Cardinals being coy about who will go at No. 1 overall
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals used the 10th overall pick of the 2018 draft on Josh Rosen, hoping the former UCLA star would be their quarterback of the future.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals players are trying to ignore all the talk surrounding who the team will choose with the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
Wilson shocked by Beckham trade to Browns
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he was shocked after the Cleveland Browns obtained wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley on Wednesday ripped the criticism of former Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray by a NFL Network analyst.
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is not so short and Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat is very fast.
While those were the big takeaways from the NFL combine, plenty more was...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — For a few hours at spring training, Dabo Swinney became the Kyler Murray of coaching.
Swinney slipped away from Clemson's spring football practice to speak to the St....
Shurmurs make NFL combine a father-son affair
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There's one quarterback at the NFL scouting combine that New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur has absolutely fallen in love with, and it's not Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Drew...
Kyler Murray at 5-foot-10, 207 pounds at NFL combine
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyler Murray may not show off his arm or his legs at the NFL scouting combine, but on Thursday he assuaged colossal concerns about his size.
Murray waits to measure up after picking NFL over baseball
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Now that Kyler Murray has decided to play in the NFL instead of reporting to spring training as a first-round draft pick by baseball's Oakland Athletics, the questions can shift to the Heisman Trophy winner's height.
How many Kyler Murrays are out there in specialization era?
Kyler Murray has chosen football over baseball, at least for now. It is anyone's guess when the world will see another athlete with the skills and opportunity to have such a choice.
The Oakland Athletics selected Murray ninth overall in the Major League Baseball draft last June. He then went out and won the Heisman Trophy in his only year as Oklahoma's starting quarterback, declared for the NFL draft last month and picked the NFL over MLB on Monday.
Kyler Murray chooses NFL over baseball and A’s
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — When Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma last season, the Oakland Athletics knew there was a chance he might chose football over baseball.
That is exactly what happened.
On the day the A's started spring training workouts, Murray said he will pursue a career in the NFL.
Oklahoma football coach Riley’s salary jumps to $6 million
Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley's salary jumped to $6 million and he had his contract extended a year, through the 2023 season.
Riley and Oklahoma's Board of Regents agreed in principle to the extension and salary increase earlier in the month, and the board approved the numbers at their meeting on Wednesday.
A’s still hopeful Heisman winner Murray at spring training
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics remain hopeful of seeing Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray in their uniform when spring training begins next month.
While the Oklahoma quarterback declared for the NFL draft last week, the prized outfielder and 2018 first-round draft pick could report to A's spring training in Mesa, Arizona. He has an invite to big league camp.
Record 135 forgo college eligibility to enter NFL draft
NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
AP Top 25 Podcast: Kyler’s choice, Alabama’s staff turnover
Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is considering a football career instead of baseball, but what kind of an NFL prospect is the undersized quarterback?
On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , ESPN's Tom Luginbill joins AP's Ralph Russo to discuss Murray's choice. Luginbill says if Murray was four inches taller he would have been the best quarterback prospect he has ever seen coming out of high school.
Sooners QB, A’s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft
Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Monday.
Murray announced his decision in a tweet , ending his brief and storied college career. What's next for the Murray is not yet known.
AP Source: A’s, MLB meet with Heisman Trophy winner Murray
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback's deadline to enter the NFL draft, a person with direct knowledge of the session said.
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Oklahoma QB Austin Kendall enters transfer portal
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma backup quarterback Austin Kendall has entered the NCAA transfer database portal.
A university spokesperson confirmed Kendall's entry Friday.
Other schools can now contact Kendall. He has already graduated, so he would be eligible to play immediately.
Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa headlines all-bowl team
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had to settle for second place in the Heisman Trophy balloting, but he delivered arguably the best bowl performance of any player in the country.
Tagovailoa outdueled Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl to earn his spot as the quarterback of The Associated Press all-bowl team.
Oklahoma, coach Lincoln Riley agree to contract extension
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley have agreed to a contract extension, which should quell speculation about the second-year coach being lured away by an NFL team.
Oklahoma announced Tuesday that contract terms were being finalized and would be subject to approval by the board of regents late this month.
Decision time for Murray: Football, baseball or both?
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kyler Murray had it all working: pinpoint throws, speedy feet and unflappable resolve all the way to the finish.
Alabama set for Oklahoma, with a title-game berth at stake
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Nick Saban knows Alabama cannot win every game.
The Crimson Tide merely come close.
This is the fifth year of the College Football Playoff, and the fifth Alabama appearance in the four-team tournament to decide the national champion. The latest quest toward another title, which would be the school's third in the last four years, resumes Saturday when the top-ranked Crimson Tide (13-0) take on fourth-ranked Oklahoma (12-1) in the semifinals at the Orange Bowl.
No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 Oklahoma square off in the Orange Bowl
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — College Football Playoff semifinal at the Orange Bowl: No. 1 Alabama (13-0) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1), Saturday, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN).
Line: Alabama by 14.
Series Record: Oklahoma, 3-1-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The winner goes to the national championship game in Santa Clara, California on Jan. 7 against either No. 2 Clemson or No. 3 Notre Dame.
Sooners’ Murray still fighting illness, will play Saturday
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kyler Murray knows his future plans. Lots of rest, lots of fluids and a football game on Saturday.
Murray, Tagovailoa set to take center stage together again
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa have struck up a friendship over the past several weeks, which shouldn't be surprising considering how much time the quarterbacks have spent alongside one another in that span.
They were in Atlanta together at a college football awards show, where Tagovailoa took home the Maxwell Award.
They were in New York a few days later for the Heisman Trophy presentation, where Murray claimed the top prize.
Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray ill, misses media session
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has missed his scheduled media availability at the Orange Bowl on Wednesday because of what the team says is an illness.
Murray was able to go through practice with the Sooners on Tuesday, and the nature of his illness was not disclosed.
Winners of the Texas APSE HS football player of the year
Winners of the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors player of the year award:
NFL could come calling for Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Watch any NFL telecast that involves a struggling team, and Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley likely will be mentioned as a potential candidate for that coaching job.
It makes sense. In just 18 months since replacing Bob Stoops, Riley's high-powered offenses have produced Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield and led the way to two College Football Playoff berths. Riley's Sooners face Alabama on Dec. 29 in a national semifinal at the Orange Bowl.
Oklahoma offensive line honored as best with Joe Moore Award
Oklahoma won the Joe Moore Award, given to the team with the best offensive line in the country.
The Sooners were announced Tuesday as the winner of the fourth Joe Moore Award, named after the late offensive line coach for Pittsburgh and Notre Dame. The other finalists were Alabama and Georgia.
The Sooners' line, coached by co-offensive coordinator Bill Bedenbaugh, paved the way for the most productive offense in the country and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray.
Heisman winner Murray thrills A’s, except when he scrambles
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe.
They definitely don't want their prized baseball prospect hurt on the football field.
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma has made himself many new fans in the A's organization — except when he dashes from the pocket.
AP All-America team: Tide leads with 4 of 10 CFP players
The College Football Playoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama.
The Crimson Tide had six players chosen to the three All-America teams, more than any other school. No. 2 Clemson has three first-teamers, No. 4 Oklahoma has two All-Americans — including quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray — and No. 3 Notre Dame had one.
Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Newly minted Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is apologizing for anti-gay tweets posted to his Twitter account several years ago, when he was 14 and 15.
Who will challenge Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy in 2019?
Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.
Oklahoma’s Murray beats Alabama’s Tagovailoa for Heisman
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyler Murray waited three years to fulfill the five-star potential he brought to college football. With one shot to deliver, Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner.
The Oklahoma quarterback won college football's most prestigious individual award Saturday night, beating out Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and setting up a College Football Playoff matchup of Heisman winner versus runner-up.
Tagovailoa out of boot to treat surgically repaired ankle
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was not wearing the walking boot he has been using to treat his surgically repaired left ankle at the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony Saturday.
Tagovailoa is one of three finalists for the Heisman, along with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. No. 1 Alabama plays No. 4 Oklahoma in a College Football Playoff semifinal on Dec. 29.
Heisman Trophy: Stock soared for 1st-time starting QBs
NEW YORK (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa rolled across the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a black scooter with a little Alabama sticker on the front, his sprained left ankle in a gray plastic boot, safely propped up as he pushed off with his right foot.
The Crimson Tide quarterback and fellow Heisman Trophy finalists Kyler Murray of Oklahoma and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State were on Wall Street on Friday to ring the closing bell on a day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 558 points.
Murray the Big 12 offensive player of year, OU’s 4th in row
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the unanimous pick for The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year, the fourth consecutive season a player from the conference champion Sooners has won the honor.
The Latest: Tagovailoa leads Murray 2-1 in POY awards
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the college football awards show (all times local):
Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa topped Oklahoma's Kyler Murray in college football player of the year awards on Thursday, 2-1. Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp and Maxwell awards and Murray was named AP Player of the Year. Murray also won the Davey O'Brien as top quarterback. Tagovailoa was a finalists for that, too.
Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year
Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won The Associated Press college football Player of the Year on Thursday, becoming the second straight Sooners quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998.
Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on 56 ballots submitted by AP college football poll voters and announced Thursday. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. was third.
AP top player Murray adds O’Brien; Tua wins Camp
ATLANTA (AP) — AP player of the year Kyler Murray adds the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback as ESPN's College Football Awards show in Atlanta began. But right before the show started it was announced that Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
The last five winners of the Walter Camp have gone on to win the Heisman, but only five Heisman winners have failed to win AP Player of the Year since the award started in 1998.
The Latest: AP top player Murray adds O’Brien; Tua wins Camp
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on college football awards Thursday night (all times local):
AP player of the year Kyler Murray adds the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback as ESPN's College Football Awards show in Atlanta began. But right before the show started it was announced that Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
AP Player of the Year finalists: Murray, Tagovailoa, Haskins
Quarterbacks Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and Dwayne Haskins Jr. of Ohio State are the finalists for The Associated Press college football Player of the Year.
The winner will be announced Thursday. The finalists are the same as those for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented Saturday.
Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray posts season to remember
WHO: Kyler Murray
YEAR/POSITION/SCHOOL: Junior, QB, Oklahoma
BIO: First-round Major League Baseball pick by the Oakland Athletics chose to return to campus and play football. Started his college football career at Texas A&M before transferring. Backed up Heisman winner Baker Mayfield last year.
KEY STATS: Passed for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns with just seven interceptions; rushed for 892 yards and 11 scores. His 205.7 passer rating would be the best in FBS history.
Oklahoma QB Murray’s 2-sport persistence pays off
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's Kyler Murray pulled off an impressive triple play during a brutal 30-hour stretch in April.
On a Friday night, he played center field for the Sooners' baseball team. The next day, he played quarterback in the football team's spring game. After that, he played another baseball game Saturday night.
Heisman 3: Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years.
The finalists were announced Monday, hours after the deadline for 928 voters, including former winners, to submit their ballots.
Tagovailoa produces everything but singular Heisman moment
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa hasn't produced a so-called Heisman moment this season.
He didn't have one in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Hurt and not quite himself, the Alabama quarterback was sidelined for the climactic final minutes of the top-ranked Crimson Tide's comeback, 35-28 win Saturday over No. 6 Georgia in Atlanta.
Oklahoma is in: Sooners snag 4th spot in playoff semifinals
Faced with a tricky choice, the College Football Playoff selection committee played it safe and fell back on some simple criteria: One loss is better than two. Winning a conference championship is better than not. Go with the team that avoided getting blown out.
Oklahoma is in the playoff over Georgia and Ohio State, moving into the fourth and final spot Sunday after the Sooners avenged their only loss by winning the Big 12 championship against Texas.
Orange Bowl Matchup
No. 1 Alabama (13-0, Southeastern Conference champions) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1, Big 12 champions), Dec. 29, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN)
LOCATION: Miami Gardens, Fla.
Oklahoma: QB Kyler Murray has thrown for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns this season.
Alabama: QB Tua Tagovailoa has 37 touchdown passes and is No. 2 nationally in pass efficiency this season — behind only Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.