TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Dont'a Hightower didn't expect to be Rolando McClain on the field.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Matt Cassel did no favors for anyone who has an emergency appendectomy, then asks the boss for a few weeks off.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Welcome to Tattoo U.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is just 14 yards shy of his fifth career 1,000-yard receiving season, quite an accomplishment considering the Cardinals are next to last in the NFL in passing offense.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self was happy with how his team responded after leading scorer Marcus Morris was ejected for a flagrant elbow to the head.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Andrew Luck has been traveling around enough the past few weeks. He's going to spend Christmas in a hotel room near the Stanford campus instead of flying home to Houston.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse has suspended defensive tackle Andrew Lewis and linebacker Brice Hawkes for the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium for violating team rules.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Penn State coach Joe Paterno is looking at the Outback Bowl as a combination of this season's final game and the opener of the 2011 campaign.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady has overtaken Michael Vick to lead all players in the final fan voting for the Pro Bowl.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Doug Martin shook Boise State out of its brief postseason funk with an 84-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and the 10th-ranked Broncos dominated the rest of the way Wednesday night to beat No. 20 Utah 26-3 in the MAACO Bowl.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Linebacker Derrick Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs has been named AFC defensive player of the week.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An angry Frank Martin refused to take questions about the loss of Kansas State's top two players right before the Wildcats played UNLV.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Men's teams. Women's teams. No. 89 belongs to UConn. It beats them all.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs signed veteran Jason Avant on Friday to help a beleaguered and injury-prone group of wide receivers, reuniting him with Andy Reid, his longtime coach in Philadelphia.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - As Samaje Perine churned up the yards, the rain-soaked crowd at half-filled Memorial Stadium chanted his name.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Long Beach State coach Dan Monson has wanted to see his team come together defensively. They obliged Friday night with a dominating performance in front of a packed home arena.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change.
Kansas (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) at No. 23 Oklahoma (7-3, 4-3, No. 21 CFP), 11 a.m. (Fox Sports 1).
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Jake Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and No. 12 Kansas State held on to beat sloppy West Virginia 26-20 on Thursday night.
The Oakland Raiders have gone a calendar year without a victory.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder prefers to find incentive from the disappointment of the Wildcats' first Big 12 loss.
Boston College is in position to be this season's Iowa State.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kevin Vickerson has been a part of some stellar defensive fronts, whether he was playing next to Albert Haynesworth and Jevon Kearse in Tennessee or Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil in Denver.
The NFL players' union wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dakari Johnson scored 11 points, Andrew Harrison had 10 and No. 1 Kentucky used a dominant defense to blow out No. 4 Kansas 72-40 in Tuesday night's Champions Classic.
With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The No. 11 Wichita State Shockers pushed their regular-season win streak to a nation-leading 33 games on Tuesday, pulling away from Memphis in the second half for a 71-56 win at the Sanford Pentagon.
Kentucky remains No. 1 in the first Associated Press regular-season men's basketball poll released Monday.