pcloudy.png
Wednesday October 21st, 2020 4:44PM

The Latest: Tigers roam foggy Big Easy looking for CFP title

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest from the College Football Playoff championship game between No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Clemson (all times CST):

___

1 p.m.

A thick fog settled over the site of the College Football Playoff championship game on Monday. There will be clarity at the top of the sport, though, after top-ranked LSU faces No. 3 Clemson for the national title.

Both sets of Tigers are 14-0 and seeking to cap off a perfect season when they square off at the Superdome.

It's practically a home game for LSU (CFP No. 1) with its campus about 90 minutes away and purple-and-gold clad supporters could be found all around New Orleans.

But there were seemingly out-numbered packs of orange-wearing Clemson fans on the streets to cheer for their team. A second-story veranda near Jackson Square boasted Clemson flags from its 2016 and 2018 national titles, along with an inflatable Tiger figure.

Clemson is after its third crown in four seasons and its 30th straight victory.

LSU is seeking its first national championship since 2007 and first in the CFP era.

___

More AP college football: https://apnews.com/APTop25CollegeFootballPoll and https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Football, College Sports, AP Sports - College Football
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
The Latest: Tigers roam foggy Big Easy looking for CFP title
Fans for No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Clemson have descended on foggy New Orleans for the College Football Playoff championship
2:05PM ( 5 minutes ago )
2020 Democratic race is wide open in Iowa as caucuses near
Presidential candidates have swarmed Iowa’s rolling landscape for more than a year, making their pitch to potential supporters on college campuses, county fairgrounds and in high school gymnasiums. But three weeks before the caucuses usher in the Democratic contest, the battle for the state is wide open
1:44PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Stocks rise on optimism ahead of US-China trade deal
Technology companies are leading stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Monday afternoon as investors look ahead to the signing of an initial trade deal with China and the potential for future talks
1:29PM ( 40 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
South Carolina new No. 1 in women's Top 25 after 1-2-3 lost
South Carolina moved up three spots to No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll after the top three teams from the previous week all lost. It was a rough week for ranked teams with 11 of them losing at least once
1:05PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP source: NHL All-Star game to feature women's 3-on-3 event
A person with direct knowledge of the plans says women's national team players representing the United States and Canada will compete in a 3-on-3 event at the NHL All-Star game in two weeks
1:02PM ( 1 hour ago )
NHL extends Buffalo's agreement to host combine through 2022
The NHL's top prospects will continue making their pre-draft stops in Buffalo for at least another three years
12:39PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Sports
After 2 scores in loss for Hawks, Lynch 'not sure' on future
Marshawn Lynch says he's not sure about his future in the NFL after his surprise comeback with the Seattle Seahawks
12:29AM ( 13 hours ago )
Packers hold off Seahawks 28-23 to reach NFC title game
The Green Bay Packers have reached the NFC championship game by beating the Seattle Seahawks 28-23
12:09AM ( 14 hours ago )
Super Bowl-winning coach Jimmy Johnson into Hall of Fame
Jimmy Johnson has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
10:54PM ( 15 hours ago )
AP Online Football
Purdue defense bottles up No. 8 Spartans in 71-42 upset
Purdue got 16 points from Trevion Williams and relied on a staunch defense to pull off a 71-42 upset over No. 8 Michigan State
3:48PM ( 22 hours ago )
Dabo Dynasty: Clemson can join elite company with win vs LSU
Clemson had to knock off a dynasty to win two of the last three national titles
2:41PM ( 23 hours ago )
Feagin, No. 7 SDSU beat Boise State 83-65 to stay undefeated
KJ Feagin scored 16 of his season-high 23 points in the first half and No. 7 San Diego State played its best home game all year, opening with a 23-9 outburst and beating Boise State 83-65 to remain unbeaten
1:05AM ( 1 day ago )
College Sports
Chip off old block: Nolan Turner follows in dad's footsteps
Nolan Turner stuck with football after the tragic death of his father, and now he's making quite a name for himself at Clemson
6:37PM ( 1 day ago )
North Dakota St. wins 8th FCS title 28-20 over James Madison
North Dakota State won its eighth FCS national championship in nine years
3:41PM ( 1 day ago )
Wake Forest QB Newman transferring to Georgia for final year
With Jake Fromm heading to the NFL, quarterback Jamie Newman is transferring to Georgia from Wake Forest for his final college season
3:27PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Sports - College Football
2020 Democratic race is wide open in Iowa as caucuses near
Presidential candidates have swarmed Iowa’s rolling landscape for more than a year, making their pitch to potential supporters on college campuses, county fairgrounds and in high school gymnasiums. But three weeks before the caucuses usher in the Democratic contest, the battle for the state is wide open
1:44PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Stocks rise on optimism ahead of US-China trade deal
Technology companies are leading stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Monday afternoon as investors look ahead to the signing of an initial trade deal with China and the potential for future talks
1:29PM ( 40 minutes ago )
‘Joker’ leads Oscar noms; ‘1917,’ ‘Irishman’ close behind
Female filmmakers have been shut out, “Parasite” has made history and “Joker” has edged out all other films in this year's Academy Awards nominations
1:25PM ( 44 minutes ago )
Trump to promote trade deals in Sunday speech to US farmers
The White House says President Donald Trump will highlight his policies on trade and domestic energy when he addresses the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention Sunday in Austin, Texas
1:23PM ( 46 minutes ago )
Gigi Hadid among potential jurors for Weinstein's rape trial
Supermodel Gigi Hadid is in the running to be a juror in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial after telling a judge that she thinks she would be able to “keep an open mind on the facts
1:22PM ( 47 minutes ago )