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Harris: Quarterback Jerry Neuheisel follows in his father’s footsteps at UCLA

By John Harris
Like father, like son. The plan was for the father to coach his son, but everything changed when the father was fired. Still, former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel lived a father’s dream when his son, Jerry Neuheisel, led the Bruins …

College football extra: Sundays can wait for Georgia star RB

By John Harris
Heisman Trophy candidate Todd Gurley plays running back and he’s really good, which means he probably won’t return to Georgia for his senior year. Due …

College football extra: Buckeyes’ recruiting blues

By John Harris
The Urban Meyer era at Ohio State opened with 24 consecutive wins. But losing three of his last four games — all of them decisively — quickly tempered Meyer’s impressive start in Columbus. Saturday’s 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech was …

Harris: Michigan St. has chance to show mettle vs. Oregon

By John Harris
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio doesn’t consider Saturday’s cross-country matchup at Oregon “the end-of-the-world-type situation.” Dantonio understands, however, what defeating the Ducks on the road …

Harris: Texas A&M reloads at quarterback with Hill

By John Harris
The stairs at Auburn must  not have been working A funny thing happened on the way to halftime during an early SEC meeting between Arkansas and Auburn. Heading from the press box to the locker room at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium, …

Harris: New Texas coach brings tough love to underachieving Longhorns

By John Harris
Shortly after being placed in charge, new Texas coach Charlie Strong went public with his desire to change the culture of the program. Texas finished …

College Basketball Tuesday: NBA teams smitten with freshmen as top draft picks

By John Harris
At the conclusion of Monday night’s national championship game, the annual rite of passage at Kentucky will begin. Freshmen Julius Randle and James Young are …

College basketball insider: Napier glad he stayed at UConn

By John Harris
Western Pennsylvania natives Archie Miller and Sean Miller each fell one game short of appearing in their first Final Four. Archie’s Dayton Flyers lost to …

College basketball insider: Heralded freshmen stumble in NCAA Tournament

By John Harris
In what was expected to be their final college performances before entering the NBA Draft, Kansas freshman guard Andrew Wiggins and Duke freshman forward Jabari …

Harris: New identity for Michigan State

By John Harris
Michigan State’s late regular-season turnaround resulted in coach Tom Izzo’s second Big Ten tournament championship in three years. The Spartans overcame injuries to key players and uneven play to reel off three consecutive wins in the conference tournament after losing …

College basketball insider: Iowa State, Oklahoma State could provide another thriller in Big 12 tournament

By John Harris 6:54 p.m.
Big 12 members Iowa State and Oklahoma State are so evenly matched this season that both of their games were extended to overtime and decided …

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