39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson (7) runs for a 57-yard touchdown against Eastern Washington in the first half of an NCAA football game in Seattle. Shaq Thompson played both offense and defense this season and excelled both ways, making him the perfect guy to be the AP All-America first-team all-purpose player. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

(AP) - Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here’s why:

Helfrich: Ekpre-Olomu won’t play against FSU

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 file photo, Oregon defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu during an NCAA college football game against California in Santa Clara, Calif. Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 that the third-ranked Ducks will be without star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when they face Jameis Winston and Florida State in their playoff game next month. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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Parity abounds among women’s hoops elite

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey instructs her team on offense in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stephen F. Austin, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is sure of two things this season — there’s more parity than ever at the top of women’s basketball and her Gamecocks likely won’t remain No.

2014-15 College Football Bowl Guide: To Watch, Or Not To Watch?

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2014, file photo, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) carries the ball in the second half during an NCAA college football game against Utah in Salt Lake City. Last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, Florida State’s Jameis Winston, meets this year’s winner, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, in the Rose Bowl. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

BOISE (AP) - It’s popular to rank the bowl games. This year, we decided to rank 13 bowl dates spread across just 16 days.

Cincinnati beats No. 19 San Diego State 71-62 in overtime

Cincinnati's Coreontae DeBerry (22) shoots past San Diego State's Skylar Spencer in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Cincinnati Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Four days after losing a game in double overtime because they couldn’t make an open shot, the Bearcats fixed that problem.

Pelini ripped Neb’s AD in last talk with players

Youngstown State University's new head football coach Bo Pelini is addresses the media Wendesday morning, Dec. 17, 2014, at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio. Pelini was introduced as the Penguins coach Wednesday and said his goal is to make "this the best football program in the country." (AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay) -30-

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — On the day he was introduced as Youngstown State’s new head coach, the ugly nature of Bo Pelini’s departure from Nebraska was revealed.

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