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.
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace.
STANFORD (AP) - The matchup between Oregon and Stanford the past three seasons has been billed as the biggest game of the year on the West Coast, a de facto Pac-12 title game and national semifinal.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Nick Saban says he remains "very committed to the University of Alabama" and disputed an account of his agent's conversation with Texas early this year.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Stanford's physical, old-school offense is something Oregon's defense isn't used to seeing. The Ducks are well aware of the trouble that can cause.
Chiney Ogwumike now has family bragging rights.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State brought a six-game winning streak and a lot of questions into Saturday night's game against No. 8 Stanford.
The last two weeks of the college football season have separated contenders from pretenders and helped set the field for the national championship race.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Last year's national runner-ups in football and men's basketball came out the big winners in the classroom.
STANFORD (AP) - The matchup between Stanford and UCLA this Saturday was supposed to be the last major hurdle before the Pac-12's showdown of the season.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The second-ranked Oregon Ducks are again making a bold fashion statement, but this time it's for a good cause.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Southern California-Notre Dame rivalry is different than most.
BERKELEY (AP) - Reshanda Gray spent the closing minutes pounding her chest in celebration and running up and down the bench high-fiving as California's supporting cast closed out an impressive NCAA Tournament opener at home in Haas Pavilion.
There's a way to beat Kentucky.
Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are ready to begin their quest for a third straight national championship.
By The Associated Press
By JOHN MARSHALL
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - A pair of Tennessee girls basketball high school teams have been pulled from the postseason for trying to lose a game to avoid the top-ranked team and improve their chances of advancing to the state tournament.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Marcus Mariota knows what he has to do at the NFL combine, whether he throws there or not.