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UCONN Hires Diaco as Football Coach

UCONN Hires Diaco as Football CoachStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has agreed to become the new head football coach at Connecticut, the school announced Thursday. The 40-year-old Diaco has reportedly signed a five-year cont...

Sources: Brown Expected to Resign

Sources: Brown Expected to ResignBrian Bahr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Texas head coach Mack Brown is expected to resign this week, reports ESPN. Still, in a statement, athletic director Steve Patterson said on Tuesday: "We continue to discuss the future of Texas football. Mack Brow...

Heisman Finalists Set

Heisman Finalists SetKelly Kline/Heisman Trophy Trust via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Six players were named  finalists for the Heisman Trophy Monday.Four Quarterbacks -- Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Florida State's Jameis Winston, Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch a...

Florida State, Auburn to Play for BCS Title

Florida State, Auburn to Play for BCS TitleChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In the final year of the BCS, Florida State and Auburn will play for the National Championship on Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif., at Rose Bowl Stadium.  The top-ranked Seminoles capped off a 13-0 season with a ...

Florida State Rolls Past Duke, Headed to BCS Championship

Florida State Rolls Past Duke, Headed to BCS ChampionshipiStockphoto(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- The No. 1 Florida State Seminoles (13-0) stormed past the Duke Blue Devils (10-3) 45-7 on Saturday to remain undefeated in 2013 and are headed to the VIZIO BCS National Championship. Two days after prosecutors decided no...

Mason Rushes Auburn to SEC Title

Mason Rushes Auburn to SEC TitleStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Tre Mason rushed for 303 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 3 Auburn past No. 5 Missouri in the SEC Championship game Saturday. "Are O-line proved to be the the best O-line in college football," Mason said whe...

Rice Wins First Conference Title in 56-Years

Rice Wins First Conference Title in 56-Years

iStockPhot​o/Thinksto​ck(HOUSTON, Texas) -- The Rice Owls won their first outright conference championship since 1957 on Saturday by defeating Marshall 41-24 to win the Conference-USA title.

The Owls (10-1) pounded the Thundering Herd (9-4) on the ground, rushing for 250 yards on the day. Charles Ross ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns, tying the school's single season record of 14. Running Back Luke Turner passed for two more scores as Rice jumped out to an early 14-0 lead.

The Herd tried to make a comeback and trailed by 11 at half. However, the Owls scored 14 unanswered points to put the game away.

Marshall had their five game win streak snapped in what was their first C-USA Championship Game appearance. Quarterback Rakeem Cato threw for 265 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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Baylor Gets Ready to Fiesta After Topping Texas

Baylor Gets Ready to Fiesta After Topping TexasiStockphoto(WACO, Texas) -- It's time for Baylor to Fiesta. Bryce Petty threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 9 Baylor past No. 25 Texas 30-10 Saturday, clinching the Bears the Big 12 title and a trip to the Fiesta Bowl. Baylor (11-1, 8-1 ...

Saved by the Bell: Oklahoma Upends Oklahoma State

Saved by the Bell: Oklahoma Upends Oklahoma StateJP Wilson/Replay Photos via Getty Images (STILLWATER, Okla.) -- Oklahoma quarterback Blake Bell entered the game in the second half in relief of injured starter Trevor Knight and didn't disappoint. Bell completed 10-of-16 passes, for 140 yards and what...

Arizona State Looking Forward to Stanford

Arizona State Looking Forward to StanfordStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(STANFORD, Calif.) -- The Pac-12 championship will be on the line on Saturday when Arizona State hosts Stanford. The winner will head to the Rose Bowl. Arizona State (10-2) is seeking their first Rose Bowl berth since 1997. '...

Bryce Petty Will Play Senior Season at Baylor

Bryce Petty Will Play Senior Season at BayloriStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- Quarterback Bryce Petty will return for his senior season at Baylor.The 6-foot-3, 230 pound Petty told reporters earlier in the week that he would "definitely be back." Petty hasn't disappointed in his first season as starter. ...

Conference USA Title on the Line

Conference USA Title on the LineThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- The Conference USA championship comes down to Marshall and Rice University on Saturday. Both teams finished 9-3 this season and will play at Rice Stadium in Houston. Owls head coach David Bailiff knows the Thundering Herd will g...

Pinkel Ready for SEC Championship Game

Pinkel Ready for SEC Championship GameBanana Stock/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, Mo.) -- The Missouri Tigers (5) are in their second year in the Southeastern Conference, but will play Auburn (3) for the championship on Saturday. Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel, who is a National Coach of the Year...

ESPN: Zach Mettenberger has Torn ACL

ESPN: Zach Mettenberger has Torn ACLStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger has a torn ACL and a sprained MCL, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.                             &nbs...

Cincinnati Prepares for Louisville

Cincinnati Prepares for LouisvilleFootball Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- A share of the American Athletic Conference title will be at stake when Louisville takes on Cincinnati on Thursday night. That would only come if University of Central Florida loses on Saturday to Southern Meth...

Jim Mora Agrees to 6-Year Extension with UCLA

Jim Mora Agrees to 6-Year Extension with UCLA NFL Photos(NEW YORK) -- Jim Mora is staying in Southern California a little longer. The 52-year-old agreed to a six-year contract extension with UCLA to remain the schools head football coach through the 2019 season. Mora decided to stay despite bei...

Mariota Staying at Oregon

Mariota Staying at OregonThearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota announced Tuesday he will return next season for his junior year."It is an honor to be a student at the University of Oregon and to have the opportunity to represen...

Report: USC Hires Steve Sarkisian As Head Coach

Report: USC Hires Steve Sarkisian As Head CoachThinkStock(LOS ANGELES) -- USC has hired Steve Sarkisian of Washington as their next head coach, according to ESPN. He will take over for Lane Kiffin, who was fired on Sept. 28. The 39-year-old Sarkisian previously served as an assistant for the Trojan...

Florida State Ranked No. 1 in Latest BCS Standings

Florida State Ranked No. 1 in Latest BCS StandingsChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The BCS standings received quite a shakeup after an exciting weekend of play. No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Ohio State have taken the top two spots in the standings with just one week remaining before the ...

Auburn Shocks No. 1 Alabama 34-28 To Win The Iron Bowl

Auburn Shocks No. 1 Alabama 34-28 To Win The Iron BowlAmerican Football Field Yard Lines/ iStockPhoto/ThinkStock(AUBURN, ALA.) --  Auburn's wild season got even more exciting on Saturday when Chris Davis returned a missed field-goal attempt 109 yards for a touchdown on the final play to give the four...

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