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Top 25 roundup: Alabama Tide escape upset bid

Trailing on the road against one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, No. 1 Alabama escaped by doing what it does best: making big plays on defense and giving …


Last-gasp field goal drops mistake-prone Idaho

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Twice Saturday afternoon, the Idaho football team constructed double-digit leads and appeared ready to separate from Colorado State for good. On both occasions, mistakes and poor …


WAC roundup: Boise State wins ugly over Beavers

With a national stage again, Boise State showed that even a flawed performance is good enough with Kellen Moore at the helm. Especially at home.


Chargers’ McNeill signs deal

SAN DIEGO – Chargers left tackle Marcus McNeill ended his holdout Saturday when he signed his one-year contract tender as a restricted free agent. McNeill must sit out the next …


Around the country: Tar Heels grab elusive first victory

T.J. Yates threw a go-ahead third-quarter touchdown and North Carolina’s defense made two late stands to lead the undermanned Tar Heels (1-2) to a 17-13 victory over the Rutgers Scarlet …


Vandals look to grow streak

MOSCOW, Idaho – It started with a decisive victory over San Diego State last September. Two weeks later, the Idaho Vandals hung on against Colorado State. And last week, they …


Star versus star

BOZEMAN – Two of the most exciting and productive offensive players in the Big Sky Conference will share the spotlight in Bobcat Stadium this afternoon when 16th-ranked Montana State plays …


Cougars must win in trenches

PULLMAN – For years, the University of Southern California was known as Tailback U. From Mike Garrett to O.J. Simpson to Anthony Davis to Ricky Bell to Charles White to …


Cougars still would like to erase that ‘08 match

PULLMAN – The last time the University of Southern California visited the Palouse, Pete Carroll was still the coach, Reggie Bush still had a Heisman Trophy and the Trojans were …


Miami breezes past Pitt

PITTSBURGH – Seven years after they last played as Big East football members, nothing’s changed at all in the Miami-Pitt series. Jacory Harris led quick touchdown drives to start each …


Tuel got first taste of college football last year against USC

PULLMAN – When Jeff Tuel jogged out onto the Coliseum field last Sept. 26 with 8 minutes, 35 seconds left before halftime, Washington State University already trailed USC by 20 …


Vandals improve their rankings

MOSCOW, Idaho – In Aaron Lavarias’ first year at Idaho, it was the linebackers who seemed to have everything figured out. They were the ones who told the newcomers on …


Pac 10 notes: Trojans OK for now

PULLMAN – Two years ago USC traveled north to Washington State University with one of the nation’s best teams. WSU, to put it mildly, wasn’t. In fact, the Cougars, decimated …


Huskies QB shakes off really bad game

As radio talk shows and message boards crackled with debates over decisions he made on the field Saturday, and off the field last winter, Jake Locker shrugged it all off …


Boise State finally gets a chance to play on its own turf

BOISE – Boise State is staying home this week – at last. After two long road trips and an extended break in between, the No. 3 Broncos finally get a …


College football: It doesn’t always go as planned

North Carolina’s season of great expectations has been undercut by a couple of NCAA investigations that have left the Tar Heel short-handed and 0-2. Just three weeks into the season, …


Notebook: Big Sky singles out Eagles Jones, Johnson

Eastern Washington dominated the weekly football awards handed out by the Big Sky Conference on Monday. Junior running back Taiwan Jones was named the league’s offensive player of the week …


First Look: WSU vs. USC

Time: Noon Saturday, Martin Stadium, Pullman TV: FSN Northwest


First Look: USC at Washington State

The USC Trojans are undefeated but unimpressive, especially by their exacting standards.


Growth, but still a loss as Cougars start Pac-10 play

PULLMAN – The last time Washington State University’s football team flew back to campus from the Midwest, the Cougars were coming off a 48-point pounding. Saturday night, when they made …


Looking back: Turnovers, bad blocking hurts Cougs

PULLMAN – The last time Washington State University’s football team flew back to campus from the Midwest, the Cougars were coming off a 48-point pounding.


Idaho finds perfect mix in win over UNLV

MOSCOW, Idaho – When Robb Akey took over the Idaho football program four years ago, this must have been what he envisioned – the Kibbie Dome pulsating for a nationally …


USC Trojans improve to 3-0

MINNEAPOLIS – Hit by scholarship penalties and knowing there will be no postseason bowl appearances for the next two years, USC isn’t looking all that much like USC these days. …


Top 25 roundup: Sooners hold on

DeMarco Murray gained a total of 148 yards and scored three touchdowns to help No. 7 Oklahoma hold off a late charge from Air Force’s overpowering run game to beat …


Big Sky roundup

Bryan Hilliard ran for 136 yards and scored a touchdown with 3:23 remaining to lead Sacramento State a 24-17 victory against Weber State on Saturday night. After Hilliard’s 4-yard TD …


Pac-10 roundup: Arizona beats No. 9 Iowa

Nick Foles hit William Wright with a late 4-yard touchdown pass and No. 24 Arizona held its ground in the national spotlight with a momentum-swinging 34-27 win over ninth-ranked Iowa …


More to Eagles than that new field

Just as big as that new 360x160 red rug which, to paraphrase Coach Lebowski, really ties the campus together at Eastern Washington was the unspoken doubt advancing Saturday’s showdown with …


Huskies bruised, beaten after Huskers’ buzz saw

SEATTLE – Sixty minutes of seeing red left the University of Washington football team green with envy on Saturday afternoon. Not to mention black and blue.


Idaho dominates UNLV before cameras, big crowd

MOSCOW, Idaho – When Robb Akey took over the Idaho football program four years ago, this must have been what he envisioned – the Kibbie Dome pulsating for a nationally …


WAC roundup: Boise State eases to win

The Boise State Broncos showing off their talent against Wyoming sat just fine with coach Chris Petersen. Showing up the Cowboys, though, simply wasn’t acceptable.