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Big boy football? Finally time to find out

NEW ORLEANS – Les Miles squeezed out a smile, clenched his left hand nervously and extended his right hand toward Nick Saban. The coaches got in an awkward grasp, forced a bit of small talk, and...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

‘MoMo’ and the ‘Honey Badger’ are on the prowl

NEW ORLEANS – Morris Claiborne came to LSU to play wide receiver. Tyrann Mathieu just wanted a chance to play.Together they form one of the best defensive backfields in college football.Claiborne...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

History suggests ’Bama in Round 2

NEW ORLEANSFrom Florida State’s Sugar Bowl meltdown 16 years ago to New England’s stunning Super Bowl loss, history suggests that it’s tough to beat an opponent the second time around.Top-ranked...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Leading with his heart ... and shoulders

NEW ORLEANS – Trent Richardson was awake until the wee hours in New Orleans, chatting up girls.It’s not, however, how it sounds. Alabama’s star tailback was on the phone with his daughters until...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

McCarron puts the care back into his game

NEW ORLEANS – AJ McCarron tried it Nick Saban’s way. He really did. The quarterback for No. 2 Alabama curbed his emotions for the Crimson Tide’s first game with No. 1 LSU this season, did his best...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama

NEW ORLEANS – The difference between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama when they played back in November was a handful of plays that could have gone either way.The rematch Monday that will determine the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

No. 6 FLC is 1 again in RMAC

After a hot-and-cold performance in the second half Friday, the Fort Lewis College women’s basketball team had no such letdown Saturday, using white-hot shooting to blow past winless Western New...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Mustangs kick late

The Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team led by as many as 14 on Saturday, but a few too many turnovers and a sudden spell of hot shooting rallied Western New Mexico to a 62-59 victory over the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

From Division II to the FCS’s best

FRISCO, TexasBrock Jensen threw a touchdown pass right after a fake punt, then had a 1-yard keeper for another score set up by a long interception return, and North Dakota State won its first FCS...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Carrot dangled too far for FLC

Every time the Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team got close, New Mexico Highlands found a way to push the lead back to near 10 points. When FLC finally broke through to take the lead at...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Jekyll and Hyde act wins

The first half was Fort Lewis College near its peak. The second nearly was the complete opposite.Despite an underwhelming final 20 minutes, the No. 6 FLC women’s basketball team held off New Mexico...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

For LSU, New Orleans is just like home

NEW ORLEANS – No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama had just gotten into town, and already it felt a little like a home game for the Tigers.The Southeastern Conference rivals both arrived in New Orleans on...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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