The most scrutinized committee in sports has been set. The members say they'll need thick skin, plenty of time and the ability to leave their loyalties behind to pick the four teams that will play for college football's national title next year.
STANFORD (AP) - Kevin Hogan walked into Stanford quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford's office Sunday - a day off for players - to get his week started a little earlier.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Stanford Cardinal adamantly insisted their attention was on Utah and only on Utah, not about moving up in the rankings, a grueling upcoming schedule or even growing national title talk.
STANFORD (AP) - Stanford rarely wins pretty. In the last two years, though, the Cardinal just always seem to win.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - David Shaw has been shuttling between makeshift work stations in Stanford's athletic department since the spring, and some of his coaches have been operating out of cubicles erected on a basketball court while workers moved the football offices into a new facility.
SEATTLE (AP) - Kevin Hogan saw what Washington State was trying to do, pushing its defense closer to the line of scrimmage and daring Stanford to try and go over the top.
Fresno State is planning for less aloha and more focus on this trip to Hawaii.
STANFORD (AP) - What seemed like Stanford's coming out party this season - and it still might have been - ended with players feeling distraught and disappointed in the locker room.
STANFORD (AP) - Winning the Pac-12 is the only goal Stanford coach David Shaw talks about with his players before every season. This year, unseating Stanford is the goal of every other conference team.
FRESNO (AP) - As soon as the clock ran out on Fresno State's first win over Boise State since 2005, Derek Carr looked for his big brother David to give him a hug.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Trent Murphy has never been intimidated by larger linemen. After wrestling 800-pound cattle as a kid, another human just isn't that imposing.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Before the season, Stanford coach David Shaw's biggest concerns were on offense. There doesn't seem to be much to worry about now.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban knows it's become irrelevant whether frenetic, no-huddle offenses are what he wants college football to be.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Devon Cajuste visited Stanford during a major recruiting weekend two days after David Shaw became the head coach in January 2011. The big receiver needed no sales pitch from Shaw - just the right answer to his question.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Too many turnovers. Too many penalties. Not enough touchdowns.
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.