KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offensive lineman Ryan Johnson grew up in a family of home builders and sees plenty of parallels in what he's doing now.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Injuries hurt in the short term but can end up helping in the long term. Last year, Wyoming started five different players at the interior defensive line spots due to injuries, two of which were season-ending. Two of the linemen who ended up starting were true freshmen.
BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost.
Remember last year, when everyone was eyeing the season-opening Alabama-Florida State game as one of the most anticipated matchups?
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Regents at New Mexico's flagship university are scheduled to consider for a second time a proposal to shore up the finances of its troubled athletics department by eliminating some sports.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M lured Jimbo Fisher away from Florida State with a huge contract to bring the Aggies their first national title since Franklin Roosevelt was president.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Shawn Robinson won his only start last season, making the sophomore TCU's most experienced quarterback.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Following P.J. Fleck's whirlwind takeover of the program at Minnesota and a forgettable first year under the fast-talking, fun-loving, full-of-energy head coach, the newness is finally out of the way for the Gophers.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday fired University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear after an investigation into how his department handled sexual assault and harassment complaints.
Baylor made a lot of progress in coach Matt Rhule's first season despite that 1-11 record.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson got married in June, danced at the wedding and honeymooned in West Palm Beach.
The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday morning fired University of Idaho athletics director Rob Spear.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The big question facing Auburn is no longer whether the Tigers can beat rivals Georgia and Alabama.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If LSU coach Ed Orgeron wanted to highlight perceived slights of the Tigers as a way of motivating players to prove their critics wrong, he'd have plenty of material.
If any team has a path to make a move up in the Pac-12 South, it's Utah.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are.
BOSTON (AP) — AJ Dillon ran for 1,589 yards and 14 touchdowns for Boston College as a freshman behind a patchwork offensive line that was constantly shuffling in new players because of injury.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Dre Greenlaw thought winning a minimum of seven games last season was a given for Arkansas.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a familiar story at Michigan State: The Spartans are talented, tenacious — and a bit under the radar in the Big Ten.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is planning extensive renovations to Bryant-Denny Stadium and Coleman Coliseum, reducing capacity at both venues but adding premium seating.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is in his fourth year at Michigan, where he has had time to assemble perhaps his best team.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When former Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel left to become the head coach at Central Florida last year, it meant that Tigers quarterback Drew Lock would play his senior season with a third offensive coordinator in four years.
Pat Narduzzi built his coaching resume by building no-frills defenses that made up in swaggers and fundamentals what it lacked in bells and whistles.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — How quickly Brandon Wimbush forgets how his 2017 season ended could determine how successful Notre Dame is in 2018.
ATLANTA (AP) — Coach Paul Johnson will open the season knowing what to expect from his spread option offense and the team's new defensive scheme.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — For decades, Iowa State's slogan could have easily been "first in tailgating, last in the Big 12."
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Entering 2018, Iowa looks like it usually does in August: a decent team with a chance to be a special one.
Jonathan Smith is a feel-good story for an Oregon State team that really needs one.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Florida State wrapped up four days of training camp at IMG Academy with coach Willie Taggart saying the Seminoles accomplished several things as they prepare for their season opener against Virginia Tech.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse's Dino Babers is in uncharted territory as he prepares for his seventh season as a head coach. So far, he likes what he sees.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A year's worth of experience, intensive strength training and an emerging leader at quarterback could combine to give Illinois a realistic shot at winning some games.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Coach Mark Stoops has Kentucky football heading in the right direction with consecutive winning seasons after three losing campaigns.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State receiver Robert Lewis is going into this season still mourning Tyler Hilinski but also drawing strength from his memory.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and Nick Saban begin the quest for their sixth national title as college football's ultimate power couple with many of the same old challenges — and lots of new faces.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami finally lived up to expectations last season. The Hurricanes now have to figure out a way to do so again.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — At least one ticket broker advertising upcoming events for the Fargo area is promoting prices at $68 for O.A.R., $71 for Jason Mraz, $90 for Toby Keith, $93 for LeAnn Rimes, $103 for Blink 182 — and $122 for the college football game between Delaware and North Dakota State.
Just 12 months ago it was the start of the "Willie Taggart Era" in Eugene. Now it's Mario Cristobal's turn.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has signed highly rated point guard Kira Lewis and he will be eligible this season.
Jeff Brohm set a high bar with his opening act at Purdue.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Chris Ash heads into his third season as football coach trying to make Rutgers more than an also-ran in the Big Ten Conference while the shadow of a credit card scandal involving several of his players looms over the program.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Allen relied on a single word to motivate his team this offseason.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A year ago, new Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley was scrambling to find his way after Bob Stoops' abrupt retirement put him in command just two months before fall camp.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — It has been a long time since someone other than Mason Rudolph was the starting quarterback at Oklahoma State.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt's all-time leading rusher is gone, currently trying to earn a job in the NFL with the New England Patriots.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The big guys are front and center at Wisconsin.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland's 2018 football season promises to be unlike any other — for all the wrong reasons.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty has plenty of reasons to be feeling the pressure this season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is counting on the championship background of new coach Jeremy Pruitt to help the program bounce back from one of its worst seasons ever.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder's record as a head coach is marvelous when he has a returning quarterback with big-game experience, and that should bode especially well for Kansas State this season.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The frustration at Texas is visible in — of all places — the flowing golden curls of senior defensive end Breckyn Hager.