Redskins' Shanahan might sit RG3 for rest of year
Mike Shanahan, still for now the coach of the Washington Redskins, made a surprising reversal Monday and said he might bench a ''100 percent'' healthy Robert Griffin III for the rest of the season to keep the quarterback from getting hurt.
Auburn, FSU face off for BCS National Title
A week ago, the Southeastern Conference looked as though it had finally been vanquished.
The rest of the nation breathed a sigh of relief, clearly relieved it wouldn't have to watch the haughty SEC celebrate another national championship.
Not so fast.
After a wild Saturday in this most unpredictable of seasons, the SEC was back in a familiar position - playing for a BCS title, albeit not in its usual role of favorite.
No. 2 Auburn (12-1) landed a spot in the championship game against top-ranked Florida State (13-0) when the BCS pairings were announced Sunday night, the fallout from Ohio State losing to Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game.
Petty, Jeffcoat tabbed Big 12 Players of Year
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.
In the moments after the No. 6 Bears won their first Big 12 championship and a Fiesta Bowl berth with a decisive victory over Texas, the tears started flowing for the fourth-year junior.
OU’s Saunders, Hunnicutt receive Big 12 honors
The University of Oklahoma football team took home two of three weekly awards from the Big 12 following OU’s 33-24 Bedlam win at Oklahoma State.
Senior wide receiver Jalen Saunders was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, while junior kicker Michael Hunnicutt was selected as the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week.
K-State, Michigan battle in Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
The Wildcats hope it goes a little better than the last time around.
National-title contenders until late in the season, Kansas State fell flat in last season's Fiesta Bowl, losing 35-17 to Oregon.
WRESTLING: UCO’s Basks claims title against Ft. Hays
Jordan Basks and Chris Watson claimed individual titles in dominating fashion to lead five Central Oklahoma placers Saturday in the Fort Hays State Open.
NFL: Brees leads Saints past Panthers, 31-13
Drew Brees saw his face on giant Superdome video boards, then nodded and smiled as a jubilant crowd applauded the star quarterback's latest milestone and the meaningful way in which he hit it.
Brees passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns and New Orleans beat Carolina 31-13 on Sunday night to regain sole possession of first place in the NFC South and snap the Panthers' winning streak at eight games.
NFL: Broncos throttle Titans, 51-28
Peyton Manning and Matt Prater were more about big numbers than the little one Sunday.
As in, an NFL-record 64-yard field goal to go along with 39 completions, 397 yards passing and, of course, 51 points.
That the temperature was only 18 degrees at kickoff and only 14 when Prater kicked his way to one of the most iconic records in the game felt more annoying than anything. Same for the opponent - the Tennessee Titans , who fought gamely for a half before falling 51-28 on Sunday to the Broncos, who clinched a playoff berth.
NFL: Dawson's FG lifts 49ers past Seahawks, 19-17
Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had.
Maybe not a season-saving 51-yard burst, but darn close to it.
The San Francisco 49ers are far from ready to hand over their two-year division reign - and certainly not on their home field, where they rarely lose against the NFC West.
Phil Dawson kicked a 22-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining and the Niners held off the Seahawks 19-17 on Sunday, denying Seattle a chance to clinch the division at Candlestick Park.
NFL: Ravens slip past Vikings, 29-26
At first, it appeared the unrelenting snow would be the main topic of conversation. Then came an incredible flurry of touchdowns - five over the final 125 seconds - that truly made this a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable football game.
After Joe Flacco threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to rookie Marlon Brown with 4 seconds left to give the Baltimore Ravens a 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the Ravens couldn't contain their excitement.
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