MIAMI - Jim Harbaugh needs no convincing that a playoff can work in college football.
ATLANTA - South Carolina is returning to the scene of its worst loss to face Florida State, which hopes to have Christian Ponder back, in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Friday night.
The numbers grow every year: 35 bowl games, 70 teams - the morphing of what was once a New Year's Day tradition into one that kicks off in mid-December and finishes closer to Martin Luther King Day than Jan. 1.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Down to the last few days of the season and maybe Brett Favre's career, the NFL ended a slow-paced investigation of tawdry allegations against the quarterback with a $50,000 fine and a rebuke for not being candid.
HOUSTON - Mikel Leshoure ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns as Illinois earned its first bowl victory since 1999, beating Baylor 38-14 Wednesday night in the Texas Bowl.
ATLANTA - Josh Smith had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Al Horford had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Golden State Warriors 103-93 on Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON - Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen is heading into unemployment as a winner.
Framed photographs large and small hang in every room and adorn the walls of every corridor inside the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, memories of Arnold Palmer and more than a half-century he devoted to golf.
'A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'
Anyone who thinks the NFL has hit its quota for fired coaches should sit tight and wait about a week.
PHILADELPHIA - While the Minnesota Vikings ate cheesesteaks and acted like tourists, the Philadelphia Eagles savored a division title they clinched from their couches.
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers finally got their first look at the revamped Miami Heat, and the champs might be a little bit disturbed by what they saw.
Maybe Lindsey Vonn will have something else on the menu for the 2014 Winter Games.
HONOLULU - The two Mississippi State players caught on camera fighting in the stands of the Diamond Head Classic have been suspended indefinitely and sent home from Hawaii.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson's first game with 20 points in almost a month helped the Atlanta Hawks recover from a sluggish start against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A short work week couldn't slow the Atlanta Falcons' high-scoring offense.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Now that Elijah Hood is feeling his best, it was only a matter of time before he played like it.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Rodrigo Blankenship's 25-yard field goal as time expired gave Georgia a 27-24 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night and ended the Bulldogs ...
Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff ...