College football
No. 17 Duke will take another big stage with Saturday night’s visit from No. 11 Notre Dame. The school is hosting ESPN’s “College GameDay” for the first time for a football game after multiple stops there for basketball.
No. 25 Fresno State moved into the AP Top 25 this week after winning its 13th straight game. The Bulldogs have the second-longest active winning streak in the nation behind two-time defending champion Georgia.
Second-ranked Michigan will face the challenge of having to defend against the option offense when it plays its first road game Saturday at Nebraska.
Michigan State acting coach Harlon Barnett says the Spartans are very close to a breakthrough. That notion will be tested agaist Saturday night against an Iowa team still smarting from generating just 76 total yards in a 31-0 loss at Penn State.
Colorado’s losing streak against No. 8 Southern California started with a 46-7 loss in 1927. Since then, the Buffaloes have dropped 16 straight to the Trojans.
Illinois coach Bret Bielema squares off against his former defensive coordinator, Purdue coach Ryan Walters, in Saturday’s battle for The Cannon.
No. 24 and No. 3 Texas meet Saturday in a matchup of Big 12 unbeaten teams. It’s the Jayhawks’ first return to the site of a huge win that launched the program out of league cellar.
Oklahoma appears to be back on track after a 6-7 season last year, but the Sooners can’t afford to slip against Iowa State before a showdown with Texas in Dallas next week.
There is a Big 12 matchup of undefeated teams when No. 24 Kansas plays at third-ranked Texas. Both are 4-0.
The Georgia Bulldogs are taking their show on the road for the first time. Challenged only once this season, the top-ranked Bulldogs visit an Auburn team that flopped in its first SEC game under Hugh Freeze.
The No. 21 Tennessee Volunteers have a score to settle come Saturday night against South Carolina. The Gamecocks derailed Tennessee’s possible run to the College Football Playoff last year by thumping the Vols, 63-38.
No. 11 Notre Dame’s visit to No. 17 Duke is the top game on the Week 5 slate for Atlantic Coast Conference teams.
Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman has been in this position before. For the second straight year, the Fighting Irish are dealing with the emotions of blowing a second-half lead against Ohio State.
The number of spots reserved for conference champions when the College Football Playoff expands to 12 teams next year remains up in the air.
Mississippi tight end Michael Trigg has left the program amid his second season since transferring. Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin confirmed reports that Trigg had left the team.
Texas A&M quarterback Conner Weigman will miss the remainder of the regular season with a right foot injury he sustained during last week’s win against Auburn.
Michigan State has fired Mel Tucker, saying the suspended football coach failed to present adequate reasons why he should not be fired for cause after having what he described as consensual phone sex with an activist and rape survivor.
The Southeastern Conference may have an identity crisis. While the powerhouse league could always count on massive, ground-chewing runners, dominant defenses or skilled NFL-calibre quarterbacks, this season may be one of parity where dominance is secondary to avoiding mistakes and escaping with vict
No. 17 Duke headlines the list of Atlantic Coast Conference teams with defenses thriving early under new coordinators.
Feels a little like March Madness in September. Basketball blue bloods step into the spotlight in Week 5 of the college football season with No. 17 Duke, No. 24 Kansas and Kentucky all undefeated.
Utah has quietly emerged as a top-10 team with convalescing quarterback Cam Rising yet to play a down and a defense that so far has put up better numbers than the 2019 unit that’s regarded as the Utes’ best ever.
Deion Sanders has turned Colorado football into an unexpected cultural phenomenon, with tremendous support coming from the Black community.
Deion Sanders’ immediate impact after taking over a Colorado football program that won just one game last year is providing hope for other Black coaches looking to land Power Five jobs.
The eighth-ranked Southern California Trojans defended their tackling after struggling at times on defense in a 42-28 win at Arizona State in their first road game of the season Saturday.
Washington State coach Jake Dickert believes Cougars quarterback Cameron Ward deserves national recognition.
Deion Sanders is turning the page on Colorado’s 42-6 loss to Oregon while also tuning out his detractors.
Colston Loveland chose Michigan for the allure of playing for coach Jim Harbaugh on a team that’s been to the last two College Football Playoffs.
The Big 12’s four new schools are seeing the positive effects of membership in a Power Five conference.
If No. 22 Florida is going to accomplish anything beyond making a middling bowl, it needs to play better outside of Gainesville.
Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough is set for surgery Tuesday on a broken left fibula that could keep him out for the rest of the regular season.