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Mosley, Sutton, Carey repeat as AP All-Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton and Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team for the second straight season.Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston from Florida State added All-American to his resume after a spectacular redshirt freshman season. Heisman finalists Andre Williams from Boston College and Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch also made the first team. Williams joins Carey in the backfield and Lynch, the dual-threat quarterback, was chosen as an all-purpose player.Mosley, a senior, was the leading tackler for a defense that ranked fifth in the country in yards allowed per game. Sutton was named Pac-12 defensive player of the year for the season straight season. Carey is second in the nation in rushing after leading last year.Winston, who was a landslide Heisman winner last week, is joined on the first team by three Florida State teammates – center Bryan Stork, kicker Roberto Aguayo and cornerback Lamarcus Joyner – to give the top-ranked Seminoles more than any other school.Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan made the second team, along with offensive tackle Cameron Erving. The Seminoles had six players on the three teams, the most of any school.No. 2 Auburn, which plays Florida State on Jan. 6 in the BCS championship game in Pasadena, Calif., placed Heisman finalists Tre’ Mason on the second team at running back and offensive lineman Reese Dismukes and Gregory Robinson on the third team.Texas A&M Heisman finalist Johnny Manziel, last year’s Heisman winner and All-American quarterback, made the second team. Alabama’s AJ McCarron, another Heisman finalist, is the third-team quarterback for the second consecutive season.The first-team receivers are Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks, who leads the nation in yards receiving (139.2 per game), and Texas A&M’s Mike Evans, who is averaging 20.3 yards a catch.Texas Tech’s Jace Amaro is the first-team tight end. The senior leads all tight ends in catches (98) and yards (1,240).Joining Stork on the offensive line are Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews and Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, as well as Baylor guard Cyril Richardson and Stanford guard David Yankey. Richardson and Yankey were second-team All-Americans last season.Mosley and Sutton are on the first-team defense with Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who won the Nagurski and Bednarik awards as the nation’s best defensive player and the Outland and Lombardi as the country’s best lineman.Missouri’s Michael Sam, the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year, and Jackson Jeffcoat, the Big 12 defensive player of the year, are the defensive ends. UCLA’s Anthony Barr and Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier round out the linebackers.Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard, one of the leaders of the nation’s top-ranked defense, is the other cornerback with Joyner. The safeties are Mississippi’s Cody Prewitt and Washington State’s Deone Bucannon.Tom Hornsey of Memphis made the first team as the punter.Florida State helped the Atlantic Coast Conference put six players on the first team, to match the Pac-12 and SEC for the most from any conference.Sports & RecreationAmerican Football

Tommie Frazier finally enters College Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Tommie Frazier waited a couple years longer than many Nebraska fans felt was appropriate to get into the College Football Hall of Fame.Being snubbed didn’t bother Touchdown Tommie. He’s just glad the call finally came and that so many appreciated his play.

Roll Tide! Alabama No. 1 in AP preseason poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two – No. 1. Nick Saban and the two-time defending national champion Crimson Tide are top-ranked in The Associated Press preseason college football poll as they try to become the first team to win three straight national titles. Much like the BCS championship game against Notre Dame, the vote was an Alabama landslide. The Tide received 58 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel to easily outdistance No. 2 Ohio State and match Florida in 2009 for the highest percentage of first-place votes received in the 63-year history of the preseason rankings. The Buckeyes received one first-place vote. Oregon is No. 3, followed by Stanford and Georgia, which received the other first-place vote.

UConn, Cal headline eighth Maggie Dixon Classic (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time UConn played in the Maggie Dixon Classic, the Huskies tied UCLA for the longest winning streak in NCAA college basketball history. Defending national champion Connecticut will make its return to Madison Square Garden to play California on Dec. 22 in the eighth annual women’s basketball doubleheader, which honors the late Army women’s basketball coach. Dixon died in April 2006 of arrhythmia, probably caused by an enlarged heart. Her death came three weeks after her first season as a head coach, when she led Army to its first NCAA berth. Texas A&M will face St. John’s in the first game. UConn met Ohio State in the 2010 Classic and beat the Buckeyes for the Huskies’ 88th straight victory to match the Bruins’ vaunted streak. Connecticut went on to win a record 90 consecutive games before losing at Stanford. The Huskies are coming off their eighth national championship in April and return most of the team, including the most outstanding player of the NCAA tournament, …

Big Ten and Pinstripe Bowl Isn’t About Tie-Ins, It’s About Branding in NY Market

The Big Ten has not only grabbed two more teams to get to 14 for the 2014 season, but it has also started to expand its postseason sphere of influence. Monday, in a release on the conference’s web site, the Big Ten announced that it had agreed to terms with the New York Yankees and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, replacing the Big 12 in the contest. As the league expands, adding tie-ins is a must. According to Tom Dienhart at the Big Ten Network, the league is expected to add the Holiday Bowl and the Fight Hunger Bowl as well. However, for the Pinstripe Bowl, the Big Ten does more than just add another site, it helps the conference grab another foothold in the highly coveted New York City marketplace. Jim Delany’s desire to tap into the nation’s biggest media market is pretty …

Across The Field: Tough week

Just one draft pick in the first two days of the draft and athletes committing elsewhere. The Ohio State football program has had better weeks, for sure — but all is not lost. This is Across The Field, a regular feature on BuckeyeNation where we point you to noteworthy Buckeyes coverage here and elsewhere. Think something should be included? Send it to espnkendrick@gmail.com. BuckeyeNation Week in Review Johnathan Hankins was the first Buckeye off the board in the draft, as expected, going to the New York Giants in the second round.

Ryan Shazier vs. Manti Te’o: Making a Case for the Buckeyes Linebacker

The whole country knows who Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o is. The amount of attention the Fighting Irish’s linebacker gets on television is incomparable, and rightfully so.

However, let me throw another name out there: Ryan Shazier. Ever heard of him? …

2012 Heisman Trophy: Braxton Miller Deserved an Invite to New York City

The 2012 Heisman Trophy finalists have been announced, and anyone expecting a Big Ten flavor to the proceedings is going to be disappointed. Despite being a top-five player in many people’s eyes this season, Braxton Miller will not be taking …

Braxton Miller not among Heisman finalists

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller will not be going to New York City as a Heisman Trophy finalist.

The Heisman committee decided to invite only three finalists to the ceremony this year: Kansas State’s Collin Klein, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and …

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller talks about the season, a potential Heisman Trophy invite to New York and what’s next for the Buckeyes.

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