The most successful quarterback of his era was still riding the high of his fourth NFL championship on the morning after New England's 28-24 victory over Seattle. Tom Brady had every right to look back at his MVP performance. Instead, he was looking ahead.
Coach Pete Carroll and the Seahawks were left only to wonder what could have been after an interception at the goal line clinched the Patriots win in the Super Bowl.
Although No. 1 Kentucky is its sole representative in the top 25, the SEC has six schools among the top 60 teams in the RPI, the most of any conference. "I think the league top to bottom is the best since I've been here," Kentucky coach John Calipari said.
After Virginia lost to Duke over the weekend, Kentucky is the lone undefeated team in Division I basketball.
Just nine days after Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win, Magee can hit the same mark for Division II Philadelphia University.
Tyus Jones scored 17 points, Quinn Cook had 15 and both made critical 3-pointers in the closing minutes, fueling a game-ending 16-5 run that gave the Blue Devils a 69-63 victory against No. 2 Virginia, ending the Cavaliers' 21-game home winning streak.
Despite not getting many shots to fall, Michael Frazier II stayed involved and made two free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining that gave Florida a 57-56 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.
Showcasing the tenacity of Pearl's best Tennessee teams, the Volunteers came from behind in the second half to beat Auburn 71-63. Tennessee's victory spoiled Pearl's homecoming in his first matchup with the team he coached to six straight NCAA tournament appearances from 2006-11.
The Bulldogs used a late second-half surge, hitting 13 of their 14 free throws down the stretch, to pull off a 73-67 victory over LSU.
The Gamecocks (11-9, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) won for just the second time since toppling then No. 9 Iowa State earlier this month.
Columbia College guard Zach Rockers said the loss eight weeks ago to Lyon was a turning point in the season. Thursday's rematch netted the Cougars a 10th consecutive win.
It wasn't pretty, but eventually the No. 13 Columbia Cougars (19-3, 12-2 American Midwest Conference) made three defensive stops, sparking an 11-2 run that kept Lyon College (12-9, 9-5 AMC) at arm's length in a 61-48 win.
The Bulldogs have won five straight Southeastern Conference games. That matches their longest streak in the league in the last 14 years, and all of a sudden, the team is making a strong bid for its first NCAA tournament berth since 2011.
No More, a group trying to end domestic violence and sexual assault, has released a commercial that is scheduled to air after the second quarter of the Super Bowl. The issue has become central for the NFL since Ray Rice was suspended for punching his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.
The Lady Vols haven't won against a top-10 team on the road since 2008.
Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incoming athletes trying to become eligible for college competition, and enrolled athletes receiving impermissible assistance from university and athletic department personnel.
South Carolina has used its tall, talented reserves to roll to a 19-0 record and looks to win its 20th straight game when it faces Alabama (12-10, 1-6 Southeastern Conference) on Thursday night. The backups include second-leading scorer in 6-foot-5 A'ja Wilson and top rebounder in 6-4 Alaina Coates, who was last year's SEC freshman of the year.
The Columbia College men's basketball team jumped three spots to N0. 13 in the NAIA top-25 rankings Tuesday. The women's team (15-5, 11-3 AMC) held firm at No. 24.
The victim, a 21-year-old neuroscience and economics major at the time of the June 2013 attack, cried as each guilty verdict was announced. The men face decades in prison when they are sentenced March 6.
Stephens College is set to unveil a new athletics website, StephensStars.com, on Wednesday.