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West Virginia and No. 7 Penn State open season with a primetime matchup

West Virginia at No. 7 Penn State, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (NBC) Line: Penn State by 20 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Penn State 48-9-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Penn State and West Virginia open in a primetime matchup older generations should remember well. The programs — ...

Bryson Barnes helps No. 14 Utah beat Florida 24-11 in season opener

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah gave Florida a taste of the same suffocating defense the Utes have used to recently dominate Pac-12 opponents. Bryson Barnes threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Money Parks on Utah's first play of the game, rushed for another score and the No. 14 Utes beat Florida ...

Micah Parsons claims the top spot in AP’s NFL defensive line rankings

When Micah Parsons entered the NFL two years ago, the biggest question was where he was best suited to play. After spending a spectacular rookie season shifting between off-ball linebacker and defensive end, Parsons has found a home as an elite edge rusher. Parsons has established himself as ...

Justin Jefferson selected top wide receiver by panel of AP Pro Football Writers

Justin Jefferson has been setting records and terrifying defenses since the Minnesota Vikings selected him in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft. The All-Pro wide receiver already broke four franchise records, including surpassing Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Randy Moss for receptions and ...

Encarnacion-Strand homers in first career 4-hit game, Reds beat Giants 4-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Christian Encarnacion-Strand homered and drove in three runs in his first four-hit game in the majors, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep. Encarnacion-Strand, a Bay Area native who played at College Park ...

Big Ten is ready for maximum exposure with games on NBC, CBS and Fox

Big Ten football is used to grabbing the spotlight on Saturdays during the fall. However, it is putting a new spin on maximum exposure and going prime time. The Big Ten's seven-year deal with Fox, CBS and NBC begins this week, marking the first time a college conference sold its rights to ...

Florida seeks second straight season-opening win over No. 14 Utah

Florida at No. 14 Utah, Thursday at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Utah by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Florida 2-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Reigning two-time Pac-12 champion Utah harbors dreams of making a run to the College Football Playoff in its final season in the ...