Sports Briefs; NCAA Championship, College Football Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP)- The time has almost come for kickoff in the national college football championship game. The game is a rematch of last year’s title game when Alabama beat Clemson 45-40 in Glendale, Arizona. Tonight’s game is being played in Tampa, Florida.

The College Football Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2017. Among the 13 former players and coaches elected are Peyton Manning, Matt Leinart, Marshall Faulk, Adrian Peterson. and coaches Steve Spurrier and Danny Ford.