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Tuesday, March 03, 2015         

College

He couldn’t stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

Another award and another landslide for University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota who was named the Associated Press college football player of the year Tuesday.

The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on the Associated Press All-America team. Florida State leads the way with three first-team All-Americans: tight end Nick O’Leary, guard Tre’ Jackson and kicker Roberto Aguayo, who is an All-American for the second straight season.

Faced with the possibility of two big postseason trips under the new college football playoff system, some players' parents are doing all they can to see their kids under the spotlight.


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