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Wisconsin can stop schedule skepticism by beating Ohio State

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer Wisconsin has been to the Big Ten championship game four times before over the first six editions of the event. Never have the Badgers been in a position like this when they arrive in Indianapolis. If they beat Ohio State, well, that strength-of-schedule ...

Mixon runs for 114, Bengals beat winless Browns 30-16

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon got frustrated as the subpar games piled up. At times, the rookie running back who picked up 100 yards so easily at Oklahoma couldn't even get to the line of scrimmage. Against the Browns, he got his long-awaited breakout game. Mixon ...

Tennessee no longer pursuing Schiano after protests

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is no longer pursuing Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano to be the school's new head coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity ...

As Eagles soar with Wentz, Browns sink without him

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer In their own ways, the Eagles and Browns are setting new standards for their franchises. In Philadelphia, they're embracing it: "Fly Eagles Fly." In Cleveland, they're repulsing it: "Why Browns Why?" Maybe those nicknames of "City of Brotherly Love" ...

Martin’s layup sends Butler to 67-66 OT win over Ohio State

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Butler Bulldogs didn't get rattled by a double-digit deficit against Ohio State, or the presence of their former coach. Kelan Martin hit a layup with 3.8 seconds left and Butler edged the Buckeyes 67-66 in overtime on Sunday ...

Resurrected UAB program to face Ohio in Bahamas Bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The UAB Blazers will cap their first season back on the field in the Bahamas. The Blazers will face Ohio in the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 22 after the program's best year as an FBS team. "The amount of work our coaches and players have put in over the past two years has ...

Ohio State taking its turn to dominate Michigan in rivalry

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ohio State has been dominating Michigan in a rivalry with a long history of being lopsided. The eighth-ranked Buckeyes (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) have won five straight and 12 of 13 against the Wolverines (8-3, 5-3) going into their 114th ...

Browns’ Gordon feeling forgiven in return from suspension

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As he builds his body into football shape and develops trust with his teammates, Josh Gordon feels forgiven. Since returning to the Browns following an indefinite drug suspension by the NFL for numerous abuse violations, Gordon doesn't ...

Arizona State beats No. 15 Xavier 102-86

By ASHTON FERGUSON, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona State's Bobby Hurley calls his current Sun Devils "the best offensive team" he's ever coached. Hard to dispute that on Friday. Tra Holder scored a career-high 40 points, and Arizona State continued its offensive juggernaut in a ...

Valpo beats Kent State 77-67 for 6th straight victory

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Tevonn Walker scored 19 points, Bakari Evelyn had 13 points and seven assists, and Valparaiso beat Kent State 77-67 on Friday night for its sixth straight win. Valpo is off to its best start since the 1966-67 squad won seven in a row. The Crusaders play UNC Wilmington on ...