Marcus Smart Apologizes For Shoving Fan, Gets 3-Game BanThe Big 12 acted swiftly in banning the All-America guard, saying in a statement the penalty was handed down for "inappropriate conduct with a spectator."
Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Virginia, Arizona State & MoreThe Cavaliers have lost one game in 2014 and it was a four-point defeat against Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. This team is very much a threat to both Syracuse and Duke at the top of the ACC.
College Football Spotlight: Biggest Question Now Is Michigan State Or Oklahoma State?The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.
Rothstein: Jordan's Massive Job At Rutgers And 4 More Quick Hits On College BasketballJordan's quest to make his alma mater relevant nationally was going to be an arduous task regardless, but now with recent player defections, the Scarlet Knights will have to work just to put together a roster for next season.
Rothstein: Thursday's NCAA Tournament Storylines, Picks, Upset Alerts & MoreOklahoma State had a terrific season, but got by far the toughest draw out of any five-seed in the bracket. Keep an eye on Oregon.
Rothstein: Providence, UNLV And 5 Questions Heading Into Busy Night In College HoopsJust how good is Providence? We'll know after they play Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.
Silverman: The College Game Is Preparing Quarterbacks Like Never BeforeThe reason that college quarterbacks start right away is that they are far more prepared for the NFL game. College football coaches have far more detailed and challenging offenses and game plans than they did a generation ago.
Curci: Week 7 College Football PreviewLast week boasted one of the most entertaining college-football Saturdays in recent memory. It would be almost impossible to duplicate, but nevertheless Week 7 will be just as action-packed.
Rothstein Files: Ford Looking For Smart To Elevate Talented Oklahoma StateTravis Ford was being sincere. He's yet to watch Marcus Smart score a point or hand out an assist in a college game -- but he genuinely loves everything about his freshman point guard guard.
Rothstein Files: Big 12 Offseason NotebookAt this point, should we expect anything less than another conference title in Kansas?
College Football Finally Closes In On A PlayoffA major college football playoff, albeit a small one, is closer than ever to becoming a reality.
B&C Morning Show: Justin Blackmon Excited For NFL DraftWith Oklahoma State's Blackmon projected to be the first wide receiver taken in the 2012 NFL Draft, Al Dukes figured he would make a good guest for Wednesday's radio program.
Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers, Iowa State Ready To Lock Horns At Yankee StadiumIowa State coach Paul Rhoads needs to look no further than across the field at Yankee Stadium to find an example of a program that has gone from a longtime loser to a consistent winner.
Playoff Would Increase Drama BCS Curtails hose who try to pass off the BCS as the best thing for college football will use the latest wild and riveting weekend of upsets and dramatic finishes as an example of why a playoff is a bad thing.
Top 5 Stay The Same In AP PollClemson and Kansas State tumbled in The Associated Press college football poll after losing for the first time this season, and the top five teams in the rankings held their ground.