Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, on the national title game between Alabama-Georgia: "I didn't watch it. I turned on one play early on in the third quarter and I turned it back off. I wasn't ready to watch. I haven't watched it yet." The Sooners lost in overtime in the CFP semifinal to Georgia after building a 17-point lead in the first half.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Long, in his introductory press conference as Kansas AD, offered urged fans to buy tickets and support the struggling KU football program: "It's time to break the cycle," said Long, the former Arkansas AD and CFP committee chair. "It's not going to be easy. We're going to need all of your help to do it. Coach [David] Beaty is our coach. We all need to support the program and support the young men who play the game."

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Baylor denies allegations of racism, cover-up

A former Baylor University athletic director's claims that the school used black football players as scapegoats to cover up a schoolwide sexual assault scandal are bizarre and "blatantly false," according to the university.

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Ex-AD: Baylor used black players as scapegoats

Baylor regents conspired to focus the school's decades-long sexual assault scandal on black football players and worked to put all the blame on athletics, former AD Ian McCaw said in a deposition taken in an ongoing Title IX lawsuit against the school.