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Expectations still high for Stanford this season

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - It's possible no one was happier when the Pac-12's preseason media poll picked Oregon to win the North Division than Stanford coach David Shaw and his players.

August 11, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Cal looks to rebound in Dykes’ 2nd season

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The difference in attitude at California is stark heading into coach Sonny Dykes' second season.

August 11, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Pac-12 is packed with QB talent, title contenders

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is honored to be considered a strong candidate for the Heisman Trophy, and he would love to lead the Ducks to a national championship this fall.

August 05, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Stanford star Montgomery rehabbing shoulder

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Stanford receiver and All-America kick returner Ty Montgomery said he's in the final stages of his rehabilitation from right shoulder surgery and hopes to play in the opener against UC Davis on Aug. 30.

July 30, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice

The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Collegiate Sports


O’Bannon takes stand in landmark NCAA lawsuit

OAKLAND (AP) - The battle to give top football and basketball players a cut of the billions of dollars flowing into college athletics began in earnest Monday with former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon taking the stand in federal court to describe how he spent long hours working on his game and as few as possible on his grades.

June 10, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Oregon St. No. 1 seed for NCAA baseball tournament

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Oregon State has proved itself as the best in the West. The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee also thinks the Beavers are best in the nation.

May 26, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Gordon 1st openly gay D-I basketball player

Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long.

April 10, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


UConn routs Notre Dame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.

April 09, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away.

April 07, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Bad blood between UConn, Notre Dame runs deep

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sports needs rivalries and the best are when talented teams legitimately don't care for one another.

April 07, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Kentucky, UConn unlikely match-up for national title

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Connecticut and Kentucky couldn't have met in last year's championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year's.

April 06, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Contrasting Kentucky, Wisconsin meet at Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court.

April 04, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Florida gets rematch with UCONN after Dec.2 loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas.

April 04, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Marshall, McDermott take home AP yearly awards

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall is growing accustomed to being center stage at the Final Four. He just wishes his team was with him this time around.

April 04, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


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All-America: Playoff teams lead the way

The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.

December 16, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Super-team Kentucky stays No. 1

Kentucky took a big loss off the court and responded with another big win on it.

December 16, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


'Bama, FSU, OSU, Oregon star in powerful playoff

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.

December 09, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Bowl breakdown: Top games not in 'New Year's Six'

With nearly 40 bowl games looming, it can be difficult finding those postseason gems.

December 09, 2014 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Collegiate Sports


Heisman finalists: Mariota, Cooper and Gordon

NEW YORK (AP) - The Heisman Trophy finalists would make one heck of an offense.

December 09, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Jameis Winston not a Heisman finalist this year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston is not a finalist for this year's award.

December 08, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Stakes are high for Pac-12 championship game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - National title implications, a possible Heisman Trophy at stake and a new $1.3 billion stadium to showcase the whole thing.

December 04, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Kentucky still firm No 1; defending champs out

Those young Kentucky Wildcats still have a firm grasp on the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 poll. And the team Kentucky lost to in April's national championship game in North Texas no longer is ranked.

December 02, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Basketball Writer | Collegiate Sports


Top 10 shakeup in AP women’s basketball poll

By DOUG FEINBERG

December 02, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Cornhuskers can coach; QB calls it ‘mistake’

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Bo Pelini was fired as Nebraska's football coach on Sunday after a seven-year stint marked by an inability to restore the program to national prominence and too many embarrassing defeats.

November 30, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Hogan, Stanford topple UCLA

PASADENA (AP) - When Kevin Hogan led Stanford onto the hallowed Rose Bowl turf for the fourth time in three years, the quarterback realized the stakes were a whole lot higher for No. 9 UCLA, which could clinch the Pac-12 South with a victory.

November 29, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Bowl bid on line for Cal in finale vs BYU

BERKELEY (AP) - As big as the stakes may be in the regular-season finale for California, the Golden Bears are trying their best to treat the game against BYU like any other.

November 29, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


No. 14 California tops San Jose St.; Range scores 16

BERKELEY (AP) - Brittany Boyd had 11 points, 12 assists and 13 rebounds, recording her second career triple-double as No. 14 California coasted by San Jose State 110-87 in the Cal Classic on Friday night.

November 29, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Colorado State puts away Pacific

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - J.J. Avila scored 16 points, Daniel Bejarano added 14 and Colorado State defeated Pacific 75-64 on Friday night, advancing to the Great Alaska Shootout championship.

November 29, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Fournette leads LSU over Texas A&M, 23-17

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown, barreling over a defender to score, and Jalen Collins had a late interception to seal LSU's 23-17 win over Texas A&M on Thursday night.

November 27, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


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