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Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer speaks at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago, Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)
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  • Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer speaks at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago, Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam) College

    Meyer has Ohio State running like Fortune 500 juggernaut

    CHICAGO (AP) — The tailored, slate-gray suit, the scarlet and gray power tie, the blacked-out chronograph on his wrist — if you didn’t know Urban Meyer was the football coach at Ohio State, your first guess would be a Fortune 500 CEO. That’s hardly a coincidence. After five seasons in Columbus, Meyer has the Buckeyes […]
  • Mississippi NCAA college football interim head coach Matt Luke speaks at a press conference in Oxford, Miss. on Monday, July 24, 2017. (Bruce Newman, Oxford Eagle via AP) College

    Mississippi’s Luke earns his dream job, but in a tough spot

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One of new Mississippi coach Matt Luke’s vivid childhood memories is seeing his dad’s Ole Miss helmet — No. 35 — hanging in the family’s den. Then there were the years his family drove five hours each way between Gulfport, Mississippi, and Oxford to watch his older brother Tom play for […]
  • Michigan State NCAA college football head coach Mark Dantonio speaks at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago, Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam) College

    Dantonio vows Spartans will ‘re-establish ourselves’

    CHICAGO (AP) — Spartans coach Mark Dantonio vowed Monday to re-establish a program rocked by tragedy and beset by disciplinary issues last season by using the same “inch by inch” philosophy that made Michigan State a championship contender. “Sometimes you’re measured a little bit by how you handle the problems not just in all the […]
  • Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany speaks at Big Ten NCAA college football Media Day in Chicago, Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam) College

    Big Ten announces new TV deals with FOX, ESPN and CBS

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Big Ten Network will triple its prime-time national TV exposure during football season and add more basketball games in the time slot, thanks to new deals with broadcast partners FOX, ABC/ESPN and CBS. Commissioner Jim Delany made the announcements at the kickoff of the conference media days event Monday. “College football […]
  • Mississippi athletic director Ross Bjork speaks at a news conference concerning the resignation of football coach Hugh Freeze, in Oxford, Miss., Thursday, July 20, 2017.  Matt Luke has been named interim coach (Bruce Newman/Oxford Eagle via AP) College

    Matt Luke tries to pull together shattered Ole Miss program

    The task of pulling together Mississippi’s shattered football program is now in the hands of interim coach Matt Luke. The 40-year-old was promoted from co-offensive coordinator on Thursday night in the stunning aftermath of coach Hugh Freeze’s resignation for a “pattern of personal misconduct” that started with the school’s investigation into a call to an […]
  • FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2011, file photo, Mississippi head coach Houston Nutt leaves the field following their loss to Mississippi State in an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss. The man whom Hugh Freeze replaced as Mississippi's football coach was at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall. It was a recently filed civil lawsuit from Houston Nutt — who coached Ole Miss from 2008 to '11 — against the university that unearthed the phone records that eventually revealed Freeze's school-issued cellphone had dialed an escort service on at least one occasion in 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) College

    Freeze’s fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt’s suit

    The man whom Hugh Freeze replaced as Mississippi’s football coach was at least partially responsible for Freeze’s stunning downfall. It was a recently filed civil lawsuit from Houston Nutt — who coached Ole Miss from 2008 to ’11 — against the university that unearthed the phone records that eventually revealed Freeze’s school-issued cellphone had dialed […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, Greg Whiteley poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The East Mississippi Community College Lions are back as the documentary series "Last Chance U" returns for a second season. The first season of the documentary by director Whiteley chronicled the ups and downs of the junior college football team's 2015 season and turned out to be hit that reached well beyond hardcore sports fans and drew people to Scooba, Miss. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File) College

    “Last Chance U” documentary returns for season 2 on Netflix

    NEW YORK (AP) — The East Mississippi Community College Lions are back as the documentary series “Last Chance U” returns for a second season. All eight episodes of season two will be available on Netflix starting Friday. The first season of the documentary by director Greg Whiteley chronicled the ups and downs of the junior […]
  • FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2015, file photo, Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze waits to take the field before the team's NCAA college football game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Freeze has resigned after five seasons, bringing a stunning end to a once-promising tenure. The school confirmed Freeze's resignation in a release Thursday night. Assistant Matt Luke has been named the interim coach. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) College

    Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons

    Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a “pattern of personal misconduct” that started with the school’s investigation into a call to an escort service. Freeze’s resignation brings a stunning end to a five-year tenure that saw a Sugar Bowl victory, but also a wide-ranging NCAA investigation into rules violations. His […]
  • FILE - In this April 2, 2016, file photo, then-Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville speaks to the media after their spring NCAA college football game, in Cincinnati. Former Auburn and Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville is joining ESPN for the upcoming season as a game analyst. ESPN announced Wednesday, July 19, 2017,  that Tuberville will call games each week and a play-by-play partner will be named soon. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) College

    Former Auburn coach Tuberville joins ESPN as game analyst

    Former Auburn and Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville is joining ESPN for the upcoming season as a game analyst. In 21 seasons as a head coach, Tuberville won 159 games with Mississippi, Auburn, Texas Tech and Cincinnati. He stepped down at Cincinnati after the Bearcats went 4-8 last season. ESPN announced Wednesday that Tuberville will call […]
  • Oklahoma State punter Zach Sinor smiles while giving an interview during the Big 12 NCAA college football media day in Frisco, Texas, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero) College

    For kicks: Oklahoma State punter has own Heisman campaign

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Everyone can get a real kick out of this Heisman Trophy campaign. There is already a website with some cool classic graphics and at least one #sinor4heisman T-shirt — the one Zach Sinor wore during Big 12 media days. Oklahoma State’s 5-foot-10 junior punter, sporting a Fu Manchu moustache, even handed […]