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Alabama's Nick Saban receives 3-year contract extension

Alabama may have fallen just short in its bid for another national championship back in January but the school is rewarding Nick Saban with a three-year contract extension that includes a $4 million signing bonus. The school’s board of trustees compensation committee approved the contract extension...

Sun Belt: The toughest nonconference schedules ranked

Teams from the Sun Belt finished with an 18-25 record last season against nonconference opponents including a victory over a Power 5 team and a team ranked in the top 25. The two teams from the state of Louisiana face the toughest out-of-conference schedule in 2017-18. Louisiana-Monroe Aug. 31...

SEC: The toughest nonconference schedules ranked

South Carolina bounced back from a disappointing 2015 campaign by winning six games in Will Muschamp’s first season. If the Gamecocks are going to improve on that mark in 2017, they’ll have to do so facing the toughest nonconference schedule in the SEC. South Carolina Sept. 2 NC State (at Charlotte);...

Coastal Carolina coach Joe Moglia’s unique experience aids Chanticleers’ jump to Sun Belt

Coastal Carolina football coach Joe Moglia’s living arrangements 36 years ago were less than ideal. The oldest of five children raised by immigrant parents in New York City, Moglia had dealt with hardship before. He grew up sharing a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home with his family in Manhattan while...

First Playoff ranking of the season to be revealed on Halloween

The first of six College Football Playoff rankings for the upcoming season will be revealed on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The rankings are used to determine the four teams that will participate in the two semifinal games set for Jan. 1, 2018. The 12-member selection committee will meet a few days prior...

Pac-12: The toughest nonconference schedules ranked

Willie Taggart’s first season at Oregon includes one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the Pac-12. Here is the rest of the schedules from toughest to easiest in the league. Oregon Sept. 2 vs. Southern Utah; Sept. 9 vs. Nebraska; Sept. 16 at Wyoming Oregon has won 23 of their past 24 home...

ACC football championship game returning to North Carolina

The ACC football championship game will return to North Carolina this season and will remain their for the foreseeable future after the league reached an agreement with the city of Charlotte to host the title game through 2020. The reversal of course was announced by the league’s Council of Presidents...

MWC: The toughest nonconference schedules ranked

Teams from the Mountain West Conference finished with a record-30 wins against nonconference opponents last season, tying the mark set in 2014. Here is a look at this season’s out-of-conference schedules ranked by toughness. San Jose State Aug. 26 vs. USF; Sept. 2 vs. Cal Poly; Sept. 9 at Texas;...

Orlando USTA National Campus to host NCAA tennis championships in 2019, 2021

The new USTA National Campus at Lake Nona was awarded the rights to host the NCAA Division I Tennis Championships in 2019 and 2021. The site will also host the Division III championships in 2022. The event features the top men’s and women’s collegiate teams as well as the top individuals in the...

2017 College football rankings: No. 130 UAB

Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel ranked all 130 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country ahead of the 2017 season. The Sentinel staff provides a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 130 to our projected No. 1 team. Today at No. 130: UAB Coach: Bill Clark...

Rookie Houston coach Major Applewhite draws inspiration from elite former bosses

It seems Major Applewhite has been training for this moment most of his life. From his time as a college quarterback to being an assistant coach at Syracuse, Texas, Alabama and Houston, Applewhite has spent years developing his coaching philosophy. As a student of the game, he worked with coaching...

USF caps first spring football session under new coach Charlie Strong

One after another, they came to shake USF coach Charlie Strong’s hand. Some brought trinkets: a mini football helmet, a program, a full-sized gold helmet covered signatures added by players and coaches. Each fan patiently waited as Strong posed for photographs, listened to their stories with a...

Wayne Hardin, Hall of Fame Football Coach at Navy, Dies at 91

Hardin led the Midshipmen to five straight victories over Army and later helped Temple to its first bowl game win. He joined the College Football Hallf of Fame in 2013.

NCAA council approves adding early football signing period

The NCAA Division I Council has approved an early signing period, allowing high school football recruits to potentially sign letters of intent in December ahead of the traditional first Wednesday in February signing period. The measure approved Friday was one piece of a comprehensive series of...

MAC: The toughest nonconference schedules ranked

Northern Illinois and Western Michigan feature the toughest nonconference schedules this season in the Mid-American Conference. Northern Illinois Sept. 1 vs. Boston College; Sept. 9 vs. Eastern Illinois; Sept. 16 at Nebraska; Nov. 30 at San Diego State If Northern Illinois hopes to bounce back...

UCF, USF, Miami see jump in home football attendance

Fans filled the seats in stadiums across the state of Florida as the average home attendance for programs like UCF, Miami and USF increased according to the latest figures released by the NCAA Monday. Those numbers are based on announced attendance figures not actual tickets sold. The excitement...

CUSA: The toughest nonconference schedules ranked

Seven teams from Conference USA earned bowl berths last season – the most in league history – finishing with a winning record for the sixth consecutive season. Much of that success hinged on strong nonconference play. Here is a look at this year’s nonconference schedule ranked from toughest to...

Camping World becomes title sponsor of Orlando bowl game

Camping World has extended its brand reach in Orlando by reaching an agreement with Florida Citrus Sports to become the new title sponsor of one of the three bowl games in Orlando. Camping World Bowl will replace the game previously known as the Russell Athletic Bowl. The game will continue to...

Florida's defense looks to shine as offense finds indentity

Deep in the recesses of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, in a corner of the team’s weight room where a makeshift media area has been set up, Jim McElwain is expounding his team’s performance during Friday’s spring game. With the echoes of fireworks from a postgame aerial show still reverberating throughout...

UAB Blazers rise from ashes, eager to resume playing football

Darius Williams couldn’t believe it. Williams was devastated when the University of Alabama-Birmingham decided to shut down its football program and never considered trying to play at another school. He figured his college football dreams were dead and was working as a delivery man at an Ace Hardware...

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