FRIDAY, JAN. 1, 2016





McCaffrey leads Stanford’s 45-16 Rose Bowl romp over Iowa

The first time Christian McCaffrey touched the ball in the 102nd Rose Bowl, he took it 75 yards for a spectacular touchdown. A few hundred yards later, Stanford’s sophomore star had smashed the oldest bowl game’s record for all-purpose offense while leading the Cardinal to a blowout win over Iowa.

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Peyton Manning both transcendent and throwback

DENVER – Not since he was a skinny 18-year-old freshman at the University of Tennessee has Peyton Manning served as a backup. With his longtime understudy Brock Osweiler making his seventh straight start for Denver on Sunday, Manning will be ...

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TV ratings for College Football Playoff down 36 percent

DALLAS – Television ratings for the first College Football Playoff semifinals held on New Year’s Eve dropped approximately 36 percent from last season when they were played on New Year’s Day. ESPN announced the overnight ratings Friday. The Orange Bowl ...

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SportsLinkDay after Pepperdine

Back with my day-after Pepperdine post. The Zags held off the Waves 69-66 to remain a half-game up (tied in the loss column) with Saint Mary’s atop the WCC standings. ...




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