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Ohio State defensive end Chase Young won the Bronko Nagurski Award given to the nation's top college defensive player on Monday night.

By By STEVE REED Associated Press December 9, 2019
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Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State teammates quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young will join LSU quarterback Joe Burrow as Heisman Trophy finalists. The top vote-getters for college football's most famous player of the year award were announced Monday, and three of them were quarterbacks who transferred to their current schools.

By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press December 9, 2019
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Northern Arizona University junior place kicker Luis Aguilar has been named as one of 10 finalists for the Fred Mitchell Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top place-kicker in FCS, Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA football.

December 9, 2019
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Northern Arizona University senior quarterback Case Cookus has been named as one of four finalists for the 2019 STATS FCS Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the most outstanding offensive player in NCAA FCS Football.

December 9, 2019
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Louisville and Kansas finally provided some consistency to what has been a volatile Top 25 poll this season while perennial bluebloods Michigan State and North Carolina continued to tumble after another wave of defeats.

By DAVE SKRETTA Associated Press December 9, 2019
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Connecticut jumped to No. 2 behind Stanford in The Associated Press women's Top 25 rankings released Monday after another week filled with upsets.

By DOUG FEINBERG Associated Press December 9, 2019
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Sophomore guard Cameron Shelton dropped a career-high 20 points as NAU men’s basketball used a big first half to outlast Omaha 73-65 in a doubleheader with the women’s team on Sunday.

By Aaron Valdez December 9, 2019
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There isn't much of a history between Florida and Virginia. The schools met in the College World Series in 2015, the Cavaliers ousting the Gators on the way to the national championship. They've played in the NCAA basketball tournament twice in recent years, the Gators winning in 26-point routs both times. But the lone football matchup between the schools was 60 years ago. That's about to change.

By TIM REYNOLDS Associated Press December 8, 2019
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Arizona State (7-5, Pac-12) vs Florida State (6-6, Atlantic Coast Conference), Dec. 31, noon

By Associated Press December 8, 2019
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In NAU basketball’s doubleheader at the Findlay Toyota Center on Sunday, a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Nina Radford gave the women’s team a 39-37 lead over UC Davis to end the first half. The Lumberjacks had played well through the first two quarters and you’d think Radford’s go-ahead bucket would heavily swing the momentum in their favor. However, the exact opposite happened in the second half.

By Aaron Valdez December 8, 2019
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Defending national champions. Undefeated and owners of a 28-game winning streak. The Clemson Tigers are one heck of a No. 3 seed. Clemson will play second-seeded Ohio State in prime time Dec. 28 in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, looking to make it three national championship in four seasons.

By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press December 8, 2019
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Justin Fields threw three touchdown passes in the second half, J.K. Dobbins ran for 172 yards and a score and Ohio State sealed its first playoff trip in three years by shutting out Wisconsin in the second half in the Big Ten championship game.

By Associated Press December 7, 2019
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MaCio Teague heard the crowd with No. 18 Baylor at home and tipping off about the same time the Bears’ football team started the Big 12 championship game 100 miles north of campus.

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer December 7, 2019

Cate Reese scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting and grabbed 17 rebounds to help No. 20 Arizona stay undefeated with a 54-43 win over UTEP on Saturday.

By Associated Press December 7, 2019

Romello White had 19 points and 14 rebounds, Rob Edwards added 17 points and Arizona State returned to the desert to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 77-65 Saturday night.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer December 7, 2019
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CJ Verdell ran for 208 yards and broke open the game with two long touchdown runs in the fourth quarter, and No. 13 Oregon spoiled No. 5 Utah’s playoff hopes with a 37-15 victory in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night.

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer December 7, 2019
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LSU is perfectly comfortable in an offensive shootout, both teams racing up and down the field, throwing caution to the wind and lighting up the scoreboard with big play after big play.

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer December 7, 2019
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The NAU community is alive and well all across Arizona. And for fans in and around Prescott looking to get their sports fix without traveling to Flagstaff, NAU basketball has got you covered.

By Aaron Valdez December 6, 2019
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The Pac-12 championship game has largely been an afterthought for the rest of the country the past two seasons with the conference mostly out of contention when it comes to the all-important College Football Playoff.

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer December 5, 2019
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Justin Fields’ first real hero moment came in the third quarter last Saturday, a display of toughness destined to live in the lore of the Ohio State-Michigan game.

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer December 5, 2019
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It was basically the perfect night as six Embry-Riddle players scored in double digits, leading the Eagles to a 97-49 win over SAGU on Wednesday.

By Aaron Valdez December 4, 2019
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The Northern Arizona University men’s basketball team were outscored by 19 points in the final 20 minutes of regulation and dropped its first home game of the season by an 85-66 margin against UC Davis on Wednesday evening at the Rolle Activity Center.

By NAU Athletics December 4, 2019
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Heading into this year’s slate of conference title games, a case could be made that No. 1 LSU (No. 2 CFP), No. 2 Ohio State (No. 1 CFP) and No. 3 Clemson (No. 3 CFP) have all done enough already to get into the College Football Playoff even if they lose this weekend. That’s no fun.

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer December 4, 2019
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Louisville moved to No. 1 and Michigan had a historic climb to No. 4 in another wild week in The Associated Press Top 25. Expect more changes next week.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer December 3, 2019
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Ohio State will go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, followed by LSU, Clemson and Georgia.

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer December 3, 2019

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