College Football

New-look Tennessee seeking improved offense

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -  Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee have a new offensive coordinator and more 300-plus pound blockers. The Volunteers are hoping that combination and an experienced quarterback in Jarrett Guarantano help kick-start one of the Southeastern Conference's least productive…

Record-setting Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen, 38, dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Jared Lorenzen, a husky left-handed quarterback who set multiple Kentucky passing and offensive records before backing up Eli Manning on the New York Giants' Super Bowl-winning 2007 team, has died. He was 38. A release from…

Jacksonville drafts Murray State's Williams in 3rd round

The Jacksonville Jaguars picked Murray State linebacker Quincy Williams in the third round of the NFL Draft Friday night. Williams (3rd round - 98th pick overall) is the highest pick of any Murray State player in the modern era of…

Skyhawks building depth during spring practice

PADUCAH, KY -- After just two wins during the 2019 season, the UT Martin Skyhawks have a lot to work on during this years spring practice. One of those things high on the list for head coach Jason Simpson is…

Glotta carries Austin Peay over UT-Martin 92-78

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Glotta scored a career-high 26 points as Austin Peay topped UT Martin 92-78 on Saturday. Terry Taylor added 25 points for the Governors. Taylor also had 12 rebounds for the Governors. Chris Porter-Bunton had 18…

Missouri sanctioned by NCAA after academic misconduct

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NCAA has sanctioned Missouri's football, baseball and softball programs after an investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a tutor who completed coursework for athletes. Among the penalties handed down Thursday were three years of probation…

List of Vols' violations include Fulmer offering instruction

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has reported a minor NCAA violation that involved athletic director Phillip Fulmer instructing offensive linemen during a football practice. This was one of eight Level III athletics violations that Tennessee reported over the last six…

Oklahoma State edges No. 24 Missouri 38-33 in Liberty Bowl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Taylor Cornelius tied a Liberty Bowl record with four touchdown passes and Kolby Peel made a critical fourth-down stop with 1:01 left as Oklahoma State edged No. 24 Missouri 38-33 on Monday. Missouri (8-5) faced fourth-and-1…

Kentucky linebacker Jones is ineligible for Citrus Bowl

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky linebacker Jordan Jones has been declared ineligible for the Citrus Bowl. A Kentucky football spokesman confirmed Tuesday that Jones will not play for the No. 16 Wildcats (9-3) on Jan. 1 against No. 13 Penn…

Louisville's Satterfield adds Ledford, Holt as assistants

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville coach Scott Satterfield has hired Dwayne Ledford as offensive coordinator and line coach and Stu Holt to lead the Cardinals' tight ends and special teams. Ledford had spent the past three seasons as North Carolina…

Kentucky's Benny Snell Jr. leaving early for NFL draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. says he'll skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft, but will play in the Wildcats' New Year's Day bowl game. Snell announced his decision in a video posted…

Kentucky places three on AP All-American team

The 2018 AP All-America team: FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback - Kyler Murray, junior, Oklahoma Running backs - Jonathan Taylor, sophomore, Wisconsin; Darrell Henderson, junior, Memphis Tackles - Jonah Williams, junior, Alabama; Mitch Hyatt, senior, Clemson Guards - Beau Benzschawel, senior,…

Stewart gets three year extension at Murray State

MURRAY, KY -- The Murray State Board of Regents approved a three-year contract extension for head football coach Mitch Stewart at its quarterly meeting in Murray on Friday. Also approved in the meeting were one-year extensions for head women’s soccer…

Kentucky LB Allen wins Bednarik as top defender

Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen wins the Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation's top defensive player, beating out Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams and Clemson defensive tackle. Allen is the first Kentucky player to win a major college football award since…

It's official: Louisville tabs Satterfield as football coach

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville has officially hired Scott Satterfield as its head football coach. The University of Louisville Athletic Association unanimously approved the hiring of the former Appalachian State coach on Tuesday. Satterfield, who received a six-year contract with…

AP source: Louisville tabs Satterfield to be football coach

A person with knowledge of the situation says Louisville has reached an agreement with Appalachian State's Scott Satterfield to be the Cardinals' next head football coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition on anonymity because…

Newble released from Murray State

MURRAY, KY — Murray State sophomore Corey Newble has been released from the Racers football team according to a short statement sent out by the university's athletic department on Sunday. In the statement, Racers Head Coach Mitch Stewart said that Newble was…

Wildcats to face Penn State in Citrus Bowl

No. 16 Kentucky (9-3, SEC) vs No. 13 Penn State (9-3, Big Ten), Jan. 1, 1 p.m. EST LOCATION: Orlando, Florida TOP PLAYERS Kentucky: QB Terry Wilson, 1,763 yards passing, 11 touchdowns. Penn State: RB Miles Sanders, 1,223 yards rushing,…

Bama, Clemson, ND, OU get into playoff

Oklahoma is in the College Football Playoff, moving into the fourth and final spot in the rankings after winning the Big 12 championship. The Sooners (12-1) will face No. 1 Alabama (13-0) in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29 and…

Brohm turns down Louisville job, will stay at Purdue

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm told athletic director Mike Bobinski on Wednesday that he intends to keep his job with the Boilermakers rather than take the head coaching job at his alma mater, Louisville. Bobinski confirmed the decision in a text…

Western Kentucky hires Tyson Helton as head football coach

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky has hired Tennessee offensive coordinator Tyson Helton as its new football coach. Helton is returning to the program where he led one of the nation's top offenses in 2014 and '15. Helton, 41,…

Western Kentucky fires coach Mike Sanford after 3-9 season

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky has fired second-year coach Mike Sanford following a 3-9 finish, the Hilltoppers' first losing season since 2010. The school announced Sanford's firing on Sunday, a day after the 'Toppers beat Louisiana Tech 30-15…

Illinois extends Smith's contract 2 years after 4-8 season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois has extended the contract of coach Lovie Smith for two years through 2023 after the Illini finished his third season with four victories. Athletic director Josh Whitman announced the deal Sunday. Whitman hired Smith, the…

No. 17 Kentucky blows out archrival Louisville 56-10

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Terry Wilson accounted for 340 yards and four touchdowns, Benny Snell Jr. rushed for two scores and No. 17 Kentucky blew out archrival Louisville 56-10 on Saturday night to win the Governor's Cup. The Wildcats (9-3)…

SE Missouri uses turnovers to spark 28-14 FCS playoff win

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Daniel Santacaterina threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and Southeast Missouri claimed its first FCS playoff victory in program history, scoring all its points in the third quarter in a 28-14 win over…

WKU gets 3rd win of season, beats Louisiana Tech 30-15

RUSTON, La. (AP) - D'Andre Ferby scored a pair of touchdowns and Western Kentucky jumped on Louisiana Tech early and made it hold up for a 30-15 win on Saturday. Western Kentucky (3-9, 2-6 Conference USA) took the opening drive…

Allen, Bush, White among 5 linebackers up for Butkus Award

Josh Allen of Kentucky and Devin Bush of Michigan are among the five finalists for the Butkus Award, which goes to the nation's best linebacker. The other finalists announced Monday were Tre Lamar of Clemson, Dylan Moses of Alabama and…

Southeast Missouri, Jacksonville State into the FCS playoffs

Two Ohio Valley Conference football teams, Jacksonville State and Southeast Missouri, have been selected to participate in the 2018 NCAA Division I Football Championship. OVC champion Jacksonville State, who earned the League's automatic bid, and Southeast Missouri, who was selected…

Stick leads North Dakota State to perfect regular season

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Easton Stick threw for three touchdowns and North Dakota State completed a perfect regular season with a 65-17 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday. The Bison (11-0, 8-0 Missouri Valley Football Conference), ranked No. 1 in…

Missouri trounces Tennessee 50-17 for third straight win

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Drew Lock threw two touchdown passes and Larry Rountree rushed for 135 yards Saturday as Missouri trounced Tennessee 50-17 for its third straight victory. Lock went 21 of 30 for 257 yards and moved into second…

Rosendahl, Johnson team up in OT, Tennessee St. wins 31-28

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Cameron Rosendahl threw for 170 yards in his first career start with three touchdowns, including a 4-yard game-winning pass to DeVon Johnson in the back of the end zone in overtime and Arkansas State defeated UT…

Oatsvall throw for 4 TDs in Austin Peay's 48-23 victory

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jeremiah Oatsvall threw four touchdown passes and Austin Peay ended its season with a 48-23 victory over Murray State on Saturday. Oatsvall was 15 of 23 for 193 yards and no interceptions, throwing for two touchdowns…

Big 4th-quarter plays help SEMO hold off EIU 38-32

CAMP GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Zion Custis scored on a 97-yard kickoff return and Omardrick Douglas had an interception in the fourth quarter to help Southeast Missouri State hold off Eastern Illinois 38-32 on Saturday. Harry Woodbery led an 80-yard…

Finley, Wolfpack roll over Louisville 52-10

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Ryan Finley threw for 316 yards and a career-high four touchdowns as North Carolina State cruised to a 52-10 victory over Louisville Saturday. The Wolfpack (7-3, 4-3) rolled up 518 yards and 45 straight points on…

Defense helps No. 20 Kentucky outlast Middle Tennessee 34-23

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Mike Edwards had two takeaways leading to Kentucky's first two touchdowns and the No. 20 Wildcats made several fourth-quarter defensive stops for a 34-23 escape of Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Kentucky (8-3) ended a two-game slide…

Louisville fires head coach Bobby Petrino with team 2-8

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville has fired coach Bobby Petrino with two games left in a spiraling season that includes five blowout losses in which the Cardinals allowed at least 50 points. The school announced Petrino's dismissal Sunday morning with…

Vols continue home mastery of No. 12 Kentucky with 24-7 win

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jarrett Guarantano threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Callaway on the final play of the first half and Darrell Taylor recorded four sacks as Tennessee trounced No. 12 Kentucky 24-7 on Saturday. Taylor also forced…

Hudson, Bowe lead UT Martin over Tennessee Tech 38-13

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - Joe Hudson threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Tennessee-Martin beat Tennessee Tech 38-13 on Saturday. Hudson ran for a 27-yard touchdown and connected with Colton Dowell on a 28-yard touchdown pass…

No. 13 Syracuse beats Louisville 54-23

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Moe Neal rushed for a career-best 159 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Eric Dungey ran for two more scores and passed for another, and No. 13 Syracuse took advantage of five Louisville miscues to rout the…

Kentucky drops to 12th in latest AP rankings

No. 7 West Virginia re-entered the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll after another weekend in which the number of ranked teams losing reached double digits. Unanimous No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre…