7:00 AM ET “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked.“Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” — Ernest Hemingway, “The Sun Also Rises” In the present tense, it can seem impossible for a new team to join college football’s ruling class. You fall short again and again, and it starts to feel like it’s
3:46 PM ET Georgia State coach Shawn Elliott has agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2025 season. Elliott is in his fourth season at Georgia State with a 17-23 overall record and consecutive bowl appearances. His new annual salary will be $750,000, according to details of the contract obtained by ESPN. His incentives
7:30 AM ET It’s the nature and depth of the conversation that has marked the biggest change for Minnesota Golden Gophers wide receiver Rashod Bateman and his teammates. Since the viral video of George Floyd’s death began to circulate on Memorial Day, you’ll find Bateman and Minnesota football players from a variety of backgrounds regularly
8:30 PM ET The National Junior College Athletic Association board of regents approved a blanket waiver on Thursday for all sports in the 2020-21 season, meaning athletes at 512 member institutions in 45 states will not lose a year of eligibility regardless of their levels of participation this year. The NCAA has not commented on
Oct 21, 2020 The first half of the college football season was defined by a lack of challengers at the top. Clemson and Alabama have more than looked the part. Georgia is close, Notre Dame is hovering around the conversation, and BYU should get a look. But the Big 12 has all but eliminated itself
7:00 AM ET David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Harry Lyles Jr. The biggest college football game on Saturday? It’s happening in Dallas between No. 9 Cincinnati and No. 16 SMU — two of the nine unbeaten teams left in the FBS.
9:23 AM ET Former Michigan star wide receiver Nico Collins said Tuesday that while it would be “bittersweet” to watch his former team open the season at Minnesota on Saturday, he was focused on getting ready for the NFL combine. On “The Adam Schefter Podcast” on Tuesday night, Collins talked about his decision to opt
10:48 AM ET Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — A photographer is suing the owners and handlers of Texas‘ live mascot for negligence, saying he suffered permanent neck and back injuries when the longhorn steer charged out of its pen and plowed into several people at the 2019 Sugar Bowl. Nick Wagner, who was then a
2:35 PM ET The season-opening football game between Colorado State and New Mexico scheduled for Saturday has been canceled, the Mountain West Conference announced Tuesday. “Due to the prevalence of the COVID-19 virus in Bernalillo County and in accordance with state guidelines, the University of New Mexico is unable to participate in the scheduled football
8:00 AM ET Welcome back to our weekly Heisman Watch for the 2020 college football season. Throughout the year, ESPN.com writers will vote on their top Heisman candidates. To get the final rankings, we use the following methodology: 14 voters, five votes each. Points system: five points for first-place votes, four points for second-place votes,
10:05 PM ET Associated Press The attorney representing eight Black former Iowa football players who allege racial discrimination during their time with the Hawkeyes said Monday night that the university’s rejection of their demands, which included a payment of $20 million, is not the end of the matter. Civil rights attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons of Tulsa,
Oct 17, 2020 Nick Saban was back on the Alabama sideline after a COVID-19 scare and a false positive test earlier in the week, and his Crimson Tide are back on top of ESPN’s power rankings. Alabama carved apart a Georgia defense that had been suffocating this season with one explosive play after another and
6:36 PM ET Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State linebackers Luke Fulton and Charles Willekes are currently suspended after being charged with assault early last month. A spokesman for the football team said Monday that Fulton and Willekes have been suspended from the program indefinitely. According to online court records, Fulton’s alleged offense
4:27 PM ET Associated Press PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The Rutgers quarterback competition is down to Nebraska graduate transfer Noah Vedral and redshirt sophomore Art Sitkowski. In releasing his depth chart Monday, Greg Schiano indicated he probably will not disclose his starter until Saturday when he begins his second coaching stint with the Scarlet Knights with
7:00 AM ET The word “midseason” is almost useless this year in college football. Of the 127 teams endeavoring to play FBS football this fall, only 12 have played half of their intended schedule (13 if you include UMass having played its only scheduled game to this point), while another 50 have yet to get
1:15 PM ET ESPN Stats & Info Georgia lost to Alabama on Saturday in a battle of top-three teams, yet the Bulldogs aren’t out of the College Football Playoff picture just yet. The Allstate Playoff Predictor gives the 3-1 Bulldogs a 28% chance at making the playoff, fifth best in the country as of now.
12:13 PM ET NC State quarterback Devin Leary is expected to be out four to eight weeks after undergoing surgery on a broken left fibula on Sunday, the school announced. .@DevinLeary1 had surgery on a broken fibula this morning and will be out 4-8 weeks. Surgery went well, but know he would appreciate your thoughts
1:30 AM ET TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — We should’ve known all along that Nick Saban wasn’t going to miss a day’s work. He has always appeared more machine than man during his time in the public eye — a creature of routine and process who’d barely done worse than sniffle during his six national championship runs.
12:20 PM ET Michigan added ESPN 300 linebacker Branden Jennings to its 2021 recruiting class on Friday when Jennings chose the Wolverines over Clemson. A 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect out of Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Florida, Jennings is the 67th-ranked recruit overall and is now the second- highest-ranked player in Michigan’s class behind quarterback J.J.
9:00 AM ET Welcome to Week 7 of the always unpredictable 2020 college football season. We know there are big games happening! We just don’t always know who will be playing — or even coaching — in them. Speaking of, the biggest game of the young season is upon us as No. 3 Georgia visits
7:00 AM ET Because 2020 has to have an element of surreality at all times, the biggest game of this college football season to date will take place without the most successful active coach in the game. With Nick Saban testing positive for COVID-19, No. 2 Alabama’s battle with No. 3 Georgia on Saturday evening
11:41 AM ET Kansas Jayhawks coach Les Miles, who announced on Oct. 8 that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, will not travel with the team to West Virginia for Saturday’s game, it was announced Friday. Miles, 66, said he was cleared to travel, but “after much consideration and several in-depth conversations with the
9:03 PM ET Chris Low Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of the University of Tennessee Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Before his interview with Alabama football coach Nick Saban began
8:00 AM ET The College Football Playoff race might swing in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Saturday night. Or the game could be a preview of what’s to come. Georgia–Alabama is the scheduled game with the second-highest impact on the playoff race, according to the Allstate Playoff Predictor, behind only Ohio State–Penn State on Halloween. It’s also
11:38 AM ET Saturday’s football game between No. 8-ranked Cincinnati and Tulsa has been postponed because of positive COVID-19 cases at Cincinnati and quarantining of athletes at the school, the American Athletic Conference announced Thursday. The game has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 at Tulsa. “We are disappointed we will be unable to play
7:00 AM ET BLACKSHEAR, Ga. — When Stetson Bennett III moved his family from suburban Atlanta to southeast Georgia in the summer of 2004, he took his eldest son and namesake to see the small town’s high school football stadium while they waited for moving trucks to arrive. “Daddy, it’s a little small,” Stetson Bennett
7:00 AM ET Tom VanHaaren Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN staff writer Joined ESPN in 2011 Graduated from Central Michigan Craig Haubert Close ESPN Staff Writer National recruiting analyst and analyst for ESPNU More than a decade of college and pro coaching experience. Graduated from Indiana and Nebraska-Omaha Hear the name Arch Manning and it’s
5:48 PM ET Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and is self-isolating at home, the university announced. Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne also tested positive on Wednesday, according to the school. “I found out earlier this afternoon that I had tested positive for COVID-19,” Saban said in a statement. “I immediately
9:44 PM ET Associated Press SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse safety Andre Cisco is opting out of the 2020 season and plans to enter the 2021 NFL draft. Cisco announced his decision Tuesday evening in a Twitter video. Thank You for turning me into a demonstration…MY PATH. #LETSBALL pic.twitter.com/AWNBISNi48 — Dre Cisco (@andrecisco7) October 13, 2020
7:14 PM ET Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades said there are 28 active cases of COVID-19 among its football players and 14 active cases among football staff members which led to the decision to postpone its scheduled game against No. 7 Oklahoma State. The athletic department has 32 total COVID-19 cases among athletes, the school