Welcome to the extreme college football postseason. A playoff will conclude the season for the first time. More bowl games than ever — 39 —will be contested with two nations represented. Here’s a preview of all 39 games, including TV times.
Missouri will induct six athletes into its Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame during a Feb. 6 ceremony. Quarterback Chase Daniel, tight end Chase Coffman and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who formed the backbone of the Tigers’ 2007-08 Big 12 North championship teams, will be enshrined together.
Kansas State has ramped up its interest in Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye, according to his former AAU basketball coach. The Wildcats are one of many schools pursuing Ojeleye, including Kansas and Wichita State.
Steve Clark, 55, a former Wichita North football coach, former Kansas State football player and father of an Oklahoma State player, says he was the victim of racial profiling by stadium police at the schools’ game Nov. 1 in Manhattan, Kan.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year.
Former Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel is bringing along three other coaches with ties to the Tigers to fill out his Missouri State football staff. Steckel, who was introduced as the Bears’ head coach on Sunday, hired Kenji Jackson to coach safeties and Chris Morton to coach the defensive line. Steckel also hired former Northern Iowa assistant Mario Verduzco as offensive coordinator and former MU grad assistant Marcus Yokeley as defensive coordinator.
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Thursday that the third-ranked Ducks will be without star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when they face Jameis Winston and Florida State in their playoff game next month.
The contract dispute between Oklahoma State and University of Texas assistant Joe Wickline hit courtrooms in two states Thursday, and lawyers for both sides said Texas coaches, administrators and players could ultimately be called to testify about who is calling the plays for the Longhorns.
Harlon Hill Trophy finalists Jason Vander Laan of Ferris State and Anthony Bilal of Lake Erie highlight The Associated Press Little All-America team, honoring the top players in Divisions II and III and NAIA.