CSU tackle Austell invited to Shrine Game

(STATS) - Former Charleston Southern offensive tackle Erik Austell has been selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 21 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Austell made the STATS FCS All-America second team...

Iowa’s Ferentz taps son Brian as new offensive coordinator

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has named offensive line coach and son Brian Ferentz as his new offensive coordinator. Brian Ferentz played for the Hawkeyes before getting into coaching. He later spent four seasons in various roles...

Baylor is No. 1 in AP poll for 1st time, ‘Nova falls to 3rd

A decades-long Baylor fan got emotional with coach Scott Drew after the Bears won their last game to remain one of two undefeated teams in the country. The fan told Drew, ''I thought we could go to a Final Four,...

Steelers assistant coach accused of assault hours after win

PITTSBURGH (AP) Former Pro Bowl linebacker and current Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was charged early Monday with assaulting a doorman at a bar and a police officer who intervened hours after the team's wild card win over...

Purdue announces 5 football players enroll in school

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) New Purdue coach Jeff Brohm says five football players have enrolled in school for the spring semester and will be eligible for spring practices. Defensive end Kai Higgins, cornerback T.J. Jallow and offensive lineman Ethan Smart...

AP source: Jaguars planning to offer Marrone coaching job

According to a person familiar with the search, the Jacksonville Jaguars are planning to offer Doug Marrone their head coaching job. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not confirmed the hiring. ESPN first reported Marrone...

Minnesota cracks Top 25 for 1st time in nearly 4 years

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has returned to The Associated Press rankings for the first time in nearly four years. The Gophers debuted in the AP poll on Monday at No. 24, their first appearance in the Top 25 under coach Richard...

1999 Payton Award winner Peterson in College HOF class

(STATS) - Former Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson, the 1999 Walter Payton Award winner, was named Monday to the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017.Peterson, who rushed for 100 or more yards in 48 consecutive games,...

NFL viewership down 7 percent for wild-card round of routs

NEW YORK (AP) Average TV viewership for the four NFL wild-card telecasts was down about 7 percent from a year ago - in line with lower ratings during the regular season, but also perhaps a result of four routs...

Packers’ WR Jordy Nelson to sit out practice midweek

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Receiver Jordy Nelson will sit out Green Bay Packers practice at midweek to focus on rehab for his rib injury. But coach Mike McCarthy says Nelson could play in the Packers' divisional-round playoff game this weekend...