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Sunday, August 25, 2019

NCAA: It’s a familiar final four on the floor

Next weekend’s Final Four in New Orleans has everything except something to hug. There are no lovable nicknames, or coaches named “Shaka,’ or teams left in the field that play in Hinkle field house. Butler is the past’s blast, Virginia Commonwealth has deferred to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and all the 11th-seeded teams have gone home for the harvest.
Jesse Delgado became the first Gilroy High wrestling alumnus in history to garner All-American status after placing seventh at the NCAA National Championships in St. Louis over the weekend.

WRESTLING: Delgado advances to NCAA quarterfinals

Gilroy High alumnus Jesse Delgado, a four-time Central Coast Section champion, four-time state medalist and the 2009 state champion while with the Mustangs wrestling team, qualified for the NCAA National Championships with the No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini.

Former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno dies at 85

Joe Paterno, the Ivy League-educated coach who transformed sleepy Penn State University into a national football power with an academics-based philosophy only to see his career end abruptly and his legacy tarnished by a child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach, has died. He was 85.

If not BCS format, then what? Conferences think it over

NEW ORLEANS – Hours after a 21-0 championship game and the conclusion of a bowl season that registered a slide in television ratings, Football Bowl Subdivision conference commissioners met in a downtown hotel Tuesday to discuss possible changes to the postseason model.

Alabama defeats LSU 21-0 in BCS championship

NEW ORLEANS – In the end, Alabama was the better team.

FOOTBALL: Here are 25 things about the BCS National Championship Game

It's here. It's finally here. After weeks of sampling the appetizers of the other 34 bowls, the main course is at hand. Alabama is looking to avenge its only loss of the season, when it fell in overtime to visiting LSU in November.

West Virginia routs Clemson at Orange Bowl, 70-33

MIAMI – The 78th Discover Orange Bowl exceeded the lofty expectations of even those who knew this would be a high-octane extravaganza. It was fast. It was frenetic. And it was ferocious. In other words: an Orange Bowl on steroids. When the clock finally ticked to 0:00, and the season had officially ended, three-point underdog West Virginia left Clemson in a stupor, dominating its first Orange Bowl 70-33 Wednesday at Sun Life Stadium.

Overtime field goal wins Sugar Bowl for Michigan

Victory never tasted so sweet.

Luck runs out as Stanford gets no kick out of Fiesta Bowl

Quinn Sharp kicked a 22-yard field goal in overtime Monday night to lift Oklahoma State to a dramatic 41-38 victory over Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl. The crowd at University of Phoenix was announced at 69,927.