KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The signs are all there if Todd Haley decides to cross his fingers and hope history is repeating itself.
No. 5 Syracuse 70,
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Chris Relf threw three touchdown passes, Vick Ballard ran for three scores and No. 21 Mississippi State overwhelmed Michigan 52-14 Saturday in the Gator Bowl.
NEW YORK (AP) - As one of the strangest NFL seasons - on and off the field - winds down, football fans can begin contemplating playoff matchups, followed by the Super Bowl, then the draft.
ATLANTA (AP) - EJ Manuel threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to stop a South Carolina rally and lead Florida State to a 26-17 victory over the turnover-plagued Gamecocks in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Friday night.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Some believe the national championship game might come down to superstitions being observed or neglected.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - More than any other time this season, Alabama looked like the team that was picked to win the national championship in the Capital One Bowl.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score, linebacker Tank Carder swatted down a 2-point conversion pass attempt with 2 minutes to play, and No. 3 TCU completed a perfect season with its first Rose Bowl victory, 21-19 over fourth-ranked Wisconsin on Saturday.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Pittsburgh fired new football coach Mike Haywood on Saturday, a day after he was arrested at his home on a domestic violence charge.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley says he has no knowledge of offensive coordinator Charlie Weis possibly taking a similar job with the University of Florida.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Urban Meyer walked away from Florida with a win against Joe Paterno, who insists Penn State's disappointing season won't be his last.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Stanford really does have UConn's number.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL fined the New York Jets $100,000 on Thursday for violating league rules when assistant coach Sal Alosi tripped Miami's Nolan Carroll on the sideline during a punt return earlier this month.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The NFL's rookie rushing leader is an undrafted free agent with a penchant for hurdling defenders in the open field.
No. 8 Villanova 78,
MIAMI (AP) - Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to terms with the team on a $325 million, 13-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday, the most lucrative deal for an American athlete.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick jostled his 2-year-old son on his lap, egging him on to speak into the microphone and tell the world his daddy was the NASCAR champion.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks kept driving deep into Kansas City territory. They kept getting stonewalled. First they were held to field goals, and then they were held to nothing.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Aaron Green ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns, Cameron Echols-Luper returned a punt 69 yards for another score and No. 5 TCU turned back a spirited upset bid from Kansas in a 34-30 win Saturday that kept the Horned Frogs in playoff contention.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - With memories of last year's season-opening 60-58 loss to Northern Colorado running through his mind, Bruce Weber wasn't prepared to see a halftime lead disappear again.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs are in many ways mirror images of each other.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Devonte' Graham came off the bench Friday night to provide fifth-ranked Kansas with a much-needed spark, providing the scuffling Jayhawks with some scoring and toughness.
WICHITA (AP) - With six newcomers, five of them freshmen, coming off his bench, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall was prepared for some inconsistency in the season opener.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Rarely has there been a college basketball season that has been more anticipated in the Sunflower State than this one, which begins in earnest on Friday night.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Michael Cummings has never been the go-to guy at Kansas at the beginning of the season.
MANHATTAN (AP) - When Curry Sexton looks back on his senior season for No. 13 Kansas State, he'll recall at least four 100-yard receiving games and more production than his first three years combined.
No. 5 TCU (8-1, 5-1 Big 12, CFP No. 4) at Kansas (3-6, 1-5), 2 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs won their first nine games a year ago, streaking toward the playoffs under new coach Andy Reid.
Things to watch in Week 12 of the Big 12 Conference season, when league co-leaders Baylor and Kansas State are among the four teams not playing: