Herschel Walker’s ties to veterans program face scrutiny

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman Trophy winner takes credit for founding, co-founding and sometimes operating a program called Patriot … Read more

Hall of Fame college football coach Steve Spurrier defends Alabama’s Nick Saban in spat with Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher

While the college football world is catching its collective breath in the aftermath of the Jimbo Fisher-Nick Saban public spat, there’s one Hall of Fame coach who isn’t ready to let it go. “I don’t know why he is mad at Saban,” former Florida and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier told DawgNation.com. “Did Saban say … Read more

‘No love lost’ between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher: Inside the prickly relationship that boiled over

— Reporting by Brody Miller, Bruce Feldman and Matt Fortuna Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional reporting.  It often felt to some observers that there were two groups at SEC coaches meetings — the Nick Saban guys and the others. “Everybody’s kissing Saban’s ass like a big fraternity,” said one former SEC … Read more

Deion Sanders refuses to take Nick Saban’s call after ‘lies’

The coach-on-coach verbal violence continues. Deion Sanders won’t pick up the phone if Nick Saban calls, after he said the Alabama coach spewed public “lies” Wednesday, when he claimed Jackson State paid top prospect Travis Hunter $1 million to play for the Tigers. “I haven’t talked to coach Saban,” Sanders said in an interview with … Read more

Gus Malzahn Has Perfect Response to Saban-Fisher Beef

After a college football whirlwind Thursday that included a public feud between two of the SEC’s most respected football coaches—Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher—a former SEC coach decided to join the conversation. Gus Malzahn, who previously served as Auburn’s coach from 2013 to ’20, is currently headed into his second season at … Read more

Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher feud — Coaches, ADs on what happened and what’s next

8:00 PM ET ESPN-staff Alabama coach Nick Saban set the college football world abuzz Wednesday night when he told a gathering of business leaders in the state that Texas A&M assembled the top-ranked recruiting class in the country because it “bought every player” with name, image and likeness deals . Decrying the influence of money … Read more

Pittsburgh Panthers star WR Jordan Addison to join USC Trojans

5:28 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN The most prolific performer to enter the NCAA transfer portal this offseason has found a destination. Former Pittsburgh wide receiver Jordan Addison will transfer to USC to play this fall, he announced on social media Thursday. pic.twitter.com/5oN0ZVGsCC —Jordan Addison (@Espn_Jordan) May 19, 2022 Addison visited USC officially over the past … Read more

Alabama football coach Nick Saban says Texas A&M ‘bought every player,’ questions whether current NIL model is sustainable

Alabama coach Nick Saban singled out Texas A&M for “buying” its top-ranked signing class and threw a spotlight on the unintended effect of name, image and likeness rights on recruiting during an event with local business leaders on Wednesday night in Birmingham. “I mean, we were second in recruiting last year,” Saban told the audience. … Read more

Pac-12 scraps divisions moments after NCAA paves way

The Pac-12 announced Wednesday it was scrapping its divisional format for the upcoming football season moments after the NCAA Division I Council tossed out requirements that dictate how conferences can determine a champion. The Pac-12 will now pair the teams with the highest conference winning percentages in its title game after 11 seasons of matching … Read more

Pac-12 scraps divisions after NCAA Division I Council votes to eliminate requirements for FBS conference title games

4:34 PM ET Paolo Uggetti Andrea Adelson Close ESPN Senior Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida. The NCAA Division I Council announced Wednesday that it will relax restrictions on college football’s conference championship games, allowing conferences to determine the teams that would participate in their respective title game. … Read more