TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - AJ McCarron has risen to the occasion on big stages with Southeastern Conference and national titles on the line. Now, top-ranked Alabama's quarterback steps onto one with something more personal potentially at stake, too: His Heisman Trophy chances.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter gave his players ear plugs early in the season to tune out any outside noise about BCS standings or anything else out of their control.
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - Once Duke got its inside and outside game going, the second-ranked Blue Devils were going to be tough to beat.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) - Chiney Ogwumike scored 17 of her 22 points in the second half to lead Stanford over Purdue and earn Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer her 899th career victory.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Forgive AJ McCarron and No. 1 Alabama if they aren't swept up in the rampant hype surrounding the Iron Bowl.
Heisman Trophy voters were emailed a ballot on Monday. It's not due back for two weeks.
STANFORD (AP) - Tara VanDerveer has never coached for the milestones or anything else that brings attention to her rather than the players she loves to lead.
STANFORD (AP) - Richard Sherman shoved the good news right in David Shaw's face.
STANFORD (AP) - Weird things have happened in the Stanford-California rivalry before. There's no greater proof of that than The Play.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points, Andrew White III added 13 and second-ranked Kansas raced to an 88-58 victory over Towson on Friday night to open the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Amir Williams scored a career-high 16 points and Shannon Scott added 13 to lead No. 8 Ohio State to a 63-52 victory over American University on Wednesday night.
One victory can change a season.
Some of the area's top prep football talents of years past will be on display at Modesto Junior College this Saturday when the Pirates host rival Delta.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An assistant state attorney says prosecutors in Tallahassee did not receive information about an 11-month-old sexual assault allegation involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston until Tuesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 23 points and freshman Aaron Gordon added 16 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 6 Arizona to a 69-60 victory over San Diego State on Thursday night.
By The Associated Press
By JOHN MARSHALL
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - A pair of Tennessee girls basketball high school teams have been pulled from the postseason for trying to lose a game to avoid the top-ranked team and improve their chances of advancing to the state tournament.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Marcus Mariota knows what he has to do at the NFL combine, whether he throws there or not.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Breanna Stewart added 22 to help No. 2 UConn beat top-ranked South Carolina 87-62 on Monday night.
STOCKTON (AP) - Jett Raines scored 14 points and Stacy Davis had nine points and nine rebounds to lead Pepperdine to a 50-43 win over Pacific oasn Thursday night.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Freshman A'ja Wilson scored 18 points, defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points and Alaina Coates had 12 points and 11 rebounds as No. 1 South Carolina remained unbeaten with a 79-61 victory over 12th-ranked Texas A&M on Monday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Alec Wintering sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Portland to a 72-69 win over Pacific on Thursday night.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Because all those Duke's guards put up some big numbers, their Hall of Fame coach is on the brink of an even bigger one.
STOCKTON (AP) - Kyle Collinsworth tied the NCAA single-season record with his fourth triple-double and Brigham Young beat Pacific 93-80 on Thursday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ohio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - By the time Jim Harbaugh walked onto the court at halftime of the Michigan basketball game, his homecoming had turned into a full-fledged pep rally.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kyle Brindza kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired, and Notre Dame upset No. 22 LSU 31-28 in a Music City Bowl shootout Tuesday.