TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - AJ McCarron has risen to the occasion on big stages with Southeastern Conference and national titles on the line. Now, top-ranked Alabama's quarterback steps onto one with something more personal potentially at stake, too: His Heisman Trophy chances.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter gave his players ear plugs early in the season to tune out any outside noise about BCS standings or anything else out of their control.
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - Once Duke got its inside and outside game going, the second-ranked Blue Devils were going to be tough to beat.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) - Chiney Ogwumike scored 17 of her 22 points in the second half to lead Stanford over Purdue and earn Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer her 899th career victory.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Forgive AJ McCarron and No. 1 Alabama if they aren't swept up in the rampant hype surrounding the Iron Bowl.
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.
Former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has signed a deal to become the new coach at Michigan, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Monday.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Foster Farms Bowl is hardly the place Stanford and Maryland wanted to end up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock, holding the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft.