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College Football Star: Don't Call Me 'AR-15'

Gators QB Anthony Richardson doesn't want to be 'associated with the assault rifle'

(Newser) - College football star Anthony Richardson will no longer go by the nickname "AR-15." The 21-year-old University of Florida quarterback said Sunday that he didn't wish to be associated with assault rifles used in mass shootings. Though "'AR-15' was simply a representation of my initials combined...

Nation's Top Recruit Makes His Choice

Arch Manning, also a quarterback, picks Texas

(Newser) - As college decision time approached, Arch Manning has tried to stay below the radar. He's kept his Instagram account private, and, until now, he'd never tweeted. Manning has taken no steps to engage in name, image and likeness opportunities, ESPN reports. But avoiding attention isn't easy for...

Big College Star Is Injured, Reaction Speaks Volumes

Maybe 'someone should’ve checked on him' before moving to next drill, observer writes of David Ojabo

(Newser) - The injury itself was big news in the football world: Star Michigan linebacker David Ojabo went down with a torn Achilles while auditioning in front of NFL scouts on Friday, reports Yahoo Sports . Ojabo was expected to be a top-10 pick in the next NFL draft, but the injury might...

Georgia Bulldogs Are National Champions, Finally

Team beats rival Alabama 33-18 in college football playoffs

(Newser) - 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 Football Playoff title Monday for its first national title in 41 years, the AP reports. Bennett connected with Adonai Mitchell on a...

This Year's Heisman Race Was a Rout

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young wins easily

(Newser) - Bryce Young didn't just meet the standard set by the star quarterbacks who preceded him at Alabama, he exceeded it. Young became the first Crimson Tide quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, making Alabama the fifth school with consecutive winners of college football's most prestigious...

2 Stunning Moves May Not Bode Well for College Football

Notre Dame coach signs with a new team even as his old team is still in the championship hunt

(Newser) - It's already been quite a week for college football, or as Sports Illustrated writer Pat Forde puts it, "the wildest week in the history" of the game. Wilder still is that this has nothing to do with anything that happened on the field. Instead, it involves two blockbuster...

USC Apologizes to BYU Over Televised Chant

'F--- the Mormons' rang out multiple times from the stands

(Newser) - Anyone who tuned in to USC's home game against Brigham Young on ESPN over the weekend might have heard a not-so-friendly chant from the stands. On at least five occasions, the crowd broke into a chant of "F--- the Mormons" during the game, reports the Deseret News . Now,...

Among College QBs, He Was Truly Great. So Was His Downfall

'Sports Illustrated' has the story of Colt Brennan

(Newser) - Colt Brennan's story is a wrenching one, and Brandon Sneed tells it in detail for Sports Illustrated . Sneed calls Brennan "one of college football’s all-time great quarterbacks"—indeed, in 2007 the Hawaii player narrowly missed receiving the Heisman award . He had 31 NCAA passing records to...

USC Trojans Have Terrifying Moment Aboard Team Plane

Plane tipped on the tarmac

(Newser) - Some USC football coaches and staff got a real scare after landing at an Idaho airport on Friday. Per ESPN , a plane that ferried the team, staff, and coaches to Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport tipped backward on the tarmac during the deplaning process ahead of Saturday's game against...

15 Years After Murder of 'Canes Star, Teammate Is Arrested

Rashaun Jones pleads not guilty in 2006 slaying of University of Miami player Bryan Pata

(Newser) - Update: A former player on the University of Miami football team has pleaded not guilty to killing a teammate in 2006. Raushan Jones, 35, is currently charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of Bryan Pata, 22, though that could eventually be bumped up to a first-degree count. Our original...

Concern on Stadiums: 'There Will Be Many Infected People There'

Health experts worry that college and pro football arenas offer prime conditions for further spread

(Newser) - Health experts say this fall's crowded college and professional football stadiums could create ripe conditions for COVID-19 to spread among unvaccinated fans. Many football stadiums—most of which hold from 65,000 to 100,000 fans—aren't requiring fans to wear masks or be vaccinated. The chances of...

Bobby Bowden Built Dynasty at Florida State
Bobby Bowden Built
Dynasty at Florida State

Bobby Bowden Built Dynasty at Florida State

Longtime coach ranks second in major college football victories

(Newser) - Bobby Bowden, the folksy Hall of Fame coach who built Florida State into an unprecedented college football dynasty, has died. He was 91. His son, Terry, said his father died Sunday at home in Tallahassee, surrounded by family, the AP reports. Bobby Bowden announced last month that he had a...

Famed UCLA Coach Said He Was Average
Famed UCLA Coach
Said He Was Average

Famed UCLA Coach Said He Was Average

Terry Donahue led Bruins in all-time victories

(Newser) - Terry Donahue, who took over UCLA's program at the age of 31 and went on to become the school's winningest football coach ever, has died. He was 77 and had fought cancer for two years, KNBC reports. Among his distinctions was being the first person to appear in...

Massage Therapist Sought OSU Football Players for Sex

She's been banned from campus and had her license revoked

(Newser) - An independent massage therapist has been banned from Ohio State University after she was found to have solicited football players for sex. The 41-year-old, whose license has been revoked following an investigation by the State Medical Board of Ohio, had sex with five adult players. That's according to a...

College Coach Canned for Racist Stacey Abrams Tweet

Assistant coach Chris Malone no longer with University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team

(Newser) - An assistant coach for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's football team no longer has a job after penning a racist tweet voicing his frustrations over the recent results of the Georgia Senate races. ESPN reports Chris Malone was fired Thursday, with both Mocs head coach Rusty Wright and...

Heisman Trophy Win Is First of Its Kind in Decades

DeVonta Smith is just the 4th wide receiver ever to win

(Newser) - On an Alabama team stacked with stars, DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football while playing a position that rarely gets that kind of recognition. Smith became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy in 29 seasons Tuesday night, breaking the monopoly quarterbacks have had...

This Coach Really Didn't Want His Gatorade Bath

Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher pulls a hamstring running away

(Newser) - After Texas A&M defeated North Carolina on Saturday to win the Orange Bowl, players tried to douse coach Jimbo Fisher with Gatorade. As this video clip shows, Fisher sprinted in impressive fashion to avoid his fate, notes a post at SaturdayDownSouth . But the sprint may have been a little...

College QB Gets Unexpected Grooming Tip

Reporter forgets to mute her computer in Zoom press conference

(Newser) - It's one thing for a QB to get grilled after a tough loss in the national spotlight. But what happened to Clemson's Trevor Lawrence on Friday night was a little unexpected. It seems that an unidentified female reporter on the post-game Zoom call forgot her mute button, reports...

30-Yard Kick Makes College Football History

Sarah Fuller is Power 5 Football's first female player

(Newser) - A 30-yard squib kick, making history? Yep, it happened Saturday when Sarah Fuller kicked for the Vanderbilt Commodores and became the first female player in a Power 5 football game—college ball's top echelon, ESPN reports. "Honestly, it's just so exciting," she said of her perfect...

COVID-19 Sidelines Favorite for Heisman

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence tested positive on Wednesday

(Newser) - The top-ranked Clemson Tigers will have to go without their star quarterback and the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, who's tested positive for COVID-19. Trevor Lawrence tested negative on Sunday but logged a positive test on Wednesday, officials said late Thursday, per CNN . The quarterback will be out...

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