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UConn's 78th Straight Yields Another Title

Huskies top Stanford in season's closest game

(Newser) - The University of Connecticut women's basketball team rallied tonight after a horrible first half to beat Stanford, 53-47, for its second consecutive undefeated championship season. The Huskies finished this season 39-0 and have won 78 games in a row. Coach Geno Auriemma's squad is now in position to challenge the... More »

Carroll Set to Bolt USC for Seattle Seahawks

Coach will return to pros after resurrecting Trojans

(Newser) - Pete Carroll, who turned the University of Southern California’s foundering football program into a perennial national contender, is ready to bolt for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. Carroll, 58, coached the New York Jets and New England Patriots in the 1990s, and had said he’d only consider the... More »

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 »

Boise State Tops TCU, Finishes 14-0

Prolific Broncos slowed, but win 17-10, cap 14-0 season

(Newser) - Boise State staked its (highly unlikely) claim on college football’s national championship tonight, holding off fellow unbeaten Texas Christian, 17-10, to win the Fiesta Bowl and finish 14-0. The No. 6 Broncos entered the game as the nation’s highest-scoring team, but the third-ranked Horned Frogs (12-1) held them... More »

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