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Sky Camera Falls on Insight Bowl

ESPN video camera nearly creams Iowa receiver

(Newser) - It wasn't exactly a Kodak moment. An ESPN sky camera came crashing down to nearly cream a college football player during the weekend Insight Bowl. Iowa Hawkeyes receiver Martin McNutt Jr. dodged the heavy video camera but briefly became entangled in the rig's guide wire. He wasn't... More »

Okla. Football Riot Injures 13

Oklahoma State fans tear down goalposts in wild celebration of victory over Oklahoma

(Newser) - Thousands of fans stormed the field and tore down goalposts after Oklahoma State's 44-10 college football victory over archrival Oklahoma, leaving at least 13 people injured, including two in critical condition, medical authorities said early today. Michael Authement, who heads the command post at LifeNet EMS, says that a... 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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Sorry, Blake Griffin—No. 1 NBA Picks Usually Bomb

(Newser) - Power forward Blake Griffin is almost certainly the No. 1 pick in tonight’s NBA draft, and that scares the bejesus out of Griffin fan Gregg Doyel. “Superstars as the No. 1 pick are the exception to the rule,” Doyel writes on CBS Sports.com, conceding the point... More »

Hoops Star Wayman Tisdale Dead at 44

(Newser) - College basketball Hall of Famer Wayman Tisdale died today at 44, ESPN reports. Tisdale was diagnosed with bone cancer last year, and his right leg was amputated. The 6-foot-9 forward was an All-American all 3 years at Oklahoma, and went on to spend 12 years in the NBA. He was... More »

Tar Heels Top Sooners to Make Final Four

(Newser) - Blake Griffin might be the nation's best player. North Carolina brushed him aside with a total team effort. Ty Lawson scored 19 points and Danny Green added 18 to lead the top-seeded Tar Heels to a 72-60 win over Griffin and Oklahoma today in the South Regional final. North Carolina... More »

Louisville, UNC Roll Into Elite 8

(Newser) - Louisville, UNC, Oklahoma, and Michigan are all headed to the Elite Eight after an occasionally ugly night of basketball. Here’s how it went down:  
  • In a night of lopsided victories, no one dominated more than Louisville. The Cardinals demolished Arizona 103-64, one of the most crushing blowouts the
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Heisman Winner Staying in College

Sam Bradford picks another year with Sooners over NFL draft

(Newser) - Sooner sophomore Sam Bradford is skipping the NFL draft for at least another year of college football, reports the Oklahoman. The Heisman-winning quarterback, expected to have been a first-round pick, said his dream has always been to play for the University of Oklahama, and he sees no reason to cut... More »

Tebow to Gators: 'Let's Do It Again'

Tebow announces return to Gator Nation

(Newser) - Gator Nation has two reasons to celebrate. One is the University of Florida's national championship win. The other is star quarterback Tim Tebow's return next year, reports the Gainsville Sun. Tebow broke the news to a crowd of 42,000 at the Swamp yesterday, initially making what sounded ominously like... More »

Florida, Tebow Are Champs

(Newser) - Tim Tebow gave Florida the second-half jolt it needed, and the Gators toughed out a second BCS title in three years. Their 24-14 win over No. 2 Oklahoma in a choppy, sloppy affair made them national champions. The high-scoring shootout between Heisman Trophy winners never materialized. Oklahoma's Sam Bradford couldn't... More »

Screamin' Tim Wants Title Tonight

ALTERNATE headline, more active, less cool -> Screamin' Tim has shot at glory

(Newser) - With his high school team down big in the fourth quarter of the championship game, quarterback Tim Tebow begged his coach to use him as a defensive lineman. He sprinted screaming onto the field, led the team to victory, and hasn’t stopped winning—or screaming—since. The intense Tebow’... More »

Pelosi Sacks Fla. Rep's Plea to Delay Votes for Gator Game

Ocala pol wanted to suspend biz for football

(Newser) - A Florida congressman asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to postpone certifying the election of Barack Obama and other business so the Florida and Oklahoma delegations can attend the Gators and Sooners BCS championship game tomorrow, AP reports. "Madam Speaker, kindly consider," Republican Cliff Stearns pleaded in a handwritten... More »

Gators-Sooners Game Scores 3-D Movie Priemier

Fox Sports launching experimental broadcast in 80 theaters

(Newser) - The Florida-Oklahoma championship game will be broadcast by Fox Sports live in 3D in 80 movie theaters across the US tomorrow in what is being hailed as a breakthrough event. Fans will pay up to $22 to watch the action through plastic 3D glasses. Every sport and network is closely... More »

Quick-Thinking Bradford Wins Heisman

(Newser) - Sam Bradford's biggest score: the Heisman Trophy. Oklahoma's amazingly accurate and quick-thinking quarterback won the Heisman tonight after guiding the highest-scoring team in major college football history to the national championship game, the AP reports. 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 »

Oklahoma, Florida Will Vie for BCS Title

Teams unstoppable in past few months

(Newser) - Oklahoma and Florida will face each other in the BCS championship, ESPN reports. Their impressive records over the past two months made the teams “easy picks,” though each lost once while other teams were undefeated. In final standings released yesterday, Oklahoma was ranked first, Florida second; their success... 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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So Long, Sooners As Louisville Moves On

Cardinals trounce Oklahoma, 78-48

(Newser) - The Big East sent more teams to the NCAA tournament than any other conference this year, and will have as many as any conference in the Regional Semifinals, too, as three of the eight remain. Louisville is among them, after annihilating No. 6 seed Oklahoma, 78-48. The Cardinals led 44-22... More »

Carolina Beats Bucknell for 14th Straight

KU knocks off Chattanooga, Okla. survive Illinois State

(Newser) - North Carolina barely broke a sweat today in the women's NCAA first round, the AP reports. The Tar Heels dominated from the opening minutes, racking up an initial 21-2 run before finishing 16th-seeded Bucknell off, 85-50. The victory marks the 14th straight for top-seeded UNC, which was led by LaToya... More »

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