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.
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. The world-famous U.S. women's soccer player was in Sacramento on Monday with her Brazilian counterpart Sissi to be honored by the California Assembly as it recognized the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The occasion prompted Assemblyman Chris Norby to reveal that he wasn't a fan of the 1972 federal law chiefly known for mandating gender equity in high school and collegiate sports. ...
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. Blocking layups, snagging rebounds, hitting shots over two and three helpless defenders, all season long she towered over the competition. That left Griner with just one more task Tuesday night - cutting down the nets. Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead Baylor to a dominating 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball championship, capping ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Won and Done, indeed. Maybe even Over and Out. All that really matters is that Kentucky parlayed a roster full of NBA talent into a 67-59 victory Monday night over Kansas for the team's eighth national NCAA basketball title - its first since 1998. Kentucky's top freshman, Anthony Davis, had a rough shooting night, but John Calipari coached this team to a wire-to-wire victory - a little dicey at the end ...
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. John Calipari and his Kentucky juggernaut will face Kansas for the national championship on Monday night. That would be the same school that beat Memphis in overtime for the NCAA title in 2008, back when Calipari was coaching the Tigers. It also would be the same Kansas team that the Wildcats beat back in November. "We're worried about us playing at our best," ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Bright came off the bench to spark Stanford to an NIT title. The sophomore point guard had 15 points and six assists in Thursday's 75-51 rout of Minnesota to earn most outstanding player honors, energizing the Cardinal just as the coaches had hoped when they took him out of the starting lineup in mid-February. "I give him all the credit, because it takes a player buying into something like that ...
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. A Terrapins team that came from behind to win each of its first three NCAA tournament games wound up having a bad start and a worse finish Tuesday night, with Notre Dame rolling to an 80-49 victory in the Raleigh Regional final and claiming a spot in the Final Four. Two days earlier, second-seeded Maryland (31-5) stormed back from 18 points down ...
FRESNO (AP) - Nnemkadi Ogwumike will end her sensational senior season right where she has the rest: at the Final Four.
Heisman Trophy voters were emailed a ballot on Monday. It's not due back for two weeks.
STANFORD (AP) - Tara VanDerveer has never coached for the milestones or anything else that brings attention to her rather than the players she loves to lead.
STANFORD (AP) - Richard Sherman shoved the good news right in David Shaw's face.
STANFORD (AP) - Weird things have happened in the Stanford-California rivalry before. There's no greater proof of that than The Play.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points, Andrew White III added 13 and second-ranked Kansas raced to an 88-58 victory over Towson on Friday night to open the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Amir Williams scored a career-high 16 points and Shannon Scott added 13 to lead No. 8 Ohio State to a 63-52 victory over American University on Wednesday night.
One victory can change a season.
Some of the area's top prep football talents of years past will be on display at Modesto Junior College this Saturday when the Pirates host rival Delta.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An assistant state attorney says prosecutors in Tallahassee did not receive information about an 11-month-old sexual assault allegation involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston until Tuesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 23 points and freshman Aaron Gordon added 16 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 6 Arizona to a 69-60 victory over San Diego State on Thursday night.
Roadrunners race past Sacramento St: BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Javonte Maynor scored 18 points, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, to lead Cal State Bakersfield to a win over in-state foe Sacramento State on Wednesday night 74-66.
STANFORD (AP) - If Stanford coach David Shaw had his way, there would be an eight-team playoff this season. The champions from the six major conferences - SEC, Pac-12, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and the American Athletic - would automatically qualify, and there would be two at-large bids.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Bring on 'Bama. Florida State, too.
BERKELEY (AP) - Two-time All-America guard Chelsea Gray was pleasantly surprised. Her repaired kneecap felt better than expected in her first game back from the injury.
STANFORD (AP) - Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards and No. 6 Stanford hammered No. 2 Oregon for three quarters, then held off a furious rally by the Ducks to crush their national title hopes for a second straight season, this time with a 26-20 victory Thursday night.