Army ranked for 1st time since 1996...Colorado fires MacIntyre...Kansas hires Miles
UNDATED (AP) — Army is ranked for the first time since 1996. The 9-2 Black Knights have moved into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 23 as they begin preparations to face rival Navy on Dec. 8. The top six in this week’s poll are unchanged, with Alabama a unanimous No. 1, followed by Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma. Washington State moved up a spot to No. 7 and UCF jumped three spots to No. 8, season highs for both schools. LSU tied Central Florida at No. 8 and Ohio State is 10th.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado has fired coach Mike MacIntyre after the team lost six straight games in his sixth season at the school. Athletic director Rick George says he will name an interim head coach for Colorado’s final game Saturday against California. MacIntyre was voted AP college football coach of the year in 2016 after he led the Buffaloes to a Pac-12 South title and 10 victories. That was his only winning season at Colorado.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former LSU coach Les Miles has been hired to lead Kansas’ downtrodden football program. Kansas announced the hiring Sunday. Miles signed a five-year contract that will pay him $2,775,000 annually with retention bonuses of $775,000 due in November 2020 and $500,000 in November 2022. The 65-year-old Miles spent 11 years at LSU, winning a national championship in 2007.
LONDON (AP) — Alexander Zverev has upset Novak Djokovic to claim the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at the ATP Finals. The 21-year-old Zverev is the youngest champion of the season-ending event since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago, and the first from Germany since 1995. Top-ranked Djokovic was attempting to tie Roger Federer’s record of six titles but followed the same path as the Swiss great, who lost to Zverev in the semifinals yesterday.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn (ahr-EE’-uh juh-TAN’-uh-garn) has clinched the Race to the CME Globe trophy and the LPGA’s season scoring title. She shot a 6-under 66 in today’s final round of the season-ending tour championship to claim both prizes. The Globe trophy comes with a $1 million bonus for Jutanugarn. The No. 1-ranked women’s player had already had clinched player of the year and the money title.