.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 11:25 pm
New Boston College coach Jeff Hafley had to wait an extra week in the schedule to make his debut with the Eagles while most of the Atlantic Coast Conference got to play opening games. Hafley's debut comes Saturday when Boston College travels to Duke, the first chance for the former Ohio State co-defensive coordinator to see how much the Eagles have picked up through limited spring practices and altered offseason routines.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 11:24 pm
The NCAA notified No. 15 Tennessee on Thursday that offensive lineman Cade Mays' appeal for a waiver to play immediately has been approved. Now it's up to the Southeastern Conference and Commissioner Greg Sankey to allow Mays to transfer inside the league after the lineman started his career at Georgia. Pruitt said he hadn't really had a chance to talk to Sankey much about this situation.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 11:23 pm
The possibility is quite real as the Southwestern Athletic Conference school in Mississippi seeks to fill its vacancy, possibly with a splash. Sanders, the Pro Football and College Hall of Fame inductee who is among the greatest cornerbacks in history, has been pursuing a coaching career since leaving the NFL Network last month. Jackson State athletic director Ashley Robinson said Wednesday night the program would name a coach in "five-to-six days."
Posted: September 17, 2020, 11:20 pm
Rapid testing for COVID-19 is giving the Pac-12 hope of a speedy return to the college football season, but some questions remain.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 11:17 pm
Wade said Monday that he would be opting out of the season. Wednesday, the Big Ten said football would start on Oct. 24.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 10:42 pm
The flock just keeps growing!
Posted: September 17, 2020, 9:28 pm
Georgia coach Kirby Smart and his wife Mary Beth have committed $1 million to the university for programs supporting social justice and athletes impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as an expansion of the Bulldogs' football facility. The Smarts joined Detroit Lions quarterback and former Georgia star Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, to endow the athletic association's new social justice program.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 9:25 pm
In USA TODAY Sports’ poll, the Oklahoma Sooners fell from No. 4 to No. 5 with the Big Ten teams added. Oklahoma has fallen with the Buckeyes reintroduction to the 2020 college football picture. Oklahoma is on a bye week before hosting Kansas State
Posted: September 17, 2020, 8:33 pm
Georgia coach Kirby Smart and wife Mary Beth donate $1M to school for social justice, player scholarships
The seven-figure gift comes after the Smarts endowed the social justice program in August with Matthew and Kelly Stafford.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 8:27 pm
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said Thursday her requirement that athletes wear masks applies to Big Ten football in Michigan, but a face shield will suffice for players and the administration is open to potentially changing the order. The Big Ten announced Wednesday it plans to open its football season the weekend of Oct. 23-24, reversing a decision to push fall sports to the spring in the name of player safety during the coronavirus pandemic. Asked if the order could be revised before Big Ten football starts, he told The Associated Press: ''This development just came yesterday from the Big Ten.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 8:14 pm
North Carolina State spent a week watching other Atlantic Coast Conference teams play after having its original opening game postponed amid coronavirus clusters involving Wolfpack athletes and elsewhere on campus. Coach Dave Doeren's squad finally gets its turn to play on Saturday night when instate foe Wake Forest visits the Wolfpack. N.C. State had to pause all sports activities Aug. 24 due to a cluster tied to athletics, with the football program not returning to practice for a week.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 8:02 pm
Graduate transfer Collin Hill will start at quarterback for South Carolina when it opens against No. 15 Tennessee on Sept. 26. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp announced the decision Thursday. Hill arrived at South Carolina from Colorado State and beat out last year's freshman starter, Ryan Hilinski.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:54 pm
After Tulsa had several players test positive for COVID-19 earlier in camp, the Golden Hurricane had requested an extra week of practice and, conveniently, both teams initially had a bye week Saturday, so it was an easy decision to move the game back a week. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy wasn't necessarily thrilled with having more practices but attempted to utilize the extra time as best as he could. ''It gave us three more practices,'' Gundy said.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:41 pm
The University of Alabama had the most players on NFL Kickoff Weekend rosters, the league announced Thursday. asexpected It marks the third consecutive year the Crimson Tide have topped the list. Alabama has 53 players on NFL rosters this season after 56 last year and 44 in 2018. Ohio State (48) ranked second in 2020, [more]
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:35 pm
Jeff Sims hardly looked like a freshman in his first college game. Sure, there were a couple of early interceptions he'd like to have back, but no one was complaining after Sims rallied Georgia Tech to an upset at Florida State in the season opener. Now, Sims is set to face an even stiffer challenge when the Yellow Jackets host No. 14 Central Florida on Saturday.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:32 pm
Why a season away from football has helped the senior linebacker in Ann Arbor.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:32 pm
The 39-year-old Scott, fresh off a 27-6 opening victory over The Citadel, is planning to roll the dice and see how things work out against the Fighting Irish in the game that was hastily scheduled in August as a replacement. ''Where we are right now as a program, we're playing with house money going into this game,'' Scott said of the Bulls' second visit to Notre Dame Stadium, where the Irish have a 19-game winning streak.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:24 pm
Impressive season-opening victories by No. 17 Miami and No. 18 Louisville has the schools ranked - maybe sooner than some expected. The schools initially weren't scheduled to meet, but the coronavirus pandemic shook up scheduling nationwide and led to the ACC adopting a 10-game slate that has the Hurricanes and Cardinals playing for the second consecutive season. For the host Cardinals, it's a chance to avenge last November's 52-27 drubbing by the Hurricanes.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:23 pm
Washington defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike said Thursday that he is opting out of the upcoming college football season and is declaring for the 2021 NFL draft. Onwuzurike was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection last season when he had 45 total tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks. At 6-3, 288 pounds, Onwuzurike is rated as one of the top interior defensive line prospects for the 2021 draft.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:23 pm
With the lingering uncertainty of trying to hold a season during the coronavirus pandemic, college football players around the country are deciding not to play.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 6:19 pm
The ACC once again takes center stage before the SEC and Big 12 conference games get going next week. Here are the key clashes to watch.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 10:35 pm
The Big Ten won’t play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports’ power conferences to yield to the pandemic.
Posted: August 11, 2020, 8:05 pm
President Donald Trump joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches in the push to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown.
Posted: August 10, 2020, 8:13 pm
College football players from across the country united in an attempt to save their season and ensure they will no longer be left out of the sport’s biggest decisions.
Posted: August 10, 2020, 8:08 pm
The MAC became the first major conference to surrender to the coronavirus pandemic and cancel the fall sports season.
Posted: August 9, 2020, 7:03 pm
Colorado State paused activities after an investigation into the program’s handling of COVID-19 cases uncovered allegations of racism and verbal abuse.
Posted: August 9, 2020, 6:09 pm
The Pac-12 players of the “WeAreUnited” movement said they were “disappointed and deeply concerned” after a recent meeting with the commissioner.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 11:06 pm
Trevor Lawrence said he considered opting out when he was unsure what college football would look like going forward amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 12:56 am
The Pac-12 responded to football players who have threatened to opt-out of the season.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 8:44 pm
The Big 12 will permit its teams to play one non-conference game this year to go along with their nine league contests.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 1:42 am
CFT is no more. At least, when it comes to NBC Sports.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:44 pm
Shane Simpson comes to the ACC school from Towson.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 10:06 pm
Jalen Brooks had just transferred to the new FCS school in January.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 6:00 pm
San Jose State player who suffered ‘major brain injury’ in car accident back home after two months of rehab
Kyane Schmidt was in a coma for several weeks after the single-car wreck.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 4:34 pm
Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich intimates opting out over COVID-19 concerns is fine, not so much for Pac-12 players movement
Players who opt-out will remain on scholarship this year, but one doesn't believe his will be renewed next season.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 2:50 pm
Arizona QB Kevin Doyle Jr. is third Power Five player to opt out of 2020 season over COVID-19 concerns
All three of the opt outs thus far have come from Power Five players.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 1:56 pm
College Football amidst Coronavirus Pandemic: On this day in CFT history, including the family of Joe Paterno filing an appeal of the NCAA’s sanctions of Penn State
With the sports world attempting to restart, here's a look back at college football on this day.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 12:24 pm
Jacob Barlage threw for nearly 3,000 yards, 30 TDs at Riverside College.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 1:23 am
Thus far, the silence coming out of Pullman is deafening.
Posted: August 2, 2020, 10:23 pm
Texas Tech defensive lineman who declared for the 2020 NFL Draft in January has reportedly transferred to an FCS school
It's unclear exactly what the hell is going on in this situation.
Posted: August 2, 2020, 10:06 pm
Watkins will likely have to sit out the 2020 campaign to satisfy current NCAA bylaws.
Posted: August 2, 2020, 6:48 pm