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.
College football programs from the talent-rich Southeastern Conference are having to defend themselves in the wake of allegations of money being funneled to players.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - All eyes might be on Johnny Manziel in Saturday's Alabama-Texas A&M game - except for the Crimson Tide's defensive backs.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - With less than 72 hours before No. 4 Ohio State plays at California, the status of injured Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller is still uncertain.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Brendan Bigelow spun around Ohio State defenders, kept his balance with his hand on the ground and sprinted for an 81-yard touchdown.
STANFORD (AP) - Stanford coach David Shaw sat his players down this week to make sure they understood this year's annual East Coast trip carries special meaning.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Stanford coach David Shaw spent the first weekend of the college football season finishing training camp and glancing at games while spending time with his children. Most of his players huddled around televisions in dining halls and dorm rooms. Others had been so focused on practice they forgot the kickoff date.
HOUSTON (AP) - Johnny Football's season will start a little late.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Stanford receiver and All-America kick returner Ty Montgomery said he's in the final stages of his rehabilitation from right shoulder surgery and hopes to play in the opener against UC Davis on Aug. 30.
The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.
OAKLAND (AP) - The battle to give top football and basketball players a cut of the billions of dollars flowing into college athletics began in earnest Monday with former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon taking the stand in federal court to describe how he spent long hours working on his game and as few as possible on his grades.
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