SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 05: Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks releases over coverage by Tra'Mayne Bondurant #21 of the Arizona Wildcats during the first half of the PAC-12 Championships at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Heisman Watch: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Will Win 2014 Heisman Trophy

Later this week the Heisman Trophy will add one new member to the most exclusive fraternity in sports. It is widely expected that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will hear his name announced as the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, which would make him the first player in program history to win the highest individual honor in college football.

12/11/2014

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Harrison Leads No. 24 St. John’s Past FDU 74-52

D’Angelo Harrison scored 26 points, Phil Greene IV had 16 and No. 24 St. John’s beat Fairleigh Dickinson 74-52 on Wednesday night.

12/11/2014

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 05: Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks scrambles in the first half against the Arizona Wildcats during the PAC-12 Championships at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Stage For Awesome Playoff Set And How The Big 12 Can Join The Fun Next Year

The stage is now set for the first College Football Playoff, and it is going to be fantastic. Unfortunately, somebody had to be left out of the big party, and this year the Big 12 saw not one but two worthy candidates be shutout of the playoff.

12/10/2014

Madison Square Garden on November 14, 2014  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tourney To Be Held At MSG In 2018

Commissioner Jim Delany said Tuesday that the men’s basketball tournament will be played at Madison Square Garden in 2018.

12/09/2014

St. John’s Chris Obekpa celebrates during the Red Storm’s 69-57 win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Dec. 6, 2014 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Off Big Week, St. John’s Re-Enters AP Top 25 Basketball Poll At No. 24

St. John’s was last ranked in the AP Top 25 on March 14, 2011, holding the No. 18 spot. The program went on to make its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002.

12/08/2014

Yankee Stadium configured for a college football game in November 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Pinstripe Bowl Pits Penn State Against Boston College At Yankee Stadium

The Nittany Lions will make their first postseason appearance since 2011 when they play Boston College in the Bronx on Dec. 27.

12/08/2014

Linebacker Kevin Snyder #45 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrates on the shoulders of L.J. Liston #25 following their 41-38 win over the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on November 29, 2014 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Rutgers To Face North Carolina In Quick Lane Bowl

Not only will Rutgers be heading to a bowl game for the fourth year in a row and for the ninth time in 10 seasons, but they are getting a chance to play a school from one of the top five power conferences.

12/08/2014

Johnathan Vickers #22 and Keith Bryant #95 of the Florida State Seminoles join a team huddle before the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at the ACC Championship game on December 6, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State Headed To College Football Playoffs

Alabama is the top seed and will play Ohio State in one semifinal at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Oregon is the second seed and will play Florida State in the other semifinal at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

12/07/2014

D'Angelo Harrison, left, and Sir'Dominic Pointer of the St. John's Red Storm react to a play against the Syracuse Orange during the first half at the Carrier Dome on Dec. 6, 2014 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Greene Slays Syracuse Late; St. John’s Wins 69-57

Phil Greene IV scored 11 straight points, breaking open a tight game with a trio of 3-pointers and a fast-break layup in the final minutes, and St. John’s beat Syracuse 69-57 in a game between two former Big East rivals on Saturday night.

12/06/2014

Caris LeVert #23 of the Michigan Wolverines walks away as Damon Lynn #5, Daquan Holiday #10 and Tim Coleman #2 of the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders celebrates a 72-70 win over Michigan at Crisler Arena on December 6, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

No. 17 Michigan Humbled By NJIT 72-70

With success also comes attention. So when a team like New Jersey Institute of Technology leaves Crisler Center with a 72-70 upset, the 17th-ranked Wolverines know there will be backlash.

12/06/2014

In this handout image provided by the NFL, Pete Mangurian, then  of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is seen posing for a portrait taken in 2010 in Tampa Bay, Florida. This image reflects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers active roster of 2010 when this image was taken. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Columbia University Football Coach Pete Mangurian Resigns

Columbia University head football coach Pete Mangurian has resigned from his post, the university announced Friday.

12/05/2014

Rutgers defensive back Johnathan Aiken, second from right, celebrates with teammates following the Scarlet Knights’ 41-38 win over Maryland at Byrd Stadium on Nov. 29, 2014 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Dyer: Big Ten Better Not Allow Rutgers To Be Left Out In The Cold

Even though Rutgers just completed the program’s most impressive season since 2006, there is a likelihood that the Scarlet Knights, despite being bowl eligible, will not be heading to the postseason.

12/05/2014

CORVALLIS, OR - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks hurdles safety Justin Strong #39 of the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter of the game at Reser Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Conference Championship Games Set Stage For Big Moments From Heisman Favorites

This week’s slate of conference championship games not only serves as an appetizer or opening round to the College Football Playoff, but it doubles as the grand stage for this year’s top Heisman candidates to showcase their stuff.

12/04/2014

Defensive back Jeremiah Johnson of the Maryland Terrapins moves in to tackle running back Robert Martin, left, of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the first half at Byrd Stadium on Nov. 29, 2014 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Having Defied Odds In Year 1 In Big Ten, Rutgers Looks Forward To Bowl

While the bowl announcement won’t be made until this weekend, Rutgers seemingly will be headed to one of five cities when the postseason games are announced.

12/03/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their 42-28 victory over the Michigan Wolverines by performing their alma mater song Carmen Ohio at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Playoff Begins Now

The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.

12/02/2014

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The Connecticut Huskies pose after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 79 to 58 in the NCAA Women's Final Four Championship at Bridgestone Arena on April 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Photos: UConn Huskies Win Women’s Title

The UConn Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title.

The Connecticut Huskies celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

UConn Wins NCAA Title

Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win, and an NCAA title.

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