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Report: Muschamp agrees to coach Gamecocks

ESPN.com news services 0 Shares print Will Muschamp has agreed in principle to accept the head-coaching job at South Carolina, a source told Sports Illustrated. The deal is “all but done,” the source told SI. Muschamp was one of several candidates to interview for the Gamecocks job this week in a search process that took an odd turn Saturday. Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne tweeted that his coach, Rich Rodriguez, had not committed to a South Carolina offer and would remain the Wildcats’ coach. But sources close to the search ...

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Low: Deshaun Watson's brilliance leads Clemson to perfect regular season

Chris Low, ESPN Senior Staff Writer Close College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of the University of Tennessee 0 Shares print CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On one of the most important nights in Clemson football history, the Tigers had a clear case of the yips early. But they also had quarterback Deshaun Watson, who put on a show that will most assuredly land him in New York City for the Heisman Trophy presentation and, more importantly, ensure his team a spot in the College Football Playoff. Clemson completed a ...

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Dinich: How Selection Day should look

Heather Dinich, ESPN Staff Writer Close College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University 0 Shares print After watching all of the championship games on Saturday night, the College Football Playoff selection committee will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday morning. They will meet as long as they need to, said CFP executive director Bill Hancock, to determine the top four teams in the country. They shouldn’t need long. After each week of the season, Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy detail the bowl matchups and the ...

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Stanford's McCaffrey sets NCAA mark for yardage

David Lombardi, ESPN Staff Writer Close Covers the Pac-12 Joined ESPN.com in 2014 Graduate of Stanford University 0 Shares print SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Christian McCaffrey has broken the record of a player he grew up idolizing. The Stanford running back surpassed Barry Sanders’ NCAA single-season record for all-purpose yardage in the second quarter of Saturday night’s Pac-12 championship game against USC. McCaffrey eclipsed the record of 3,250 yards on a 2-yard plunge, concluding a pursuit that has included 10 games of more than 200 all-purpose yards this season and ...

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Source: Rutgers close to hiring OSU DC as coach

ESPN.com news services 0 Shares print Rutgers is closing in on a deal that would bring in Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash as the Scarlet Knights’ new head coach, a source told ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. Sports Illustrated first reported on talks between Rutgers and Ash. A news conference to introduce Ash is expected Monday, a source told The Associated Press. Ash has coached the Buckeyes’ defense since 2014. This season, No. 6 Ohio State (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) ranks second in the nation in scoring defense (14 PPG) and ...

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Houston secures New Year's Six bid with AAC title win over Temple

Sam Khan Jr., ESPN Staff Writer Close Covers Texas A&M and the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Houston. 0 Shares print HOUSTON — Four years ago, Houston had a chance to claim a conference title and find big bowl glory only to see the opportunity slip away. On Saturday at TDECU Stadium, the Cougars capitalized on their big opportunity, rolling to a 24-13 win against Temple to claim their first American Athletic Conference championship. Here’s a look at the highlights: What the win means for ...

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Samardzija agrees to 5-year deal with Giants

ESPN.com news services 0 Shares print Free-agent pitcher Jeff Samardzija agreed to a five-year contract on Saturday with the San Francisco Giants, who lost out on Zack Greinke a day earlier. The deal is worth $ 90 million, a source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. The team said Saturday that before an announcement can be made, Samardzija must pass a physical that is set for Tuesday. Jeff Samardzija won a career-high 11 games this past season for the White Sox but had a 4.96 ERA over his 32 starts. Photo by Jonathan ...

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LeBron: I don't mind Ben Simmons comparison

Dave McMenamin, ESPN Staff Writer Close Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate 0 Shares print NEW ORLEANS — Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has heard LSU freshman Ben Simmons being called “the next LeBron.” And even though James recently called for basketball greats to stop being judged against one another, he says he’s OK with the comparison being made between him and Simmons. Is LSU freshman Ben Simmons headed for a ...

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Sources: Greinke joins D-backs on 6-year deal

ESPN.com news services 0 Shares print Free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke has agreed to a six-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to ESPN and multiple media reports. The deal is worth a total of $ 206 million, a source told ESPN’s Pedro Gomez. Zack Greinke was the best player on the market and his deal with the Diamondbacks should work out. But Arizona still isn’t a playoff team. The Dodgers balked at giving a sixth guaranteed year to 32-year-old Zack Greinke, who has thrown more than 33,000 major-league pitches. The ...

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Sources: Lacy's limited role tied to missed curfew

Rob Demovsky, ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association 0 Shares print GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers running backs Eddie Lacy and Alonzo Harris both missed curfew Wednesday night in Detroit, according to two NFL sources. The Packers demoted Lacy for Thursday night’s game against the Lions and cut Harris only hours before kickoff. Eddie Lacy played just 19 snaps against the Lions after consecutive 100-yard games. The reason: missed ...

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