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Miami Hurricanes football: Toledo win keeps UM high in polls

A view of Hard Rock Stadium before Miami faced Toledo on Sept. 23. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ Five things we learned from 52-30 win ] [ Video: first impressions of Miami-Toledo ] [ Injury can’t stop Walton in career day ] [ What Richt, players...
Reaction: Dolphins fans respond to team protest during national anthem

Reaction: Dolphins fans respond to team protest during national anthem

Most members of the Miami Dolphins -- including owner Stephen Ross -- stood arm-and-arm along the visitors sideline at MetLife Stadium on Sunday while “The Star-Spangled Banner” played before the Dolphins game against the New York Jets. The show of solidarity was a response to the criticism of President Donald Trump who said NFL players who protest the national anthem should be &ldquo...
Breaking: Miami Dolphins respond to Donald Trump with protest during national anthem

Breaking: Miami Dolphins respond to Donald Trump with protest during national anthem

Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi warms up before the game against the Jets wearing a shirt in support of former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Most members of the Dolphins — including owner Stephen Ross — responded to criticism from President Donald Trump by interlocking arms during the national anthem before...
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stands with players before anthem

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stands with players before anthem

Stephen Ross supported his players on the field on Sunday. (Getty Images) EAST RUTHERFORD — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stood by his players on Sunday — literally. Ross stood with his players during the national anthem before the game at the New York Jets, linked arm-in-arm. Ross linked arms with center Mike Pouncey and safety Reshad Jones. Some players kneeled while others...
Former Hurricanes great Michael Irvin denounces Trump’s comments

Former Hurricanes great Michael Irvin denounces Trump’s comments

NFL Network analyst and former Miami Hurricanes great Michael Irvin spoke on NFL GameDay this morning denouncing President Donald Trump’s comments towards protesting NFL players. “I thought about it yesterday. We’re sitting in meeting rooms and it comes to this. In the offseason, I show up at church every Sunday. I get energy and motivation and inspiration from it. Our (production)...
Miami Dolphins Inactives vs. Jets: Jordan Phillips (ankle) out

Miami Dolphins Inactives vs. Jets: Jordan Phillips (ankle) out

This photo represents Jordan Phillips doing well. (Getty Images) EAST RUTHERFORD — The Miami Dolphins will go without out defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (ankle) against the New York Jets on Sunday. Phillips was in a walking boot this week after his ankle caused more trouble than expected after he injured it in last week’s victory at the Los Angeles Chargers...
Relive Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier’s career day

Relive Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier’s career day

After a three-week layoff between games, it took the Miami Hurricanes offense nearly two and a half quarters to get its feet under them. When it did, Malik Rosier and crew looked unstoppable on Saturday Behind the redshirt junior’s career-best day at Hard Rock Stadium, the Hurricanes overcame a 16-10 halftime deficit to defeat Toledo 52-30. Rosier threw for a career-high 333 yards and three...
Dolphins WR Kenny Stills: I’m with Colin Kaepernick

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills: I’m with Colin Kaepernick

Stills is one of the most likely Dolphins to protest today. (Bill Ingram/The Post) NEW YORK–The NFL is bracing for a wave of national anthem protests today in the wake of Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about players who have been demonstrating. One of the most prominent players to do so last year was Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills. Stills said going into...
5 burning, really hot questions facing the Miami Heat entering training camp

5 burning, really hot questions facing the Miami Heat entering training camp

MIAMI — It’s been a little more than five months since the Heat found out on the final day of the regular season that a 30-11 record to close out their schedule would not be good enough to make the playoffs. Tears and disappointment filled the Heat locker room after they learned their year would end on the final day of the regular season. But with 11 players returning...
Report: Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons wanted to return to Steelers

Report: Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons wanted to return to Steelers

Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons is suspended indefinitely. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) NEW YORK–The story of Lawrence Timmons’ sudden departure from the Miami Dolphins is more bizarre than it initially appeared. As if it wasn’t strange enough that he deserted the team the day before its season opener in California, CBS reports that he was in Pittsburgh...
Top 10 NBA storylines to follow entering the 2017-18 season

Top 10 NBA storylines to follow entering the 2017-18 season

From the production of newly re-signed Dion Waiters and James Johnson to the development of young players like Bam Adebayo and Josh Richardson, Miami Heat fans will have plenty of storylines to follow throughout the 2017-18 season. Look beyond the shores of Biscayne Bay, though, and there are a myriad of topics captivating NBA fans around the country. Here is a look at the 10 biggest storylines in...
Miami Dolphins: DeVante Parker must win more 50/50 balls

Miami Dolphins: DeVante Parker must win more 50/50 balls

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker grabs a pass from the hands of Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward. Miami wants even more of this. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — DeVante Parker is 6-feet-3, 212 pounds and he is fast and he is athletic and he can leap and reach over skyscrapers and there is now an expectation...

Florida Atlantic and new QB Driskel fall to Buffalo

Looking for its first winning streak under Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic dominated on the ground but failed to stop Buffalo in a 34-31 road loss Saturday night. Playing their final non-conference game of the season, the Owls (1-3) ran for 262 yards a week after setting the program record with 439 in a 45-0 shutout over FCS Bethune-Cookman. Sophomore Devin Singletary totaled 156 of those, adding three...
Video: Breaking down Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

Video: Breaking down Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

(Facebook.com/PostOnMiamiHurricanes) [ Five things we learned from 52-30 win ] [ Injury can’t stop Walton in career day ] [ What Richt, players said afterward ] [ Live blog: the action, as it happened ] MIAMI GARDENS — Are you the...
Oakland's Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

Oakland's Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport into a polarizing protest movement that has been criticized harshly by President Donald Trump. Before a home game against the Texas Rangers, Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland's dugout, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers...
Florida high school athlete dies after collapsing in weight room

Florida high school athlete dies after collapsing in weight room

A two-sport athlete from Jacksonville died last week after collapsing in his high school's weight room. Ben Johnson was pronounced dead Thursday, two days after he was rushed to the hospital. Johnson suffered cardiac arrest and irreversible brain damage, the Florida Times-Union reported. He was a sophmore at Fleming Island High School. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death...
3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups vs. NY Jets

3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups vs. NY Jets

Byron Maxwell needs to regain his confidence in the early season. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — You might say the Miami Dolphins have no cause for concern against the hapless New York Jets. But we are going to do this feature each week, so we’ll dig deep for legitimate concern: Linebacker No Raekwon McMillan. No Rey Maualuga. No Koa Misi. No Neville Hewitt. Who...
What Mark Richt said after Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

What Mark Richt said after Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

Mark Richt (Getty Images) MIAMI GARDENS — Live updates from Mark Richt after a win over Toledo: Richt: “Well, that was enough drama for three weeks of football.” Richt was extra thankful for the victory because “we’ve been through a lot. It’s been an emotional roller-coaster for a lot of us.” Richt said six players “were cramping up&rdquo...
Five things we learned from No. 14 Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

Five things we learned from No. 14 Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

An injured ankle couldn’t stop Mark Walton. (Getty Images) [ Mark Walton injured in second quarter ] [ Full Miami-Toledo live blog, as it happened ] MIAMI GARDENS — It was Miami’s first game in three weeks thanks to Hurricane Irma, and fans were happy to have football back. They weren’t happy for...
James Blackman doesn’t play like a freshman during Florida State loss

James Blackman doesn’t play like a freshman during Florida State loss

James Blackman didn’t look or perform like a true freshman. He had pre-game jitters, of course, but the Florida State quarterback played with composure and was able to piece together drives in the 12th-ranked Seminoles’ 27-21 loss to North Carolina State Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. FSU may be 0-2 for the first time since 1989 and, while there is frustration and disappointment, there...
NC State's Bradley Chubb apologizes for spitting on FSU logo

NC State's Bradley Chubb apologizes for spitting on FSU logo

North Carolina State's Bradley Chubb said that he didn't intentionally spit on Florida State's logo after the Wolfpack's 27-21 victory over the 12th-ranked Seminoles on Saturday. The senior defensive end then took to social media to apologize. "I let my emotions get the best of me. I have the utmost respect for coach (Jimbo) Fisher and Florida State," said Chubb in a statement on North Carolina...
Donald Trump and the NFL: Large number of Post readers support kneeling protests

Donald Trump and the NFL: Large number of Post readers support kneeling protests

Jelani Jenkins, Arian Foster, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills kneel during the singing of the national anthem before the 2016 opener at Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) EAST RUTHERFORD — In the wake of controversial comments by President Donald Trump criticizing NFL players who protest perceived injustices by kneeling during the national anthem, 44 percent...
Donald Trump controversy: Miami Dolphins owner calls for ‘unifying leadership’

Donald Trump controversy: Miami Dolphins owner calls for ‘unifying leadership’

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross bristled at Donald Trump’s recent remarks degrading NFL players who protest during the national anthem. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The owner of the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, defended the players in his organization who have protested during the national anthem and called for a different tone from President...

Star running back Mark Walton injured in Miami-Toledo game

Mark Walton in pain on table, as @FOXSportsFL put on the screen for a couple seconds. Came off field hopping on right foot w/ left elevated pic.twitter.com/2NurZvcUUO — Chris Fischer (@ChrisFischer07) September 23, 2017 MIAMI GARDENS — A huge day for Miami running back Mark Walton may be over. The junior...
Statement win: NC State upsets No. 12 Florida State, 27-21

Statement win: NC State upsets No. 12 Florida State, 27-21

North Carolina State finally has a statement win in Dave Doeren's fifth year as coach. The Wolfpack broke a 10-game losing streak to ranked teams Saturday, defeating No. 12 Florida State 27-21. It is Doeren's first victory in nine attempts since he took over in 2013. "We beat a lot of teams that people think we should beat, and knocked on the door with a ton of teams and didn't finish. Now we...
Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

It's been three days since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico and Carlos Beltran still hasn't been able to get in touch with his parents who live there. While the Houston Astros designated hitter plays with a heavy heart and prays that his family is OK in the wake of the massive storm, Beltran and his wife, Jessica, pledged to donate $1 million to relief efforts. Beltran is one of many Puerto Rican...
5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. New York Jets

5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. New York Jets

DeVante Parker needs to keep the big games coming. (AP) NEW YORK—The consensus is that this will be an easy one for the Dolphins, and it should be considering the Jets are arguably the worst team in the NFL. Still, there are no guarantees. If Miami’s going to avoid an embarrassing upset and pick up a victory it can’t afford to squander, here are five players...
Miami Dolphins linebackers undersized, undermanned, but getting it done

Miami Dolphins linebackers undersized, undermanned, but getting it done

Kiko Alonso and the Dolphins’ linebackers are resolute despite their disadvantages. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) NEW YORK—For nearly the entire four months linebacker Chase Allen has been in the NFL, he’s been getting “dog-cussed” by his boss at every turn. The Dolphins took a flier on Allen after he went undrafted out of Southern Illinois, and defensive...
Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of sale purge

Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of sale purge

Jeff Conine, who goes by the nickname Mr. Marlin, is part of the purge of Miami Marlins executives before the sale of the team to Derek Jeter's investment group. Conine said Saturday he was told he won't be retained. He helped the Marlins win two World Series and has been a special assistant to the president since 2008. Also being fired are Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez, who had the same...
Marc Buoniconti tells AP it's time to ban youth football

Marc Buoniconti tells AP it's time to ban youth football

A victim himself of the sport, Marc Buoniconti wants youth football banned. He hasn't always felt that way. Now, as his Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis also researches head trauma, the former college linebacker paralyzed from the shoulders down in a game nearly 32 years ago has a different view. As he has learned more about concussions and has seen his father, Hall of Famer...
The Latest: Trump sticks by NFL criticism on national anthem

The Latest: Trump sticks by NFL criticism on national anthem

The Latest on President Donald Trump's remarks about pro football (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is sticking by his criticism of football players who kneel during the national anthem and is brushing off a rebuke from the commissioner of the National Football League. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday that Trump's comments about players who kneel during the national anthem...
Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

President Donald Trump doubled down on denouncing protests by NFL players and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry's White House invitation on Saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a "bum." Trump started by announcing that Curry, the immensely popular two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, would...
Post staff predictions: Dolphins should ground Jets with ease

Post staff predictions: Dolphins should ground Jets with ease

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) sends New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) to the turf for a sack late in the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on November 6, 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) What are our Dolphins writers expecting on Sunday when the Fins travel to the Meadowlands to face the New...
Marlins' McKeon told he will not be retained by Jeter group

Marlins' McKeon told he will not be retained by Jeter group

As part of the Miami Marlins' ownership change, Jack McKeon is out. The team's 86-year-old executive said Friday he was told he will not be retained by the new ownership group that includes Derek Jeter. McKeon managed the Marlins when they won the World Series in 2003, and for the past 12 seasons has been a special assistant to owner Jeffrey Loria. McKeon said he was advised of his firing not by Jeter's...
Fantasy Fins: Why Jay Ajayi might not have a huge game against the Jets

Fantasy Fins: Why Jay Ajayi might not have a huge game against the Jets

Jay Ajayi #23 of the Miami Dolphins eludes Joey Bosa #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers as he rushes to gain during the game at the StubHub Center on September 17, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) I can’t think of any Dolphins regulars who would make terrible fantasy starts this week. That seems obvious against a team such as the...
Dolphins confident they can win close games — and they have

Dolphins confident they can win close games — and they have

Miami Dolphins kicker (1) Cody Parker, punter (16) Matt Haack and tight end (48) MarQueis Gray react after a successful Parker field goal in the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers played at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA on Sunday, September 17, 2017. (AP Photo/John Cordes) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — On the sidelines last week, there was...
The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign trip to Alabama (all times local): 9:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. He's also bemoaning that football games have become less violent, complaining, "They're ruining the game." Several athletes, including NFL players...
Miami Dolphins’ go-to guy in the red zone? No one

Miami Dolphins’ go-to guy in the red zone? No one

Julius Thomas was mostly a non-factor in the red zone against the Chargers. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—The Dolphins have a few guys who seem like they should be obvious red zone scorers. DeVante Parker is 6-foot-4 with great leaping ability and a newly discovered tenacity for winning jump-balls. They traded for tight end Julius Thomas theoretically to make them...
Goran Dragic: If Slovenia can win European Championship, Miami Heat can win World Championship, ‘Why not?’

Goran Dragic: If Slovenia can win European Championship, Miami Heat can win World Championship, ‘Why not?’

Heat guard Goran Dragic flexed his muscle while leading Slovenia to a EuroBasket championship.   Goran Dragic and the Slovenian national team overcame long odds to win the EuroBasket championships this summer. Now Dragic sees a parallel to his NBA team, the Miami Heat. “Nobody gave us a chance, the Slovenian national team,” Dragic said today on a conference call from...
After winning EuroBasket gold, Goran Dragic is ‘fully confident’ he will be ready for start of training camp

After winning EuroBasket gold, Goran Dragic is ‘fully confident’ he will be ready for start of training camp

Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat drives around Deron Williams #31 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on March 6, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Miami won the game 106-98. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) MIAMI — It’s been quite the offseason for Goran Dragic. The Heat point guard led Slovenia to the EuroBasket gold medal this month and...
Five players under pressure: No. 14 Miami Hurricanes vs. Toledo

Five players under pressure: No. 14 Miami Hurricanes vs. Toledo

Malek Young, shown after making an interception against Bethune-Cookman, will be tasked with slowing Toledo’s passing attack. (Getty Images) [ Canes Watch TV: Miami-Toledo preview, pick ] In our first installment of this series — which feels like it was a year ago, given everything that’s transpired since — ...
Miami Dolphins LB Justin March-Lillard more than an afterthought

Miami Dolphins LB Justin March-Lillard more than an afterthought

Justin March-Lillard can still be a factor for the Dolphins at linebacker–a position where they badly need help. (Getty Images) DAVIE—It’s been a bizarre start to the season for the Miami Dolphins, but it’s likely no one on the team has experienced more of a whirlwind few weeks than linebacker Justin March-Lillard. He was cruising through the offseason with the...
Richt on Radio: What Miami Hurricanes coach said Monday 

Richt on Radio: What Miami Hurricanes coach said Monday 

Mark Richt gestures while speaking Sunday. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) ORLANDO — Here’s some of what Mark Richt had to say during his Monday morning appearance on WQAM: * On what the last 10 days has been like: “It’s been draining, there’s no doubt. A lot of decisions have to be made. Some tough decisions, some tougher than others.” “We gave...
Dolphins vs. Jets: How do they match up in Week 3?

Dolphins vs. Jets: How do they match up in Week 3?

How do the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets match up for Sunday’s NFL Week 3 tilt at MetLife Stadium? Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) stretches for yardage as he is tackled by New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on November 6, 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) When the Dolphins have the ball&hellip...
FAU running back Buddy Howell among keys to Owls beating Buffalo

FAU running back Buddy Howell among keys to Owls beating Buffalo

In three seasons under Charlie Partridge, the Florida Atlantic Owls had only two instances of winning streaks. With a win against Buffalo on Saturday night (7 p.m., ESPN3), the Owls would enter conference play with their first winning streak under first-year coach Lane Kiffin. *Owls eager for runion with old coach now at Buffalo *FAU notches first win of Lane Kiffin era *Photos of Owls win over Bethune-Cookman...

Elite 2019 safety Brian Williams names Oklahoma in top 6

Brian Williams, the nation’s top-ranked 2019 safety, cut his list of collegiate options to just six on Sunday and the Oklahoma Sooners survived the cut. Joining Oklahoma as programs still in the mix going forward are Notre Dame, Stanford, Texas, Arkansas and Nebraska. A 5-star prospect out of Bishop Dunne in Dallas, Texas, Williams holds 33 offers to date and his cut left programs...

Florida Gators drop in AP top-25 football poll despite win over Kentucky

The Florida Gators dropped one spot to No. 21 in the latest AP top-25 football poll, which was released Sunday afternoon, despite its fourth-quarter comeback victory against Kentucky. Florida improved to 2-1 and 2-0 in the SEC after a nail-biting 28-27 win over the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday night. After trailing by 13 points with 11:27 left to play, the Gators scored 14...

College football rankings 2017: AP Poll Top 25, Coaches Poll for Week 5

The college football rankings will have Week 5 rankings with the AP Poll and Coaches Poll. Alabama is ranked No. 1 for both. TCU is No. 11 in the Coaches but No. 9 in the AP Poll. There are plenty of other changes, too. Here are the AP Poll and Coaches Poll Top 25 rankings for Week 5. Rank Team ...

Louisville moves up to No. 17 in Week 5 AP Top 25

The Louisville Cardinals moved up two spots to No. 17 in the Week 5 Coaches poll that was released by USA Today on Sunday. Four Atlantic Coast Conference teams were listed among the Top 25. Louisville moved past ACC Atlantic Division rival Florida State, who fell out of the Top 25 after losing to N.C. State. Clemson, Virginia Tech and Miami remained ahead of the Cardinals this...

Steelers WR Antonio Brown becomes fastest player to reach 650 catches

Antonio Brown is on record pace. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver became the fastest player to reach 650 receptions. Brown reached the mark in his 104th game, the team announced. Brown is regarded as one of the two best receivers in the NFL. The five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time first-team All-Pro signed a five-year mega extension over the offseason...

College football rankings: Michigan No. 8 in AP Top 25 poll

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan stayed at No. 8 in the latest AP Top 25, released on Sunday, after beating Purdue on Saturday. With the help of a valiant effort by backup quarterback John O’Korn, the Michigan football team remained undefeated with a 28-10 win over the Boilermakers. O’Korn threw for 270 yards and a touchdown on 18-for-26 passing and was intercepted once by...

College football rankings: Ohio State drops again in AP Top 25

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State dropped to No. 11 in the AP Top 25 after a 54-21 win against UNLV on Saturday that included more offensive improvement. The Buckeyes were No. 9 in the Amway Coaches Poll released earlier Sunday. Ohio State’s win came against what appears to be one of the worst FBS programs this year, but the Buckeyes still executed really well...

College football rankings: Penn State No. 4 in AP Top 25

Penn State held firm in the latest Associated Press Top 25, coming in at No. 4 for the second straight week. And compared with their peers in Week 4, that was a good thing. Thanks to a last-second 21-19 win late Saturday at Iowa, a game decided on a fourth-down Trace McSorley pass as time expired, the Lions remained the Big Ten’s best bet for a berth in the College Football...

College football rankings: Wisconsin No. 10 in latest AP Top 25 poll

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin didn’t play a game this weekend but remained firmly in the top 10 of the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, which was released Sunday. The Badgers came in at No. 10 in the poll, dropping one spot. Wisconsin dominated BYU 40-6 two Saturdays ago in its first road test of the season. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook set the single-game school...

Florida State falls out of Week 5 AP Top 25 Poll

The winless Florida State Seminoles fell out of the Week 5 Associated Press Top 25 poll that was released on Sunday. Florida State was ranked 12th last week. The Seminoles fell 14 spots in the Coaches Poll that was released earlier. Four Atlantic Coast Conference teams made the Top 25 list. Florida State fell to 0-2 following its 27-21 loss to visiting N.C. State on Saturday...

Virginia Tech moves up to No. 12 in the Week 5 AP Top 25 Poll

The Virginia Tech Hokies moved up one spot, to No. 12, in the Week 5 Associated Press Top 25 poll that was released on Sunday. The Hokies were No. 12 in the Coaches Poll released earlier Sunday. Four Atlantic Coast Conference teams made the AP Top 25 list. Virginia Tech improved to 4-0 with a 38-0 win against Old Dominion on Saturday, which was the Hokies’ second shutout in the...

Miami Hurricanes stays at No. 14 in Week 5 AP Top 25

The Miami Hurricanes stayed pat at No. 14 in the Week 5 AP Top 25 poll that was released by USA Today on Sunday. Four Atlantic Coast Conference teams were listed among the Top 25. Clemson and Virginia Tech are the only two ACC teams ranked higher than the Hurricanes. Miami (2-0) returned to action on Saturday after not playing the previous two weeks because of Hurricane Irma’s impact...

Alabama football: Tide remains at top spot in latest AP poll

NASHVILLE — Alabama football took steps toward reminding college football who is the top dog. Alabama earned 52 first-place votes in the latest AP Poll after their 59-0 victory at Vanderbilt on Saturday No. 2 Clemson received eight first-place votes while No. 3 Oklahoma got one. Penn State and Southern California rounded out the top five. Earlier...

College football rankings: AP Poll Top 25 features 6 SEC teams after Week 4

The Week 4 AP Top 25  was released by the Associated Press on Sunday. Six SEC teams were listed in the Top 25 after the fourth full weekend of the 2017 football season. Alabama remained the SEC’s top team following a dominating 59-0 win at Vanderbilt in the Crimson Tide’s conference opener. Alabama received 52 of a possible 61 first-place votes, with Clemson...

LSU stays put in AP Top 25 after Syracuse win

BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU football team is still hanging on in the AP Top 25. After defeating Syracuse 35-26 in Tiger Stadium Saturday night, the LSU football team (3-1, 0-1 SEC) stayed put as the No. 25 team in the AP Top 25. LSU is one of six SEC teams ranked in the AP Top 25, along with No. 1 Alabama, No. 7 Georgia, No. 13 Auburn, No. 21 Florida and No. 24 Mississippi...

Clemson Tigers remain at No. 2 in the Week 5 AP Top 25 Poll

The Clemson Tigers remained at No. 2, behind the Alabama Crimson Tide, in the Week 5 Associated Press Top 25 poll that was released on Sunday. Four Atlantic Coast Conference teams made the AP Top 25 poll this week. Clemson, which received eight first-place votes, improved to 4-0 with a 34-7 win against visiting Boston College (1-3) on Saturday. The Tigers struggled to get...

Oklahoma stays steady in latest AP Top 25 poll

The Oklahoma Sooners retained their No. 3 ranking in the AP Top 25 poll on Sunday after defeating Baylor 49-41 on Saturday in Waco, Texas. The Sooners remained the highest ranked Big 12 team in the nation in the latest poll. TCU surpassed Oklahoma State as the second-highest ranked team in the conference at No. 9 after the Horned Frogs defeated the Cowboys 44-31 in Stillwater...

Notre Dame ranked No. 22 in Week 5 AP Top 25 Poll

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish reclaimed its ranked status in the Week 5 AP Top 25, coming in at No. 22 in the poll that was released on Sunday. Notre Dame (3-1) is off to a strong start and has won two straight games since losing to visiting Georgia in Week 2. The Fighting Irish went on the road to beat Boston College 49-20 in Week 3 and then won at Michigan State 38-18 on...

AP Poll: Washington on the rise after convincing win at Colorado

In the latest  Associated Press poll released Sunday, the Washington Huskies moved up one spot to No. 6, after its 37-10 victory over Colorado in Boulder. The Huskies received X,1,188 votes and have been ranked in the AP top 10 for 20 consecutive weeks dating back to Week 2 of 2016. Washington is also ranked No. 6 in the Week 4  Amway Coaches Poll...

AP Poll: USC holds its spot after hard-fought victory over Cal

In the latest  Associated Press poll released Sunday, the USC Trojans stayed at No. 5 following its 30-20 win over California. The Trojans received 1,247 votes and have now won 13 straight games. USC is also ranked No. 5 in the Week 4  Amway Coaches Poll. The Trojans remain the highest ranked Pac-12 team in both polls, in front of No. 6 Washington...

Oklahoma State takes a major tumble in the rankings

The Oklahoma State Cowboys have dropped X spots after their home loss Saturday to TCU, falling to No. 15 in the Associated Press media poll. Mason Rudolph threw for 398 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as he also had two interceptions on the day. The Cowboys lost to the Horned Frogs, 44-31. Justice Hill rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown, but that was...

TCU leaps into top 10 of AP poll after upsetting Oklahoma State

TCU is on the rise in the latest edition of the Associated Press Top 25. The Horned Frogs have jumped up to No. 9 in the rankings after defeating then-No. 6 Oklahoma State 44-31 on the road in Week 4. They were ranked No. 16 in last week’s poll. In the Amway Coaches Poll, TCU came in at No. 11 this week. TCU upset the Cowboys by leaning on a dominant running game. The Frogs out-gained...

West Virginia back in AP Top 25 rankings after blowing out Kansas

West Virginia is back in the Associated Press Top 25 after a dominant win in Week 4. The Mountaineers are ranked No. 23 in the latest poll after a 56-34 drubbing of Kansas. The were also ranked No. 23 in the Amway Coaches Poll. The win moved West Virginia to 3-1 on the season heading into its bye week. The Mountaineers will face TCU (4-0), which will also be coming off an open...

Arkansas QB commit Ty Evans continues hot start to season with 400-yard game

Arkansas 2019 quarterback commit Ty Evans continued the hot start to his junior season last Thursday for Palmer Ridge (Monument, Colo.). Evans led his team to a fourth consecutive win to start the season with 400 passing yards and 4 touchdowns. He completed 23 of 37 attempts as Palmer Ridge topped Discovery Canyon (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 49-28. Most of his big night came...

CBS Sports gives significant honors to 2 SEC players after standout performances

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm and Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson have earned some honors from CBS Sports after having outstanding games on Saturday. Fromm, who is filling in for Jacob Eason, was named Freshman of the Week after throwing for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs 31-3 victory over Mississippi State. As a starter, Fromm is now 3-0. Johnson was a...

Michigan QB John O’Korn got to ‘come full circle’ in front of coach who benched him

John O’Korn came on in relief after Michigan QB Wilton Speight went out with an injury against Purdue on Saturday to effectively captain the Wolverines offense in a 28-10 win. He threw one touchdown and was 18-for-26 for 270 yards passing. This game wasn’t just special because it was O’Korn’s best performance at Michigan. He got to do it in front of a former coach...

Steelers G Ramon Foster exits game with left hand injury

Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster exited Sunday’s game in the first quarter. Foster injured his left hand during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears. The guard went into the locker room for further evaluation. Pittsburgh is already down a man on their offensive line. Tackle Marcus Gilbert was ruled inactive prior to the Week 3 game with a hamstring injury...

Saquon Barkley leads the Big Ten in receiving. He is a running back.

There are a lot of things Saquon Barkley did against Iowa that stand out. Barkley improbably hurdled a defender for a first down. The running back outgained an entire team. And he became the leading Heisman Trophy contender. Barkley also became the Big Ten’s leading receiver. Again, we’d like to point out Barkley is a running back. In addition to his 211 rushing...

TCU QB Kenny Hill finally learning ‘how to win,’ Gary Patterson says

TCU quarterback Kenny Hill is getting much better in 2017 thanks to a new mindset, according to his head coach. After the Horned Frogs took down No. 6 Oklahoma State 44-31 on Saturday, Gary Patterson told the Star-Telegram’s Carlos Mendez that his quarterback is no longer focused on accumulating stats. He said Air Raid quarterbacks often focus too much on how many yards...

CBS Sports projects TCU to make New Year’s Six bowl game after win over Oklahoma State

When a team can go on the road and upset a top-10 team by double digits, it’s quite likely that the expectations for their season are going to adjust accordingly. That’s now the case for the TCU Horned Frogs, who entered a Week 4 matchup with No. 6 Oklahoma State and left Boone Pickens Stadium with a 44-31 win. As a result, the Horned Frogs are expected to make...

Patriots, Broncos, Steelers and many others engage in mass protests

The New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers and many other teams engaged in mass protests during the National Anthem during the opening round of games on Sunday afternoon. President Donald Trump’s demand that players who exercise their First Amendment rights to assemble peacefully be fired for their actions at a rally in Huntsville, AL, on Friday night...

Lauren Shute: How I voted in the AP Top 25 poll following Week 4

AUBURN, Ala. — Some teams stumbled while several appeared to start figuring things out in the fourth week of the 2017 college football season. After two weeks of taking Clemson over Alabama for the No. 1 spot, I voted Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma in the top three spots. While I still think Dabo Swinney’s team is the best in the country, Alabama finally put...

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit comes to his senses with new Top 4 after Week 4 games

Kirk Herbstreit made some waves among the SEC faithful when he moved Alabama out of the top spot on his rankings following Week 3 games. It didn’t take long for Herbie to come back to his senses on the Crimson Tide. On Sunday morning, he Herbstreit revealed a new Top 4 list that includes Alabama back in the top spot after a convincing 59-0 win against Vanderbilt on Saturday...

Snap judgments: A look at key moments from Florida’s win over Kentucky

Somehow, someway, the Florida Gators pulled out another win by the skin of their teeth. Two touchdowns on the final two drives, a critical defensive stop and a missed 57-yard field goal attempt in the final 10 minutes proved to be the difference in the No. 20 Gators’ 28-27 win over Kentucky on Saturday. Here’s a look back at some of the key moments from the game...

Kirk Herbstreit: Clemson Tigers are No. 2 behind Alabama

College football analyst Kirk Herbstreit releases his top four teams every Sunday and after having Clemson in the top spot a week ago he’s moved Alabama up to No. 1 ahead of the Tigers. A week ago, Herbstreit cited Clemson’s impressive back-to-back wins against Auburn and Louisville as the reasoning for having the Tigers in the top spot. Clemson won again this...

South Carolina football: Checking on the Gamecocks’ commits

Four-star South Carolina commit Josh Vann caught 3 passes for 65 yards and 2 touchdowns for Tucker (Ga.) High School. Tucker rolled to a 44-0 win over M.L. King. Vann wasn’t the only Gamecocks pledge whose team won big this week. Fort Dorchester High School, led by 4-star quarterback Dakereon Joyner, defeated James Island 70-6. Joyner accounted for 5 touchdowns, with...

LSU moves up in Coaches Poll after Syracuse win

BATON ROUGE, La. — The win wasn’t pretty, but the LSU football team is back on the rise. After defeating Syracuse 35-26 Saturday night, LSU rose one spot to No. 22 in the Coaches Poll Sunday morning. LSU is the fifth ranked of the six SEC teams ranked in the Top 25, behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 8 Georgia, No. 15 Auburn and No. 20 Florida. LSU defeated Syracuse 35-26...

Auburn climbs in coaches’ poll after impressive win at Missouri

The first game of SEC play proved to be beneficial for Auburn football. Gus Malzahn’s team moved up one spot in the Amway coaches’ poll from No. 16 to No. 15 after a Week 4 win at Missouri. It was the game Auburn (3-1, 1-0 SEC) needed to put together after its offense struggled to perform in the opening weeks of 2017. Again, Kevin Steele’s defense showed the ability to...

Alabama football: Tide maintains top spot in Coaches Poll, receives first-place for every point it scored against Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE — Alabama football took steps toward reminding college football who is the top dog. The Crimson Tide earned 59 first-place votes in the latest  Amway Coaches Poll after Saturday’s 59-0 victory at Vanderbilt. No. 2 Clemson received four first-place votes. Oklahoma, Penn State and Southern California rounded out the top five. Overall, it was Alabama&rsquo...

Why Penn State RB Saquon Barkley’s ‘instinct’ leap vaulted him back to top of Heisman Trophy race

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Saquon Barkley’s Heisman Trophy prospects just cleared another hurdle. Literally. Unbeaten record? Check. Landmark win on national television? Check. No-way-I’m-human moment in said landmark win? Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Penn State’s all-world tailback raised the bar — and the roof &mdash...

College football rankings: Coaches Poll Top 25 features 6 SEC teams after Week 4

The Week 4 Coaches Poll was released by USA Today on Sunday. Six SEC teams were listed in the Top 25 after the fourth full weekend of the 2017 football season. Alabama remained the SEC’s top team following a dominating 59-0 win at Vanderbilt in the Crimson Tide’s conference opener. Georgia turned in perhaps the conference’s best performance of the weekend...

Oklahoma State OC Mike Yurcich says trick play vs. TCU was ‘poor call’

Oklahoma State tried to get fancy with a trick play as it tried to rally back against TCU on Saturday, but offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich says in hindsight that it was a bad play call. The Cowboys were down 37-24 with more than 6 minutes remaining in the game, but they had momentum. At the 23-yard line with a chance to make it a one-possession game, Yurcich called a wide...

Louisville moves up to No. 18 in Week 5 Coaches Poll

The Louisville Cardinals moved up two spots to No. 18 in the Week 5 Coaches poll that was released by USA Today on Sunday. Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams were listed among the Top 25. Louisville (3-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season with a resounding 42-3 win against visiting Kent State on Saturday. “We basically came out and took care of business and did what...
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