NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Alabama delivered what everyone expected from the first play of the BCS title game, when a host of red jerseys stuffed LSU running back Michael Ford at the line of scrimmage: a rock 'em, sock 'em affair dominated by defense.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama fans who couldn't make it to New Orleans for the Crimson Tide's second BCS title win in three years celebrated it in what many consider the next-best place: Tuscaloosa.
NEW YORK (AP) - Barry Larkin had no idea back in 1982 that he would become a baseball Hall of Famer thanks to Bo Schembechler.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers canceled player availability on Monday, bracing for bad news as authorities searched for the missing 21-year-old son of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin amid fears that he had drowned in an icy Wisconsin river.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Going 2-1 and stunning then-undefeated Green Bay as Kansas City's interim head coach meant a lot more than gratification for Romeo Crennel.
No. 4 BAYLOR 73, TEXAS TECH 60
No. 1 SYRACUSE 73, No. 20 MARQUETTE 66
HEAT 101, NETS 90
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees and the Saints keep pouring on the points, rolling up the wins and rewriting the record books, too.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - From Florida State's Sugar Bowl meltdown 16 years ago to New England's stunning Super Bowl loss, history suggests that it's tough to beat an opponent the second time around.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Travis Releford has saved his best basketball for Big 12 play.
HOUSTON (AP) - Andre Johnson hugged his coach at the end of Houston's first playoff victory - a moment a decade in the making.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State's Will Spradling knew that undefeated Missouri was going to have its hands full with the Wildcats.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Explosive returner Joe Adams had one last big highlight to help No. 7 Arkansas end a record-tying season in tall Cotton.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Bill O'Brien took the podium, looked straight ahead and uttered the kind of words you would expect from someone who had just been introduced as Penn State's new head football coach.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Alex Smith was walking off the practice field, a member of the Chiefs communications staff intercepted him, the two of them huddling just out of earshot of reporters.
MANHATTAN - Bill Snyder ripped the big-time nature of college athletics as Kansas State opened fall camp Wednesday, lamenting the way universities have "sold out" in search of the almighty dollar.