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ESPN.com - College Football
Motivation key factor in winning bowl games
As bowl season approaches, it's important to remember the single most important factor in determining a winner: Which team has the most motivation?
Winston's future call wouldn't surprise Fisher
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday that whatever decision star quarterback Jameis Winston makes -- turn pro or remain with the program for a third season -- would not surprise him.
49ers' Harbaugh: 'Only talk about job I have'
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh would not bite Thursday when asked to comment on numerous reports that have him and his alma mater at the University of Michigan exchanging flirtatious glances.
Horns land LB Jefferson, No. 35 in ESPN 300
Mesquite Poteet (Texas) linebacker Malik Jefferson, the No. 35 player in the ESPN 300, commits to the Texas Longhorns.
No. 39 Stidham commits to Baylor over Oregon
Jarrett Stidham, No. 39 in the ESPN 300 and the No. 3-ranked dual threat quarterback prospect, committed to Baylor over Oregon Friday morning.
Attorney: Sandusky loses battle for pension
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.
Luck: CFP selection process gets 'A grade'
Former West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck, one of the 12 members of the inaugural College Football Playoff selection committee, said on Thursday that he would give "an A grade" to the College Football Playoff's selection process.
BC extends Addazio through 2020 season
Boston College coach Steve Addazio does not look like he is going anywhere for a while.
Chryst returns to Wisconsin as head coach
Paul Chryst is coming home to coach Wisconsin.
Walter Camp honor goes to TCU's Patterson
TCU coach Gary Patterson has been named the college football coach of the year by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
Pelini's rant on AD fuels Nebraska response
Bo Pelini was introduced as Youngstown State's new coach Wednesday, but his departure from Nebraska continues to overshadow his Ohio homecoming.
Ducks CB Ekpre-Olomu (knee) out for season
Oregon star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered a severe knee injury during the Ducks' practice Tuesday and will miss the rest of the season, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Memphis' Fuente agrees to contract extension
Memphis has reached agreement on a contract extension with football coach Justin Fuente, who just led the Tigers to a share of their first conference title since 1971.
Kentucky hires WVU's Dawson, source says
Kentucky will hire West Virginia's Shannon Dawson as its new offensive coordinator, a source told ESPN.com on Wednesday night.
Pitt, AD Pederson reach agreement to part ways
Steve Pederson deftly guided Pittsburgh through conference realignment from the crumbling Big East to the rebuilt ACC. The longtime athletic director could never find stability for the football program.
Aggies add WR Kirk to loaded recruiting class
The suspense lasted all the way until the end for ESPN 300 wide receiver Christian Kirk, who made the announcement on Wednesday that he will attend Texas A&M.

SI.com - NCAA Football
O'Bannon v. NCAA: Do Division I schools make or lose money on sports?
Do schools make money on sports? That question kicked off the last week of O'Bannon v. NCAA.
Penn. AG: 'Lack of urgency' in Sandusky inquiry
Looking at how Emmert's testimony played
SI.com's Andy Staples breaks down the first day of testimony from NCAA president Mark Emmert in the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial.
Eastern Michigan installing gray turf at stadium
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl now sponsored by Bitcoin
Attention College #Football Fans! We are officially the Bitcoin St.Petersburg Bowl! #btcbowl @BitPay http://t.co/Od8ZNgVMlV— Bitcoin Bowl (@BitcoinBowl) June 18, 2014
The real reason the Big Ten added Maryland and Rutgers -- survival
Why did the Big Ten add Maryland and Rutgers? It's more than about TV money. It's about survival.
Penn State AD Joyner announces plan to retire
Marking His Territory
James Franklin has led a recruiting surge at Penn State. How? By landing the top talent in the region.
Ex-Vandy LB Garnham cross-examined in case
Ten most anticipated nonconference games entering the 2014 season
An early glimpse at the 10 most anticipated nonconference games heading into the 2014 season.

Yahoo Sports - NCAA Football News
49ers' Harbaugh mum on reported offer (Yahoo Sports)

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks to the media after the Seattle Seahawks defeated the 49ers 17-7 in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater.


Helfrich: Ekpre-Olomu won't play against FSU (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 file photo, Oregon defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu during an NCAA college football game against California in Santa Clara, Calif. Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 that the third-ranked Ducks will be without star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when they face Jameis Winston and Florida State in their playoff game next month. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Thursday that the third-ranked Ducks will be without star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when they face Jameis Winston and Florida State in their playoff game Jan. 1.


After concussion, WVU QB Trickett cleared for bowl practice (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard warms up before an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says quarterback Clint Trickett has been cleared to play in the Liberty Bowl after being sidelined with a concussion in late November and missing the Mountaineers' regular-season finale. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said quarterback Clint Trickett has been cleared to play in the Liberty Bowl after being sidelined with a concussion.


Florida's Bryan Cox Jr. out for bowl game after hip surgery (Yahoo Sports)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. will miss the Birmingham Bowl following hip surgery.
APNewsBreak: Sandusky won't get his pension back (Yahoo Sports)
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.
TCU's Patterson named Walter Camp coach of the year (Yahoo Sports)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- TCU coach Gary Patterson has been named the college football coach of the year by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
BC extends coach Addazio's contract through 2020 (Yahoo Sports)

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio gestures to his players during a football practice in Boston, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Boston College will face Penn State in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27th at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston College has extended football coach Steve Addazio's contract by two years through 2020 after he led them to 14 wins in his first two seasons.


Memphis' Fuente agrees to contract extension (Yahoo Sports)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis has reached agreement on a contract extension with football coach Justin Fuente, who just led the Tigers to a share of their first conference title since 1971.
Lawsuit over play-calling at Texas heating up (Yahoo Sports)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The contract dispute between Oklahoma State and University of Texas assistant Joe Wickline hit courtrooms in two states Thursday, and lawyers for both sides said Texas coaches, administrators and players could ultimately be called to testify about who is calling the plays for the Longhorns.
Wisconsin brings Pitt's Chryst home as coach (Yahoo Sports)

Paul Chryst, Wisconsin's new football coach, speaks during an a NCAA college football news conference at the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, M.P. King)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Paul Chryst is back at Wisconsin, settling into familiar surroundings in his hometown.



SI.com - NCAA Basketball
NBA draft: Picking boom or bust prospects
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger and David Gardner discuss three players in the 2014 NBA draft and whether or not they will be a "boom or bust" prospect.
Cincinnati, Cronin agree to new seven-year deal
CINCINNATI (AP) - The University of Cincinnati has signed men's basketball coach Mick Cronin to a new seven-year contract.
'Finch' returns to offer candid evaluations on 54 NBA draft prospects
Can Jabari Parker defend? What about Andrew Wiggins' effort level? Six scouts offer their brutally honest evaluations of 54 NBA draft prospects.
Ex-Baylor C Austin has career-ending condition
Who will Cleveland take: Wiggins or Parker?
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger and David Gardner debate who the Cleveland Cavaliers should select with the #1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker?
O'Bannon v. NCAA: Emmert, Delany take stand
After injury, how far will Kansas' Embiid fall?
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger and David Gardner discuss the recent injury to Joel Embiid and how much it will impact where he is selected in the 2014 NBA draft.
NBA draft position rankings: SF
Big 10
Conference first-looks: A-10

Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News
Jones scores 21 to lead No. 2 Duke over UConn (Yahoo Sports)

Duke guard Tyus Jones (5) drives against Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Duke won 66-56. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Two possessions into the second half, Mike Krzyzewski had seen more than enough from his young and talented Duke team and let them know it in forceful terms that any young man would understand.


No. 6 Virginia handles Cleveland State 70-54 (Yahoo Sports)

Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon, left, dunks over Cleveland State forward Derek Sloan during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Justin Anderson's eyes lit up at the thought that No. 6 Virginia held Cleveland State scoreless for more than 10 minutes.


Michigan State's Dawson has fractured wrist (Yahoo Sports)

Michigan State's Branden Dawson lies on the court after going down with an injury between teammates Denzel Valentine (45) and Matt Costello during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Eastern Michigan, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 66-46. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State forward Branden Dawson has a non-displaced fracture on his left wrist and will miss the team's next two games.


No. 13 Iowa State adds McKay (Yahoo Sports)

In this Dec. 14, 2014, photo Iowa State forward Jameel McKay sits on the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Southern University in Ames, Iowa. McKay, who transferred to Iowa State from Marquette, becomes eligible to play when Iowa State faces Drake on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

AMES, Iowa (AP) -- College basketball fans have waited nearly two years to see Jameel McKay play.


Williams: time to get tougher on No. 24 Tar Heels (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams urges his team on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams says it's time to get tougher on his team.


F Akoy Agau will transfer from No. 4 Louisville (Yahoo Sports)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville coach Rick Pitino has announced that reserve sophomore forward Akoy Agau will transfer after this semester.
Sendek's contract extension approved, with provisions (Yahoo Sports)
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Board of Regents has approved a contract extension for Arizona State basketball coach Herb Sendek, though added provisions to the original deal.
Syracuse regroups behind Cooney and Christmas (Yahoo Sports)

Syracuse's Trevor Cooney practices before an NCAA college basketball game against Louisiana Tech in Syracuse, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Trevor Cooney has given Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim something his Orange desperately needed - a solid game.


Florida guard Carter could miss time with strep throat (Yahoo Sports)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida guard Eli Carter can't seem to stay on the floor.
Diedhiou admitted to Minnesota, added to roster (Yahoo Sports)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota freshman forward Gaston Diedhiou (Gas-TOHN JAY'-joo) has been admitted to the university and added to the roster.

Yahoo Sports - NCAA Women's Hoops News
Parity abounds among women's hoops elite (The Associated Press)

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey instructs her team on offense in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stephen F. Austin, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is sure of two things this season - there's more parity than ever at the top of women's basketball and her Gamecocks likely won't remain No. 1 for long.


Moore, No. 10 Louisville beat Grand Canyon 65-51 (The Associated Press)

Grand Canyon guard Madison Craig (11), left, Jessica Gajewski, top center, and Courtney Hayes (00), right, battle for the ball with Louisville guard Bria Smith, bottom center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

PHOENIX (AP) -- Louisville coach Jeff Walz lectured his team so long after the game that he missed his radio interview. Fans hoping to talk to Cardinals players had to exit the arena before he was through in the locker room.


No. 19 Oklahoma State holds off Weber State women 55-49 (The Associated Press)
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Roshunda Johnson scored 16 points, including the final go-ahead bucket late in the second half, to lift No. 19 Oklahoma State to a 55-49 win over Weber State on Thursday night.
Lauren Hill to become honorary coach (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gives a thumbs-up as she holds the game ball during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati. The freshman at Mount St. Joseph decided Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014 to give up her playing career after achieving her goal of scoring in a game even as she fights an inoperable brain tumor. Hill will continue raising money for cancer research as she spends time with her family. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Lauren Hill's basketball career is finished.


Enemkpali leads No. 3 Texas to win over McNeese (The Associated Press)

Texas guard Empress Davenport (1) drives to the basket against McNeese State guard Amber Donnes (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

AUSTIN (AP) -- Imani McGee-Stafford didn't give third-ranked Texas a lot of points or rebounds Wednesday night.


Chattanooga women stun No. 7 Stanford 54-46 (The Associated Press)

Stanford's Kaylee Johnson (5) blocks a shot by Chattanooga's Keiana Gilbert (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/Billy Weeks)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The star power of the opponent doesn't concern Chattanooga. As long as the Mocs are playing at home, they believe they are going to win.


No. 1 South Carolina rolls over Hampton, 69-49 (The Associated Press)

South Carolina's Aleighsa Welch, left, grabs a rebound over Hampton's Ryan Jordan during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Hampton, Va. (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- Tiffany Mitchell saw Hampton's defense closing in on No. 1 South Carolina's low post players, so she waited.




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