STANFORD (AP) - If Stanford coach David Shaw had his way, there would be an eight-team playoff this season. The champions from the six major conferences - SEC, Pac-12, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and the American Athletic - would automatically qualify, and there would be two at-large bids.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Bring on 'Bama. Florida State, too.
BERKELEY (AP) - Two-time All-America guard Chelsea Gray was pleasantly surprised. Her repaired kneecap felt better than expected in her first game back from the injury.
STANFORD (AP) - Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards and No. 6 Stanford hammered No. 2 Oregon for three quarters, then held off a furious rally by the Ducks to crush their national title hopes for a second straight season, this time with a 26-20 victory Thursday night.
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace.
STANFORD (AP) - The matchup between Oregon and Stanford the past three seasons has been billed as the biggest game of the year on the West Coast, a de facto Pac-12 title game and national semifinal.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Nick Saban says he remains "very committed to the University of Alabama" and disputed an account of his agent's conversation with Texas early this year.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Stanford's physical, old-school offense is something Oregon's defense isn't used to seeing. The Ducks are well aware of the trouble that can cause.
Chiney Ogwumike now has family bragging rights.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State brought a six-game winning streak and a lot of questions into Saturday night's game against No. 8 Stanford.
The last two weeks of the college football season have separated contenders from pretenders and helped set the field for the national championship race.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Last year's national runner-ups in football and men's basketball came out the big winners in the classroom.
STANFORD (AP) - The matchup between Stanford and UCLA this Saturday was supposed to be the last major hurdle before the Pac-12's showdown of the season.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The second-ranked Oregon Ducks are again making a bold fashion statement, but this time it's for a good cause.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Southern California-Notre Dame rivalry is different than most.
Minutes after Seton Hall lost the 1989 NCAA championship game in overtime, with a debatable blocking foul sending Michigan's Rumeal Robinson to the line for the winning free throws, Pirates coach P.J. Carlesimo did the unimaginable when he met with reporters.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - As Kentucky coach John Calipari started to leave the Naismith Hall of Fame interview room Monday, he took one last question.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The women's basketball championship game will have a familiar feel to it with UConn and Notre Dame playing for a title for the second straight year.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Thousands of Wisconsin fans packed downtown Madison on Monday night, dancing and jumping around, despite a loss to Duke University in the NCAA championship.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Duke languished in the shadows of Kentucky all season, the big blue juggernaut that nobody seemed to be talking about. It was a rarity for a program with such a championship pedigree, not to mention a record-setting coach and superstar freshmen.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Mullin's old coach reached way back into history to describe the buzz from St. John's hiring its all-time leading scorer.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the Final Four for an eighth straight season.
NEW YORK (AP) - St. John's has decided its basketball future rests with the best of its past.
Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common - both are in the Final Four and both were the top selections on The Associated Press' 2014-15 All-America team.
STANFORD (AP) - Chasson Randle has no problem saying it: The Stanford star believes he can score against anybody.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Maryland ended Princeton's undefeated season, UConn won in another rout, and Tennessee remained perfect at home Monday night. Both teams advanced to the Sweet 16.
Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro.
There were no big upsets in the first half of Friday's action in the NCAA Tournament. There will be, however, some good matchups in the round of 32, including one the state of Kansas has been anticipating for almost 20 years.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke advanced after getting a scare from Albany. A couple other underdogs almost pulled off upsets, but only No. 11 Miami, No. 11 Gonzaga and No. 10 Arkansas were double-digit seeds to win.