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Alabama Holds Off McCoy-Less Texas

Texas rallies without QB, but Crimson Tide wins 37-21

(Newser) - Top-ranked Alabama rolled out to a big lead after No. 2 Texas lost star quarterback Colt McCoy on its first offensive series, and the Crimson Tide held off a furious second-half rally in a 37-21 victory that won the school its 13th national college football championship. McCoy, a Heisman Trophy... More »

Texas Win Would Be Hollywood Ending, But ...

... Alabama's just a better team

(Newser) - With the Bowl Championship Series title game set for Thursday night at the Rose Bowl, a Hollywood ending is called for—meaning, Chris Dufresne writes, a Texas victory. After all, it was 4 years ago on that very field that Vince Young showed a young Colt McCoy how to win... More »

Best, Worst of Bowl Season

Watch title game, skip Little Caesars (except the pizza)

(Newser) - With college football bowl season set to begin today, Dennis Dodd tells you which of the 34 are appointment viewing, and which you should avoid at all costs. The top three:
  • BCS title game—Alabama vs. Texas (Jan. 7, ABC): Storied traditions, a Heisman winner … and coaches with combined
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Alabama's Ingram Wins Heisman

Running back is the first Crimson Tide player to get honor

(Newser) - Mark Ingram completed the trophy case at Alabama, delivering the first Heisman to a school that boasts one of the richest histories in college football. The tough-running sophomore tailback turned tearful after winning the Heisman Trophy tonight in the closest vote in the award's 75-year history. He finished 28 points... More »

Alabama's Ingram Will Win Heisman

Site that's picked past 7 winners tabs Tide RB

(Newser) - Many observers believe Alabama running back Mark Ingram is going to be this year’s Heisman Trophy winner as college football’s top player—and a blog that’s correctly predicted the past seven recipients is one of them. Stiff Arm Trophy has Ingram nosing out Stanford running back Toby... More »

This Year's Must-See College Games

(Newser) - College football season is just a few yards away, so Fox Sports scans the schedule for must-see affairs. The picks:
  1. Ohio State at Penn State, Nov. 7: With Michigan in its present state, this is the Big 10’s showcase game, and the winner is a good bet to go
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Horns Beat Gophers 76-62 With Abrams Onslaught

Texas wins fourth straight opener with barrage of 3-pointers

(Newser) - The Texas Longhorns set up a second-round match against Duke with a 76-62 win over Minnesota in their NCAA opener, reports AP. AJ Abrams—whose 3-pointers were credited with getting the Longhorns to within a game of the Final Four last year—was as deadly as ever at long range,... More »

Inside the Heisman Arms Race

How the three candidates shake out

(Newser) - Each was a dominant performer who steered his team into title contention and, for the first time since 2001, each is a quarterback. So how will voters pick between Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, and Colt McCoy, this year’s Heisman contenders? The winner will be announced tonight, and no clear... More »

Texas Upsets No. 1 Sooners

(Newser) - This year, the storied Red River rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners lived up to the hype. No. 5 Texas trailed nearly all game, but QB Colt McCoy grabbed control in the fourth quarter and refused to let go, pulling away for a 45-35 victory over the top-ranked... More »

5 Football Saturdays to Savor

Hype machine already churning for Ohio State-USC showdown Sept. 13

(Newser) - With the college football season set to kick off Thursday, blogger The Kid outlines the five weekends that will help decide who plays in the national championship game on Jan. 8 in Miami.
  • Aug. 30: Illinois and Missouri square off in St. Louis; Clemson and Alabama meet in Atlanta. “
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Hansbrough Wins Wooden Award

North Carolina junior sweeps MVP awards; Parker takes women's honor

(Newser) - He already earned an armful, but Tyler Hansbrough took one last bit of brass Friday night. The North Carolina junior won the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's top player, giving him essentially a sweep of the season's individual honors, including The Associated Press college basketball player of the... More »

Rose, Memphis Headed to San Antonio

Calipari's kids beat Texas handily to advance to Final Four

(Newser) - Derrick Rose had 21 points and nine assists, and Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 25 points, as Memphis handled Texas with ease, 85-67, to advance to the Final Four. The third time was a charm for John Calipari and the Tigers as they finally reached the national semifinals after losing in the... More »

Size Doesn't Matter As Texas Beats Stanford

Longhorns overcome Cardinal's twin towers, advance to South final

(Newser) - D.J. Augustin had 21 points, seven assists and triggered a 20-3 second half run as Texas broke open a one-point game and defeated third-seeded Stanford, 82-62. Augustin scored eight points during that stretch and fed Damion James on a big-time dunk that brought a roar from the partisan crowd.... More »

'Canes Give Horns All they Handle, But Fall

No. 2 seed Texas nearly blows big lead; will play Stanford next

(Newser) - A.J. Abrams, recruited by Miami coach Frank Haith while the latter was a Texas assistant, made two free throws with 9 seconds remaining as the Longhorns advanced to the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in seven years with a 75-72 victory over the Hurricanes. Texas started quickly, making... More »

Texas Has No Problem With Austin Peay

Longhorns ignore boo-birds to cruise into second round

(Newser) - Second-seeded Texas had more problems with the fans in Arkansas than it did with its first-round opponent today in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, reports the Houston Chronicle. The Longhorns blew past Austin Peay 74-54 but it didn't keep them from getting booed the whole time they were... More »

Carolina Top Seed in NCAA Tourney Field

Memphis, UCLA and Kansas other No. 1s among 65 teams invited

(Newser) - The seedings are in and its time to fill out those brackets. North Carolina  was rated the No. 1 overall seed for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, which begins in earnest on Thursday. The Tar Heels are the No. 1 seed in the East region, joined by fellow top... More »

UNC Wins ACC Championship

Wisconsin tops Illinois for Big 10 while Kansas outduels Texas in Big 12 title game

(Newser) - Sophomore Wayne Ellington scored 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting as North Carolina defeated Clemson for the third time this season, 86-81, to win the ACC championship. The Tigers, who took the Tar Heels to overtime in their previous two meetings, got 28 points from guard K.C. Rivers. This was... More »

Rush Leads Kansas Into Big 12 Final

Arkansas shocks No. 4 Tennessee, Georgia wins twice in one day

(Newser) - No. 5 Kansas knew it would need a big Rush to beat Texas A&M today, and luckily for the Jayhawks, they had it. Brandon Rush scored a career-high 28 points to lead Kansas to a 77-71 win in the Big 12 semifinals, reports the Kansas City Star. The Jayhawks... More »

No. 1 UNC Survives Battle With Va. Tech

Texas gets shot at Kansas, Wisconsin reaches Big Ten final

(Newser) - Virginia Tech led almost the entire way today, but all that counted were the final .08 seconds in North Carolina's 68-66 ACC win, reports the Associated Press. Tyler Hansbrough scored off an offensive rebound with that much time left to lift the No. 1 Tar Heels into the conference final... More »

No. 1 Tar Heels Clip Seminoles

Elsewhere, Duke defeats Georgia Tech while Texas outlasts Oklahoma State

(Newser) - All-American Tyler Hansbrough scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half as North Carolina sent Florida State packing, 82-70, in the ACC quarterfinals. The Tar Heels got back to their game in the second half: working inside, drawing contact and attempting 21 free throws, reports the Charlotte Observer.... More »

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