With injured skiers out, Vonn set for surprise GS start

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo United States' Lindsey Vonn smiles during a news conference in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria. While injuries have forced many of ski racing’s biggest names to sit out the season-opening World Cup events this weekend, American standout Lindsey Vonn surprisingly announced her start in Saturday’s giant slalom. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, file)

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — While injuries have forced many of ski racing’s biggest names to sit out the season-opening World Cup events this weekend, American standout Lindsey Vonn has unexpectedly announced her start in the women’s giant slalom.

TCU, Iowa State to battle for 1st place in Big 12

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, TCU wide receiver Taj Williams (2) and teammates Austin Schlottmann (51) and Joseph Noteboom (68) celebrate Williams' touchdown catch as Kansas cornerback Kyle Mayberry (16) looks away during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas. Fourth-ranked TCU is the Big 12's only undefeated team going into the last game before the initial College Football Playoff rankings of the 2017 season. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The quest for a spot in the College Football Playoff often includes some unexpected challenges.

‘Cocktail Party’ delivers upsets Florida, Georgia

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 1995, file photo, Georgia's Kirby Smart (16) is tackled by Florida's Sam McCorkle (left), Demetric Jackson (27) and Kavin Walton, center, during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. There have been a dozen upsets in the last 33 meetings between Georgia and Florida, making "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" one of college football's most unpredictable rivalries. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” has been a sobering experience for favorites over the years.

Freshmen eager to restore Lady Vols’ tradition

Tennessee freshman Rennia Davis speaks to the media at Tennessee NCAA women's college basketball media day in Knoxville, Tenn. Thursday Oct. 26, 2017. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All the members of Tennessee’s highly touted freshmen class were in third grade the last time the Lady Volunteers reached a Final Four.

Preview: Buckeyes seek revenge against Penn State

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2015, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, left, and Penn State head coach James Franklin meet on the field before an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. No. 6 Ohio State will try to keep its playoff hopes alive by gaining revenge against No. 2 Penn State to highlight the ninth week of the college football season. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

This week’s college football action features a Big Ten showdown with major playoff implications as No. 6 Ohio State hosts No. 2 Penn State.

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