Elevated expectations for ISU

Idaho State quarterback Justin Arias, left, hands off the ball to running back Xavier Finney during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Montana State on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Bozeman, Mont. (AP Photo/Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez)

Two years ago, Idaho State athletic director Jeff Tingey began forming the Bengals’ 2014 football schedule.

Boilermakers beat Cougars 87-85 in O

Purdue center A.J. Hammons (20) puts up the winning shot while being defended by BYU center Corbin Kaufusi, left, in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Purdue beats BYU 87-85 in overtime. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Instead of calling timeout to set up a potential game-winning shot, Purdue calmly brought the ball up the court and fed it to A.J. Hammons into the post.

No. 3 Arizona edges No. 15 SDSU for Maui title

Arizona forward Stanley Johnson holds his most valuable player trophy after Arizona defeated San Diego State 61-59 in an NCAA college basketball game to win the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Stanley Johnson had shown glimpses of his precocious talent during Arizona’s first five games, occasionally showing up on the highlight reels with a soaring dunk or blocked s

Bama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St hold playoff places

Alabama head coach Nick Saban tracks Alabama defensive backs Jarrick Williams (20) and Maurice Smith (21) as they work through drills during Alabama football practice, Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt ) MAGS OUT (

(AP)— Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State remained the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders

South Carolina women No. 1 in AP Poll for 1st time

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, center right, speaks with Bianca Cuevas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego State Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C.(AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

(AP)— Dawn Staley and her South Carolina Gamecocks finally have ascended to the top of the poll.


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