• Saban: New to Job, Sarkisian Still Knows Offense

    by Spokesman Review January 2017

    Steve Sarkisian took over the top-ranked Tide's offense Monday when Lane Kiffin left a week earlier than expected for his new job as Florida Atlantic's coach.

  • Minnesota Fires Coach Tracy Claeys

    by Spokesman Review January 2017

    Minnesota fired coach Tracy Claeys on Tuesday, just more than two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault.

  • Ideas for Changes in the College Football Postseason

    by Ralph D. Russo January 2017

    There have never been more bowl games, and three years into the College Football Playoff era there are more questions than ever about why these games are being played at all.

  • Coach K Sidelined After Back Surgery

    by Dayton Daily News January 2017

    Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is stepping away from the team to have lower back surgery. The school announced Monday that the procedure is scheduled for Friday, with an anticipated recovery time of four weeks.

  • WMU Coach Fleck: Group of Five Playoff 'Ridiculous'

    by Telegraph Herald January 2017

    "I think the way it is, is perfect. If you're in the Group of Five, if you can go undefeated two years in a row, you deserve to be in a national championship and you'll find your way into the national championship," Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck said.

  • Minnesota Coach, AD to Meet Today

    by Joe Christensen January 2017

    After Gophers players announced their boycott protesting the administration's handing of teammates' suspensions, coach Tracy Claeys tweeted his support for the players, which publicly aligned him against the administration.

  • Saban: Playoff Makes Other Bowls Less Valuable

    by David Paschall December 2016

    Alabama coach Nick Saban said Wednesday that there is plenty of blame to go around when it comes to college football players skipping bowl games to begin preparation for the NFL draft. Just don't blame the player. "When we created the playoff, which all of you wanted to do and all of you wanted to make it four teams, and now all of you want to make it eight teams, and then pretty soon all you guys are going to want to make it 16 teams, the only focus is on the playoff," Saban said in a news conference after the Crimson Tide's sixth of seven on-campus practices for the Peach Bowl national semifinal on New Year's Eve. "When we all started this however many years ago it was, I said that you're going to diminish the importance of bowl games in college football, which has happened. All anybody talks about is the playoffs. We have a whole bunch of other bowl games that people don't think are all that important, and if you don't think it's important, all of a sudden, some players don't think it's important, so you can't really blame the players. We created this. OK? We created this."

  • AB's Top 10 Stories of 2016

    by AB Staff December 2016

    It was another eventful year in the athletics, fitness and recreation industries in 2016. Take a look at some of the top highlights that we covered at AB this year.

  • James Madison Suspends Seven for FCS Title Game

    by The Virginian December 2016

    James Madison has suspended seven football players for undisclosed reasons as the Dukes prepare to play in the FCS championship game against Youngstown State on Jan. 7.

  • Opinion: Stars Right to Sit Out Meaningless Bowl Games

    by Howie Kussoy December 2016

    LSU's Leonard Fournette will end his collegiate career by skipping the Citrus Bowl. Stanford's Christian McCaffrey will sit out the Sun Bowl, also choosing to avoid potential injury with first-round NFL draft money awaiting in the spring.