DALLAS (AP) - Illinois needed to win its last two games to become bowl eligible, then had to wait another week before finding out if there would be more football.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Central Florida can finish with at least 10 wins for the fourth time in five years, while North Carolina State hopes to take another step forward under second-year coach Dave Doeren.
The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.
Kentucky took a big loss off the court and responded with another big win on it.
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.
With nearly 40 bowl games looming, it can be difficult finding those postseason gems.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Heisman Trophy finalists would make one heck of an offense.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston is not a finalist for this year's award.
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.
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.
By DOUG FEINBERG
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.