Once Texas' breakout QB, Heard quietly ending career as WR

Once upon a time, Texas wide receiver Jerrod Heard had "the juice" as the Longhorns quarterback of the future

RB Dexter Williams finds footing with No. 3 Irish

Increased maturity, a mother's inspiration and valuable life lessons have made Dexter Williams a reliable workhorse in the running game for No. 3 Notre Dame

Defense carries No. 5 Tennessee past Georgia Tech 66-53

Stingy defense enables No. 5 Tennessee to defeat cold-shooting Georgia Tech 66-53

Anderson has career night off the bench, E. Kentucky romps

Lachlan Anderson scored a career-high 22 points off the bench to lead all scorers and grabbed 14 rebounds as Eastern Kentucky walloped Division II Midway 107-52

Gustafson nets 29, No. 13 Iowa tops Western Kentucky 104-67

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No. 16 Missouri women beat Missouri State 65-61

Sophie Cunningham and Grace Berg each scored 12 points and No. 16 Missouri beat Missouri State 65-61

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Rutgers coach Stringer joins 1,000 career win club

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer became the fifth Division I women's basketball coach to win 1,000 games when the Scarlet Knights beat Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday night

Mays scores 19, No. 22 LSU tops Memphis 85-76

Skylar Mays scored 19 points and No. 22 LSU held off a relentless effort by first-year coach Penny Hardaway's Memphis squad to win 85-76

No. 13 Iowa women beat Western Kentucky 104-67

Megan Gustafson scored 29 points, making all 13 of her shots, Makenzie Meyer made five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 21 points and No. 13 Iowa beat Western Kentucky 104-67

No. 23 California women use big 4th quarter to top BYU 70-52

Asha Thomas scored 17 points, Kristine Anigwe had 16 points and 12 rebounds, two days after her 20-20 game, and No. 23 California used a big fourth quarter to beat BYU 70-52

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan hold…

The College Football Playoff rankings held steady at the top, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan an unchanged first four from last week

Northern Arizona-Sacramento State game canceled

Northern Arizona-Sacramento State game that was postponed because of poor air is now canceled

More angst at Maryland: QB Hill out for season…

Maryland woes continue: QB Hill lost for season with torn ACL, Pigrome to start vs No. 9 Ohio State on Saturday

Running backs play key role in Washington State's Air Raid

Quarterback Gardner Minshew gets most of the attention but running backs James Williams and Max Borghi have also helped fuel the rise of No. 8 Washington State

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TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 25 Buffalo earns 1st AP ranking

Buffalo has an AP Top 25 ranking for the first time in its history _ and a goal to accomplish even more

Brown scores 25 to lift No. 12 Kansas St over Denver 64-56

Barry Brown scored 15 of his 25 points in the second half and No. 12 Kansas State held off pesky Denver 64-56

Vick hits 8 3-pointers as No. 2 Kansas beats Vermont 84-68

Lagerald Vick was 8 of 8 from the 3-point arc and scored a career-high 32 points, helping second-ranked Kansas slog its way to an 84-68 victory over Vermont

No. 25 Buffalo pulls away for 62-53 win at Southern Illinois

Montell McRae and Jeremy Harris each scored 11 points as No. 25 Buffalo pulled away in the second half for a 62-53 win over Southern Illinois

No. 1 Irish raise 2018 championship banner, beat Penn 75-55

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No. 11 Texas women beat North Texas 64-54 in coaching duel

Lashann Higgs scored 20 points to reach 1,000 in her career and No. 11 Texas beat North Texas 64-54 in a game featuring a longtime coach and her mentor

No. 7 North Carolina beats Stanford 90-72 in 1st home game

Kenny Williams scored 12 points after starting the season by missing his first 10 shots, and No. 7 North Carolina dominated the first half to beat Stanford 90-72 in its home opener

No. 1 Irish start slow, finish fast in beating…

Top-ranked Irish pull away in the second half, defeat Penn 75-55

Saban has no plans to sit 'Bama QB Tau Tagovailoa…

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban has no plans to sit Alabama quarterback Tau Tagovailoa this week vs The Citadel

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Rutgers women's basketball coach Stringer nearing…

Rutgers women's basketball coach Stringer sits 1 victory away from becoming 5th Division I women's basketball coach to reach 1,000 wins

Correction: T25-North Carolina-Wofford story

Correction: T25-North Carolina-Wofford story

Whalen gets first win, and C. Vivian Stringer picks up 999th

Lindsay Whalen got her first win as a coach while C. Vivian Stringer moved within one victory of 1,000 as women's college basketball tipped off its season