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RB Todd Gurley To Enter NFL Draft

RB Todd Gurley To Enter NFL Draft Scott Cunningham/Getty Images (ATHENS, Ga.) -- Georgia tailback Todd Gurley will forego his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt confirmed Friday that the early season Heisman favorite will be "moving on." Gurley is currently rehabbing from a torn ACL that he suffered on November 15 against the Auburn Tigers. It was Gurley's first game back after serving a four game suspension for violating the NCAA's amateurism rules in which he was discovered to have been paid for of his own signature. Before the suspension, Gurley racked up 773 rushing yards and eight touchdowns over five games. The 6'1", 226lb tailback was touted by some scouts as a "rare" prospect who could be drafted high in the first round.  Many of his highlighted strengths include, soft hands out of the backfield, aggressive quickness to the hole, excellent agility and a player who finishes runs.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Marshall Tops Northern Illinois in Boca Raton Bowl

Marshall Tops Northern Illinois in Boca Raton Bowl iStockphoto (BOCA RATON, Fl.) -- The Marshall Thundering Herd concluded the best season in university history with a 52-23 thumping of the Northern Illinois Huskies.  The Herd finished with a 13-1 record Tuesday behind a masterful effort from senior quarterback Rakeem Cato.  Marshall's signal caller completed 25 of 37 passes for 281 yards and three passing touchdowns. Cato also ran for two more. Cato has been one of the most dynamic players in the history of the Marshall Football program. He has thrown for 131 touchdown passes and joins the rank of notable Thundering Herd quarterbacks such as Chad Pennington and Byron Leftwich. "That was my dream to bring the fun and excitement back to Marshall University," Cato said. "I just tried my best and Coach [Doc] Holliday and this coaching staff put me in the best position where I could make plays. According to the Charleston Daily Mail, Holliday and Marshall University have agreed in principle to a contract extension that will keep the 2014 Conference USA Coach of the Year around through the 2018 season.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Florida State Signs Fisher to New Eight Year Contract

Florida State Signs Fisher to New Eight Year Contract ThinkStock(TALLAHASSEE, Fl.) --  The Florida State Seminoles are intent on keeping head coach Jimbo Fisher around for a long time. On Tuesday, the University locked up Fisher through the 2022 season where he will earn $5.5 million per season, according to ESPN's Chris Low. "I am honored to be the head coach at Florida State University, which I've said many times before," Fisher said in a statement. "I appreciate that FSU believes in what we are doing and supports our goal of maintaining one of the best programs in the country. It is a privilege to coach the young men in our program. It is truly a family." Last year, Florida State signed Fisher to an extension that ran through the 2018 season.   After winning a National Championship and repeating an undefeated regular season, Florida State felt they needed to lock up Fisher for the long term. The Seminoles head coach is 58-10 since taking over the program from Bobby Bowden in 2010.  Florida State's next game is against Oregon in the Rose Bowl on January 1. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/23/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/23/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Chicago Bulls 99 (19-9) - Washington Wizards 91 (19-8) Indiana Pacers 96 (10-19) - New Orleans Pelicans 84 (14-14) Orlando Magic 100 (11-20) - Boston Celtics 95 (10-16) Cleveland Cavaliers 125 (17-10) - Minnesota Timberwolves 104 (5-22) Brooklyn Nets 102 (12-15) - Denver Nuggets 96 (12-17)  Atlanta Hawks 107 (21-7) - Los Angeles Clippers 104 (19-10) Philadelphia 76ers 91 (4-23) - Miami Heat 87 (13-16) Charlotte Hornets 108 (10-19) - Milwaukee Bucks 101 (14-15) Portland Trail Blazers 115 (23-7) - Oklahoma City Thunder 111 (13-16) - Overtime Top 25 Men's Basketball: (4) Louisville 80 (11-0) - CS Northridge 55 (3-10) (7) Villanova 92 (12-0) - N.J.I.T. 67 (5-8) Stanford 74 (7-3) - (9) Texas 71 (10-2) (14) Utah 80 (9-2) - South Dakota State 66 (9-4) NCAAF Bowl Games: Boca Rotan Bowl: Marshall 52 (13-1) - Northern Illinois 23 (11-3) NHL: Montreal Canadiens 3 (22-11-2, 46pts) - New York Islanders 1 (23-11-0, 46pts) New York Rangers 4 (18-10-4, 40pts) - Washington Capitals 2 (17-11-6, 40pts) Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (20-12-3, 43pts) - Dallas Stars 0 (14-14-5, 33pts) Boston Bruins 5 (18-14-3, 39pts) - Nashville Predators 3 (22-9-2, 46pts) Philadelphia Flyers 5 (14-14-6, 34pts) - Minnesota Wild 2 (16-13-3, 35pts) Carolina Hurricanes 2 (10-20-4, 24pts) - New Jersey Devils 1 (12-17-7, 31pts) - Shootout Detroit Red Wings 6 (18-8-9, 45pts) - Buffalo Sabres 3 (13-19-3, 29pts) Tampa Bay Lightning 4 (21-11-4, 46pts) - Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (22-7-5, 49pts) Colorado Avalanche 5 (13-13-8, 34pts) - St. Louis Blues 0 (21-10-3, 45pts) Arizona Coyotes 5 (12-18-4, 28pts) - Edmonton Oilers 1 (7-21-7, 21pts) Winnipeg Jets 5 (18-10-7, 43pts) - Chicago Blackhawks 1 (23-10-2, 48pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Miami Beach Bowl Brawl

Miami Beach Bowl Brawl American Football Field Yard Lines IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock (MIAMI, Fl) -- The Miami Beach Bowl between BYU and Memphis would likely have been remembered solely for the entertaining 55-48 double overtime thriller that saw the Tigers victorious.  After the victory Monday, many will likely remember the brawl that devoured the field after BYU players took umbrage with the Memphis celebration.  "It was an onslaught of celebration coming at us and so who knows from there," said Bronco Mendenhall, head coach of BYU. "One excited team, one frustrated team and when you put those two together after the game, hard to know where and when that all starts." Punches were thrown and several players were left bloody. That's not who we are and I'm upset." said Memphis head coach Justin Fuente. "We've got to learn how to handle success, too and act the right way."  What shouldn't be lost in the brawl were the performances of both quarterbacks. BYU's Cristian Stewart tossed 348 yards and three touchdowns, while leading his team back from two 10-point deficits.  Tigers QB Paxton Lynch threw for 306 yards, four passing touchdowns and ran for three more touchdowns.  "This is probably the craziest game, most emotional game I've ever been a part of," Lynch said. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Wisconsin Badgers Name Chryst Head Coach

Wisconsin Badgers Name Chryst Head Coach David Stluka/Get​ty Images(MADISON, Wi.) -- The Wisconsin Badgers have found their replacement for the surprising departure of Gary Andersen. The Badgers football team announced Wednesday that Paul Chryst will take over as head coach, who leaves the University of Pittsburgh to return to the University of Wisconsin. Chryst was formerly the offensive coordinator of the Badgers from 2005 to 2011.  Chryst is also a Wisconsin native who graduated from the University in 1988. "To be able to do this and come back home, to Wisconsin, it truly is special," Chryst said. Athletic director and former head coach Barry Alvarez said that finding a candidate with Wisconsin ties wasn't a requirement, but it did help. "To continue to grow and learn, and then leave and be able to come back ... Coach, I appreciate that, more than you know," said Chryst, while turning toward Alvarez. During his three-year tenure at Pittsburgh, Chryst was 19-19. His best record was 7-6 in 2013, where the Panthers capped their season with a 30-27 win over the Bowling Green Falcons in the Little Ceasar's Pizza Bowl.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Navy Makes It 13 Straight Over Army, 17-10

Navy Makes It 13 Straight Over Army, 17-10 American Football Field Yard Lines IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock(BALTMORE) -- Keenan Reynolds led his team to a 17-10 victory over Army for the Midshipmen's 13th straight victory over the Black Knights on Saturday. Reynolds tossed a touchdown pass to Jamir Tillman in the first quarter to go along with a one-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to give them the lead for good. Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo picked up his seventh win in the rivalry and became the winningest coach in the program's history [56 wins], breaking a tie with George Welsh. Army scored on an early punt block that was returned by Xavier Moss and had a chance when a field goal made it 17-10 with 1:51 remaining, but Navy recovered the on-side kick. The Black Knights finished the season 4-8 under first year head coach Jeff Monken, who is a former Navy assistant. Navy will now play on Dec. 23 in the Poinsettia Bowl against San Diego State. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Muschamp Rejoins Auburn as Defensive Coordinator

Muschamp Rejoins Auburn as Defensive Coordinator Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Will Muschamp didn't have to wait too long to find employment. The former Florida football coach has reached a deal to become the new defensive coordinator at Auburn, the school announced late Friday night. The three-year deal is reportedly worth between $1.6 million and $1.8 million annually, making Muschamp the highest paid defensive coordinator in major college football. "My family, Carol, Jackson, Whit, and I are excited about coming back to Auburn and I look forward to working with Coach Malzahn to win championships," Muschamp said in the statement. Muschamp, who was 28-21 in four seasons with the Gators, will be making his third stint with the Tigers. He was the defensive coordinator in 2006 and 2007 for Tommy Tuberville and was also a graduate assistant in 1995 and '96.  Despite a disappointing end to his tenure at Florida, Muschamp was named the SEC Coach of the Year in 2012 after leading the Gators to an 11-2 record. During his time, the Florida defense was among the nation's best in multiple categories, including opponents yards per game and third-down percentage. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Alvarez Will Coach Wisconsin in Outback Bowl

Alvarez Will Coach Wisconsin in Outback Bowl iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Current Wisconsin director of athletics and former head coach Barry Alvarez will coach the football team when it takes on Auburn in the Outback Bowl Jan. 1, the school announced Thursday.Wisconsin was left without a coach for the Bowl game when head coach Gary Andersen decided Wednesday to leave the school and become Oregon State's head coach.Alvarez coached the Badgers from 1990-2005 during which he became the winningest coach in school history (118-74-4).“A number of the seniors met with me on Wednesday after our team meeting and asked if I would consider coaching the team,” Alvarez said. “I told them I would have to sleep on it. After thinking it over and meeting with some of the seniors again this morning I have decided to coach. I feel this gives our assistants an opportunity to concentrate on getting the team ready for a very good opponent in Auburn. My goal is to make sure our players, especially the seniors playing their last game, have a memorable experience and we do everything we can to prepare to win the game.”This isn't the first time Alvarez coached a Bowl game while serving as A.D. In 2013, he coached the Badgers in the Rose Bowl after former head coach Bret Bielema left to coach Arkansas. Alvarez and the Badgers lost that game to Stanford, 20-14. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Heisman Finalists Announced

Heisman Finalists Announced Kelly Kline/Heisman Trophy Trust via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Three of college football's top players will soon travel to New York as part of the Heisman Trophy ceremony. Alabama's Amari Cooper, Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Oregon's Marcus Mariota were named finalists Monday for college football's top honor.  Mariota is considered the favorite to win the award after leading a Ducks team to a 12-1 record and a Pac 12 title. He has completed 68.7% of his passes for 3,783 yards with 38 touchdown passes and 2 interceptions. Mariota also has run for 14 touchdowns. Gordon, who broke the single-game rushing record against Nebraska with 408 yards, has totaled 2,336 yards on the ground and 26 touchdowns. The record was broken the following week by Oklahoma's Samaje Perine, who ran for 427 yards. If Gordon is able to run for 293 yards against Auburn in the Outback Bowl, he will eclipse Barry Sander's single-season record of 2,628 yards, set in 1988.   Cooper led a rejuvenated Crimson Tide passing attack with 115 catches for 1,656 yards and 14 touchdowns, as Alabama captured the No.1 seed in college football's playoff. The Heisman Trophy will be presented on December 13.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tennessee Extends Butch Jones

Tennessee Extends Butch Jones American Football Field Yard Lines IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Tennessee Vols rewarded head coach Butch Jones with a contract extension through the 2020 season on Monday. Jones will get $3.6 million per season after being targeted by Michigan, according to reports. "It is my belief that you should reward people for performance, not whether you think others are coming after him," Athletic Director Dave Hart said. Jones is 61-40 as a head coach and has the Vols in their first bowl game since Lane Kiffin in 2009. "I am very honored and grateful to be the head football coach at the University of Tennessee, and I understand what this program represents," said Jones. "This has been a complete team effort as we continue to rebuild and restore the Tennessee football program to the standards and expectations that we all have. I'm extremely appreciative to Dave Hart, Chancellor Cheek, and our entire administration for all the support they have given us, and I am also thankful for the loyal support from the best and most passionate fan base in the nation." "Butch Jones is our coach and going to be our coach for a long time," Hart said. "When building a program, you have plenty of challenges in changing a culture. We have the right man in Butch Jones. He possesses a very unique skill set. I value our relationship personally and professionally." Tennessee will play Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Jan. 2 in Jacksonville, Florida. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Baylor Ends Regular Season with Win Over Kansas State

Baylor Ends Regular Season with Win Over Kansas State ThinkStock(WACO, Texas) -- The Baylor Bears earned a share of their second straight Big 12 Championship with a 38-27 win over ninth-ranked Kansas State on Saturday. The win also keeps number six Baylor (11-1) in the running for a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The Bears opened the game with a pair of rushing touchdowns from Bryce Petty and Shock Linwood respectively, that immediately gave them the upper hand. The Wildcats (9-3) got on the board in the second quarter as Charles Jones scored from 1-yard out, but the defense was unable to stop Baylor's high-octane attack. Baylor answered every Kansas State score with a scoring drive of their own, holding a 24-14 lead at halftime. Baylor added two more touchdowns in the third and went up 38-20 before the Wildcats made a run in the fourth quarter. Jake Waters hit Tyler Lockett for an 8-yard touchdown pass to get Kansas State within 11 put they were unable to get any closer.  The Bears now hope they are part of the four-team playoff, which currently has TCU in ahead of Baylor, when the final rankings are announced Sunday at noon. Baylor defeated the Horned Frogs in their only head-to-head meeting while TCU clinched a share of the conference crown with a blowout win over Illinois State on Saturday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Ohio State Routs Wisconsin, 59-0, for Big Ten Title

Ohio State Routs Wisconsin, 59-0, for Big Ten Title Kirk Irwin/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) -- As if the inaugural College Football Playoff didn't need any more potential controversy, fifth-ranked Ohio State throttled number 13 Wisconsin 59-0 in the Big Ten title game on Saturday, only adding to the list of teams vying for a top-four spot.  I don't think there's any doubt we're one of the top four teams in America," said coach Urban Meyer, who has led the Buckeyes (10-3) to 11 consecutive wins, nine of which have been by double digits. Third-string quarterback Cardale Jones, starting his first ever college game, showed no jitters and threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns in the blowout. Jones also earned MVP honors, helping Ohio State put up 38 points in the first half alone. Running back Ezekiel Elliott had a strong contribution to the championship, racking up 220 yards on the ground and scoring twice. What may have been most impressive was the play of the Buckeyes defense. Wisconsin (10-3) running back, and Heisman hopeful, Melvin Gordon was held to just 76 yards on 26 carries and no touchdowns. It was the second lowest rushing total this year for the nation's top back. It was the first shutout loss for the Bdagers since 1997, and worst since a 59-0 defeat by Ohio State in 1979. Meanwhile, the win was Ohio State's largest over a ranked team in school history. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Florida State Repeats as ACC Champions

Florida State Repeats as ACC Champions Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- For the third straight year, the Florida State Seminoles won the Atlantic Coast Conference crown, beating Georgia Tech 37-35 on Saturday. The fourth-ranked Seminoles (13-0) completed another perfect regular season, winning their 29th straight game. It was not an easy romp for Florida State, who actually trailed multiple times in the contest. The Yellow Jackets (10-3) used their impressive running attack to slow the game down and take an early 7-0 lead after their defense forced a punt on the Seminoles opening drive. However, Florida State scored on their next seven possessions and 28-21 lead at halftime. Number 11 Georgia Tech tied things up with another touchdown run from Synjyn Davis, his third of the game, but three straight field goals from Roberto Aguayo put the game out of reach. Yellow Jackets quarterback Justin Thomas rushed for 104 yards and threw for 177 more, but a costly fourth-quarter interception helped give Florida State the win. Jameis Winston tossed three touchdowns, while throwing for 309 yards, hoping for a spot in the first ever College Football Playoff to have a chance to defend their national championship.  "We can't control what other people think," Winston said. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

No. 1 Alabama Rocks No. 16 Missouri, Wins SEC Title

No. 1 Alabama Rocks No. 16 Missouri, Wins SEC TitleAmerican Football Field Yard Lines IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock(ATLANTA, Ga) -- The Crimson Tide rolled over the Missouri Tigers to cinch another SEC Title. Saturday, No. 1 Alabama (12-1) was led by their ground game as T.J. Yeldon and Derick Henry pounded ...

TCU Throttles Iowa State

TCU Throttles Iowa State iStockphoto(FORT WORTH, Tx.) -- TCU made its final case why it should be involved in the inaugural college football playoff. Trevone Boykin pushed the needle as he tossed four more touchdowns in TCU's 55-3 beat down of Iowa State, Saturday. Boykin finished the day completing 30 of 41 passes with 460 yards through the air.  He also caught a 55 yard touchdown pass from David Porter to give the Horned Frogs their first score of the game. TCU finishes the season with an 11-1 record and is currently ranked third in the college football playoff selection committee’s poll.  The dominating win should solidify their position as they compete for a national title. Barring any changes or upsets in the top four, the Horned Frogs will likely face the Oregon Ducks, who are coming off a 51-13 victory over Arizona in the Pac-12 title game. With an 8-1 record in the Big 12, TCU will at least own a share of the conference title.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

(2) Oregon Wins Pac-12 Championship

(2) Oregon Wins Pac-12 Championship Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- Marcus Mariota scored five total touchdowns while the Oregon defense held Arizona scoreless in the first half, helping the second-ranked Ducks (12-1) to a 51-13 win in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday. The win avenges a regular-season loss to the Wildcats (10-3) which continues to be the only blemish on Oregon's record. "There are a bunch of big smiles, and I'm proud of that," Ducks coach Mark Helfrich said. It was the first conference title for Oregon since 2011. The Ducks were forced to settle for a pair of field goals in the first quarter before the offense began to open up. Mariota rushed for one of his three touchdowns on the ground, giving Oregon a 13-0 lead. The Heisman hopeful ran in from 4-yards out six minutes later for another score as the Ducks led 23-0 at halftime. "This is a huge accomplishment for us," Mariota said. "Now we need to continue to improve and get better for whoever comes next." Mariota opened the second half with a passing touchdown, connecting with Devon Allen for a 4-yard score before the Wildcats finally got on the board. A 69-yard pass from Jesse Scroggins to Cayleb Jones helped Arizona avoid a shutout, trimming the lead to 30-7, but Oregon answered with 14 straight points.  In the fourth quarter, Kenny Bassett scored on a 19-yard run before the Ducks gave up a touchdown run as time expired. Royce Freeman dominated on the ground for Oregon, rushing for 114 yards on 21 carries despite not reaching the end zone. Oregon has all but guaranteed themselves a berth in the inaugural College Football Playoff, with the final rankings being announced on Sunday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Mountain West Championship Preview

Mountain West Championship Preview iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- No. 22 Boise State (10-2) will host Fresno State (6-6) on Saturday for the Mountain West Championship. The Broncos can clinch a major bowl berth as well and head coach Bryan Harsin said his team knows what a victory will do for the program. "We're aware of it," Harsin said. "But the only thing we know for a fact is that we get to play on Saturday night for a championship. All the speculation of where we could go for a bowl game, that doesn't really matter right now." "We've done a good job of focusing on our opponent. Guys would be nuts if they're not focused on [Fresno State]," he added. The Bulldogs are 5-3 in their Mountain West matchups this year. "The only people that believed we were going to be here were our players and our coaching staff," Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter said this week.   DeRuyter admit he's concerned about playing at Boise State. "Boise's field has some kind of mystique and I think our guys realize it's about their players executing and our players executing," DeRuyter said.  "I'm sure it's going to be loud, it just makes it that much more fun when you get a chance to win on the road." Defense will be key in this game if Fresno State will be able to pull off the upset; the Broncos are averaging 40.8 points per game this year. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

SEC Championship Game Preview

SEC Championship Game Preview Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Al.) -- Top-ranked Alabama will take on the Missouri Tigers in the SEC Championship game on Saturday. The Crimson Tide remain in the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings, and head coach Nick Saban wants his team to remain focused. "This is a new season," Saban said on Monday. "We look forward to the challenges of the future, what we need to do to get ready to play a very good team in the SEC Championship game." "The SEC Championship game is a great opportunity for our players," Saban continued.  "It's a great competitive venue, one of the most exciting games that I've had the opportunity to compete in." The Tigers are averaging 28.6 points per game and Alabama is only giving up 16.9. Head coach Gary Pinkel knows it'll be a challenge against the Crimson Tide offense, especially since Missouri is 7-1 in their SEC games this year. "Alabama's got a very good football team," Pinkel said. "Nick's done a great job with that program and we're going to play a very potent offensive team and obviously a very good defensive team." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Helfrich on Arizona: ‘They’re Very Well Coached’

Helfrich on Arizona: ‘They’re Very Well Coached’ Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(EUGENE, Ore.) -- Second-ranked Oregon will go up against seventh-ranked Arizona on Friday in the Pac-12 championship game. Oregon leads the all-time series 24-16 and has won 16 of the last 21 meetings. Meanwhile, Arizona’s current two-game winning streak in the series is its longest since back-to-back victories in 2006-07. "They're very well coached up front in terms of the d-line recognizing blocks and scheme," Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich said on Tuesday. Arizona running back Nick Wilson has 15 touchdowns this season and rushed for 1,263 yards. "They've got a little bit of a two-headed monster at tail-back as well, very productive," Helfrich said of the Wildcats running game that includes Terris Jones-Grigsby. The Heisman Trophy finalists will be announced next week and Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota could be one of the favorites to win it. "I wouldn't be in this position without my teammates," Mariota said on Tuesday.  "Hopefully in the end whatever the outcome is the invitation itself is just an honor." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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