The last steps to the BCS championship game summed up their seasons.
Connor Cook was determined to shake things up in the Big Ten title game.
Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State made it look easy again.
Tre Mason struck a pose - a Heisman Trophy pose.
Stanford's players stood on the makeshift stage in the end zone, waving red roses as coach David Shaw accepted the Pac-12 championship trophy.
Turn out the lights, the fiesta is just getting started for No. 9 Baylor.
Oklahoma State appeared to have its second Big 12 Conference championship and BCS bowl game berth in three seasons within its grasp, thanks to a late rally.
Oklahoma's players scoffed at the notion earlier this week that they had been reduced to the role of spoiler against rival Oklahoma State.
Blake Bortles and the No. 15 UCF Knights had to move their championship celebration inside. Not that a brutally cold Saturday in Texas affected them too much.
Matt Johnson was motivated by the hype surrounding Jordan Lynch and wanted to be the best quarterback in the Mid-American Conference title game.
After all the other schools that called over the years and were sent away, it was Washington that finally hooked Chris Petersen.
Auburn and Missouri are competing for the Southeastern Conference title Saturday, and possibly a chance to play for the national championship.
Gary Kubiak pulled the Texans out of the NFL basement and remains the only coach to take them to the playoffs.
Sorry, Southeastern Conference.
Jameis Winston quickly emerged as one of college football's biggest stars because of his brilliant play, while also charming Florida State fans with his smile and natural charisma.
Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell is not offended the No. 20 Blue Devils are a 29-point underdog to Jameis Winston and top-ranked Florida State for Saturday night's ACC championship game.
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has invited members of this weekend's visiting team to be his dinner guests.
A prosecutor's decision to not bring charges against Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy favorite Jameis Winston has removed a cloud from over the team, which is focused and prepared to face Duke in the...
The Jacksonville Jaguars have gone from the worst team in the NFL to the hottest team in the AFC.
Teddy Bridgewater made several great escapes with the game on the line. Brendon Kay hobbled around on a bad ankle and matched him in the fourth-quarter cold. It went down to overtime for the second year in a row.
By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin met Thursday in Los Angeles with NFL special investigator Ted Wells for a second round of questioning about the team's bullying...
Florida State quarterback and Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston will not face any charges in a sexual assault case, mostly because there were too many gaps in his accuser's story, a prosecutor said Thursday.
A judge handed New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard another year of probation and 30 additional days in jail Thursday as a result of a drinking-and-driving incident in Nebraska last summer.
The only thing standing in the way of Jameis Winston and the Heisman Trophy is the Duke Blue Devils.
Former Pittsburgh Steeler standout Kordell Stewart's divorce from his reality show wife is final.
The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to minus 20 or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to...
The prosecutor overseeing the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said Wednesday that it is completed.
Here's another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore.
Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant's season has ended because of an irregular heartbeat that will require surgery.
Whether on the gridiron or the dance floor, fancy footwork ruled in the ratings last week.
London is getting its first NFL day game, creating a new morning time slot for viewers in the United States.
LSU has announced that Zach Mettenberger's playing career with the Tigers is officially over.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has picked up two more individual awards from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Mississippi State left guard Gabe Jackson was named the winner of the Conerly Trophy on Tuesday night, becoming the first offensive lineman to earn the honor in its 18-year history.
Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no...
UCLA agreed to a six-year extension with football coach Jim Mora on Tuesday night, putting him under contract through 2019.
Steve Sarkisian confidently strode into the John McKay Center on Tuesday and immediately embraced both the lofty standards set by past Southern California coaches and the sky-high hopes of all Trojans football fans.
By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer The Seattle Seahawks are a clear choice at the top of the AP Pro32 power rankings. The pecking order behind them is much more jumbled.
Chris Davis ran into the end zone and etched his name in college football lore.
Detroit Lions linebacker Travis Lewis was suspended Tuesday for the final four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist By next week, the people who make sure the nation has a player worthy of the Heisman trophy - and the ESPN primetime show devoted to it - will have had their say.
Anyone unfamiliar with Chip Kelly's unique way of disguising play calls might confuse the Philadelphia Eagles' sideline for a commercial promoting the City of Brotherly Love.
Mike Tomlin was "mesmerized."
An outbreak that sent about 28 people to the emergency room during a youth football tournament in Las Vegas was caused by norovirus, health officials said Monday.
Zygi Wilf beamed in the middle of the sharp-dressed group, a gold-painted shovel in his hands, a purple Vikings hard hat on his head and star running back Adrian Peterson by his side.
Russell Wilson was so impressed with the way Seattle prepared for its showdown against New Orleans that he made a point of texting coach Pete Carroll about it.
A couple thousand Seahawks fans were crowded in front of the television stage when Russell Wilson walked out of the locker room still in full uniform.
A few hours after Steve Sarkisian was hired by Southern California, the coach bounded up the steps of the palatial McKay Center and went to work on getting the Trojans back to national title contention.
The Big Ten office has decided not to suspend any players or coaches for their actions in the wake of a fight in Saturday's game between No. 2 Ohio State and archrival Michigan.
A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend's Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn't seem upset over the Crimson Tide's loss to archrival Auburn,...
Denver Broncos coach John Fox returned to work Monday, four weeks after open-heart surgery, his newfound energy matching his renowned enthusiasm.
Nobody led tiny Wake Forest to more wins than Jim Grobe.
It could take four to six weeks before authorities can determine how a man died after an altercation in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium during Kansas City's game against Denver, police said Monday.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan spoke Monday with the NFL's director of officiating after the league said Sunday night's crew made an error on Washington's final drive.
By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer The Big 12 will have its own championship Saturday, even without a title game.
The NFL is still deciding how to discipline Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for his not-so-fancy footwork. New video, though, shows Tomlin inching closer to the field before Baltimore kickoff returner Jacoby Jones...
Le'Veon Bell knows it could have been worse.
Denver Broncos coach John Fox has returned to work, less than a month after undergoing open-heart surgery to have his aortic valve fixed.
Twitter just issued its IPO but a lingering question is how the popular worldwide microblog company will turn a profit. One Colorado-based company thinks it has found one way to help Twitter, and itself, make money.
Given that the New York Giants were once 0-6 with injuries mounting, it's quite the feat that they're not the first team to be eliminated from playoff contention in the NFC East.
By The Associated Press This was the kind of passing clinic for which Peyton Manning has become famous.
Two weeks later and in a different venue, the outcome was pretty much the same.
Nick Foles has already reached a point where mistakes are rare and strong performances are expected.
Greg Jennings fought a stomach flu all game and was already halfway up the tunnel with what he thought was a victory under his belt when the Minnesota Vikings had to holler at him to get back on the field.
A man died and three people were taken in for questioning after an altercation that happened Sunday in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium as the Kansas City Chiefs played the Denver Broncos.
Referee Jeff Triplette acknowledged the down marker was moved incorrectly on the Washington Redskins' last possession of a 24-17 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night, but said halting play to fix the mistake...
In a span of seven Washington Redskins offensive plays, Justin Tuck sacked Robert Griffin III four times.
In the words of Chiefs safety Eric Berry, Peyton Manning does not discriminate.
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Florida State and Ohio State are in position to play for the BCS national championship, though Auburn and Missouri are close enough behind in the BCS standings...
Colin Kaepernick let his guard down just enough to razz Michael Crabtree about not scoring on a flashy 60-yard catch and run in his season debut.
Adrian Peterson thought his Minnesota Vikings had won and lost the game against Chicago about three times during a dizzying, exhilarating overtime.
Tom Brady was glad to escape Houston with a win.
Adam Vinatieri still has it. Donald Brown does, too.
Cam Newton walked into the press conference Sunday afternoon, flashed that familiar smile and gave a tip of the hat to his former college team.
This was the way Cecil Shorts always imagined it would happen: game on the line, ball in the air, his chance to the hero.
By The Associated Press Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says the players ejected from the Michigan game for fighting will not be suspended for the Big Ten championship game.
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Dave Christensen was fired as Wyoming's football coach Sunday after the Cowboys lost five of their last six games this season.
Florida coach Will Muschamp didn't wait very long to start making changes.
Florida State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, followed by Ohio State at No. 2 and No. 3 Auburn, which shook up the national title race by upsetting Alabama.
Henry Josey watched helplessly from the sideline last fall, rehabbing from a serious knee injury, while Missouri was getting pushed around in its first SEC season.
South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw was thrilled with his accomplishments Saturday, even if they didn't lead the 10th-ranked Gamecocks to the Southeastern Conference championship.
That crazy tipped pass for a long game-winning touchdown is now the second-most stunning and improbable play of Auburn's wild season.
By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is safe for now.
The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play.
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley refuses to panic.
Boston College tailback Andre Williams, the nation's leading rusher, was injured Saturday in the third quarter against Syracuse.
Kelvin Benjamin shook off one tackler and then three more, bullying his way into the end zone to finish off Florida State's most impressive play on a day filled with them.
Duke coach David Cutcliffe and his players talked openly all season about winning a division title and earning a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Max Bullough left the field after one last victory at Spartan Stadium, and although the focus would quickly turn to next weekend's Big Ten title game, the Michigan State linebacker didn't want to let go of this...
Texas A&M and coach Kevin Sumlin have agreed in principle to a new six-year contract that could keep him with the Aggies through 2019.
By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is safe for now.
Close victories have defined Central Florida's season.
Marcus Mariota gave Josh Huff all the credit for the 12-yard touchdown pass with 29 seconds that swung another Civil War rivalry game Oregon's way.
Derek Carr finally ran into a quarterback who could match his prolific production. That's all it took to end Fresno State's bid for a BCS bowl.
Freshman backup quarterback Anthony Jennings leaned into LSU's huddle in the Tigers' end zone and delivered one quick message before calling the first play of a pressure-packed, late-game drive.
Adrian Peterson returned to Minnesota Vikings' practice on Friday and is probable for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.
Bo Pelini says he hasn't been told if he'll return for a seventh season as Nebraska's head coach and that he isn't spending any time worrying about it.
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay has been fined $15,750 by the NFL for his hit last Sunday that gave Browns quarterback Jason Campbell a concussion.
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer Alabama has already established itself as one of college football's greatest dynasties under Nick Saban.
Gov. John Kasich wants Ohioans to avoid using the dreaded letter "M'' on Saturday when No. 3 Ohio State faces archrival Michigan.
A game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens usually features hard hits, flying helmets and a pivotal play in the final minutes.
Dak Prescott rushed for a 3-yard touchdown in overtime to lead Mississippi State past Mississippi 17-10 in the Egg Bowl on Thursday night.
Justin Tucker kicked two more field goals in the third quarter, and Ben Roethlisberger brought to life a slumbering offense with a lightning-quick drive, leaving the Baltimore Ravens with a 16-7 lead over the Pittsburgh...
Tony Romo was sick, and it wasn't because he had just watched the Oakland Raiders return a fumble for a touchdown on the opening kickoff.
Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush did their part to keep the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in the game.
The first NFL game to be blacked out locally this season will be Sunday's matchup between the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals and the San Diego Chargers.
Jack Del Rio had a big Thanksgiving Day surprise for his team.
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer In a small sampling of college football media, 27 of 33 Heisman Trophy voters say they would consider Jameis Winston for the award even if the sexual assault...
Just three months after Kenbriel Hearn emerged from a coma, the 18-year-old football star scored the most memorable touchdown of his life.
Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez say their client won't answer accusations in a federal lawsuit filed by a man who says the former star NFL tight end shot him in the face outside a Miami strip club.
By MATTHEW BROWN and FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and...
Urban Meyer believes Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller has a future as a pro.
RG3 stood up for RG2 on Wednesday, saying that anyone criticizing the quarterback's father for being in the Washington Redskins locker room "needs to back off."
Back from their bye week, with the best record in the NFL and heading into a Monday night showdown with the Saints, Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks spent Tuesday dealing with the kinds of distractions they believed...
Titans safety Michael Griffin lost his appeal of a one-game suspension as a repeat offender of the league's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer Three months after the NFL agreed on a $765 million settlement with thousands of ex-players for concussion-related health problems, a group of their NHL peers is going to...
Mark Sanchez plans on staying put after this season.
There's nothing like a lip-synching kitty to juice ratings.
By The Associated Press Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 18-24. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
An Ohio school superintendent and two other employees have been placed on leave after they were charged following an investigation prompted by the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players, school...
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco hates his team's use of the wildcat formation, and Tuesday he let everyone know just how much.
When he saw a woman jumping from the upper deck at the Oakland Raiders' stadium on Sunday, Donnie Navidad said his military instincts immediately kicked in as he lunged forward trying to catch her.
Colin Kaepernick looked left, scrambled right, then found Anquan Boldin open in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown.
The injured man authorities say saved a woman's life after she jumped from the third level of the Oakland Raiders' stadium said Monday that he's no hero and he would do it again.
Titans safety Michael Griffin is appealing his one-game suspension without pay after being labeled by the NFL as a repeat offender of the league's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
An Ohio school superintendent and three others were charged Monday with lying or failing to report possible child abuse after an investigation prompted by the rape of a nearly passed-out 16-year-old girl by two high school...
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Heisman Trophy voters were emailed a ballot on Monday.
A federal judge in Arkansas approved a settlement Monday that pays $84.9 million to 5,500 trucking companies that were cheated out of promised rebates by Pilot Flying J, the nation's largest diesel retailer.
A producer of the Showtime series "Ray Donovan" was sentenced to two years' probation on Monday for helping run an illegal sports betting business that New York prosecutors have linked to the Russian mob.
Tony Romo has now directed decisive fourth-quarter drives in the past two Dallas wins.
The Fritz Pollard Alliance sent a letter to the NFL on Monday calling for a 15-yard penalty on players who use abusive language on the field.
Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle defended the management style of coach Joe Philbin in the wake of the team's bullying scandal.
While Jon Bon Jovi is interested in becoming an NFL owner one day, he's not currently pursuing the Buffalo Bills, the New Jersey rocker's publicist told The Associated Press on Monday.
The matchup of great quarterbacks turned into a game of turnovers.
By The Associated Press This latest version of Brady vs. Manning was a rout.
Linebacker Clay Matthews didn't feel like celebrating after the Packers could only muster a tie with the Minnesota Vikings despite rallying from a late 16-point deficit.
The San Diego Chargers were staring down their fourth straight loss when Philip Rivers stepped under center, peered across the line at the Kansas City defense and called for the snap.
The Arizona Cardinals are streaking, the Indianapolis Colts are stumbling.
Tom Brady erased a 24-point deficit. Peyton Manning's touchdown pass forced overtime.
A woman jumped from the third level deck of the Oakland Raiders' home stadium on Sunday, injuring herself and a man who pleaded with her not to jump and tried to catch her, authorities said.
The Denver Broncos blew a 24-point lead, then staged a comeback of their own and sent Sunday night's game against the New England Patriots into overtime on Peyton Manning's 11-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius...
Kory Sheets ran for a record 197 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Saskatchewan Roughriders over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23 on Sunday night in the 101st Grey Cup game.
The Packers' losing streak without Aaron Rodgers is over, though the frustration continues in Titletown.
This one wasn't a Giants-sized gift. Tony Romo and the embattled Dallas Cowboys took this pivotal game and all but buried New York's slim hopes of making the playoff.
John Fox will be home in time for Thanksgiving.
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Northern Illinois moved ahead of Fresno State in the BCS standings and up to No. 14 as the Huskies and Bulldogs jockey to be the last BCS buster.
Coach Mark Richt says the play that ended quarterback Aaron Murray's season wasn't the senior's final snap when he was flung to the ground by Kentucky defensive end Za'Darius Smith.
Cam Newton angrily slapped his hands together and stared into the end-zone stands, watching Miami Dolphins fans celebrate the interception he had just thrown.
Philip Rivers called it the kind of game that could save the Chargers' season. Seyi Ajirotutu called its defining play the greatest catch of his career.
Their horrendous start has long been forgotten, erased with an equally unexpected turnaround.
Tampa Bay is turning around its season, relying on a cool and calm rookie quarterback and an opportunistic defense.
Rex Ryan had seen it many times before: The Baltimore Ravens didn't do much on offense, yet it hardly mattered because their defense was so sharp.
Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin will likely be interviewed a second time by NFL special investigator Ted Wells about the team's bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are turning a miserable season into something a bit more positive.
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Auburn moves up to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll, setting up the second top-five matchup with Alabama in the history of the Iron Bowl.
Clint Chelf's latest career day against Baylor sent another shockwave through the top of the BCS standings, and put Oklahoma State within reach of a Big 12 Conference championship in the process.
By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer The lawyer conducting the NFL's investigation into possible bullying on the Miami Dolphins wrapped up an opening series of interviews with every player and...
From his shoulder pads to his socks, Taylor Kelly's all-white Arizona State uniform was flecked with verdant stains from the Rose Bowl turf.