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Purple Haze: No. 10 Washington rolls No. 7 Stanford 44-6 (Yahoo Sports)

Washington quarterback Jake Browning (3) scrambles against Stanford during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington stayed quiet. Stanford was just the next opponent, the Huskies said, and there was no extra meaning or motivation. Then the celebration happened, complete with purple-clad fans rushing the field to celebrate Washington's 44-6 rout Friday night.


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Football Polls - Week 5 (Sep. 25 - Oct. 1)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Alabama
  • 2. Ohio State
  • 3. Louisville
  • 4. Michigan
  • 5. Clemson
  • 6. Houston
  • 7. Stanford
  • 8. Wisconsin
  • 9. Texas A&M
  • 10. Washington
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Alabama
  • 2. Ohio State
  • 3. Clemson
  • 4. Louisville
  • 5. Michigan
  • 6. Stanford
  • 7. Houston
  • 8. Wisconsin
  • 9. Washington
  • 10. Texas A&M

Williams has 5 TDs; Almond's FG lifts BYU over Toledo 55-53 (Yahoo Sports)

BYU fans celebrate, some holding a cutout of Hillary Clinton, during the team's NCAA college football game against Toledo on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Provo, Utah. (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Jamaal Williams ran for a program record five touchdowns and a career-high 286 yards, and Rhett Almond chipped in a 19-yard field goal as time expired to lift BYU over Toledo 55-53 on Friday night.


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Oklahoma boosters say negativity about Stoops has picked up (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops watches his players walk off the field after giving up a touchdown to Houston in the first half of an NCAA football game in Houston. While Oklahoma gets ready for its conference opener at TCU this Saturday with a clean slate in pursuit of the 10th Big 12 title that Sooners were the overwhelming preseason favorite to win, they get no do-overs for a chance to return to the four-team playoff for the second season in a row after two September losses. (AP Photo/George Bridges, File)

Two prominent Oklahoma boosters who support Sooners coach Bob Stoops say the team's early struggles have made some other boosters restless. Jim Ross, a boxing announcer for CBS Sports best known for his work in professional wrestling, and Wallis Marsh, founder and CEO of the Extex Companies in Houston, say they have gotten many calls about this the past few weeks. Losses to Houston and Ohio State already have knocked the Sooners out of the national championship picture.


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Forgotten Watson? Clemson's QB lost in Jackson hype (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks to throw against Georgia Tech in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Third-ranked Louisville can take a commanding lead in the ACC Atlantic race when they play No. 5 Clemson on Saturday. Watson hopes to slow down Louisville quarteback Lamar Jacksons sprint toward the Heisman Trophy. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

No. 3 Louisville and quarterback Lamar Jackson have done the improbable - turned Clemson passer Deshaun Watson into an afterthought this weekend. Tigers linebacker Ben Boulware feels it and believes Watson will be more than ready when the Cardinals (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) face No. 5 Clemson (4-0, 1-0) on Saturday night.


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Maturing QBs to be tested when Michigan hosts Wisconsin (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts on the sidelines to a pass interference penalty called on Michigan in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Penn State at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. Fourth-ranked Michigan faces the last and toughest of its five straight games in the Big House to start the season when they play against No. 8 Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Jim Harbaugh reflected a bit on his own playing days when assessing the quarterback matchup for this weekend's Michigan-Wisconsin showdown. ''I think back when I was the same age as they were, the same kind of experience playing your first couple ballgames,'' Harbaugh said. Michigan's Wilton Speight is a junior but in his first season as a starter.


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Men's Basketball Polls - Week Final (Apr. 5)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Kansas
  • 2. Michigan State
  • 3. North Carolina
  • 4. Virginia
  • 5. Oregon
  • 6. Villanova
  • 7. Oklahoma
  • 8. West Virginia
  • 9. Xavier
  • 10. Miami (FL)
  • 10. Kentucky
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Villanova
  • 2. North Carolina
  • 3. Kansas
  • 4. Oklahoma
  • 5. Virginia
  • 6. Oregon
  • 7. Michigan State
  • 8. Miami (FL)
  • 9. Indiana
  • 10. Syracuse

Southern Conference to keep championships in North Carolina (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this March 7, 2016, file photo, Chattanooga head coach Matt McCall celebrates with his team after winning the Southern Conference men's basketball championship in an NCAA college basketball game against East Tennessee State University in Asheville, N.C. The Southern Conference will keep four league championships in North Carolina despite the NCAA and the ACC withdrawing championships because of the state law restricting rights of LGBT people. The championships are: men's soccer in Greensboro, men's and women's basketball in Asheville and men's golf in Pinehurst. (AP Photo/Ben Earp, File)

The Southern Conference will keep four league championships in North Carolina despite the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference withdrawing championships because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people. The league said it will honor commitments for these tournaments: men's soccer in Greensboro, men's and women's basketball in Asheville and men's golf in Pinehurst. ''We don't want to punish the local host communities by pulling the championships out of the state this year,'' Commissioner John Iamarino said Friday.


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Men broke key race barrier, now back on Vanderbilt campus (Yahoo Sports)

Two men who helped integrate college basketball came back to Vanderbilt University this week to share provocative views on the pace of change, take up matters they rarely dared to address as students, and describe the racism they encountered on their journey - indignities they once endured in silence on the Southern campus. The return of Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard, part of a candid conversation unfolding this year at Vanderbilt, marks the latest milestone in the school's long, sometimes painful history with race relations. It had been 50 years since Wallace and Dillard huddled together in the locker room at halftime of a freshman game in Starkville, Mississippi, holding hands and trembling after rival fans spat, yelled slurs and threw things at them on the court.

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Pitt, West Virginia to renew hoops rivalry in 2017 (Yahoo Sports)

West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins during the first/second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan, 9, 2016, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

The basketball version of the ''Backyard Brawl'' is back. Pittsburgh and West Virginia announced Thursday that the regional rivalry between the two schools long known as the ''Backyard Brawl'' will resume in 2017, when the men's basketball teams begin a four-year series. The Panthers will host the Mountaineers in 2017 and 2019, with West Virginia welcoming Pitt in 2018 and 2020.


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Richmond promoted on Mullin's staff (Yahoo Sports)

Mitch Richmond has been promoted on the staff of fellow Naismith Hall of Famer Chris Mullin at St. John's. Richmond's move from special assistant to assistant coach Thursday comes just before the start of Mullin's second season at his alma mater. Richmond, a five-time All-NBA selection, played three seasons alongside Mullin with Golden State and won a title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002.

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