Howard Schnellenberger, 87, Miami, Louisville coach, dies
(AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)MIAMI – Howard Schnellenberger was a pipe smoker with a push-broom mustache and gruff baritone, and he paired his grandiloquent manner with grandiose visions for football at Miami, Louisville and Florida Atlantic that caused snickers. He revived the sport at Miami and Louisville and started the program at Florida Atlantic during a coaching career that spanned a half century. His legacy includes on-campus stadiums at Louisville and Florida Atlantic. He then founded the program at Florida Atlantic and retired as coach after 11 seasons highlighted by back-to-back bowl victories. AdAt Miami, Schnellenberger took over in 1979 amid debate about whether the moribund program should fold.
Houston, FAU still waiting after virus disrupts 3 more games
The Houston Cougars are again without an opponent and still waiting to play their season opener as COVID-19 issues wiped out three more major college football games Wednesday. Tulsa's scheduled game at Arkansas State this week was also postponed. On Thursday, presidents' meetings will be held in both the Pac-12 and Mountain West, with both conferences eyeing late October starts to the football season after initially postponing all fall sports. The Cougars' next scheduled game is Oct. 8 at home against Tulane. The Mean Green’s next scheduled game is their Conference USA opener at home Oct. 3 against Southern Miss.
The Latest: Virus scraps Florida Atlantic-Georgia Southern
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Florida Atlantic postponed its football opener Saturday at Georgia Southern because of a coronavirus outbreak. The school declined to specify how many of the positive tests involved players, coaches or staff. ___Southeastern Conference teams can elect to cancel or reschedule games if they either don’t have 53 scholarship players available or can’t meet some position minimums. They can opt out if they don’t meet certain position minimums for available scholarship players, including seven offensive linemen, with one center, one quarterback and four defensive linemen. A school could opt to play with fewer players or position players available.
Overview of bowl matchups for Florida teams
College football teams from Florida will travel across the nations for the upcoming bowl season. The Gators defeated both in-state rivals in the Florida State Seminoles (40-17) and the Miami Hurricanes (24-20). Head coach Dan Mullen is the first coach with two 10-win seasons in his first two seasons in school history. Florida State SeminolesFlorida State mustered to a 6-6 finish with head coach woes and road struggles. Florida State will aim to win its 27th bowl win since 1980.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Is Georgia last big hurdle to Atlanta for Florida Gators?
Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes during a game against the Florida Gators in 2018. Opportunity knocking for Florida as Georgia showdown arrivesGet ready for cocktail week in Jacksonville, but Saturdays annual battle between Georgia and Florida will once again mean more than just an excuse for fans to have a good time. Florida enters 4-1 in league play, while Georgia is 3-1, but the schedule really lightens up for the Gators beyond Saturday. In other words, if Florida wins, Gator fans will likely be drinking cocktails all the way to Atlanta for the SEC championship game. Gierke, who has been the head coach at Orangewood Christian since 2011, is 300-112-1 in his 37-year coaching career.
UCF vs. Stanford game is still on, disturbance forms near Bahamas
Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Central Florida football game against Stanford is still on as officials monitor a disturbance near the Bahamas, according to a UCF Athletic Department spokesperson. The school is monitoring the storm constantly and going through all the protocols to keep up. School officials expect the sold-out game to kick off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday as planned. In the first two games of the season, UCF defeated Florida A&M 62-0 and beat Florida Atlantic 48-14. Stanford started the year with a 17-7 win against Northwestern, but lost 45-20 against USC this past Saturday.
UCF vs. Stanford: How to watch, listen, stream
Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Central Florida looks to improve to 3-0 on the season as team hosts Stanford at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. In the first two games of the season, UCF defeated Florida A&M 62-0 and beat Florida Atlantic 48-14. Stanford started the year with a 17-7 win against Northwestern, but loss 45-20 against USC this past Saturday. WatchESPNWhich team is favored to win the game? UCF is a 7-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game?