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Georgia bullies TCU, 65-7, to win second consecutive CFP title

Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores in the first half as No. 1 Georgia demolished No. 3 TCU 65-7 to become the first team to win consecutive College Football Playoff n… → Read More

USC’s Caleb Williams wins Heisman after leading Trojan turnaround

Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams, the catalyst for the Trojans’ turnaround season, won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night to make USC the first school to take home college foo… → Read More

Playoff field set: Georgia vs. Ohio State; Michigan vs. TCU

The defending national champions, two Big Ten powers and an upstart that wasn’t even expected to contend in its conference this season. → Read More

Tuimoloau sparks 28-point fourth as Ohio State beats Penn State, 44-31

J.T. Tuimoloau had a strip sack to set up Ohio State for a separation-score in the fourth quarter and then a pick-6 to cap a spectacular performance by the defensive end as the Buckeyes erased a fo… → Read More

College Football Playoff to expand to 12 teams by 2026 season

The university presidents who oversee the College Football Playoff voted to expand the postseason model for determining a national champion from four to 12 teams no later than the 2026 season. → Read More

Ohio State sixth in final AP football poll

Georgia is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, earning its second national title by beating Alabama on Jan. 10. → Read More

Georgia snaps 41-year national title drought with 33-18 CFP win over Alabama

Stetson Bennett delivered the biggest throws of his storybook career and Georgia’s defense sealed the sweetest victory in program history, vanquishing rival Alabama, 33-18, in the College Foo… → Read More

Heisman Trophy finalists: Young, Hutchinson, Pickett, Stroud

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud were announced Monday as finalists for the Heis… → Read More

What if 12-team College Football Playoff was here?

A fun thing to do this season has to been ponder how the College Football Playoff race would have played out if expansion to 12 teams had already happened. → Read More

Source: Notre Dame set to promote Marcus Freeman to head football coach

Notre Dame is working on a deal to promote defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to head coach to replace Brian Kelly, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday… → Read More

LSU hires Kelly away from Notre Dame to be Tigers next coach

LSU is hiring Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, a stunning move by one of the most accomplished coaches in college football jumping from the sport’s most storied program to an Southeastern Co… → Read More

Iron Bowl, The Game, Army-Navy, Red River lead rivalries poll

The best college football rivalries can change over time depending on the state of the programs involved. → Read More

AP sources: Pac-12, Big 12 commissioners consider alliances

The commissioners of the Pac-12 and Big 12 met Tuesday to discuss how the conferences might benefit from working together or maybe even merging. → Read More

Top QB recruit to skip senior year of high school, join Ohio State

Quinn Ewers, considered the top quarterback prospect in the class of 2022, said he is skipping his senior year of high school in Texas and plans to enroll at Ohio State for the upcoming semester. → Read More

Ohio coach Frank Solich stepping down to focus on health

Ohio coach Frank Solich had one of the great second acts in college football history. → Read More

CFP expansion will push conferences to reconsider divisions

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The proposed 12-team College Football Playoff would make winning a conference more important than ever, with six spots reserved for league champions. → Read More

College Football Playoff considering expansion to 12 teams

The College Football Playoff announced June 10 it will consider expanding from four to 12 teams to settle the national championship, with six spots reserved for the highest-ranked conference champions → Read More

Democrats push bill allowing college athletes to organize

College athletes would have the right to organize and collectively bargain with schools and conferences under a bill introduced May 27 by Democrats in the House and Senate. → Read More

NCAA aims for less contact in preseason football practice

The NCAA football oversight committee is preparing to recommend changes to preseason camp that will include fewer fully padded practices and the elimination of some old-school collision drills. → Read More

College sports already adapting to new NCAA transfer rules

As spring practice winds down, Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sees some potential holes in his roster. → Read More