College Football Playoff: Bama vs OU; Clemson vs Notre Dame

Football 12/29/18, 03:13

Oklahoma and Notre Dame are standing in the way of Alabama-Clemson Part IV.The College Football Playoff semifinals are Saturday, with the top-ranked Crimson Tide facing No. 4 Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl in South Florida and No. 2 Clemson playing No. 3 Notre Dame at the Cotton Bowl in North ...

Alabama set for Oklahoma, with a title-game berth at stake

Football 12/28/18, 11:29

Nick Saban knows Alabama cannot win every game. The Crimson Tide merely come close. This is the fifth year of the College Football Playoff, and the fifth Alabama appearance in the four-team tournament to decide the national champion. The latest quest toward another title, which would be the school's third in the ...

Sooners’ Murray still fighting illness, will play Saturday

Football 12/27/18, 13:51

Kyler Murray knows his future plans. Lots of rest, lots of fluids and a football game on Saturday.From there, it's still a mystery.Oklahoma's quarterback and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner was still dealing with a cough and some sniffles Thursday, two days before the fourth-ranked Sooners will face top-ranked Alabama ...

Murray, Tagovailoa set to take center stage together again

Sports 12/26/18, 15:22

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa have struck up a friendship over the past several weeks, which shouldn't be surprising considering how much time the quarterbacks have spent alongside one another in that span.They were in Atlanta together at a college football awards show, where Tagovailoa took home the ...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray ill, misses media session

Football 12/26/18, 10:18

Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has missed his scheduled media availability at the Orange Bowl on Wednesday because of what the team says is an illness.Murray was able to go through practice with the Sooners on Tuesday, and the nature of his illness was not disclosed.However, there ...

NFL could come calling for Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley

Sports 12/18/18, 18:13

Watch any NFL telecast that involves a struggling team, and Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley likely will be mentioned as a potential candidate for that coaching job.It makes sense. In just 18 months since replacing Bob Stoops, Riley's high-powered offenses have produced Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield and ...

Heisman winner Murray thrills A’s, except when he scrambles

Football 12/11/18, 19:48

The Oakland Athletics love to watch Kyler Murray play, except when the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback scrambles.The A's definitely don't want their prized baseball prospect hurt on the football field.The Oklahoma star is a shifty runner, often dashing from the pocket for big gains. He'll next play Dec. 29 when he ...

All-America team: Tide leads with 4 of 10 CFP players

Football 12/10/18, 12:01

The College Football Payoff 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-teamers, No. 4 ...

Who will challenge Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy in 2019?

Football 12/09/18, 11:32

Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.Murray is heading for professional baseball next year and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, the other Heisman finalist on Saturday night, could very well ...

Oklahoma’s Murray edges Alabama’s Tagovailoa for Heisman

Sports 12/08/18, 21:11

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has won the Heisman Trophy, edging Alabama's Tua Tagvailoa and setting up a College Football Playoff matchup of Heisman winner and runner-up.The fourth-ranked Sooners play the top-ranked Crimson Tide in the Orange Bowl semifinal Dec. 29 in the seventh bowl matchup of Heisman winner and runner-up, ...

Tagovailoa out of boot to treat surgically repaired ankle

Football 12/08/18, 18:56

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was not wearing the walking boot he has been using to treat his surgically repaired left ankle at the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony Saturday.Tagovailoa is one of three finalists for the Heisman, along with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. No. 1 ...

Heisman Trophy: Stock soared for 1st-time starting QBs

Football 12/07/18, 18:07

Tua Tagovailoa rolled across the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a black scooter with a little Alabama sticker on the front, his sprained left ankle in a gray plastic boot, safely propped up as he pushed off with his right foot.The Crimson Tide quarterback and fellow Heisman ...

Murray the Big 12 offensive player of year, OU’s 4th in row

Football 12/07/18, 11:55

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the unanimous pick for The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year, the fourth consecutive season a player from the conference champion Sooners has won the honor.Murray, a Heisman Trophy finalist who this week was also named the AP's national player of the ...

Update: Baker wins Thorpe, Taylor takes Doak Walker

Football 12/06/18, 19:46

The Latest on the college football awards show (all times local):7:45 p.m.Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker is the first Bulldogs' player to win the Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back. The senior beat out LSU cornerback Greedy Williams and Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love.Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor, the nation's leading, ...

Update: top player Murray adds O’Brien; Tua wins Camp

Football 12/06/18, 19:20

The Latest on college football awards Thursday night (all times local):7:15 p.m.AP player of the year Kyler Murray adds the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback as ESPN's College Football Awards show in Atlanta began. But right before the show started it was announced that Alabama quarterback Tua ...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the Player of the Year

Football 12/06/18, 12:01

Kyler Murray is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, the second straight Oklahoma quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998.Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in voting by 56 AP college football poll voters who submitted player of the ...

Player of the Year finalists: Murray, Tagovailoa, Haskins

Football 12/05/18, 11:20

Quarterbacks Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and Dwayne Haskins Jr. of Ohio State are the finalists for The Associated Press college football Player of the Year.The winner will be announced Thursday. The finalists are the same as those for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented Saturday.Murray ...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray posts season to remember

Football 12/04/18, 15:49

WHO: Kyler MurrayYEAR/POSITION/SCHOOL: Junior, QB, OklahomaBIO: First-round Major League Baseball pick by the Oakland Athletics chose to return to campus and play football. Started his college football career at Texas A&M before transferring. Backed up Heisman winner Baker Mayfield last year.KEY STATS: Passed for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns with ...

Oklahoma QB Murray’s 2-sport persistence pays off

Sports 12/04/18, 15:36

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray pulled off an impressive triple play during a brutal 30-hour stretch in April.On a Friday night, he played center field for the Sooners' baseball team. The next day, he played quarterback in the football team's spring game. After that, he played another baseball game Saturday night.It was ...

Heisman 3: Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins

Football 12/03/18, 19:02

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins are the Heisman Trophy finalists, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years.Tagovailoa has been the favorite for most of the season, but Murray and Haskins both finished strong. Unlike most ...

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