LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Barkley knew he wasn't exactly polishing his personal credentials while Southern California grinded out a win with its dominant defense and a steady running game.
STANFORD (AP) - David Shaw and his Stanford players spent the past nine months telling anybody who would listen that the program had enough talent and depth without Andrew Luck to be a national power for years to come.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - After another game too close for comfort, the overriding emotion for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was relief.
PASADENA (AP) - UCLA kept its raucous celebration in the locker room, with only a few tweeted photos providing any evidence. By the time the Bruins emerged from their Rose Bowl party following their 36-30 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night, they were all business again, insisting it was just another victory.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Cody Larsen has always looked out for his little brother, whether it was sliding extra mashed potatoes onto his plate or calming his nerves when he made his first start as a high school freshman.
BERKELEY (AP) - Jeff Tedford's emotions overwhelmed him when he walked into Memorial Stadium for the first time since California's long-time home underwent a $321 million seismic retrofit and renovation.
BERKELEY (AP) - Walking through the tunnel to play the first game ever in renovated Memorial Stadium ensures that California's football season will open with a memorable moment.
STANFORD (AP) - David Shaw might have slept better the nights before games last year than any other coach in the country.
STANFORD (AP) - A quick glance around the Stanford practice field late Sunday afternoon revealed the realities of a new season on The Farm - all the way down to those innovative iPad playbooks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - The only things standing in the way of a major college football playoff are 12 university presidents.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California offensive line coach Tim Drevno refers to his freshmen as "rookies." After a dismal performance against rival UCLA, Drevno needs them to play like veterans against Notre Dame.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Eric Thompson scored 20 points and Pacific survived a scare from Division II Alaska-Anchorage, winning 71-62, to advance in the Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday.