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.
The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.
Kentucky took a big loss off the court and responded with another big win on it.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.
With nearly 40 bowl games looming, it can be difficult finding those postseason gems.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Heisman Trophy finalists would make one heck of an offense.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston is not a finalist for this year's award.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - National title implications, a possible Heisman Trophy at stake and a new $1.3 billion stadium to showcase the whole thing.
Those young Kentucky Wildcats still have a firm grasp on the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 poll. And the team Kentucky lost to in April's national championship game in North Texas no longer is ranked.
By DOUG FEINBERG