Gonzaga No. 1 in AP preseason men's hoops poll

Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball's first unbeaten national champion in 45 years. Mark Few's Bulldogs start this season in the same position, hoping to complete that final step this time around.

Hurricanes lose RB Harris to knee injury

Miami running back Cam'Ron Harris is out for the season with a knee injury, the latest development in what has been a disappointing year to date for the Hurricanes.

- Andrea Adelson
Hurricanes lose RB Harris to knee injury

LSU to part ways with Orgeron

LSU and coach Ed Orgeron have agreed to part ways after this season, according to multiple media reports Sunday, 21 months after he led the Tigers to a national championship with what is considered one of the greatest teams in college football history.

#Stateside5: Metchie comes up big for Alabama

John Metchie III had a stellar outing for Alabama in their bounce back win, making seven catches for 177 yards and a touchdown to top this week's list of the five best Canadian performances in college football. You can catch Gridiron Nation on TSN1/3 this Thursday at 1:30 pm/et.

Bennett, Bowers, defence lead No. 1 Georgia past Kentucky

With Georgia playing its first game as the nation's No. 1-ranked team since 2008, Stetson Bennett tossed three touchdown passes and the Bulldogs got another stifling defensive effort in a 30-13 victory over No. 11 Kentucky on Saturday.

No. 4 Oklahoma beats TCU in Williams' starting debut

Caleb Williams had a big starting debut for No. 4 Oklahoma, throwing for 295 yards and four touchdowns and running for another score in the Sooners' 52-31 victory over TCU on Saturday night.

Washington State coach Rolovich's status unclear ahead of Monday vaccine deadline

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich said he has not been updated on the status of his religious exemption request needed to become compliant with the state's COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

Kyle Bonagura

Nolan comes off bench, leads Gamecocks past Vanderbilt

Former South Carolina grad assistant turned quarterback Zeb Noland threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Legette with 37 seconds left to rally the Gamecocks to a 21-20 victory and extend Vanderbilt's losing streak against Southeastern Conference opponents to 16 on Saturday night.

No. 10 Spartans stay perfect with win at Indiana

Michigan State tight end Tyler Hunt delivered both times he touched the ball Saturday at Indiana.

Davis-Price, LSU stun turnover-prone No. 20 Florida

LSU running back Tyrion Davis-Price and the Tiger's offensive line apparently have figured something out.

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What are Rattler's options if this season turns against him?

What are Rattler's options if this season turns against him?

Spencer Rattler, who was the Heisman favourite to start the season, was benched last weekend in favour of Caleb Williams who is expected to start again for the Sooners this weekend. Dave Naylor and Farhan Lalji discuss what Rattler's options could be if this season turns against him.

The numbers behind Cincy's and Iowa's unlikely pushes for CFP berths

ESPN's Chris Fallica breaks down how Cincinnati and Iowa have positioned themselves to make a run at the College Football Playoff.

Is No. 1 Georgia for real?

With the Bulldogs ranking No. 1 for the first time since running back Herschel Walker was a junior back in 1982, Farhan Lalji and Dave Naylor discuss whether Georgia is for real.

Football Canada kicks off first-ever Football Weekend in Canada program virtually

Examining how to get women and girls involved in football in Canada and keeping them in it will be on the agenda for Football Canada's first-ever Football Weekend in Canada.

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#StateSide5: Metchie shines in Alabama's loss

#StateSide5: Metchie shines in Alabama's loss

It might have been a shocking loss for the Crimson Tide, but Canadian John Metchie III was still making a difference as he kicks off this week’s edition. A reminder that this week’s edition of Gridiron Nation premiers Thursday at 12:30 pm et on TSN 4/5.

Ex-NBA guard Smith makes tournament debut as college golfer

J.R. Smith couldn’t help but feel anxious, but he had never been in the situation like he was Monday: lining up tee shots as a 36-year-old freshman walk-on playing his first college golf tournament for North Carolina A&T at Elon’s Phoenix Invitational.

Simmons vs. The Spread: Red River Showdown highlights Week 6 slate

Oklahoma and Texas meet Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas in a massive game for both teams as the No. 6 Sooners aim to stay undefeated and in the playoff race, while the No. 21 Longhorns need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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LSU removes COVID-19 protocols for fans at beginning Oct. 16

LSU, which became the first SEC school to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter Tiger Stadium in the summer, announced Friday that it will lift its protocols in time for the football team's next home game against Florida on Oct. 16.

Alex Scarborough

History in the Making

The Red River Rivalry is one of the biggest games this weekend involving two teams that soon will become SEC members. Paul Finebaum explores the 'History in the Making' from this year when Oklahoma and Texas accepted invitations to join the SEC.

Why Michigan still has a lot to prove in CFP push

Paul Finebaum and Heather Dinich evaluate Michigan's chances of reaching the College Football Playoff.

Breaking down college football's top teams after a wild Week 5

Joey Galloway and Jesse Palmer reveal their lists for the top teams in college football after an upset-filled Week 5.

Why Rattler has dropped on Kiper's Big Board

Mel Kiper Jr. talks about why Spencer Rattler has fallen 23 spots on his latest Big Board for the 2022 NFL draft.

#Stateside5: Montreal's Clercius makes debut, Brown shines for Fighting Illini

UConn WR Kevens Clercius makes his debut to the list while Illinois RB Chase Brown and his two-touchdown performance tops it this week. Gridiron Nation airs Wednesday at 1:30 pm/et on TSN1/3/4/5.

What are Cincinnati's CFP chances after defeating Notre Dame?

Paul Finebaum labels Cincinnati's chances for the College Football Playoff as "good, but not great" after beating Notre Dame.

Robinson, defense push No. 1 Alabama past No. 12 Ole Miss

The defense kept giving Alabama back the ball, and the offense repeatedly delivered it into Brian Robinson Jr.’s hands.

Stanford rallies late to beat No. 3 Oregon in OT

Tanner McKee threw a TD pass on an untimed down at the end of regulation to tie the game and another on the opening possession of overtime to lead Stanford to a 31-24 victory over No. 3 Oregon on Saturday.

Kentucky rallies past No. 10 Florida in SEC showdown

Kentucky rallies past No. 10 Florida in SEC showdown

Trevin Wallace returned a blocked field goal 76 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter, Chris Rodriguez Jr. had a 9-yard scoring run early in the fourth and Kentucky made a final defensive stand to hold off No. 10 Florida 20-13 on Saturday night.

Stroud throws five TD passes, No. 11 Ohio State rolls

Greg Schiano of Rutgers has a word of warning for the rest of the teams in the Big Ten Conference. No. 11 Ohio State is finding its stride.

NCAA: (7) Cincinnati 24, (9) Notre Dame 13

Desmond Ridder threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score late in the fourth quarter as No. 7 Cincinnati capitalized on its big opportunity and beat No. 9 Notre Dame.

Saban, Kiffin and the year that changed Alabama football forever

Saban, Kiffin and the year that changed Alabama football forever

Former Alabama quarterback Blake Sims can still remember the feeling of that November night back in 2014, when he and the offense were standing on the field in overtime at LSU. With his mind and heart racing, and the roar of the Tiger Stadium crowd ringing in his ears, he shot a glance toward the sideline and Coach Nick Saban.

- Chris Low and Alex Scarborough

Kiffin vs. Saban, Corral vs. Young headlines most hyped game of college season so far

It's one of the most hyped games of the college football season, as Lane Kiffin brings his Ole Miss rebels to Tuscaloosa to face his former head coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide Saturday. But it's not only an intriguing matchup of head coaches, but also QBs Matt Corral and Bryce Young, who appear poised to go down to the wire for the Heisman Trophy. Dave Naylor and Farhan Lalji have more.

Finebaum: 'Dabo's dynasty is done' at Clemson

Paul Finebaum does not like anything he sees at Clemson and says the dynasty is done.

NCAA to use 'March Madness' to help market women's tournament

Two moves by the NCAA on Wednesday should allow increased opportunities for collaboration and cross-promotion between the Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments, as well as making the two championships more financially equitable.

Mechelle Voepel

Clemson falls to No. 25 in AP Top 25, snapping top-10 streak

Clemson tumbled to No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, snapping its streak of 97 straight weeks in the top 10. The Tigers (2-2) lost for the second time this season Saturday -- falling in double overtime to NC State -- and dropped 16 spots from No. 9 in the AP Top 25.

NC State topples Clemson in OT; Tigers’ 2nd loss

North Carolina State forced D.J. Uiagalelei into a fourth-down incompletion in the second overtime to beat ninth-ranked Clemson 27-21 on Saturday.

No. 12 Notre Dame beats No. 18 Wisconsin; Coan hurt

No. 12 Notre Dame beats No. 18 Wisconsin; Coan hurt

Chris Tyree returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and Drew Pyne threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter in relief of an injured Jack Coan, helping No. 12 Notre Dame beat No. 18 Wisconsin 41-13 on Saturday at Soldier Field.

Rodriguez Jr. carries Kentucky past South Carolina

Despite its three turnovers, Kentucky beat South Carolina for the seventh time in eight years, and set up a collision course toward next week's matchup at home against No. 11 Florida.

AP

No. 16 Arkansas hogties No. 7 Texas A&M

KJ Jefferson threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns before bruising his knee at the start of the second half and No. 16 Arkansas held on for a 20-10 win over seventh-ranked Texas A&M.

Associated Press

Clifford leads No. 6 Penn State past Villanova

Sean Clifford passed for four touchdowns and a career-high 401 yards, leading No. 6 Penn State to a 38-17 victory over Villanova on Saturday.

The Canadian Invasion

Names like Chuba Hubbard and Chase Claypool have paved the way for recent Canadians in the NCAA, Farhan Lalji looks at this year's crop of Canadians who are in the front running for the Jon Cornish Trophy.

Aside from Metchie, which Canadians are having standout starts in the NCAA?

John Metchie is the biggest Canadian name playing football in the NCAA right now, but Farhan Lalji and Dave Naylor discuss a few other notable Canadians who are making a name for themselves to start the season.

QB Coan's injury doesn't appear serious; Kelly sets Notre Dame mark for football coaching wins

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is "pretty optimistic" that quarterback Jack Coan won't miss next week's showdown against No. 8 Cincinnati after leaving Saturday's 41-13 victory against No. 17 Wisconsin with a left ankle injury.

Adam Rittenberg

Hurricanes QB King out with shoulder injury

Miami quarterback D'Eriq King won't play against Central Connecticut on Saturday because of a shoulder injury, while starting safety Gurvan Hall Jr. will also sit out while serving a one-game suspension for a team rules violation.

Andrea Adelson

Must See: Rasheen Ali takes kickoff 97-yards for TD

Watch as Marshall's Rasheen Ali takes Michael Hughes' kickoff, and returns it for 97 yards for a touchdown.

New names have emerged on the Heisman radar a few weeks into the college season

Dave Naylor and Farhan Lalji look at some new names who have emerged on the Heisman Trophy radar just a few weeks into the season.

Clemson, Ohio State slip in AP Top 25 poll despite wins

Clemson and Ohio State slipped to the back of the top 10 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday and Penn State jumped four spots to No. 6 after another weekend in which lots of ranked teams had issues.

USC interim coach Williams quiet on QB Dart's knee injury

USC interim coach Williams quiet on QB Dart's knee injury

The quarterback competition at Southern California might be over before it even started. Jaxson Dart did not practice Tuesday after the freshman sustained a knee injury in the Trojans' 45-14 win at Washington State, while three-year starter Kedon Slovis took first-team reps after being knocked out of the game because of a neck injury.

Saban slams Alabama defence after win over Florida

Saban slams Alabama defence after win over Florida

Alabama coach Nick Saban was happy to leave the Swamp with a 31-29 win over No. 11 Florida on Saturday, but he couldn't overlook the performance of his defense, which struggled to stop the run and get off the field on third down.

- Alex Scarborough

Notre Dame Coan says reunion vs. Wisconsin will be 'weird'

Jack Coan admits it is going to be a little strange this Saturday when No. 12 Notre Dame takes on his old team, No. 18 Wisconsin, at Chicago's Soldier Field.

Lively, No. 2 men's basketball prospect in 2022 class, commits to Blue Devils

Elite center Dereck Lively, the top uncommitted player in the 2022 class, announced his commitment to Duke on Monday -- giving the Blue Devils the edge for the No. 1 recruiting class.

Jeff Borzello and Paul Biancardi

NCAA Hockey News

Power, NHL's top prospect, leaning on staying at Michigan

Defenseman Owen Power, the NHL’s top-ranked draft prospect, is leaning toward staying in school and play his sophomore season at Michigan next year rather than turn pro.

Robert Morris cuts men's and women's hockey

Robert Morris University is cutting its men's and women's hockey programs, effective immediately.

Craig’s List: Defencemen dominate top of draft rankings

This year’s prospect class is shaping up to be a boon for teams looking for blueline help, with defencemen holding down the top four spots on the latest edition of TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button’s rankings ahead of the 2021 NHL Draft.

Michigan D Owen Power the unanimous No. 1 in TSN’s mid-season draft rankings

The TSN Mid-Season 2021 NHL Draft Rankings have become a Power Ranking. As in, Owen Power. It’s unanimous - 10 out of 10 NHL scouts surveyed by TSN have the 6-foot-5 1/2 University of Michigan freshman defenceman at No. 1. The Mississauga, Ont., native has solidified and enhanced his No. 1 standing from last fall’s preseason rankings, when only four of those same 10 scouts had him ranked first overall.

NCAA Football

Rolovich out as Washington State football coach after refusing state-mandated COVID-19 vaccine, source says

Nick Rolovich is out as the Washington State football coach after refusing to become vaccinated for COVID-19, a requirement for all state employees, a source confirmed to ESPN on Monday.

Kyle Bonagura

Hurricanes lose RB Harris to knee injury

Miami running back Cam'Ron Harris is out for the season with a knee injury, the latest development in what has been a disappointing year to date for the Hurricanes.

Andrea Adelson

Ole Miss QB Corral questionable, 'not in very good shape' for LSU game

Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral, who ranks in the top 10 nationally in total touchdowns, is questionable to play on Saturday against LSU. Corral rushed the ball 30 times for 195 yards during a win over Tennessee on Saturday.

Alex Scarborough

NCAA Football on TSN

Check out the rivalries and drama from the college gridiron on TSN.

Behind the scenes of Kiffin's wild return to Tennessee

Lane Kiffin stood outside the visitor's locker room at Neyland Stadium in the wee hours of Sunday morning proudly twirling a beaten-up yellow range ball and searching for a new visor.

Chris Low

NCAA Basketball

ESPN's Dick Vitale announces lymphoma diagnosis

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

Gonzaga No. 1 in AP preseason men's hoops poll

Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball's first unbeaten national champion in 45 years. Mark Few's Bulldogs start this season in the same position, hoping to complete that final step this time around.

Notre Dame men's basketball lands Starling, highest-ranked prospect since 2013

Top-30 prospect JJ Starling announced his commitment to Notre Dame on Tuesday, becoming the program's highest-ranked recruit since 2013.

Jeff Borzello and Paul Biancardi

NCAA to use 'March Madness' to help market women's tournament

Two moves by the NCAA on Wednesday should allow increased opportunities for collaboration and cross-promotion between the Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments, as well as making the two championships more financially equitable.

Mechelle Voepel

NCAA to use 'March Madness' to help market women's tournament

Two moves by the NCAA on Wednesday should allow increased opportunities for collaboration and cross-promotion between the Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments, as well as making the two championships more financially equitable.

Mechelle Voepel

Lively, No. 2 men's basketball prospect in 2022 class, commits to Blue Devils

Elite center Dereck Lively, the top uncommitted player in the 2022 class, announced his commitment to Duke on Monday -- giving the Blue Devils the edge for the No. 1 recruiting class.

Jeff Borzello and Paul Biancardi

Pac-12 joins forces with Southwestern Athletic Conference to form men's, women's basketball scheduling partnership

The partnership announced Monday will include home-and-home series between the member institutions in each conference.