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NCAA slams Penn State, fines it $60M

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A potential exodus of star athletes. No hope of playing in the postseason. More than a decade of accomplishments erased from the record books. And Joe Paterno's legacy in shreds.

July 23, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Penn State removes Paterno statue

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Shortly after Penn State tore down its famed statue of coach Joe Paterno, the NCAA announced Sunday it would impose "corrective and punitive" sanctions against the university in the wake of a devastating report that asserted top university officials buried child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant coach more than a decade ago.

July 22, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Coaches hold sway at many colleges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It was a throwaway line, intended to lighten the mood after an ominous revelation by one of the most decorated college football programs in the land.

July 15, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Paterno's legacy may now be damaged beyond repair

For decades Penn State was considered special, immune from the corruption of college athletics by virtue of Joe Paterno's high ideals, long list of victories and even longer list of graduates.

July 12, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Playoff dollars could spark calls to pay players

NEW YORK (AP) - The new playoff system means big money for major college football, as much as a half-billion dollars per year just in television rights alone.

June 28, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Next step on path to playoff: College presidents chime in

NEW YORK (AP) - The only things standing in the way of a major college football playoff are 12 university presidents.

June 26, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Stanford tops Fresno St in NCAA tourney

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Mark Appel took a one-hitter into the seventh inning and settled for a four-hitter and Stanford beat Fresno State 9-1 in the first round of the Stanford Regional on Friday night.

June 02, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Lawmaker blasts Title IX, Brandi Chastain winces

SACRAMENTO (AP) - If Brandi Chastain could have cried foul, she would have.

May 15, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Withering WAC has been a revolving door for years

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mention the Western Athletic Conference to Hall of Fame coach LaVell Edwards, and he thinks back to Brigham Young's 1984 national championship with a junior quarterback named Robbie Bosco and a team that wasn't even ranked when the season started.

May 15, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Perfect! Baylor beats Notre Dame for title

DENVER (AP) - Brittney Griner took the Baylor Lady Bears to new heights.

April 03, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Kentucky tops Kansas for title

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Won and Done, indeed. Maybe even Over and Out.

April 03, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


40-0: Griner and Baylor 1 win from title, history

DENVER (AP) - All season long, Baylor has been the best team led by the best player in the country.

April 03, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Kentucky vs. Kansas for NCAA title

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Well, this matchup is going to look familiar.

April 02, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Stanford routs Minnesota in NIT title game

NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Bright came off the bench to spark Stanford to an NIT title.

March 29, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Hayes leads UConn women back to Final Four

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Before the season started, Geno Auriemma figured his Connecticut Huskies wouldn't be good enough to make it to the Final Four.

March 27, 2012 | | 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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