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Alabama’s Nick Saban retiring after 7 national titles, most in major college football history

Nick Saban's coaching reign has come to an end. His dominance over college football, however, will forever linger in the lore of the sport.   Saban, who won seven national championships — more than any other major college football coach — and turned Alabama back into a national powerhouse that shattered an Associated Press poll record for most consecutive seasons at No. 1, announced his retirement Wednesday.   “The University […]

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California proposal to ban youth tackle football clears first legislative hurdle

By ADAM BEAM and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are debating a ban on tackle football for children under 12 to reduce the risk of brain injuries under a bill that has cleared a key legislative hurdle. A legislative committee voted 5 to 2 during a public hearing Wednesday to advance the bill authored by Democratic Assemblymember Kevin McCarty. But the measure is a […]

todayJanuary 10, 2024 5

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Michigan overpowers Washington 34-13 as Jim Harbaugh delivers a national title

  By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Jim Harbaugh and No. 1 Michigan completed a three-year climb to a national championship by beating No. 2 Washington 34-13 Monday night in the College Football Playoff title game. Blake Corum ran for 134 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns for the Wolverines. Michigan was undeterred by suspensions and a sign-stealing case that shadowed the program much of the […]

todayJanuary 9, 2024 7

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Coach-to-player comms, sideline tablets tested in bowl games, but some schools decided to hold off

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Eds: UPDATES: With AP Photos.   Billy Edwards Jr. became a test pilot of sorts for the type of helmet communication technology that might soon become commonplace in college football.   And the Maryland quarterback was a fan.   “I think overall it was good,” Edwards said after the Terrapins beat Auburn in the Music City Bowl. “On one of my runs down there […]

todayJanuary 5, 2024 4

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Michael Penix Jr. leads No. 2 Washington to 37-31 victory over Texas and spot in national title game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The remarkable comeback story of Michael Penix Jr. is a victory away from a perfect ending for Washington. Penix passed for 430 yards and two touchdowns, and the Huskies held off Texas 37-31 in the Sugar Bowl on Monday night to advance to the College Football Playoff title game, earning both the sixth-year quarterback with two surgically repaired knees and the beleaguered Pac-12 a chance to […]

todayJanuary 2, 2024 2

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Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines to play for national title after stopping Alabama 27-20 in OT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jalen Milroe caught a low snap on fourth down in overtime at the Rose Bowl and ran straight ahead into wall of blue and maize. That wall of Michigan defenders had been hardened by the Wolverines' violent practice drills. Toughened by two previous College Football Playoff losses. Made impenetrable by months of turmoil that battered the program and its beloved head coach, Jim Harbaugh. Alabama's quarterback […]

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135th Rose Parade boasts floral floats, sunny skies as California tradition kicks off the new year

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Floral floats, marching bands and equestrian units took to the streets under a sunny California sky as the 135th Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year’s Day.   The Pasadena tradition on Monday featured Broadway legend Audra McDonald as grand marshal and the theme “Celebrating a World of Music: The Universal Language.”   After recent rains and gray skies, there was plenty […]

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