College sports

Florida wide receiver Van Jefferson (12) dives for the end zone coming up short against Michigan during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 29, 2018 - 1:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Lamical Perine had a 5-yard scoring catch and 53-yard touchdown run to lead No. 10 Florida's strong rushing attack Saturday, helping the Gators cap their comeback season with a 41-15 rout of No. 8 Michigan in the Peach Bowl. After finishing 4-7 in 2017, Florida enjoyed a dramatic...
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Iowa State running back David Montgomery (32) is hit by Washington State defensive back Hunter Dale (26) and another defender, partially obscure, during the second half of the Alamo Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 28, 2018 - 11:11 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Gardner Minshew II and that glorious mustache conjured up a final bit of magic in a grand finale for Washington State. The graduate transfer quarterback whose whiskered upper lip was loved and mimicked by Cougars fans all season, threw two touchdown passes and ran for another...
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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, left, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney share a laugh after the NCAA Cotton Bowl football coaches' news conference in Dallas, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Notre Dame is scheduled to play Clemson in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff Saturday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
December 28, 2018 - 7:17 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The question was about sustaining high-level success in college football and Dabo Swinney's answer lasted 3 minutes, 40 seconds. Brevity is not the Clemson coach's strong suit. Swinney talked about how people make the program, continuity leads to consistency, and how it can't just be...
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Syracuse running back Abdul Adams (23) celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a 1-yard run against West Virginia during the first half of the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
December 28, 2018 - 5:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Abdul Adams and Trishton Jackson made their Syracuse debuts memorable, combining to score three touchdowns and helping the 17th-ranked Orange secure their first 10-win season since 2001 by topping No. 15 West Virginia 34-18 in the Camping World Bowl on Friday. Adams rushed for...
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Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham (8) scrambles from Purdue safety Brennan Thieneman (38) in the first half of the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 28, 2018 - 2:20 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jarrett Stidham threw for 373 yards and five touchdowns in his final college game , and Auburn routed Purdue 63-14 in the Music City Bowl on Friday. Auburn (8-5) rolled in the finale of a season that opened with a top-10 ranking, stumbled a bit in the middle and concluded...
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File-This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie during the first half an NCAA college basketball game, in Hartford, Conn. The University of Connecticut is asking a federal judge to dismiss a complaint filed by former coach Ollie, who claims his firing was in part racially motivated. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
December 28, 2018 - 12:33 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut asked a judge Friday to dismiss a complaint filed by former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who contends his firing was in part racially motivated. The school argues that the federal court doesn't have jurisdiction and Ollie doesn't make a specific...
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Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) looks to pass the ball as Vanderbilt linebacker Kenny Hebert (42) closes in during the first half of the Texas Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
December 27, 2018 - 11:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Before Baylor faced Vanderbilt in the Texas Bowl on Thursday night, coach Matt Rhule asked his players to think about where they were a year ago after the team finished 1-11. After taking a moment to reflect on that, the Bears returned their focus to 2018 and finished an impressive...
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Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (23) celebrates with teammates after Wisconsin defeated Miami 35-3 in the Pinstripe Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
December 27, 2018 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Taylor played tour guide for his Wisconsin teammates who had never visited New York. They hit the usual landmarks with trips to Lincoln Center and Times Square. Taylor even gave his buds a taste of the luxe life with a window-shopping jaunt along Fifth Avenue. "It's real...
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File-This Nov. 24, 2018, file photo shows Clemson's Christian Wilkins doing the Heisman pose after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, in Clemson, S.C. Wilkins is here to put a smile on your face, whether you like it or not. For four seasons, Wilkins has been bringing the jokes, zingers and sneaky pinches on the bottom at Clemson. The 300-pound All-America defensive tackle famously celebrated the Tigers’ 2016 national championship with a split and flashed a Heisman pose after a touchdown run this season. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
December 27, 2018 - 5:59 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Christian Wilkins is here to put a smile on your face, whether you like it or not. For four seasons, Wilkins has been bringing the jokes, zingers and sneaky pinches on the bottom at Clemson. The 300-pound All-America defensive tackle famously celebrated the Tigers' 2016 national...
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Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence stretches during team practice at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Clemson is scheduled to play Notre Dame in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff Saturday. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
December 27, 2018 - 4:31 pm
Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence says he has no idea what may have led to his failed NCAA test for performance-enhancing drugs and still holds out hope he will be able to play for the No. 2 Tigers against No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. The 6-foot-4, 350-pound Lawrence participated in...
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