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  • Fresno State pushed around in in Hawaii Bowl

    HONOLULU (AP) — Despite starting its season with three straight losses, Fresno State made it to a bowl game for the 14th time in the last 16 seasons. Winning is another matter. The Bulldogs lost…

  • Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl win

    HONOLULU (AP) — Driphus Jackson played his best game of the year by passing for 318 yards and three touchdowns, and Rice completed a remarkable turnaround with a 30-6 victory over Fresno State on Wednesday…

  • Arkansas’ Williams to return for senior season

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jonathan Williams wasn’t quite ready to end his time at Arkansas. The standout running back said Wednesday that he’s returning for his senior season. He leads Arkansas (6-6) with 1,085 yards…

  • 10 Things to See in Sports: AP’s top sports photos

    Here’s a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports. Images this week include a horse and rider breaking through a wall at an equestrian event…

  • Seton Hall guard Whitehead has stress fracture

    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Highly touted Seton Hall freshman Isaiah Whitehead is going to be sidelined with a stress fracture in his right foot. The Big East Conference school announced the injury Wednesday, saying…

  • Central Michigan falls to Western Kentucky, 49-48

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — For Central Michigan, there was a comeback, a record, a miracle and a gamble. They’re now all part of Chippewa lore. They just weren’t enough for a bowl win. Storming back…

  • Western Kentucky tops Central Michigan 49-48

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Western Kentucky knows its defensive blunders on what became the final touchdown of the Bahamas Bowl will stay on highlight reels for a long, long time. That’s fine with the Hilltoppers…

  • Bowl Capsules

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Central Michigan’s miracle comeback fell just short Cooper Rush’s record-setting day in the inaugural Bahamas Bowl. Down by 35 points with 12 minutes remaining, Central Michigan (7-6) scored the final five…

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl

    FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Louisiana Tech 4 6 (57½) Illinois Quick Lane Bowl At Detroit North Carolina 3 3 (67) Rutgers St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl UCF 3 2 (49) NC State Saturday Military Bowl…

  • AP Source: Pitt to name Narduzzi as head coach

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi spent eight years transforming Michigan State’s defense into one of the most intimidating in the country. Pittsburgh is hoping he can do the same with the Panthers as they try…

  • Florida hires Nussmeier as offensive coordinator

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Doug Nussmeier replaced Jim McElwain as offensive coordinator at Fresno State and again at Alabama. This time, they’re working together. McElwain hired Nussmeier as Florida’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Wednesday,…

  • Stricker has surgery to alleviate pain in hip

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Steve Stricker has had surgery on a bulging disk in his lower back to alleviate recurring issues in his hip area. Mario Tiziani, Stricker’s brother-in-law and agent, says the one-hour surgery…

  • From Rockford to Wichita State, VanVleet shines

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Fred VanVleet walks into the training room deep within Koch Arena. He gently pulls off his shirt to reveal a cut-up elbow, a bruised shoulder, a nasty gash on the palm…

  • TCU’s Gary Patterson wins AP coach of the year

    TCU coach Gary Patterson embraced changed and joined an exclusive club. Patterson was voted college football coach of the year by The Associated Press on Wednesday, joining Nick Saban as the only two-time winners. The…

  • Ode to sports in 2014: When mayhem won the gold

    Hold on a moment. Let’s see the year out, But what in the world was that all about? In sports, it seems clear, all mayhem let loose: Racism, head trauma, spousal abuse. And that’s just…