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  • No. 24 Colorado State off to program’s best start

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The cohesion was instant at Colorado State, even with all the transfers and junior college additions. That’s because of video game sessions in the locker room after practice. And bowling…

  • High-scoring offenses create longer college games

    Bear Bryant said offense sells tickets, and he was right. College football is enjoying immense popularity in an era of record scoring. But is there too much of a good thing? All that scoring caused…

  • Games to Remember from 2014

    They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet. They sent us into joyful celebration or left us in anguished disbelief. When we look back at 2014, these are…

  • Friday’s Time Schedule

    All Times EST COLLEGE FOOTBALL Heart of Dallas Bowl: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech, 1 p.m. Quick Lane Bowl: Rutgers vs. North Carolina at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl: Central Florida vs. N.C. State,…

  • Friday’s Time Schedule

    All Times EST COLLEGE FOOTBALL Heart of Dallas Bowl: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech, 1 p.m. Quick Lane Bowl: Rutgers vs. North Carolina at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl: Central Florida vs. N.C. State,…

  • Thursday’s Sports in Brief

    PRO FOOTBALL TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals went back to work Thursday amid media reports that coach Bruce Arians has changed his mind and decided to start Ryan Lindley at quarterback Sunday in…

  • George Washington shocks No. 11 Wichita St., 60-54, wins Hawaii tourney

    HONOLULU (AP) _ Kethan Savage sparked a late rally and scored 12 points to lead George Washington to a 60-54 upset over No. 11 Wichita State in the final of the Diamond Head Classic on…

  • Gamecocks running back Davis off to NFL

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — South Carolina junior running back Mike Davis is leaving the Gamecocks for the NFL draft after the Independence Bowl. Davis announced his intentions to give up his final season Thursday after…

  • UCF, NC State all business in the Bitcoin Bowl

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Central Florida can finish with at least 10 wins for the fourth time in five years, while North Carolina State hopes to take another step forward under second-year coach Dave…

  • Bitcoin Preview Capsule

    Central Florida (9-3, 7-1 American) vs. North Carolina State (7-5, 3-5 ACC), 8 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: UCF by 2. Series Record: Tied 1-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE UCF has chance to finish with at least…

  • D-I’s youngest coach also has inexperienced team

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dana Ford and his Tennessee State Tigers are learning on the job together. Ford is the youngest coach in Division I men’s basketball after being hired in April at the age…

  • Illini open Big Ten bowl slate, face La Tech

    DALLAS (AP) — Illinois needed to win its last two games to become bowl eligible, then had to wait another week before finding out if there would be more football. Louisiana Tech knew after winning…

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview Capsule

    Illinois (6-6) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-5), at Dallas, 1 p.m. (ESPN) Line: Louisiana Tech by 6. Series Record: Louisiana Tech leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE Illinois will try for the third time in five seasons…

  • K-State’s Snyder still penning old-school notes

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The letters come on Kansas State stationery, always written in purple, felt-tip pen. The scrawling handwriting is unmistakable, the looping letters clear and distinct. Each is unique, though, tailored to a…

  • In year of odd bounces, reality bites at World Cup

    Gothic folklore met modern dentistry, with the whole world watching. This was the World Cup and the Bite of Brazil — a mouthwatering, open-jawed, succulent chomp on an unsuspecting victim that would have done proud…