College football
Michigan State hosts Maryland, desperately needing a win just days after the school told suspended coach Mel Tucker it intends to fire him and a week after getting routed by No. 8 Washington.
The Kentucky Wildcats visit the skidding Vanderbilt Commodores in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams Saturday.
TCU and SMU are set for the second-to-last meeting on the schedule for the Dallas-Fort Worth rivals in what’s known as the “Iron Skillet” game.
No. 5 Southern California has looked unstoppable so far this season. The Trojans are scoring in bunches, quarterback Caleb Williams has been superb after winning the Heisman Trophy a year ago and USC has won by at least 27 points in each of its three games.
First-year Nebraska coach Matt Rhule enters his team’s home game against Louisiana Tech with a mini quarterback controversy and without two of his top three running backs because of season-ending injuries.
First-year Auburn coach Hugh Freeze and the Tigers are looking for their first 4-0 start since the 2019 season.
Tenth-ranked Oregon isn’t all caught up in the hype over the No. 19 Buffaloes and Saturday’s showdown in Eugene.
Southern California looks to avoid a letdown against a bruised and battered Arizona State team in its first road game of 2023.
The Houston Cougars look to get back on track after conecutive losses to Rice and TCU when they host Sam Houston, which is looking for its first win.
Duke is 3-0 for the second time in as many seasons under Mike Elko and has a matchup with highly ranked Notre Dame looming, so the Blue Devils can’t afford a stumble.
Upstart Colorado and flashy coach Deion Sanders will face a true test Saturday against No. 10 Oregon on the road in front of a sellout crowd at Autzen Stadium.
Miami and Temple renew a rivalry Saturday that hasn’t been played on the football field since 2005. The Hurricanes are 13-1 lifetime against the Owls, a record built in large part when both teams were in the Big East.
Mississippi State and South Carolina look for their first Southeastern Conference victory this season when they play each other Saturday night.
UCF will begin its life in the Big 12 against the defending conference champion when it visits Kansas State on Saturday.
Virginia Tech is hoping to turn around its worst start in 13 years when it plays at Marshall. The Hokies are 1-2 and are looking for some momentum heading into the start of Atlantic Coast Conference play.
LSU is trying to climb back toward the top 10 in the AP Top 25 and remain unbeaten in conference play when the Tigers host Arkansas.
The Tennessee Volunteers have been busy taking a good, long look at themselves after the loss to Florida.
The Hawkeyes are trying to go 4-0 for the third time since 2019 in a place coach Kirk Ferentz has won before.
Oklahoma State visits Iowa State on Saturday in a meeting of teams trying to get their struggling offenses going.
West Virginia is looking for its first three-game winning streak under coach Neal Brown as the Mountaineers host Texas Tech in their Big 12 opener.
Since the creation of the Pacific Coast Conference more than 100 years ago, Washington and California have always been members of the same conference.
Wake Forest is going for a 4-0 start on Saturday when it hosts Georgia Tech in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
No. 17 North Carolina heads to Pittsburgh looking for the program’s first 4-0 start since 1997. The Tar Heels are coming off an impressive 31-13 win over Minnesota.
No. 20 Miami heads to Temple for the first game between the former Big East teams since 2005. It’s a chance for Miami to move to 4-0 before it enters Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Cornerback Kalen King and the rest of the No. 7 Penn State defense have built plenty of momentum to this point and believe they can feed off what will be a raucous, White Out environment again on Saturday when Penn State hosts No. 24 Iowa in a white-walled Beaver Stadium.
No. 17 North Carolina visits ACC-rival Pittsburgh with the two programs heading in opposite directions.
No. 18 Duke heads to Connecticut Saturday for one of those games coaches love to warn players about.
No. 4 Florida State is looking to end its seven-game losing streak to Clemson and end the Tigers chances at another Atlantic Coast Conference title.
No. 1 Georgia, coming off back-to-back national championships, is a big favorite against UAB. The Bulldogs rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat South Carolina 24-14 in their Southeastern Conference opener last week.
he only two schools that will still be part of whatever the Pac-12 looks like in 2024 will meet to open the conference slate for both teams.