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20 years after crash, Rivera enters College Hall of Fame

NEW YORK -- Gabe Rivera was maybe the greatest defensive lineman to play at Texas Tech.. They called him Senor Sack. He was an All-American in 1982 and was drafted by the Steelers in the first round in 1983.. He has trouble remembering his playing days now. A car

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Big Ten conference getting Rutgers University

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- As the Big East was being picked apart, Rutgers was looking for a way out and a new place to show off a football program that has been resurrected in the past decade.

An SEC-free champ game? Could happen

A BCS championship game without a Southeastern Conference team?. It could happen, and LSU could be the cause.. The fifth-ranked Tigers host No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, another huge game in a rivalry that has become the biggest event in college football.. "It's obvious when you walk into the

USC brushes off sanctions to be No. 1 in AP

NEW YORK -- Southern California is No. 1 in the AP Top 25, tossing off the weight of NCAA sanctions and returning to a familiar place in the rankings -- with a boost from LSU's problems.

Playoff dollars could spark calls to pay college players

NEW YORK -- The new playoff system means big money for major college football, as much as a half-billion dollars per year just in television rights alone. That has Texas coach Mack Brown -- among others -- wondering if some of that windfall should be heading the players way.

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College football playoffs OK'd

WASHINGTON (AP) -- College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead. A committee of university presidents on Tuesday approved the BCS commissioners' plan for a four-team playoff to start in the 2014 season.

BCS takes big step toward college football playoff system

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- College football is on the verge of finally having a playoff, its own version of the final four.

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NFL unveils new uniforms for all 32 teams

NEW YORK -- For fans worried that Nike was going to give their favorite NFL team's uniform an extreme makeover, full-blown Oregon style, no need to fret.

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Which finalist will take home the Heisman?

NEW YORK -- Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu and Montee Ball are the Heisman Trophy finalists.

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Which finalist will take home the Heisman?

NEW YORK -- Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu and Montee Ball are the Heisman Trophy finalists.

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