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  • Illini learn about Tech’s turnover penchant the hard way

    DALLAS (AP) — Illinois learned all about Louisiana Tech’s knack for getting turnovers this season. Even the Bulldogs’ offense got involved. Trailing by three with less than 9 minutes to play in the Heart of…

  • Southern California Nebraska meet in Holiday Bowl

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says he has always been a fan of the Holiday Bowl. He remembers watching Barry Sanders running wild against Wyoming in 1988 and then BYU’s Ty…

  • La. Tech beats Illinois 35-18 in Heart of Dallas Bowl

    DALLAS (AP) — Louisiana Tech’s Houston Bates had a career day against his former team — his 4 1/2 sacks in the Heart of Dallas Bowl matched the number he had in three seasons at…

  • Narduzzi officially takes over at Pittsburgh

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi stood just outside the doorway, hands stuffed inside his pants pockets, and glanced at nine national championship trophies highlighting the proud history of a program churning in mediocrity. The youngest…

  • Vols seek to build on momentum with winning season

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fact that Tennessee is still practicing at this time of year reflects the strides the Volunteers have made under coach Butch Jones. Their next step is to end a string…

  • Glantz-Culver Line

    FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Cincinnati 3½ 2½ (51) Virginia Tech Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Arizona St. 9 7½ (65) Duke Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Miami Pk 3½ (61) South Carolina Pinstripe…

  • Arizona St, Duke look similar going into Sun Bowl

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Arizona State and Duke have a lot of unfinished business — and a lot of similarities — heading into the 81st Sun Bowl. The Blue Devils (9-3) are playing in…

  • Why we play the Military Bowl

    WASHINGTON — With the advent of a National Championship Game and now the College Football Playoff, one complaint was that the added focus on crowning a champion would cause the other bowls would lose their…

  • Georgia’s Richt: RB Todd Gurley heading to NFL

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Georgia running back Todd Gurley has informed coach Mark Richt that he plans to enter the NFL draft. Richt said after practice Friday for the Belk Bowl that Gurley won’t return…

  • Arizona’s Lindley back at starter, Stanton has infection

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — More news surrounding the turbulent quarterback predicament of the Arizona Cardinals. Ryan Lindley is back as the starter, and Drew Stanton has been treated for an infection in his sprained right…

  • 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…

  • Cleveland reaches 50 years of sports futility

    CLEVELAND (AP) — For this golden anniversary, there won’t be any gifts exchanged or champagne-sipping celebrations. There’s no reason to party or toast these 50 years, a half-century of sports suffering and failure best forgotten.…

  • Holiday Bowl Capsule

    No. 25 Nebraska (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) vs. No. 24 Southern California (8-4, 6-3 Pac-12), 8 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: USC by 7. Series Record: USC leads 3-0-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE This is the first…

  • Sun Bowl preview capsule

    Arizona State (9-3) vs. Duke (9-3), at El Paso, 2 p.m. (CBS) Line: Arizona State by 7 1/2 Series Record: First meeting WHAT’S AT STAKE Duke is looking for first bowl win since 1961 in…

  • No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Louisville resume rivalry

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Top-ranked Kentucky has been so dominant that discussion has shifted toward whether the Wildcats are now capable of going unbeaten. Kentucky’s players acknowledge the lofty talk even as they try to…