Ben Roethlisberger looked up in the fourth quarter and noticed Pittsburgh fans twirling their Terrible Towels with delight.
Greg Parella scored 32 in the Irish’s 23-point win.
Captain Matt Alvaro had two goals in the second period to help the Phantoms beat Chicago Saturday night.
Howland used their hot hand from downtown to lead the way in a 68-49 win over Lakeview.
LeBron James scored 29 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic for a 13th straight game.
Sidney Crosby scored two power-play goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Saturday night.
Detroit erupted for 59 second-half points to beat Youngstown State 96-87 in each team’s Horizon League opener on Saturday.
YSU’s Sarah Cash set another career-high Saturday to help the Penguins top Detroit on the road.
Ole Miss (10-3) jumped out to a 34-6 lead by halftime, cruising up and down the field against an overwhelmed Oklahoma State defense.
Iowa avoided a shutout on Marshall Koehn’s 39-yard field goal late in the third quarter.
College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock told the AP he was still awaiting the results of the New Year’s Day games.
Michigan (10-3) had three touchdown drives of at least 70 yards and finished with 503 yards of offense.
Elliott ran for 149 yards and matched a Fiesta Bowl record with four touchdowns to close the curtain on his college career.
Alabama (13-1) will face No. 1 Clemson (14-0) on Jan. 11 in Arizona for the College Football Championship.
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Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored goals 34 seconds apart in the third period
Ohio State (11-1) was the defending national champion and spent the season’s first 10 weeks at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25.
Clemson (15-0) will face off in the national championship game on Jan. 11 with the winner of the Cotton Bowl between Alabama and Michigan St…
The Steelers (9-6) look to keep their playoff hopes alive Sunday in Cleveland.
Manziel was ruled out of Sunday’s season finale against Pittsburgh because of a concussion.