ATLANTA (AP) — Auburn coach Bryan Harsin took on what he called “the gorilla in the room” when he stood behind the podium at the Southeastern Conference Media Days on Thursday.
Following an offseason of uncertainty that threatened his job status, Harsin insists there is more unity than ever on his Auburn team.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The spat between Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and Alabama's Nick Saban appears to be over -- at least publicly.
A jovial Fisher said repeatedly Wednesday that he was “moving on” from the war of words with his former boss that added some soap-opera drama to the Southeastern Conference's spring meetings this week.
The Southeastern Conference spring meetings will be held in person for the first time since 2019 in a little less than two weeks.
It is unlikely two of the league's superstar coaches will be chumming around Destin, Florida, together.
Why did they wait so long to allow college athletes to make a few bucks on the side?
Think of all the wildly entertaining shenanigans we've missed out on over the years.
The Southeastern Conference spring meetings will be held in person for the time since 2019 in a little less than two weeks.
It is unlikely two of the SEC's superstar coaches will be chumming around Destin, Florida, together.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban called out Texas A&M on Wednesday night for “buying” players in its top-ranked recruiting class with name, image and likeness deals, saying Crimson Tide football players earned more than $3 million last year “the right way.”
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — T.J. Finley once again spent spring practice battling for a starting job he'd previously held as an injury fill-in.
The Auburn quarterback and onetime LSU starter faces challenges after the Tigers brought in three potential contenders during the offseason, including two Power Five transfers: former Texas A&M starter Zach Calzada and Oregon's Robby Ashford.
Jimbo Fisher should have leaned into it.
Instead of going off about rumors that a multimillion-dollar, booster-funded NIL program is behind Texas A&M's monster recruiting class, the Aggies' coach could have injected some sanity into the current panic sweeping college football.
After Texas A&M added yet another blue-chip prospect to the highest-rated recruiting class in college football Wednesday, coach Jimbo Fisher went off about rumors that booster-funded endorsement deals were fueling the Aggies' success.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Texas A&M quarterback Zach Calzada is transferring to Auburn.
The junior posted on Twitter Thursday that he has committed to play for the Tigers. Calzada started 10 games for the Aggies last season after Haynes King was injured, passing for 2,185 yards and 17 touchdowns with nine interceptions.
Virginia Tech and Maryland have a tie to break in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Both teams are 6-6 and the one that walks off the field Wednesday at Yankee Stadium with the victory will end with a winning record -- and a bit of a fresh start headed into 2022.
Rutgers will replace Texas A&M in the Gator Bowl against Wake Forest after an NCAA committee decided Thursday to adhere to an existing policy for making teams with 5-7 records bowl eligible.
The NCAA football oversight committee also announced that any bowl can be moved to as late as Jan.
No. 23 Texas A&M won’t play in the Gator Bowl against No. 20 Wake Forest on Dec. 31 because of COVID-19 issues and season-ending injuries, but the Demon Deacons might still get a game.
Two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night the NCAA Football Oversight Committee will meet Thursday morning to discuss allowing another team to take Texas A&M's place.
The Atlantic Coast and Pac-12 conferences are changing rescheduling policy to avoid assigning automatic forfeits for teams unable to play due to COVID-19 protocols.
ACC athletic directors unanimously supported the change in Wednesday's first such announcement.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer’s tumultuous NFL tenure ended after just 13 games — and two victories — when the Jacksonville Jaguars fired him early Thursday because of an accumulation of missteps.
Through all the changes to the college sports landscape with money-making opportunities for athletes and open transfers, one thing remains the same.
A bunch of Southeastern Conference schools along with venerable programs like Ohio State and Texas are at or near the top of the national recruiting rankings.
Alabama and Georgia are competing for the honor of having the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class at the same time they are preparing for their respective College Football Playoff semifinals.
But there’s a third Southeastern Conference program that is assembling an equally impressive recruiting class without ever having earned a playoff berth.
The push to get vaccine booster shots is not an immediate priority in most of the top sports leagues in North America even with delta and omicron variants spreading.
The NFL and NHL have no current plans to follow the NBA’s lead and require players, coaches and staff to get a COVID-19 booster shot to be considered fully vaccinated under league protocols — even as cases continue to crop up.
Duke is turning to Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko to turn around its football program after a two-year slide and a winless Atlantic Coast Conference record.
The school announced Elko's hiring Friday night, ending a nearly two-week process to hire the replacement for David Cutcliffe.
No. 20 Wake Forest (10-3, ACC) vs. No. 23 Texas A&M (8-4, SEC), Dec. 31, 11 a.m. ET
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Standing in his own end zone, San Diego State’s Matt Araiza reached down for the low snap and — BOOM — lofted a punt that went over the head of the retreating San Jose State returner, landed at the 25-yard line and rolled to a stop at the 3.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A string of clutch completions by Max Johnson in little more than a minute capped coach Ed Orgeron's roller-coaster tenure at LSU with a triumphant sendoff before a jubilant Tiger Stadium crowd.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It could be a little awkward when Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher leads the Aggies out of the visitor's locker room at Tiger Stadium on Saturday night.
Fisher has been widely mentioned as a candidate to fill LSU's coaching vacancy, but has emphatically stated he has no plans to leave College Station any time soon.
No. 14 Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3 SEC, CFP No. 15) at LSU (5-6, 2-5), Saturday at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN).
Line: Texas A&M by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — When Richard Pitino took over the downtrodden University of New Mexico men's basketball program last March at the start of the pandemic, he couldn't hit the recruiting trail to improve a team rich in tradition and light on recent success.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher worked all week to make sure his team didn't take Prairie View A&M lightly, especially with its regular-season finale against LSU coming up.
Prairie View A&M (7-2) at No. 16 Texas A&M (7-3), Saturday at noon EST (SECN).
Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher continually preaches to his team the importance of playing the same every week no matter the opponent.
As the 16th-ranked Aggies (7-3) look to bounce back from a loss to Ole Miss on Saturday against FCS school Prairie View A&M (7-2), Fisher was able to illustrate his point with an example that hit close to home.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi beat one of the best defensive teams in the Southeastern Conference with a shut-down performance of its own.
A.J. Finley returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown and Matt Corral threw for 247 yards and a touchdown to lead No.
Four games matching ranked teams in Week 11 could start bringing some clarity to the conference races Saturday.
In the Big 12, No. 4 Oklahoma (CFP No. 8) faces No. 18 Baylor (CFP No. 13) in the first game of a difficult stretch run for the unbeaten Sooners.
No. 11 Texas A&M (7-2, 4-2 SEC, No. 11 CFP) at No. 12 Mississippi (7-2, 3-2, No. 15), Saturday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN).
Line: Texas A&M by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Auburn Tigers are trying to find their way back to the end zone while Mississippi State just wants to make its field goals when needed.
The 16th-ranked Tigers (6-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference, No.
Lane Kiffin has seen this Texas A&M formula for success before, especially on defense.
No. 12 Mississippi’s coach sees a dominating defense loaded with blue-chip recruits facing his own explosive offense when the 11th-ranked Aggies (7-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference, No.
Things to watch Week 11 in the Southeastern Conference:
Top-ranked Georgia and No. 3 Alabama appear headed for a showdown in the Southeastern Conference title game.
That scenario follows the preseason script. But before the powerhouse programs clash on Dec.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Micheal Clemons scored the game’s only touchdown on a 24-yard fumble return early in the fourth quarter, and No. 13 Texas A&M beat No. 12 Auburn 20-3 on Saturday.
Clemons’ scoop-and-score came after defensive tackle Jayden Peevy poked the ball away from scrambling Auburn quarterback Bo Nix.
No. 12 Auburn (6-2, 3-1 SEC, No. 13 CFP) at No. 13 Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS).
Line: Texas A&M by 4 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — No. 12 Auburn has made four visits to 13th-ranked Texas A&M and each time the Tigers have left Kyle Field with a victory.
The Aggies lead the all-time series 6-5 thanks to two neutral site wins but will look to beat Auburn at home for the first time Saturday to extend their winning streak to four games.
Things to watch in Week 10 in the Southeastern Conference:
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Ainias Smith spoke to his Texas A&M teammates about the importance of starting fast before Saturday night's game against South Carolina.
South Carolina (4-3, 1-3 SEC) at No. 17 Texas A&M (5-2, 2-2), Saturday at 6:30 p.m. EDT (SECN).
Line: Texas A&M by 19 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Former graduate assistant coach-turned-quarterback Zeb Noland returned to the field on South Carolina’s final drive last week against Vanderbilt to lead the Gamecocks to a win that snapped a nine-game Southeastern Conference skid.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former graduate assistant coach Zeb Noland is set to start at quarterback for South Carolina against No. 17 Texas A&M on Saturday.
Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer said Sunday night starter Luke Doty re-injured his foot in a 21-20 victory over Vanderbilt and Noland would make his fourth start of the season when South Carolina (4-3, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) travels to play the Aggies (5-2, 2-2).
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Aidan O’Connell threw for 375 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, David Bell had a career-best 240 yards receiving and Purdue continued its recent mastery over No. 2 Iowa with a 24-7 victory Saturday.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide had a long week. Seven days filled with doubt, disgust and uncharacteristic angst.
But a week after Alabama lost at Texas A&M, Bryce Young threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns and the No.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher warned his team all week that it couldn’t afford a letdown after its upset of top-ranked Alabama. His message got through, as the 21st-ranked Aggies buried Missouri early in a 35-14 victory Saturday.
No. 1 has been a particularly secure position during the College Football Playoff era.
Last week's Alabama loss as the No. 1 team in the country to Texas A&M was just the fourth outside of the playoff for the top-ranked team in the AP poll during the eight-year history (2014-present) of the CFP.
No. 21 Texas A&M (4-2, 1-2 SEC) at Missouri (3-3, 0-2), Saturday at noon EDT (SEC Network).
Line: Texas A&M by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Jimbo Fisher opened his weekly news conference going through everything that Texas A&M did well the previous week, when the Aggies stunned then-No. 1 Alabama before a raucous crowd at Kyle Field.