College football
Louisville Metro police are thanking Cardinals football players on social media for coming “to the rescue” in helping right a flipped vehicle in an accident this week near their L&N Stadium home field.
After a disappointing 30-13 loss last week to Penn State, the Illini want to get their season back on track before they dive headlong into Big Ten play.
Cincinnati opens its first Big 12 Conference schedule Saturday at home against No. 16 Oklahoma. The Bearcats (2-1) seek their first victory in three all-time meetings against the Sooners (3-0), who start their last Big 12 campaign before joining the Southeastern Conference on July 1, 2024.
Utah opens its Pac-12 title defense against one of the two league opponents who beat the Utes a season ago.
The most surprising part of Florida’s suddenly surprising season has been its defense. The No. 25 Gators have been downright stout on that side of the ball.
Three games match two ranked Pac-12 teams on Saturday. No. 11 Utah and No. 22 UCLA have stayed out of the spotlight compared to other Top 25 showdowns between No. 19 Colorado and No. 10 Oregon and between No. 14 Oregon State and No. 21 Washington State.
Saturday’s matchup between the eighth-ranked Huskies and the Golden Bears that opens the Pac-12 season for both comes with uncertainty over whether two schools linked for so long will ever meet again.
Missouri will try to build on the momentum it gained with a last-second upset of then-No. 15 Kansas State last week when it plays Memphis in St. Louis.
The Syracuse Orange are off to a 3-0 start in preparing to host Army on Saturday in the first meeting of New York schools since 1996.
Indiana heads into Saturday looking to even its record. So does Akron. But if the Hoosiers want to return to the postseason for the first time since 2020, the mission may be more imperative.
Minnesota looks to bounce back against Northwestern from a loss at No. 20 North Carolina last week. The Gophers had won 19 of 20 nonconference games under coach P.J.
Arizona opens Pac-12 play after winning two of three nonconference games with a trip to Stanford. This is the first meeting between the schools since 2019.
Louisville is 3-0 for the first time since 2016 and aims to retain a share of first place in the ACC with a visit from Boston College.
BYU will make its Big 12 debut on Saturday when it heads to Kansas for a matchup of teams off to 3-0 starts.
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 to play one of the last scheduled meetings 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.