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 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

College football Week 4 highlights

It is written in the Book of Revelations (or maybe it’s in “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey”) that, in the end times, all mountains and valleys will be leveled to the plains, and, we assume, from those Great Plains, a Jayhawk will rise from the ashes. Well, the apocalypse is upon us. Thanks a lot, … Read more

Confident Kansas Jayhawks improve to 4-0 with win over Duke Blue Devils

LAWRENCE, Kansas — As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Kansas students poured onto the field to join their triumphant football team Saturday afternoon. It is hard to act like you’ve been there before when it has been *this* long since Kansas football has been a winning program. Behind quarterback Jalon Daniels, Kansas beat … Read more

College football Week 4 – Florida-Tennessee, Clemson-Wake Forest highlight the biggest games

7:32 PM ET ESPN staff College football’s last weekend in September is officially here, meaning conference rivalries move to the forefront of Saturday’s slate. Sure, we’ll miss the nonconference battles like Appalachian State upsetting Texas A&M in College Station or Georgia proving why the title still runs through Athens, but conference play is where seasons … Read more

No, Texas is not back (yet), but it was no joke Saturday

Texas is not back. Not on Saturday, anyway. Not without its burgeoning star QB, Quinn Ewers. Not on Nick Saban’s watch. But for 59 minutes against Alabama, Texas seemed astonishingly close to turning the page on a decade of heartbreak, embarrassment and jokes before falling to the Tide 20-19. It was, it turns out, a … Read more

BYU says it found no corroborating evidence of racial heckling toward Duke women’s volleyball player

BYU says it found no evidence of racial heckling during a women’s volleyball match against Duke last month after what the school called an “extensive review” of the incident. Duke volleyball player Rachel Richardson, who is Black, alleged that she repeatedly heard a racial slur directed at her during the Aug. 26 match from someone … Read more

Duke volleyball’s Rachel Richardson says BYU slow to respond to racial slurs

The Duke volleyball player who was subjected to racial slurs during a match at BYU said Sunday that officials on-site didn’t react quickly enough when they were made aware of the behavior during play. Nor did they adequately address the situation immediately after the game, Rachel Richardson said in a statement posted to her Twitter … Read more

BYU bans fan who yelled slur at Black player on Duke’s women’s volleyball team

PROVO, Utah — BYU banned a fan who yelled a racial slur at a Black player on the Duke volleyball team during a match Friday night, the university said in a statement Saturday. The fan was sitting in the BYU student section but was not a student, and has been banned from all athletic venues … Read more

Predicting every college football Power 5 conference for the 2022 season

As much as college football has changed over the past few seasons through the transfer portal, conference realignment and NIL money, the lopsided nature of the sport has largely remained unchanged. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State are still the most dominant teams in the FBS, and it’s difficult to find any other program that … Read more