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Last Updated Dec 3, 2016 08:48PM

The fate of dozens of teams around the country rests on what a group of 12 people decide in a hotel room in Texas. While the Utes are well out of the running for the College Football Playoff, the committee’s …

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  • Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, right, talks with quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) during practice for the Southeastern Conference Championship NCAA college football game where they will play Florida, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) College football: Alabama’s Saban aims to help Kiffin land another head job
    Atlanta • Alabama coach Nick Saban wants to help offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin get another head coaching job. College football’s odd coaching coup...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 07:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss, right, grabs a rebound away from Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Los Angeles (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) College basketball: No. 8 Gonzaga beats 16th-ranked Arizona 69-62 in Hoophall LA
    Los Angeles • Gonzaga was in attack mode from the opening tip , eager to assert itself against an Arizona team that had owned the rivalry in recent ye...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 07:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Wyoming coach Craig Bohl reacts after New Mexico scored their second touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) College football: Wyoming signs Bohl through 2023
    Laramie, Wyo. • Wyoming has signed football coach Craig Bohl to a contract extension. Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman says Bohl’s contract now w...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 06:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough (9) runs over Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner (23) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Bazemore) College football: No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game
    Atlanta • This was merely an annoyance for Alabama, a chance to add another trophy to its overflowing cases. The Crimson Tide did just enough things w...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 08:03 pm   |     |   Share


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  • West Virginia running back Justin Crawford (25) is tackled by Baylor safety Orion Stewart (28) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson) College football: No. 14 West Virginia beats Baylor 24-21 to get to 10 wins
    Morgantown, W.Va. • Skyler Howard did just enough on an erratic night to secure West Virginia’s first 10-win regular season in a decade. Howard threw...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 07:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • Southern California forward Chimezie Metu, and BYU forward Eric Mika battle for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) BYU basketball: USC beats Cougars, 91-84
    Los Angeles • Eric Mika put together another solid game despite having his playing time limited by foul trouble, but he didn’t get much help from his ...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 08:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah’s bench celebrates a late bucket in a game against Utah State at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. College women’s basketball: Utah wins ugly against Utah State, 65-58
    She wasn’t afraid — not exactly. Utah didn’t have much reason to be leading for 32 minutes of the game. But coach Lynne Roberts was stressed as her un...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 08:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, right, looks for a teammate while guarded by Kentucky’s Malik Monk (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp) College basketball: No. 11 UCLA upsets top-ranked Kentucky 97-92
    Lexington, Ky. • Only briefly did UCLA appear vulnerable against top-ranked Kentucky in its usual charged environment that has made the Wildcats one o...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tom Herman talks to the media during a news conference where he was introduced as Texas’ new head NCAA college football coach, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Austin. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) College football: Texas gives Herman 5 years, minimum of $25 million
    Austin, Texas • University of Texas regents on Saturday gave new football coach Tom Herman a five-year contract worth at least $25 million. Herman cou...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2016, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly shouts to his players during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, in Jacksonville, Fla. Athletic director Jack Swarbrick says it’s “business as usual” at Notre Dame and dismissed speculation that football coach Brian Kelly won’t be back next season. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) College football: Notre Dame AD Swarbrick backs Kelly on his weekly radio show
    South Bend, Ind. • Athletic director Jack Swarbrick says it’s “business as usual” at Notre Dame and dismissed speculation that football coach Brian Ke...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 04:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, former Baylor football coach Art Briles watches the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears warm up for an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. Houston athletic director Hunter Yurachek says former Baylor coach Art Briles is not a candidate to be the Cougars next coach. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File) College football: Houston AD says Briles not a candidate to be next coach
    Houston • Houston athletic director Hunter Yurachek says former Baylor coach Art Briles is not a candidate to be the Cougars next coach. The school re...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Temple quarterback Phillip Walker, center, reacts during a ceremony after the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. Temple won 34-10.(AP Photo/Nick Wass) College football: Temple cruises past Navy 34-10 to capture AAC championship
    Annapolis, Md. • Soon after coach Matt Rhule received the obligatory drenching on the sideline, confetti rained down on the Temple football team and t...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) passes against Oklahoma during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) College football: Mayfield, Oklahoma top Oklahoma St. 38-20 to win Big 12
    Norman, Okla. • With his best receiver sidelined, Baker Mayfield still boosted his Heisman Trophy resume. Mayfield passed for 288 yards and three tou...
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU’s new running back coach Reno Mahe works with his players during practice Tuesday March 22.  Monson: A prayer sent up for Reno Mahe, for Elsie, and for beautiful little children
    It’s too cruel. Too, too cruel. Sometimes life is hard. Too, too hard. Unimaginably, unbearably hard. When I heard that Reno Mahe’s 3-year-old daught...
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU celebrates the win. Brigham Young University women’s volleyball team defeated Princton 3-0 during the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday, December 2, 2016 on the campus of Brigham Young University. NCAA Women’s Volleyball: No. 10 BYU sweeps gritty Princeton in first-round match
    Provo • The upset bug started spreading through the Smith Fieldhouse on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament, but...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 10:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • State colleges: BYU women’s basketball wins against UNLV
    Wailuku, Hawaii • The BYU women’s basketball team opened the Maui Wahine Classic with a 63-54 victory over UNLV on Friday for their third consecutive ...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 11:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Washington defensive back Taylor Rapp (21) runs after intercepting a Colorado pass during the second half of the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) College football: Washington Huskies beat Colorado Buffaloes 41-10 for Pac-12 title
    Santa Clara, Calif. • Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help No. 4 Washington st...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 11:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell throws during the first half of the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Ohio, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Broncos hang on to win MAC title
    Detroit • Robert Spillane intercepted a pass with 51 seconds remaining, and No. 13 Western Michigan remained undefeated, holding off Ohio 29-23 on Fri...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 10:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah outside hitter Adora Anae (14) returns a serve. University of Utah women’s volleyball team were defeated by UNLV during the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday, December 2, 2016 on the campus of Brigham Young University. Utah volleyball: No. 22 Utes upset by motivated UNLV
    Provo • Here’s the thing about the postseason: You never know what you’re going to get. Returning to the postseason after a year-long hiatus with a yo...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 09:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Western Michigan running back Jamauri Bogan (32) rushes during the first half of the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Ohio, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) College football: Navy, Western Michigan could put bowls on hold if CFP waits
    No. 13 Western Michigan and No. 20 Navy could put a bunch of bowls on hold, depending on what the College Football Playoff selection committee thinks ...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 09:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • SIU Edwardsville guard Christian Ellis, right, pulls up to try and shoot over Indiana defenders Juwan Morgan (13) and Thomas Bryant (31) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) College basketball: No. 13 Indiana rolls over SIU-Edwardsville 83-60
    Bloomington, Ind. • Juwan Morgan scored a career-high 18 points and finished with 10 rebounds, De’Ron Davis scored 14 points and No. 13 Indiana rolled...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 09:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • San Diego State quarterback Christian Chapman (10) runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Laramie, Wyo., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Shannon Broderick) College football: Cowboys, Aztecs play rematch with MWC title at stake
    A week ago before their final regular-season games, San Diego State and Wyoming knew they would be playing this weekend for the Mountain West Conferen...
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  • Clemson’s Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates his touchdown against North Carolina during the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) College football: No. 3 Clemson not looking past Virginia Tech in ACC final
    Orlando, Fla. • There’s one more hurdle in third-ranked Clemson’s quest to get back to the College Football Playoff — Saturday night’s Atlantic Coast ...
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  • Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, and Florida head coach Jim McElwain pose for a photo with the trophy at the press conference for the Southeastern Conference Championship NCAA college football game, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) College football: Alabama-Florida for SEC title looks like massive mismatch
    Atlanta • Talk about a mismatch. Alabama’s defense is the best in the nation. Florida’s offense looks like one of the worst. They’ll face off Saturday...
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