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Louisville in Final 4 With Win Over Florida

Rick Pitino nearly loses it in win over protege Billy Donovan

(Newser) - Hated to do that to ya, kid. Rick Pitino nearly came unhinged and his point guard watched the end of the game from the bench. When it was over, though, it was Pitino and Louisville making plans for the Final Four and his protege, Billy Donovan, and the Florida Gators... More »

Urban Meyer to Coach Ohio State

Program may yet face sanctions

(Newser) - Urban Meyer is returning to coaching, taking over an Ohio State football team that likely faces NCAA sanctions, sources tell ESPN . Meyer has spent the past year as an ESPN analyst, taking a year off coaching for health reasons after winning two national championships with the Florida Gators. He asked... More »

Urban Meyer: Never Mind!

Florida football coach will take leave of absence, not resign

(Newser) - Urban Meyer, who stunned the sports world when he announced yesterday he would step down as Florida football coach, instead will take an indefinite leave of absence. Meyer, 45, cited health concerns in announcing his resignation. He could return to the Gators' helm as soon as next fall, the Gainesville ... More »

Florida Coach Urban Meyer Will Step Down, Citing Health

Gators leader will stay on through Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl

(Newser) - Urban Meyer, who coached the University of Florida to two national championships in 5 years at the helm, will step down after the Gators take on Cincinnati in the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl. Meyer, 45, cited health concerns in announcing his resignation; he was hospitalized after suffering chest pains following... More »

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 »

Wild Finish Means Texas Vs. 'Bama for Title

Longhorns edge Nebraska; Tide trounce Florida

(Newser) - Texas and Alabama will play for the BCS championship next month. The Longhorns survived a crazy finish and beat Nebraska 13-12 on a last-second field goal to make it to the title game. They almost didn't get a chance to kick when QB Colt McCoy mismanaged the clock and let... More »

Belichick Ties Strong in Florida-Bama Tilt

Coaches Meyer, Saban have deep ties to Patriots guru

(Newser) - Though he won’t be on the sidelines again until tomorrow, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick holds the common thread in today’s matchup between college football’s top-ranked. Urban Meyer and No. 1 Florida meet Nick Saban and No. 2 Alabama—both unbeaten—for the Southeastern Conference title... More »

Michigan Beats Notre Dame in 38-34 Thriller

(Newser) - A dropped TD pass didn't deflate Tate Forcier. The Michigan freshman simply threw another one on the next play. After LaTerryal Savory bobbled and dropped a go-ahead TD with just seconds remaining, Forcier hit Greg Mathews for a 5-yard score with 11 seconds left, lifting the Wolverines to a 38-34... 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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Die-Hard Gator Alums May Find Final Resting Place at UF

Dedicated Gators want to spend eternity on campus

(Newser) - University of Florida alums who want their final resting place to be somewhere on the campus of their alma mater will likely get their wish, the Gainesville Sun reports. A bill that cleared a Florida Senate committee today would allow any of Florida’s state universities to build a columbarium—... 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 »

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 »

Gators Beat Top-Ranked 'Bama

(Newser) - Florida defeated top-ranked Alabama today by taking over the fourth quarter of the SEC Championship game and winning 31-20, the Gainesville Sun reports. Tim Tebow (a repeat Heisman winner?) led the Gators with three touchdown throws, one to Riley Cooper to seal the game in the final minutes. Florida will... More »

No. 4 Tennessee Tops Florida

No. 16 Vandy holds off Mississippi State in OT, No. 10 Wisconsin humiliates Penn State

(Newser) - The 4th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers fell behind by 16 points on the road against a Florida squad fighting to earn an NCAA berth—but roared back to win anyway, 89-86 behind JaJuan Smith's 23 points and Chris Lofton's 21. In the process, the Vols set a school record for victories in... More »

No. 16 Texas A&M Shocked at Home by OSU

No. 24 Vandy nips Fla. while No. 18 KSU clobbers Mizzou

(Newser) - Oklahoma State ended a 19-game road losing streak with a 59-54 win at Texas A&M. OSU's Terrel Harris had the play of the game, blocking a potential tying layup by the Aggies' Donald Sloan in the last minute. OSU was led by Byron Eaton's 17 points, two of which... More »

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