Andrew Luck's father Oliver to serve as commissioner of XFL

Oliver Luck, the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, will be the first commissioner and CEO of the rebooted XFL.

Luck, who currently works for the NCAA in its eligibility department, will vacate his post and relocate from Indianapolis to Connecticut for the new job.

"The XFL will be a labor of love as I get to combine my experiences as a player and executive," Luck wrote in an...

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Oklahoma's Murray confirms he'll play football in 2018 after being drafted to MLB

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray confirmed on a conference call Monday that he'll be returning to play football for the Sooners in 2018, according to Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press.

Murray was chosen ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the MLB draft, and the A's are apparently OK with his decision to stick with football.

A's scouting director Eric Kubota said the team is supportive...

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Athletics select Oklahoma 2-sport star Kyler Murray No. 9 overall

With the ninth pick in the 2018 MLB amateur draft, the Oakland Athletics selected Kyler Murray, a two-sport star from the University of Oklahoma.

Murray is a highly touted outfielder with first-round talent on the diamond, and he's also a quarterback for the Sooners who backed up Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield last season. He's a former five-star recruit as a football player who began his...

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Saban faults fuel pump for boat breakdown

It appears Alabama head coach Nick Saban can be beaten after all.

After spending an afternoon on the lake with some of his players, his boat seemed to break down, stranding them on the water.

It was originally speculated that the boat ran out of gas, but Saban said the fuel pump was to blame instead.

"We didn't run out of gas," he told ESPN's Chris Low. "But when the fuel pump runs out, that's...

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Nebraska lands commitment from youngest McCaffrey, 4-star QB Luke

Nebraska bolstered its 2019 recruiting class Monday, as four-star quarterback Luke McCaffrey announced via Twitter that he's committed to the Cornhuskers.

Luke is the youngest son of longtime NFL receiver Ed McCaffrey. The dual-threat quarterback is the 149th-ranked prospect in ESPN's 2019 cycle, and is the top-ranked player from Colorado.

He credited new Nebraska head coach Scott Frost and his...

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Pac-12 passes rule requiring 6 wins for bowl eligibility

The Pac-12 will require its teams to win at least six regular-season games to play in a bowl game, eliminating the opportunity for a 5-7 squad to earn a postseason spot when there are not enough six-win teams nationally to fill the bowls.

Pac-12 presidents passed the rule proposed by a subcommittee of athletic directors.

The growing bowl lineup led to the NCAA determining in 2015 that 5-7 teams


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Vince Young, Ray Lewis highlight College Football Hall of Fame candidates

The National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame announced a 76-player list on Monday from which the 2019 inductees will be chosen, with Vince Young, Ray Lewis, Eric Dickerson, and Troy Polamalu among the names listed.

Over 12,000 members of the NFF and current Hall of Fame members will be the ones who vote to determine the class, with the announcement of the inductees coming on...

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Love to hate: Iron Bowl rivalry stands alone atop the college football world

You won't get far in the state of Alabama without hearing an emphatic "Roll Tide" or "War Eagle" - it's just the first sign that people in the region take their college football a little more seriously than the rest of the country.

And when it comes to rivalries across the United States, there is none that brings more hate from the opposing side than the annual Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama.


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Texas lands 4-star WR Jake Smith

Tom Herman added some receiving talent over the weekend as four-star wideout Jake Smith announced his commitment to Texas.

The 6-foot, 185-pounder is the 12th-ranked receiver in the class of 2019 and the 82nd overall prospect on the ESPN 300.

The Scottsdale, Ariz. native held offers from powerhouse programs across the country, such as Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Ohio State, and USC, but opted to join...

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