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.
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.
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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.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Breanna Stewart added 22 to help No. 2 UConn beat top-ranked South Carolina 87-62 on Monday night.
STOCKTON (AP) - Jett Raines scored 14 points and Stacy Davis had nine points and nine rebounds to lead Pepperdine to a 50-43 win over Pacific oasn Thursday night.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Freshman A'ja Wilson scored 18 points, defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points and Alaina Coates had 12 points and 11 rebounds as No. 1 South Carolina remained unbeaten with a 79-61 victory over 12th-ranked Texas A&M on Monday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Alec Wintering sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Portland to a 72-69 win over Pacific on Thursday night.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Because all those Duke's guards put up some big numbers, their Hall of Fame coach is on the brink of an even bigger one.
STOCKTON (AP) - Kyle Collinsworth tied the NCAA single-season record with his fourth triple-double and Brigham Young beat Pacific 93-80 on Thursday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ohio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - By the time Jim Harbaugh walked onto the court at halftime of the Michigan basketball game, his homecoming had turned into a full-fledged pep rally.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kyle Brindza kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired, and Notre Dame upset No. 22 LSU 31-28 in a Music City Bowl shootout Tuesday.
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