PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers fans furiously twirled their Terrible Towels in the chilly Heinz Field stands to create a blurry sea of black and yellow after their team beat the New York Jets to win the AFC title.Pittsburgh's going back to the Super Bowl for the third time in six years.
CHICAGO (AP) - There was one Monster of the Midway in the NFC championship game and his name was Aaron Rodgers.
Great Bend Tribune sports editor Mack McClure's NFL conference championship game picks:
LAWRENCE (AP) - The longest home winning streak in Kansas' vaunted history came to an end on a doubly sad day for the Jayhawks.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Next step, the Super Bowl.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Minutes after Texas A&M was manhandled in an 81-60 loss to Texas earlier in the week, coach Mark Turgeon told the 11th-ranked Aggies they'd have to be much more physical to beat Kansas State.
No. 1 Ohio State 73,
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - On the list of Aaron Rodgers' accomplishments in three seasons as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback, one stands out as being something that really didn't seem possible when he first took over as the starter.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Jordan Taylor scored a career-high 28 points to lead No. 18 Wisconsin to a 69-60 victory over Indiana on Thursday night for the Badgers' 14th straight win in the Kohl Center.
BY STEPHEN HAWKINS
LAKE FOREST (AP) - It would sound like a rough job constantly cleaning up after someone else, unless you're Anthony Adams and Julius Peppers is the one making the mess.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Carla Swart, a South African cyclist who won several college titles in the United States, has died after being hit by a truck while training. She was 23.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - David Lighty scored 18 points and Ohio State wasn't tested in its first game as No. 1, rolling over Iowa 70-48 on Wednesday night.
BY BARRY WILNER
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari has apologized for his profanity-laced tirade toward freshman Terrence Jones.
DENVER - Matt McBride hit his first career grand slam and Jorge De La Rosa pitched eight crisp innings, helping the Colorado Rockies cool off the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win on Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eric Fisher refuses to use offseason shoulder surgery as an excuse.
As good as any division a year ago, the AFC West is about to get tested.
SEATTLE - Forget about the NFC Worst. Last year proved the NFC West is the deepest division in the NFL.
LAWRENCE - Ben Heeney may know better than anybody the challenge that faces Kansas after losing its top two running backs to season-ending injuries just one day apart.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout, Victor Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night.
The Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Knile Davis and Cyrus Gray got a chance to showcase themselves in the Chiefs' preseason game in Carolina.
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's best argument against the Ed O'Bannon ruling may be the financial limits imposed by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken - the same ones the NCAA lauded in her decision.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Coach Kliff Kingsbury and his quarterback are in similar territory entering their second seasons at Texas Tech.
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU coach Gary Patterson had been thinking about spreading out his offense since the Horned Frogs got in the Big 12 two years ago.
LAWRENCE - The top two running backs on the Kansas depth chart will each miss their senior season after Brandon Bourbon tore his ACL and Taylor Cox tore his Achilles' tendon in separate incidents.
NEW YORK - "The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football.
AUSTIN, Texas - New Texas coach Charlie Strong wasted no time delivering fans a bit of the honesty he demands from his players.
Baylor coach Art Briles quickly dismisses the idea of his Bears defending their Big 12 championship.