COLUMBUS, Ohio — After Ohio State took down Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the first College Football Playoff championship game, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer was amazed to learn Oregon had so handily beaten Florida State in the Rose Bowl earlier on New Year’s Day.
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Washington Huskies started a quarterback this season who has a chance tonight to set a single-season school record for completion percentage, as well as the lowest interception percentage in UW single-season history and the fourth-best single-season passer rating in UW history.
OAKLAND — Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins and Washington State’s Ernie Kent both have a tendency to refer to their first dozen or so games, the ones played against nonconference opponents, as the “preseason.”
SALEM, Ore. — The Wenatchee Valley College women’s basketball team is not officially the Chemeketa Holiday Tournament titlists, because the tourney wasn’t set up in a single-elimination championship format, but the Knights proved that they were the best of the eight teams during a three-day stretch that ended Tuesday.
In each of its first three tournaments of this season, the Wenatchee Valley College men’s basketball team has won two games and lost one. “That’s kind of what we do,” said Knights coach Coby Weidenbach.
In one of the great, unintentionally self-deprecating TV sports commercials of all time, actor Sean Astin reprised his role this autumn as Notre Dame walk-on Rudy Ruettiger to predict the coming of the College Football Playoff.