Football

  WebXtra: SFA football announces new schedule

After playing 10 games during the COVID-19 pandemic this past fall the SFA lumberjack team is starting to prepare for the fall 2021 season.

Patrick Mahomes’ daughter receives Letter of Intent to Texas Tech

  SFA Football to participate in 2021 WAC-ASun Challenge

Former LSU Tigers make big plays in Super Bowl LV

Sarkisian finishing Texas class Herman began, OU tops Big 12

  SFA football keys in on specific needs with smaller 2021 recruiting class

Vince Young returns to Texas as special assistant to AD

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EA Sports confirms return of college football game

Former Carthage RB Keaontay Ingram announces transfer to USC

Former Lufkin Panther Ja’Lynn Polk transferring from Texas Tech

Red Raider in Super Bowl for 12th straight season

REPORT: LSU set to interview Vikings DB coach Daronte Jones for DC job

LSU picks up commitment from Texas CB Marcus Scott II

  Marshall’s Tahj Washington claims All-American status with Memphis Tigers

Former Marshall wide receiver Tahj Washington is now an All-American.

Jeremy Pruitt fired as Tennessee head football coach, acting head coach named

Hired as the 26th head football coach at UT on December 7th of 2017, Jeremy Pruitt has been relieved of his duties as top Vol.

  SFA Athletics sees more revenue opportunities by leaving the Southland for the WAC

A new conference for SFA could mean more revenue potential.

  SFA football looking at long term goals in joining WAC

SFA is thinking long term with joining the WAC.

LSU QB talk heats up in January

Texas Appeals court rejects ex-BU player’s motion for a rehearing

  Steve Sarkisian hits the ground running in Austin

No. 1 Alabama wins national title 52-24 over No. 3 Ohio St

Alabama’s DeVonta Smith becomes 1st WR to win Heisman in 29 years

Former MSU football coach receives Capital One Orange Bowl Courage Award

Texas A&M runs past North Carolina in Orange Bowl, 41-27

Devon Achane had two late touchdown runs, including a 76-yarder with 3:44 left that put Texas A&M ahead to stay, and the fifth-ranked Aggies beat No. 14 North Carolina 41-27 in the Orange Bowl to cap a winless bowl season for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Former Red Raider KeSean Carter announces transfer to Houston

Former Texas Tech receiver KeSean Carter has announced that he will be transferring to the University of Houston.

Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian takes head coaching job at UT

Sarkisian will coach Alabama through the National Championship - but after that, he's a Longhorn.

University of Texas Board of Regents fires head football coach Tom Herman

The University of Texas Board of Regents has voted to fire head football coach Tom Herman after the Longhorns went 7-3 for the 2020 season and finished the year with a 55-34 win in the Alamo Bowl.

Postgame brawl overshadows Armed Forces Bowl, league reviewing melee

Thursday’s Armed Forces Bowl between Mississippi State University (MSU) and Tulsa ended with commotion and fisticuffs.

Mississippi State wins Armed Forces Bowl, fight breaks out

Mississippi State wins Armed Forces Bowl,

Pasadena allows Rose Bowl name to be used in Texas

The College Football Playoff semifinal in Texas will be allowed to call itself the Rose Bowl Game, but Pasadena officials don’t want the New Year’s game relocated in the future.

Texas Bowl canceled because of TCU COVID-19 issues

Arkansas was scheduled to leave for Houston Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities: College football star Ty Jordan died in accidental shooting

Authorities say a star freshman running back for the University of Utah died at a Dallas-area hospital after accidentally shooting himself.

  UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor tests positive for COVID-19, team still preparing for bowl game

Jeff Traylor will not be joining his team at their bowl game this weekend.

CFP: Alabama-Notre Dame, Clemson-Ohio St as Aggies left out

Notre Dame was picked Sunday over Texas A&M for the final College Football Playoff spot and will face No. 1 Alabama in the semifinals while Clemson and Ohio State were paired in the CFP for the third time.

CFP semifinal moved from Rose Bowl to AT&T Stadium in Texas

The College Football Playoff semifinal scheduled for the Rose Bowl will be moved to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

  SFA football focuses on defense during early signing period

SFA head football coach Colby Carthel was going for quality over quantity during the early signing period.

WATCH: Texas Tech holds news conference after David Yost fired as offensive coordinator

Texas Tech made a move Monday, firing David Yost as the Red Raiders offensive coordinator after two seasons with the football program.

SFA rumored to be one of four Texas additions to the WAC

Could SFA leave it's longtime home in the Southland Conference.

Texas Tech University temporarily closes football training facility

In addition to head coach Matt Wells, Texas Tech has had eight other members of its coaching staff and various support personnel who utilize the Football Training Facility test positive in the past seven days along with one additional student-athlete.

Former Texas head coach Fred Akers dies at 82

Akers was a legendary coach that fell just two games short of delivering two national championships to the Longhorns.

Red Raiders hold on to beat Kansas 16-13

Despite being 27-point favorites, the Red Raiders were in a battle with Kansas, edging the Jayhawks 16-13 in the regular season finale at Jones AT&T Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Head Coach Matt Wells to miss Kansas game after positive COVID-19 test

Texas Tech has confirmed head coach Matt Wells has tested positive for COVID-19.

No fans to be allowed at Rose Bowl for CFP semifinal game

The Rose Bowl is hosting one of the playoff semifinals; the other is at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

NCAA football’s Sun Bowl has been canceled

NCAA football’s Sun Bowl, which is held every December in El Paso during bowl season, has been canceled, according to a writer for Stadium.

Texas Tech, Kansas Set for Morning Kick on FS2

Texas Tech learned its game time for its regular-season finale against Kansas Sunday night as the Red Raiders and Jayhawks will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday from Jones AT&T Stadium. Television coverage will be provided by FOX Sports 2.

Texas Tech’s comeback falls short against Oklahoma State

Despite some questionable play calls, Texas Tech football battled Oklahoma State down to the final play Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Red Raiders lost another close game 50-44.

  Female soccer player poised to play for Vandy’s football team

“Let’s make history,” senior Sarah Fuller wrote Friday on Twitter with a photo of herself wearing a football jersey with a soccer ball between her feet while holding a football in her hands.

Baylor’s Big 12-Big East Battle canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Baylor and Seton Hall have have agreed to cancel Sunday’s men’s basketball game due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Texas Tech Athletics makes changes for game days

Enhanced safety measures have been announced by Texas Tech Athletics. Among the most prominent are not allowing tailgating and requiring masks or face coverings.

Orgeron talks about Finley’s play, defense against Texas A&M, injured players, & more

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron held his weekly Zoom meeting with sports journalists to recap the win over Arkansas and preview the upcoming game in College Station, Texas, against No. 5 Texas A&M.

Texas Tech to kick off road game vs. Oklahoma State, 11 a.m. Saturday in Stillwater

Texas Tech will kick off its final road game of the regular season at 11 a.m. Saturday when the Red Raiders travel to face Oklahoma State inside Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

Red Wolves drop 4th straight with road loss at Texas State

Arkansas State hosts South Alabama next Saturday

  SFA football team heading to Memphis as big underdogs

The SFA Lumberjacks are not letting their odds stop them as they take the field Saturday against Memphis.

  SFA football team considering one spring game in 2021

The SFA football team is considering playing one spring game in 2021.

Red Raiders beat Baylor with last-second field goal

Playing Baylor at home at Jones AT&T Stadium for the first time since 2008, the Red Raiders rallied, getting a 25-yard field goal from Jonathan Garibay on the final play of the game to beat Baylor 24-23 Saturday afternoon.

Match-up between LSU, Alabama postponed after COVID-19 outbreak among LSU players

The LSU vs. No. 1 Alabama football game scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 in Tiger Stadium will be postponed due to the coronavirus.

  SFA Coach Carthel cleared to rejoin team after recovering from COVID-19

SFA head coach Colby Carthel has been cleared to rejoin his team as they prepare for their Saturday game against Abilene Christian.

  Coach Colby Carthel expected to rejoin team for Saturday game against ACU

Colby Carthel said he is over his COVID-19 symptoms and ready to return to his football team.

  SFA head football coach Colby Carthel tests positive for COVID-19

SFA head football coach Colby Carthel has tested positive for COVID-19.

Texas Tech changing quarterbacks for West Virginia game

Texas Tech Athletics has announced Henry Colombi will be taking over as starting Quarterback for the Red Raiders' upcoming game against West Virginia.

No. 8 Texas pulls out OT win over Red Raiders

Despite being 18-point underdogs and few giving them a chance, the Red Raiders battled the 8th ranked Texas all afternoon in front of 25% capacity at Jones AT&T Stadium, before falling 63-56 in overtime.

‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State

Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders has been hired as Jackson State’s football coach.

Texas Tech football player arrested for racing

Sarodorick Untra Thompson, Jr., 20, originally from Irving, was brought to the Lubbock County Detention Center on Monday.

SFA adds marquee matchup with University of Memphis to November schedule

The SFA football team secured a marquee opponent to fill one more date on its 2020 fall non-conference schedule and will travel to face the University of Memphis inside Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on November 21.

  SFA’s Colby Carthel, UTSA’s Jeff Traylor put friendship aside on Saturday

There is a long history between Colby Carthel and Jeff Traylor. It will be put to the side Saturday when the SFA Lumberjacks visit the UTSA Roadrunners.

Texas Tech football single game tickets on sale now

Texas Tech football single game tickets went on sale Thursday, September 3, at 8:30 a.m.

Texas Tech Athletics: 40 positions cut because of COVID-19

Texas Tech Athletics have announced a “series of cost-cutting measures across the athletics department,” including salary cuts and the elimination of 40 positions, due to the economic impact of COVID-19.

  SFA football adds game against UTSA

SFA will be taking on UTSA in a newly announced game.

SFA Football unveils new road uniform

SFA is going all white with their road uniforms in 2020.

SFA vs SMU football game moved to late September

SFA football will have to wait a little longer to get their season started,

  Athletic Directors split on Southland’s decision to move fall sports to the spring

The decision to move fall sports to the spring was not easy or unanimous by Southland leaders.

  Southland goes with spring football season, SFA opts for fall only season

There will be limited sporting events at SFA this fall with the majority all taking place in the 2021 semester.

NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on

The NCAA will not conduct fall championship events — a move that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools are competing in sports such as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.

Texas Tech releases details on football game attendance, 25 percent capacity

Texas Tech will implement a reduced capacity for Jones AT&T Stadium this fall. Every section will be affected by this change with the majority of the stadium being reduced to approximately 25 percent of our general seating capacity.

  Decision on fall sports from Southland Conference could come on Thursday

After a Presidents meeting on Wednesday, Southland schools are still waiting for direction from the conference.

Texas Tech football schedule released, Big 12 opener against the Texas Longhorns

Texas Tech’s 2020 football schedule has officially been released.

  SFA AD says the time is now for a decision on fall sports

SFA President Scott Gordon would like to give good news on fall spots but cannot at this time.

  SFA football holds first practice despite uncertainty of 2020 season

The Southland Conference is set to meet on Tuesday to discuss where they stand as a group.

Big Ten football season set to begin on Labor Day weekend

Under the revised schedule, teams will play conference opponents they originally were set to meet and will have one additional cross-division game.

Harvey Updyke, former Lufkin resident who poisoned trees at Auburn, dies

Harvey Updyke, the overzealous University of Alabama football fan who poisoned landmark oak trees at archrival Auburn University and went to jail after bragging about it on a radio show, has died.

SEC goes to conference-only schedule, Sept. 26 start

The SEC's university presidents agreed on a 10-game schedule that eliminates all nonconference opponents and is set to begin Sept. 26.