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1 year 8 months ago

Late fumble secures Navy victory

PHILADELPHIA - With no bowl games on the schedule, the Army Navy game was the only action in college football this weekend. Sophomore fullback Noah Copeland found pay dirt from 12 yards out in the second quarter to put the Navy on the board first.Army answered on a 11...

1 year 8 months ago

Johnny Football wins Heisman

NEW YORK - Johnny Football has made college football history. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, 20, is the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy. He beat out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein to claim the coveted award. Manziel scored 43 touchdowns...

2 years 8 months ago

Southern Miss edges Nevada in Hawaii Bowl

HONOLULU (AP) - Austin Davis threw two touchdowns, including a 4-yarder late in the game, and No. 22 Southern Mississippi earned a school-record 12th victory by holding off Nevada 24-17 in the Hawaii Bowl on Saturday night. Davis overcame a shaky start for the Conference USA champion Golden Eagles (12-2),...

2 years 8 months ago

Boise pounds ASU in Vegas Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Doug Martin rushed for 151 yards and returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, giving Boise State a lead 14 seconds into the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas on the way to a 56 24 win Thursday night. Arizona State (6-7) never seriously threatened the...

2 years 8 months ago

Wings of Blue claim national award

The Air Force Academy's parachute team Wings of Blue will be very busy over holidays. They're jumping at 3 college football bowl games and participating in the National Collegiate Parachuting Championships all during an 8 day span. The events come on the heels of the team claiming a gold...

2 years 8 months ago

Seven Falcons receive All-Conference honors

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - The Air Force football team had seven players selected to the all-Mountain West Conference football team, announced Tuesday by the conference. Senior offensive lineman A.J. Wallerstein, junior kicker Parker Herrington and senior defensive back Jon Davis were each named first-team all-MW. Senior running back...

2 years 9 months ago

Texas A&M fires Sherman

Mike Sherman has been fired as Texas A&M's coach after the Aggies finished the regular season a disappointing 6-6. Athletic Director Bill Byrne announced the move in a statement Thursday night. Sherman was 25-25 in four seasons. He was hired at the end of the 2007 season, three days after...

2 years 9 months ago

As expected Ohio State hires Meyer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - New Ohio State coach Urban Meyers says he would not have returned to coaching this year for any other job. Meyer, the former Florida coach and native Buckeye, was officially hired Monday by Ohio State, a program with a glittering past that has suffered through a...

2 years 9 months ago

ThunderWolves dominate RMAC post season awards

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - CSU-Pueblo began reaping the fruits of an 11-0 RMAC Championship season Wednesday as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced its postseason award-winners and All-RMAC teams, recognizing four ThunderWolves for major awards and 20 for All-RMAC status. Lee Meisner (Sr., Sterling, Colo.) and Kyle Major (Sr.,...

2 years 9 months ago

Penn State Fires Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach. The massive shakeup Wednesday night came hours after Paterno announced that he planned to retire at...

2 years 9 months ago

Big East approaches BYU

PROVO, Utah (AP) - BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall says the Big East has approached the school about joining the conference. BYU is in its first year as a football independent after leaving the Mountain West Conference. The Big East is working to add new members and become a 12-team football...

2 years 9 months ago

Pair of Falcons honored by Mountain West

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Waymon James (TCU), Jon Davis (Air Force) and Parker Herrington (Air Force) are the Mountain West Players of the Week for games through Nov. 5. Davis is being honored for the second time in his career, while James and Herrington are receiving their first career weekly...

2 years 9 months ago

Buffs fall to Trojans in Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Matt Barkley threw a school-record six touchdowns and saved another with a tackle following his sole interception as No. 21 Southern California bounced back from its heartbreaking triple-overtime loss to Stanford with a 42-17 win over Colorado on Friday night. Robert Woods and Marqise Lee each...

2 years 9 months ago

Falcons worried about Army rushing game

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Falcons could secure another trip to the White House with a win over Army. By beating the Black Knights on Saturday, the Falcons would wrap up their second straight Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, which represents superiority among the three service academies and...

2 years 10 months ago

Big East set to invite Air Force football

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A person familiar with the decision says the Big East will invite Air Force, Boise State, and Navy for football only and SMU, Houston and Central Florida for all sports. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the conference was not ready...

2 years 10 months ago

TCU accepts invitation to join Big-12

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - TCU has accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference. Athletic director Chris Del Conte says the opportunity is "living proof that dreams do come true." Monday's move could provide some much-needed stability to the Big 12, which lost Nebraska (Big Ten) and Colorado...

2 years 10 months ago

Embree suspends 5 CU players

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Five University of Colorado football players have been suspended for failing to meet the expectations of being a member of the team. University of Colorado head football coach Jon Embree said Thursday four of the five are sophomores. They include outside linebacker Liloa Nobriga and defensive...

2 years 10 months ago

WAC apologizes for replay delay

HONOLULU (AP) - Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Karl Benson is apologizing for an "excessive" delay during Saturday's Hawaii-Louisiana Tech football game in Ruston. The officiating crew took 22 minutes to conduct an instant replay review, which Benson on Tuesday called "an embarrassment to the WAC." Benson says the instant replay...

2 years 11 months ago

Texas transfer enrolls at CU

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Quarterback Connor Wood has enrolled at the University of Colorado after transferring from Texas. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound redshirt freshman will practice with the Buffaloes this fall but must sit out this season. He'll be eligible in 2012, after starter Tyler Hansen has graduated. Coach Jon Embree...

2 years 11 months ago

Paterno coaches PSU opener from press box

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Joe Paterno is coaching Penn State's season opener from the press box Saturday, three weeks after an accidental collision at practice left him with right shoulder and hip injuries. The 84-year-old Paterno said earlier this week there was a "50-50" chance he would be on...

3 years 3 days ago

Two CSU football players arrested

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State coach Steve Fairchild acknowledged that two football players were among four people arrested Saturday at an apartment complex party. Starting middle linebacker James Skelton and backup defensive tackle Zach Tiedgen were cited for disorderly conduct. The 21-year-old juniors were arrested at a move-in...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Teaxas A&M will not join the SEC ... for now

The Southeastern Conference says it's sticking with its 12-school membership for now. A statement from University of Florida President Bernie Machen, the chairman of the league's presidents and chancellors committee, says the group met Sunday and "reaffirmed our satisfaction with the present 12 institutional alignment." Machen says no action was...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Navy wants Command in Chief's Trophy back!

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Navy intends to get back the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy this year. Coach Ken Niumatalolo says losing to Air Force the trophy that represents superiority among the service academies "was like having someone ripping your heart out." Navy considers last season to be a disappointment, even though its...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Falcons back on the practice field

It's a sure sign that summer is close to over. The Air Force football team is back on the practice field. Head coach Troy Calhoun took the Falcons through their first practice Monday morning and by all indications it was a good session. Senior quarterback Tim Jefferson said,...

3 years 1 month ago

Ohio State vacates wins from last season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State says it's vacating its wins from the 2010 football season, including the Buckeyes' victory over Arkansas in the 2011 Sugar Bowl. Responding to NCAA allegations over a memorabilia-for-cash scandal that cost former coach Jim Tressel his job, Ohio State says Friday it also is...

3 years 2 months ago

BCS strips USC of 2004 national championship

By The Associated Press The Bowl Championship Series has stripped Southern California of its 2004 title and will leave that season without a BCS champion. The announcement Monday is no surprise. BCS officials had said USC was in danger of having its championship vacated after the Trojans were hit with...

3 years 4 months ago

Hansen named Buffs starting QB

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Senior Tyler Hansen will be Colorado's starting quarterback this fall. Coach Jon Embree made the announcement Tuesday. He also said that five players won't be returning, including two because of knee injuries. Three other players, including two redshirt freshmen, aren't being invited back to the program....

3 years 5 months ago

Ohio State suspends Tressel for two games

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is being suspended for two games and fined $250,000 for violating NCAA rules. He failed to notify the school about information he received involving two players, and questionable activities involving Buckeye memorabilia. Tressel also will receive a public reprimand and...

3 years 6 months ago

Falcons kick off spring football practice

College football in February? Normally those two things don't go together. However February football at the Air Force Academy has turned into a regular thing. The Falcons kicked off spring football Wednesday afternoon. Most colleges prefer to have spring football practice in March or April. But Air Force coach...

3 years 6 months ago

Falcons hire new running backs coach

U.S.A.F. Academy, Colo. - Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun announced Monday that Desmond "Des" Kitchings has agreed to become the running game coordinator/running backs coach for the Falcons. Kitchings' contract is still being worked and must go through the Academy process. "Des, Heather and their kids will be...

3 years 6 months ago

Buffs secure solid recruiting class

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Buffaloes haven't even started playing in their new conference yet, but already first-year coach Jon Embree is racking up wins against future rivals. Embree persuaded eight players to switch allegiances and sign letters of intent with the Buffaloes on Wednesday, including several who were...

3 years 6 months ago

ThunderWolves announce recruiting class

PUEBLO, Colo. - The Colorado State University-Pueblo football team is announcing its high school and junior college signees to its roster for the 2011 season, CSU-Pueblo head coach John Wristen announced Wednesday on "National Signing Day." The Pack's signing class includes many of the top high school football players from...

3 years 8 months ago

Rembert named top military football player

USAF ACADEMY,Colo. - The NFL Players Association Game has announced that Air Force senior cornerback Reggie Rembert will be the first recipient of the annual "NFL Players Association Military Academy Player of the Year" award. The award honors an outstanding senior football player from a military academy and will be...

3 years 8 months ago

CU takle is consensus All-American

BOULDER - University of Colorado senior Nate Solder was named to the Associated Press All-America team Tuesday, in the process becoming the first offensive tackle in the history of the Buffalo program to earn consensus All-America honors. Solder, a 6-9, 315-pounder from the small mountain town of Buena Vista,...

3 years 8 months ago

Tebow applauds Meyer's decision to quit

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Tim Tebow is applauding Urban Meyer's decision to step down from his job at the University of Florida to focus on his family. Tebow, who wasn't in the locker room Wednesday during the 45-minute media access period, later released a statement through...

3 years 8 months ago

Meyer steps down at Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida coach Urban Meyer says he is leaving one of the premier jobs in college football for the second time to spend more time with his family. In a news conference on the Gainesville, Fla., campus, Meyer says he wants to prioritize being a husband and...

3 years 9 months ago

Calhoun not interested in CU job

Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun is no longer a candidate for the coaching job at the University of Colorado. The "Boulder Daily Camera" and the "Denver Post" both report that Calhoun told members of the CU search committee that he is not interested in the Buffs job. The...

3 years 9 months ago

Huskers crush Buffs in final Big 12 meeting

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -The 16th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers clinched the Big 12 North with a 45-17 victory over Colorado in their final meeting before they head to different conferences next season. Running back Rex Burkhead passed for two touchdowns and ran for 101 yards and another score for the Huskers,...

3 years 9 months ago

Hawkins is out at CU

DENVER (AP) - Multiple media outlets are reporting that embattled University of Colorado football coach Dan Hawkins will be fired Tuesday. Hawkins has been on the hot seat since last year. The cries for his ouster grew louder following the biggest collapse in school history Saturday when the Buffaloes blew...

3 years 9 months ago

Calhoun a semifinalist for Paterno award

Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced the 2010 Semifinalists for the first annual Joseph V. Paterno Award for Coach of the Year. The list includes a field of 15 candidates for the Paterno Award as selected by a special Maxwell Football Club Advisory Committee. The award winner is decided...

3 years 10 months ago

Buffs will be in Pac-12 South next season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California schools will be divided when the Pac-12 conference splits into football divisions next year following its recent expansion. Commissioner Larry Scott said at a news conference in San Francisco on Thursday that UCLA, Southern California, Arizona, Arizona State and conference newcomers Utah and Colorado...

3 years 10 months ago

Buffs lose two more for the rest of the season

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado football team has lost two more players for the season. Safety Anthony Perkins played the entire second half at Missouri on Saturday with a torn ACL and running back Brian Lockridge needs ankle surgery. Coach Dan Hawkins said sophomore receiver Will Jefferson...

3 years 11 months ago

Bush will give back Heisman

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Reggie Bush says he is forfeiting his Heisman Trophy. The New Orleans Saints running back released a statement Tuesday saying he would give back the award that he won in 2005 while he was at Southern California. It's the first time college football's top award was...

4 years 1 week ago

Buffs will play at Ohio State in 2011

BOULDER - When it comes to intersectional match-ups on the football field, Colorado and Ohio State are often in a league of their own. So it makes perfect sense that two will resume their brief but eventful series next year in Columbus. The Buffaloes will travel to Ohio Stadium...

4 years 5 months ago

CU polishing image following recruitment scandal

Boulder County prosecutors and University of Colorado athletic officials have formed a task force aimed at repairing relationships following CU's football recruiting scandal. The scandal was sparked after two women said they were raped by players and recruits at a boozy off-campus party in 2001. No sexual assault charges...

4 years 7 months ago

Bama wins BCS Title Game

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Alabama rode its big-play defense and punishing rushing attack to the pinnacle of the college football world again. The top-ranked Crimson Tide held off a furious rally by second-ranked Texas and beat the Longhorns 37-21 in the BCS National Championship for the Tide's first national title...

4 years 8 months ago

Florida's Meyer surprisingly steps down

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Urban Meyer has stunned the college football world with his announcement that he is stepping down as coach of the University of Florida football team. Meyer has been at the pinnacle of the college football world, with the Gators going 56-and-10 with two national championships in...

4 years 9 months ago

Buffs give Oklahoma State a scare

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Third-string quarterback Brandon Weeden threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns in the second half, leading No. 12 Oklahoma State back from an 11-point deficit for a 31-28 win against Colorado on Thursday night. With starter Zac Robinson injured and backup Alex Cate ineffective, Weeden...

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