Jim Harbaugh blames James Franklin for U-M/PSU tunnel dust-up

The Michigan and Penn State football teams got into a halftime shouting match in the tunnel at Michigan Stadium during their game on Oct. 15. After the game, Penn State coach James Franklin said there should be a policy in place to keep that from happening in the future, but Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh thinks … Read more

Texas’ Steve Sarkisian sorry for missing ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Texas coach Steve Sarkisian opened his Monday news conference following the Longhorns’ 41-34 loss to Oklahoma State by apologizing for not singing “The Eyes of Texas,” the school song, before leaving the field. “As you know, I owe an apology to Longhorn Nation,” Sarkisian said. “I made a mistake at the end of the game … Read more

Best plays, highlights by top college football recruits this week

Before they take the field as college football players on Saturdays, some of the top recruits in the 2023 ESPN 300 are playing underneath the lights on weeknights. Texas recruit Arch Manning (No. 2, 2023) set the Isidore Newman School (Louisiana) school record for career touchdown passes Friday and he won’t be lacking targets when … Read more

Slow start dooms Texas A&M in loss to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina opened strong with 17 points in the first six minutes and then held on to defeat Texas A&M 30-24 on Saturday night. The Gamecocks (5-2, 2-2 SEC) returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and turned a fumble and interception deep in Aggies territory into 10 more points and a … Read more

College football Power Rankings after Week 8

10:02 PM ET ESPN staff And then there were six. After another week of upsets, close calls and blowout wins only six undefeated teams remain in college football this season. Previously unbeatens Ole Miss, UCLA and Syracuse all were upended Saturday and the results shuffled up Week 8’s Power Rankings. Still, the top of the … Read more

College football Week 8 highlights

On Saturday, Clemson turned the ball over four times, trailed by as much as 14, benched its starting QB and won. That, Dabo Swinney said, is the headline. Got it? No, don’t ask about that QB controversy. It doesn’t exist. Figment of your imagination. Swinney is essentially Kevin Bacon at the end of “Animal House,” … Read more

Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ album launches many sports memes

5:08 PM ET Jeremy WillisESPN.com Pop music megastar Taylor Swift released her latest studio album, titled “Midnights,” on Friday. The 13-track album is Swift’s 10th. According to Spotify, the album broke the platform’s record for most album streams in a single day, and Swift broke the record for most-streamed artist in a single day. 1 … Read more

CB Desmond Ricks, No. 2 recruit in ’24, reclassifying to ’23

Cornerback Desmond Ricks, the No. 2 overall player in the 2024 ESPN 300, has decided to reclassify to the 2023 class. Ricks, who attends IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, was the top junior cornerback in the entire nation, according to ESPN. “After deep thought and consideration, I will be reclassifying to the Class of 2023,” … Read more