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SEC Controls Top Three Spots in AP Football Poll

For just the second time in the 75-year history of the AP poll, one conference holds the top three spots at the same time.

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Arkansas Tight End Garrett Uekman Dead at 19

Although Arkansas moved up to #3 in the latest BCS poll, the news was overshadowed Sunday by the tragic death of tight end Garrett Uekman, a redshirt freshman who had played in nine games for the Razorbacks this season.

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Joe Paterno Afflicted with Lung Cancer After Firing From Penn State

Less than 10 days after being fired from a job he held for nearly 46 years, former Penn State coach Joe Paterno revealed Friday he has lung cancer. A statement delivered by son Scott Paterno said the cancer is treatable and doctors expect the coaching legend to make a full recovery.

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NCAA College Football – Week 12 Recap

The day started with Lee Corso letting loose an expletive on ‘College Gameday,’ and things just got crazier from there. The BCS was officially thrown into chaos as three of the nation’s top five teams all went down to defeat. #1 LSU remained in the driver’s seat for the title game with another dominating win, but any number of one-loss schools are now back in the mix for the title game. The biggest beneficiary of this week’s upsets will likely be #6 Arkansas, who could move as high as #3 when the new polls come out and still have to play LSU, meaning the Razorbacks could control their own destiny for a spot in the national championship game (but, oddly, not for the SEC title game).

Here are all the highlights from this week in the Top 25.

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Missouri Coach Gary Pinkel Arrested for DWI

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel was arrested late Wednesday night for driving while intoxicated..

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Former Notre Dame Coach Bob Davie Hired at New Mexico

ESPN commentator and former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie has been named the new head coach at the University of New Mexico. Davie was 35-25 in five years at Notre Dame, but hasn’t coached since 2001.

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2011 NCAA College Football – Week 12 Preview

With the season winding down, things are really starting to get tight for a lot of teams. LSU and Oklahoma State control their own destinies in the national title hunt, but there is still a lot of movement that could occur if one of those two loses. Several teams are still trying to lock up spots in their respective conference championship games while others are just trying to improve their bowl resumes.

We’ve had plenty of upsets in college football this year, and this week has all the signs of some more coming soon. Nine ranked teams, including five of the top 10, are going on the road against teams with .500 or better records and three ranked teams are in action Thursday or Friday night to whet your appetite for another big weekend of college football. Here are all the highlights to look for this week in the AP Top 25.

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Jerry Sandusky Tells Bob Costas ‘I Shouldn’t Have Showered With Those Kids’ [VIDEO]

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, broke his silence Monday night about the scandal that lead to the firing of head coach Joe Paterno and three other university officials.

In a phone interview with Bob Costas on NBC’s ‘Rock Center With Brian Williams,’ Sandusky said, “I have horsed around with kids, I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them, and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact,” but declared himself innocent of the abuse charges.

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