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Pirates plunder Paris: La Vega flexes muscle in trenches, advances to regional final, 38-20

FRISCO — After a couple of blowouts to start the playoffs, La Vega expected a much stiffer test from Paris on in the regional semifinals.

No December without 'D': Even in age of prolific scoring, playoff runs demand defense

While offense often takes center stage, when it comes to Centex playoff teams, it’s a bit hard to completely overlook the defensive side of the football — defense not only wins championships, it wins playoff games along the road, too.

College Football

Ohio State, other Big Ten East powers facing uncertainty

CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both.

Big Ten's Delany says old mistakes to blame for college woes

CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some …

SEC experiencing rare moment with coaching stability

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference pays big money to its coaches and that's one reason patience is often in short supply when …

Mississippi State ex-coach Sherrill and NCAA settle lawsuit

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The NCAA and former Mississippi State University football coach Jackie Sherrill have settled a lawsuit in which Sherri…

Fine at UNT: Mean Green, Marshall preseason picks in C-USA

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — North Texas senior quarterback Mason Fine has been tabbed as the preseason Conference USA offensive player of the year…

AP Top 25 Podcast: In ACC, there is Clemson and uncertainty

Beyond Clemson, almost everything else about the Atlantic Coast Conference feels uncertain heading into this season.

The Latest: Muschamp says this is his best Gamecocks team

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local):

The Latest: Louisville looks to rebuild under Satterfield

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC media days (all times local):