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Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence stretches during team practice at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Clemson is scheduled to play Notre Dame in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff Saturday. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
December 27, 2018 - 4:31 pm
Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence says he has no idea what may have led to his failed NCAA test for performance-enhancing drugs and still holds out hope he will be able to play for the No. 2 Tigers against No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. The 6-foot-4, 350-pound Lawrence participated in...
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December 26, 2018 - 2:43 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables began his coaching career at Kansas State in the mid-1990s, trying to come up with ways to stop Nebraska's power option. The Cornhuskers were predictable, but often darn near unstoppable. So as far as Venables is concerned, coaching...
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File- This Sept. 8, 2018, file photo shows Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush looking to pass against Ball State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. Wimbush is practicing with Notre Dame to be the No. 2 quarterback for the third-ranked Fighting Irish in the Cotton Bowl amid questions about his future with the team after the College Football Playoff. There have been several media reports indicating that Wimbush has notified Notre Dame that he intends to transfer. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
December 26, 2018 - 11:00 am
DALLAS (AP) — Brandon Wimbush is practicing with Notre Dame to be the No. 2 quarterback in the Cotton Bowl amid questions about the former starter's future with the third-ranked Fighting Irish after the College Football Playoff. Several media reports say Wimbush has notified Notre Dame that he...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Alabama defensive back Deionte Thompson (14) celebrates after Mississippi State place kicker Jace Christmann (47) missed a field goal-attempt during the first half of a game, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thompson was named to the 2018 AP All-America NCAA college football team, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
December 10, 2018 - 10:34 am
The College Football Playoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide had six players chosen to the three All-America teams, more than any other school. No. 2 Clemson has three first-...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray speaks after winning the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in New York. (Todd J. Van Emst/Heisman Trophy Trust via AP, Pool)
December 08, 2018 - 8:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyler Murray waited three years to fulfill the five-star potential he brought to college football. With one shot to deliver, Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback won college football's most prestigious individual award...
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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly listens during a news conference Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. Notre Dame is one of the four teams in the College Football Playoff. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 06, 2018 - 5:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Sitting beside Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Dabo Swinney at a gathering of the College Football Playoff coaches, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly referred to his team as "the new kids on the block." The description fit. Saban has guided No. 1 Alabama, the defending champion, to its fifth...
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney raises the trophy after Clemson won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
December 02, 2018 - 11:33 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clemson is getting a new bowl experience and a playoff first-timer for its fourth consecutive College Football Playoff appearance. The ACC champion Tigers (13-0, No. 2 CFP) will play Notre Dame (12-0, No. 3 CFP) in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29 at AT&T Stadium. "We've got...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray hoists the Most Outstanding Player trophy after beating Texas 39-27 in the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Arlington, Texas. Murray was named The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
December 02, 2018 - 10:53 am
Faced with a tricky choice, the College Football Playoff selection committee fell back on some simple criteria: One loss is better than two. Winning a conference championship is better than not. Go with the team that didn't get blown out. Oklahoma is in the playoff, moving into the fourth and final...
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Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) runs for a touchdown against Pittsburgh as Trevor Lawrence (16) follows in the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
December 01, 2018 - 10:30 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Exactly 10 years after being hired as head coach, Dabo Swinney made history with the Clemson Tigers. Travis Etienne ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns, Trevor Lawrence threw two short scoring passes to Tee Higgins and No. 2 Clemson beat Pitt 42-10 on Saturday night on a...
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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and wide receiver Terry McLaurin, left, celebrate early Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, after defeating Northwestern 45-24 in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
December 01, 2018 - 10:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dwayne Haskins and Urban Meyer reveled in the victory celebration Saturday night. Now the College Football Playoff selection committee gets to decide whether the Big Ten champions will continue dancing through the next six weeks. Shortly after Haskins made his case to win the...
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