NEW YORK (AP) - The only things standing in the way of a major college football playoff are 12 university presidents.
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.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - If Brandi Chastain could have cried foul, she would have.
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.
DENVER (AP) - Brittney Griner took the Baylor Lady Bears to new heights.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Won and Done, indeed. Maybe even Over and Out.
DENVER (AP) - All season long, Baylor has been the best team led by the best player in the country.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Well, this matchup is going to look familiar.
NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Bright came off the bench to spark Stanford to an NIT title.
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.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Maryland ran out of comebacks at the worst possible time.
FRESNO (AP) - Nnemkadi Ogwumike will end her sensational senior season right where she has the rest: at the Final Four.
One game is a grudge match between teams that know each other all too well. The other is a rare rematch between virtual strangers.
FRESNO (AP) - Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer recalls how during Dawn Staley's college days at Virginia she wore a rubberband on her right wrist and snapped it each time she committed a turnover.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Rodger Craig scored 2:25 into overtime to give Cornell a 3-2 victory over Michigan on Friday night in the NCAA Midwest Regional.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - It's possible no one was happier when the Pac-12's preseason media poll picked Oregon to win the North Division than Stanford coach David Shaw and his players.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The difference in attitude at California is stark heading into coach Sonny Dykes' second season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is honored to be considered a strong candidate for the Heisman Trophy, and he would love to lead the Ducks to a national championship this fall.
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.
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